Nubie Question

Hi everyone,

Im currently living in Exeter but will be moving to Bristol in the next 6 months or so and am keen about the RNR. However, I have a few questions.

What roles are available to the RNR members? How long is training and what are the regular commitments?

Also id like something that is both mentally and physically demanding. Would I find this in the RNR.

Plus any extra (contructive) comments/info about the Bristol RNR would be useful too.

Thanks very much


War Hero
New Entry training lasts 6 months and culminates in a fortnight's training at HMS Raleigh.

Regular committments - one drill night a week and generally one weekend a month (varies).

You can't be deployed until you're fully trained strength which takes about 2 years... as for physically demanding things, you'll have to do the RNFT which is compulsory but on top of that there are optional sporting events you can volunteer for (eg expeditions).

Have you tried the RN website?

dunkers (RNR N/E HMS Scotia)


The Bristol RTC is Flying Fox, when I was there they had regular recruiting evenings ..... your best bet would be to give them a bell and go along to the next one. They'll be able to answer all of your questions and give you a better insight into the RNR than any website!