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Reserve Specialisations

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Deleted 64868

Guest
Hi Guys,
So I've seen a lot of reserve specialisation stuff but how much of it is current?
I'm only really interested in Warfare, so are these right:

  1. MTO - Divided into ANWIS and NCAGS
  2. AW Force Protection
  3. UW Force Protection
  4. Intelligence - HUMINT, IMINT and a few others?
Ok, that's all I know! Are these right, and are there any more?!
 

Chalk_bosun

Lantern Swinger
AWFP is now called Seaman (Reserve) and incorporates seamanship as well as SPF training.

UWFP - I can only think this refers to the diver branch?

Others include (off the top of my head) :

Information operations
CIS
CT (ex regulars only)
ENG (ex-regs and civilians with experience /quals in marine engineering etc)
Logs
Amphibious Warfare (AW) (Officer only)
Submarine Operations (officer only)
QARNNS
Medical
MW
 

Chalk_bosun

Lantern Swinger
What specifically would you like to know?
It seems to be one of the most active RNR branches in terms of training/actually "doing stuff".
 
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Deleted 64868

Guest
Well, I'm 15, almost 16, in Year 11 at school and I have aspirations to join the RN as a Warfare Officer, but I am unsure as to whether to do a degree or not, and clearly joining the reserves would allow me to keep involvement in the RN outside cadets (which is a lot of kayaking/dinghy sailing type thing).

Would it be worth joining if I only ended up doing 2 years? Would it be useful before going in as a Warfare Officer? and What kind of things could I expect to get up to (I would have a lot of time in holidays to give up)?
 

Kelvin

Badgeman
It will take most of the 2 years to complete phase 1 and 2 and become of use to a branch. You could certainly get some great experiences in two years, maybe even a little bit of sea time.

The Warfare Seaman Branch is somewhat of a default pick, they aim to provide "Reservists able to meet the requirements of the Royal Navy in Force Protection and general seamanship". They're by far the biggest RNR branch, 1 of 2 that guarantee sea-time and by most accounts, the wrong choice if you're looking to climb the promotion ladder.
 

Chalk_bosun

Lantern Swinger
Warfare Officer training is recognised as a Foundation Degree for non-graduate entrants, and you don't pay any fees for this. It can be topped up to a full Bachelor's degree. If you can get in to the officer corps at 18 then I'd definitely recommend this over going to university and accruing a huge amount of debt.

If you do decide to go to university, joining the URNU may be of interest and you will develop a lot of the skills covered in officer training.

RNR is also a decent option which you can start at 16. It would give you a different experience from URNU but lots of aspects - e.g. Drill, leadership, core military skills - would be similar.

Plenty of people join the reserves prior to going full time and most find it very helpful. You could probably smash phase 1 reserve rating training in a year if you're switched on and have the time. You might not get phase 2 (branch training) finished in the 2nd year but any courses you do will be useful experience. Also if you find yourself needing to reattempt AIB then the RNR is a great environment to be in to work on the various aptitudes you need to demonstrate.
 

Eridanus

Newbie
The Warfare Seaman Branch is somewhat of a default pick, they aim to provide "Reservists able to meet the requirements of the Royal Navy in Force Protection and general seamanship". They're by far the biggest RNR branch, 1 of 2 that guarantee sea-time and by most accounts, the wrong choice if you're looking to climb the promotion ladder.

Hi Kelvin,
I haven't applied yet - am still at the research stage. Could you tell me which is the other branch that guarantees sea time? Cheers.
 

Kelvin

Badgeman
Mine Warfare. You'll spend your early career on MCMV, so not the mighty war canoes that WarSea might get on but on a small ship you'll find yourself a more integral part of the crew more quickly.
 
Hi Chalk_bosun,

I too am interested in joining and I would be most interested in engineering. I haven't seen anything about civilian qualifications; only that you have to be ex-forces. What sort of qualifications would be required? I would really appreciate any further information you might have on this.
 

Branch-Hopper

War Hero
The RNR Engineering Branch is currently only open to those who have previously served in the RN in the appropriate branches. This is because the courses are too long to be accommodated in the RNR two weeks a year contract, amongst other things.

Do keep in mind that, unlike our regular counterparts, we join first and branch later. This allows you a good year (generally) to ask around as to what might suit you best. Having said that the RNR are currently tasked to supply crew for the OPVs, and focus on that need continues to grow.
@Randocalrissian
 

navydavy

Newbie
The RNR Engineering Branch is currently only open to those who have previously served in the RN in the appropriate branches. This is because the courses are too long to be accommodated in the RNR two weeks a year contract, amongst other things.

Do keep in mind that, unlike our regular counterparts, we join first and branch later. This allows you a good year (generally) to ask around as to what might suit you best. Having said that the RNR are currently tasked to supply crew for the OPVs, and focus on that need continues to grow.
@Randocalrissian


Hopefully this may be of interest to someone, my employer has two vacancies for the next 60 days or so for someone with an In date Security clearance.

Reserve will be ideal as they tend have their SC In date but not always in a full time job.

Location is Kent, job description is escorting contractors.
Hotel Accommodation is provided if required.



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