Just read that the RNR is going to get a new Commodore and that he is in the RN (rather than the RNR) which is fantastic news. I reckon that the fact that someone has been in the RN full time for twenty odd years and has demonstrated the capacity and competence to be promoted to high rank (as opposed to just having loads of time on their hands which is sometimes confused by the RNR for ability) is superb and good news for the RNR. The fact that he can commit himself to the job full time rather than juggle a civvie career cannot be a bad thing either. However I wonder whether the senior officers in the RNR will have had their metaphorical noses put out of joint? I suspect that the answer is plenty since these political beasts or unit warriors must surely all be aspiring to be the commodore (the fact that most have little operational experience and have been promoted on time served will of course be looked over). The expression of jobs for the boys (with in excess of 80 commanders in the RNR, enough to man more than 6 AWFP teams) then this must be the case, especially since FORes put in his note that he was appointing the 'best man for the job' (couldn't have taken too much thinking about!) I am certain that the new RN commodore will only take a few moments to understand what we are about, let's just hope that he can stick about long enough to make a real difference. So what? Welcome to the new commodore, whenever he starts, I am personally looking forward to the new broom and how it sweeps. What does anybody else think?