I have been drawn here as a result of a video I saw on Myspace of HMS Forward. Since seeing that I have spent a fair bit of time on the Royal Navy site looking into the RNR and have read quite a few posts in the RNR section on this site too. In answer to what many of you have been saying about recruitment, I agree, I wasn't even aware that the UK had a Naval Reserve and up until a few weeks ago was making plans to apply for the TA...... Based on what I have seen I am now really keen to join the RNR instead ( I am semi-London based so would be HMS President?). I just have a couple of questions which I have not seen in any other posts: 1)Does the reality of being in the RNR live up to the advertisements on the RN Website?? (I am honestly not asking anyone to say anything nasty about their unit or people but I have been told by a few serving TA bods that what it said on the Army site about being able to take part in masses of adventurous training was embellished a bit to get people through the door....) 2)Is there a RNR DVD similar to the one the TA send people giving a rundown of what each specialisation does?? (Will probably find this out when I visit an AFCO??) Many thanks!!