Just what does RNR stand for?

dunkers

War Hero
Just what the **** is RNR an abbreviation of?

Pedantic question, but:

Does RNR stand for
- Royal Naval Reserve
- Royal Navy Reserve
- Royal Naval Reserves
- Royal Navy Reserves

?

The counter-question is of course "who gives a shit?", but I'm sad enough to want to know.

Recently "Royal Navy Reserve" has been emerging, which is gramatically incorrect :evil:

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrg.

I feel better now. But does anyone know what the official line on this is?
 

jesse650

War Hero
Re: Just what the **** is RNR an abbreviation of?

never thought about that before......wait one....yup That's what is says on the shoulder of me nos ones Royal Naval Reserve

But we're all one big happy family now surely?

And why the sudden angst?
 

hammockhead

Lantern Swinger
Re: Just what the **** is RNR an abbreviation of?

Reserve Forces Act 1996

1. - (1) Her Majesty may maintain each of the reserve forces in accordance with the provisions of this Act.

(2) In this Act "the reserve forces" means the following forces-

(a) the Royal Fleet Reserve, the Royal Naval Reserve and the Royal Marines Reserve (the reserve naval and marine forces);
(b) the Army Reserve and the Territorial Army (the reserve land forces); and
(c) the Air Force Reserve and the Royal Auxiliary Air Force (the reserve air forces).
 
Re: Just what the **** is RNR an abbreviation of?

dunkers said:
Pedantic question, but:

Does RNR stand for
- Royal Naval Reserve
- Royal Navy Reserve
- Royal Naval Reserves
- Royal Navy Reserves

?

The counter-question is of course "who gives a shit?", but I'm sad enough to want to know.

Recently "Royal Navy Reserve" has been emerging, which is gramatically incorrect :evil:

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrg.

I feel better now. But does anyone know what the official line on this is?
I always thought it was Royal Naval Reserve.

Incidentally, congratulations upon attaining the illustrious status of War Hero, Dunkers. Keep posting. I expect you to reach 1000 soon. :wink:
 

dunkers

War Hero
Re: Just what the **** is RNR an abbreviation of?

Jimmy_Green said:
According to the RN website, Dunks, it's Royal Naval Reserve.
Reserve Forces Act 1996 said:
Royal Naval Reserve
jesse650 said:
[The shoulder flash says] Royal Naval Reserves
So the website and the law (RFA 96) say one thing and the shoulder flash says another. (Can't remember if mine's any different, I don't have my no. 1 suit to hand.)

The new RNR logo seems to call it "Royal Navy Reserves".

Why does it wind me up? - because we should be able to get something as simple as this right...

Really Not Required
Accurate :wink:
 

jesse650

War Hero
Re: Just what the **** is RNR an abbreviation of?

ooooops! :oops: :oops: double checked and it is RESERVE (without the "s"), officialdom/usage and all that.

I'll go and sit in the corner now........... :?
 

dunkers

War Hero
Re: Just what the **** is RNR an abbreviation of?

"Alledgedly" we are supposed to be losing the uniform distinctions between regular and reserve... some time in the next century? :?
 

Brains

Lantern Swinger
Re: Just what the **** is RNR an abbreviation of?

I think that "Royal Navy Reserve(s)" is being increasingly used to highlight the fact that we are part of the same Service and to be able to combine marketing/recruiting, etc.

The distinction is that one is the name of the volunteer reserve organisation, whilst the other is a description of what the RNR is.

Technically, I assume that "Royal Navy Reserves" includes the regular/fleet reserve, and probably also the RMR, so is a bit of an umbrella term, meaning we can all use the Royal Navy logo.

None of the above to be confused with Maritime Reserves, of course ?? :)
 

FlagWagger

GCM
Book Reviewer
Re: Just what the **** is RNR an abbreviation of?

Deckhead_Inspector said:
Really Not Required.
I think you'll find in the current defence climate this meaning has been superseded by Required Now.... Really!
 

Lurch

Badgeman
Re: Just what the **** is RNR an abbreviation of?

RNR? Even 2SL refers to us as the Maritime Reserves - but that is this years title. What will it be next year when someone wnats to make a name for themselves?
 

Deckhead_Inspector

Lantern Swinger
No my brain does not hurt. I believe that "joke" has been around since the days of the "Hungry Hundred". Please don't credit me with an original thought!
 
I think it should be Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve


The RN has a reserve that consists of all the guys who have been discharged from active service and are still under the age of 55 .

We don't get paid for it --or do any musters but you had better believe it!!
You get a letter at age 55 to say your name is removed from the list!!
 

FlagWagger

GCM
Book Reviewer
Greenie said:
I think it should be Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve


The RN has a reserve that consists of all the guys who have been discharged from active service and are still under the age of 55 .

We don't get paid for it --or do any musters but you had better believe it!!
You get a letter at age 55 to say your name is removed from the list!!
That's the RFR or Fleet Reserve, rather than the RNR - however, soon I think given the ever shrinking navy, the F will stand for Flotilla rather than Fleet - a few years later, the F will be replaced by S, standing for Squadron, then it'll become the RDR where the D stands for Division before reverting to the RSR or Royal Sub-Division Reserve.... ah bugger, we stopped teaching Sub-Divs a few years ago.... :lol:
 
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