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Recalling Former Serving Personnel

Had to return my gasmask on leaving. Perhaps Occiffers are fitter than us Ratings so have to do the extra 5 years. (Bet like me your warrent involved alcohol somewhere on the way). Put your Burbarry on Ebay, but don't let the Chavs know your address or they will just nick it.
 
The only this i handed back apart form PAybook and ID card was my S6 resp.The rest i sold or gave away.Just hope the next 9 years they dont get short!
 
slim said:
Had to return my gasmask on leaving. Perhaps Occiffers are fitter than us Ratings so have to do the extra 5 years. (Bet like me your warrent involved alcohol somewhere on the way). Put your Burbarry on Ebay, but don't let the Chavs know your address or they will just nick it.

Nah - I goffered a baby tiff in 1960 who was trooping me for which (honest guv) I was innocent - no way I was going to let him get away with that so I sloshed him. Trouble was, I was a nineteen year old NAM(AE) and he was a twenty something AA5 - no contest at Cdr's Table - result - seven days in cells and second class for conduct. If I saw him today - I'd probably put him away for good - lying B*****d!
 
higthepig said:
Tartan_Terrier said:
Greenie is quite correct Pierre, until 1991-1992? regular reserves got called in once a year. Kit check, docs, a laughably short bit of classroom stuff (skill at arms, nbc, or whatever) and then got paid 75 quid (100-25 for tax :roll: ) and went on the p1ss!

Not quite sure what you mean here, I left in July 79 after 24 years, and was never recalled, neither was i advised to keep my kit, perhaps ive read you wrong.

If you look at what I was replying to, you'll see that I was referring to the Army rather than the Navy. I'm quite surprised that the Navy didn't have a similar system though.
 
hammockhead said:
That's all changing apparently, the RN is developing a formal Int specialisation.

Any details? Or is it just a "re-branding" of the EW and CT branches?

What about imagery analysis or HUMINT? How does this affect the Officer Corps and does the development of a formal int specialisation mean that there will be a proper appointing plan to develop Senior RN Officers for Joint intelligence appointments?
 
Completed LS2 in '79, returned all required kit to Pembroke Barracks( :wink: ) before proceeding to Nelson Release Centre, and was told by the Release section in the Pay Office that I was not required to do any reserve due to starting service at age 15.
It appears that different people were told different things :?
 
slim said:
Had to return my gasmask on leaving. Perhaps Occiffers are fitter than us Ratings so have to do the extra 5 years. (Bet like me your warrent involved alcohol somewhere on the way). Put your Burbarry on Ebay, but don't let the Chavs know your address or they will just nick it.

Had to return my gas mask too, and got a nice little letter saying that as an officer on the retired list I was subject to re-employment without notice and that if they did recall me I would receive a uniform allowance of £25, which at the time would probably have bought me half a pair of trousers.
 
Sea_Dodger said:
Slop_Jockey said:
Get it on Ebay sold all my uniform on there just after i went outside!
People will buy it - badges, lanyards the lot any old crap you got, some cabbage will buy it.... Soon cleared a space to store some more junk

If you see any tropical shoes on ebay give me a buzz.......Joining a ship soon and last saw my tropics 10 years ago!
Sorry for the delay . I've got a pair of new size8/9?. Pay the postage and there yours :lol:
 
Interesting that hammockhead wrote: "That's all changing apparently, the RN is developing a formal Int specialisation."

In the early 90s a study was undertaken to recommend an Int branch for officers but only 55 posts were identified at the Cdr level and below and it was considered unsustainable. In those days the Lt Cdr and below Int jobs were undertaken by either very professional WRNS officers or those who had "failed" previously in another world eg SMCOQC.

With the introduction of the Int Adqual course PWOs and ex-XOs began to fill some of those posts, though with little expectation of promotion, indeed one was almost immediately made compulsorily redundant.

The Cdr level and above has generally been provisioned by 'talented amateurs' with the exception of the rare specialist upper yardman. EG. The last 1SL was previously CAPT 'W' and ultimately the head of the DIS

It remains gobsmacking that the RN has existed for so long without a formal general Int branch, notwithstanding the support and professionalism of individual but seperate specialist intelligence sources and agencies
 
The RN also provided 2 of the first 3 One Star "ACOS J2" Officers in PJHQ when I was there, along with a permanent appointment for SO1 and SO3 J2 Plans. There was also a RM One Star as the Ops Director in the DIS, just after my time. There IS a need for Senior RN Officers with proper OpInt experience, particularly as "Jointery" becomes all important.
 
smoothbore said:
hammockhead said:
That's all changing apparently, the RN is developing a formal Int specialisation.

Any details? Or is it just a "re-branding" of the EW and CT branches?

Not so much a branch but a formalised career path to 1* for Warfare Officers and the opportunity for RM/ S and E to swing in and out of the career path.

It's just being taken a bit more seriously than in the past.

The RNR structure is evolving as well, more details should be available from HQ. the RN website is reasonably up to date with the proposed specialisations.
 
Higthepig... The Reserve commitment for ex-regulars is well documented, and was certainly mentioned in the bumph I received on leaving, so shouldn't have been a surprise?
I wasn't required for Reserve after my 22, as I joined a reserved occupation,Prison Service. (Police and Fire Service were the same) Is it still the same now?
RoofRat
 
Tartan_Terrier said:
higthepig said:
Tartan_Terrier said:
Greenie is quite correct Pierre, until 1991-1992? regular reserves got called in once a year. Kit check, docs, a laughably short bit of classroom stuff (skill at arms, nbc, or whatever) and then got paid 75 quid (100-25 for tax :roll: ) and went on the p1ss!

Not quite sure what you mean here, I left in July 79 after 24 years, and was never recalled, neither was i advised to keep my kit, perhaps ive read you wrong.

If you look at what I was replying to, you'll see that I was referring to the Army rather than the Navy. I'm quite surprised that the Navy didn't have a similar system though.



BFT999

Don't know if i'm doing this right... first post..

I joined in 81 left in 88, I had to do reserve service.. I went to Gannet in 89 and 90, showed my kit and got a cheque for £75,(after tax). Then I got a Sunday morning phone call from a wren at Nelson and was called up for the first Gulf outing January 91. Spent a couple of weeks down south then the rest "on standby" on the Liverpool at Rosyth.
 
Hello 1st post.. (I tried to send it a minute ago but got an error)

I joined in81 and left in 88, I had to do reserve. I went to Gannet in 89 and 90, showed my kit and got £75... In Jan 91 I got a phone call from a wren at Nelson who informed me that I was called up for the fist Gulf outing.. I spent a couple of weeks down south then the next 8 months in Rosyth watching the Liverpool..

BFT999
 
RoofRat said:
Higthepig... The Reserve commitment for ex-regulars is well documented, and was certainly mentioned in the bumph I received on leaving, so shouldn't have been a surprise?
I wasn't required for Reserve after my 22, as I joined a reserved occupation,Prison Service. (Police and Fire Service were the same) Is it still the same now?
RoofRat
No mate. Reserved occupation has been shelved.
 

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