Re: Choosing an RNR branch. So in other words you'll join the RNR to take up sopmeones billet in order to give you the advantage when you join the RN? Personally people like you really p*ss me off. You'll be occupying a branch slot and likely doing exercises that people want to do, or getting a place on popular courses knowing full well that you'll have run away by the time you're trained to do anything useful. Why not just leave now and let someone who wants to do the job long term take your place. Alternatively go join an URNU where you can travel and play around to your hearts content prior to joining.