Regulars' views of the RNR

Regulars - what do you consider is the commonly held view of the RNR within the RN?

Is it:
a) Really Not Required
b) We have no idea what they do or why anyone would join - we're indifferent really
c) We like them, we can see the point of them, and we admire the enthusiasm of Reservists
d) Reserves as a whole are becoming hugely relevant due to overstretch and we wish there were more of them.

I have no axe to grind either way, I just thought I'd dip my toe in the water.

Comments please!


War Hero
I think that the Navy would struggle without them in certain key areas. I've only ever really worked with Commissioned RNR to be honest and the very few RNR Ratings who I've worked with have been ex-reg's with years of experience and had good snaggy dits! I have yet to work with RNR Ratings who are not ex-RN.

But there are more than a few who make me wonder 'how the hell did you shake off your carer???' due to their uber-level of mongness!! :D

But overall, I think they're an invaluable asset to the RN.

Oh, and there's one RNR Lt who I'd like to bang like a shite-house door in a storm as I think she's a saucy little minx who is prone to stroppy fits! But she's a jockistani and works in info-ops :( so no-where near perfect....


War Hero
I can’t really comment on this thread as the modern day RNR as it now is completely different beast to the one from my day.
davy_longshanks said:
Regulars - what do you consider is the commonly held view of the RNR within the RN?
To be honest, the ones I've met recently have been on full time service and have been excellent - I don't really see how the RN could cope nowadays.

I did an exercise a few years ago (in the 80s!) with RNR Belfast and they changed my view totally - very professional and switched on (could have been something to do with the N Ireland situation at the time).
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
A Need Advice: Reserves to Regulars Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 36
A Quickest way to transfer to Regulars? Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) 2
northern-matelot Rewarding Reservists. Nothing for Regulars....Again! Current Affairs 53
soleil Herald (Scotland): "Fewer UK Military Regulars And Reservists" Current Affairs 0
U Any AFCO folk can tell us how the recruitment of ex-regulars is going? Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) 4
N Changing reserve application to regulars? Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) 9
snapdragon RNR after TU from Regulars? Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) 4
F Another government decision as first dictated by RR regulars Current Affairs 15
stan_the_man Happy xmas to all the Diamong Lil regulars Diamond Lil's 45
S Weird pub regulars The Gash Barge 6
D reserves to regulars! RMR 1
scouse I can only remember Middys with?? (white lapels) Regulars The Fleet Air Arm 11
MoD_RSS Views sought on Sizewell C nuclear power station permits MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Migration Advisory Committee seeks views on skills shortages MoD News 0
MoD_RSS GAD’s clients share their views of our service MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Government response to AHDB request for views published MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Ofqual seeks views on GCSE and A level grading proposals for 2020 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Ofsted seeks views on proposals to revise post-inspection arrangements MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Education and Skills Funding Agency calls for views on subcontracting MoD News 0
MoD_RSS OISC to seek views on its Complaints Scheme MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Committee seeks views on charity accounting framework MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Government seeks views on cat microchipping MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Call for views for independent review into local authority audit MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Senior clinicians’ pensions: government asks for views on new proposals MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Call for Humber communities to give views on tidal flood risk MoD News 0
MoD_RSS M25 Junction 10/A3 Wisley interchange improvement - People interested in the proposal can register to give their views MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Norfolk Boreas Power Station - People interested in the proposal can register to give their views MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Adding folic acid to flour: public asked views MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Call for views on new digital Functional Skills qualifications MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Government calls on shopworkers for views on violence at work MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Restrictions on adverts for food high in fat, sugar and salt: public asked for views MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Autistic people asked for their views to help transform support MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Passenger views sought on bid to extend pay-as-you-go on rail network MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Restricting promotions of food linked to childhood obesity: public asked views MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: 26,000 share their views in Thames Crossing consultation MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Views sought on new memorial for victims of terror MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Defence Secretary views Exercise Pearl Dagger in Bahrain MoD News 0
Naval_Families_Federation Your Views Wanted: CarillionAmey - Poll Closing Soon! Current Affairs 9
Naval_Gazer Number of views for threads not incrementing Site Issues 5
scouse Phone hacking, your views Diamond Lil's 5
trelawney126 Why is Bliar still expounding his Views Diamond Lil's 2
Legs_yes_that_Legs Decompression - Your views The Quarterdeck 0
soleil Major Review Seeks Views On Campaign Medals The Quarterdeck 29
J Mine Warfare Specialist (submariner) Views? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 22
WarfareSpecialistToBe RN' views on Tattoo's? The Quarterdeck 14
defenceheadquarters New MOD Online Engagement Guidelines - Your views sought Current Affairs 6
finknottle Gordon Brown to announce Iraq war enquiry (Your Views) Current Affairs 67
finknottle What are your views? Current Affairs 122
A AACC your views The Corps 17
Similar threads

Latest Threads