Question on RNR Satellite Units

Discussion in 'Royal Naval Reserve (RNR)' started by Purple_twiglet, Apr 5, 2013.

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  1. Purple_twiglet

    Purple_twiglet War Hero Moderator

    Okay, to help me with understanding some research for a piece of work I'm doing, could anyone tell me the following:

    When did concept of satelite units emerge?
    Why do they exist and why not commission them as HMS units?
    What is their intended function versus normal RNR units?
    What do they deliver that an RNR unit does not?
    Are they worth keeping?
  2. 1. Don't know
    2/3. To give the parent unit a bigger reach / footprint. For instance when HMS Dalriada was in Greenock they had a satellite in Glasgow City Centre to capture more of the population.
    4. They don't deliver anything that an RNR unit doesn't, it is merely an extension of the parent unit to conduct training etc.
    5. Depends. Using the Dalriada example they have now moved to Glasgow so the satellite unit is no longer required. I think President still has one outside of London and to the South. I think it all depends on location of parent unit and centre of populace and proximity to another RNR unit.

    Hope that helps.....
  3. Hope the above answers your questions.
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2013
  4. Purple_twiglet

    Purple_twiglet War Hero Moderator

    Cheers guys that is a really helpful synopsis - much appreciated!

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