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Discussion in 'Royal Naval Reserve (RNR)' started by SimpleReservist, Apr 27, 2014.

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  1. It would appear that Army Navy is not a Reservist thread.
    so, to ensure this is an RNR thread, who from the RNR is going next week?
  2. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Not guilty, Guv. As it was the only current thread on the imminent topic of this years Army/Navy match, I kinda go along the "all of one company" ethos whereby it would be equally logic to ask :"Any in the RNR going?" in the Sports bit, in a grand unified theory sort of way.

    Just sayin' ;-P
  3. Fair Call NJ,
    however my reasoning (which could well be flawed), is that I understand that most Reservist who visit RR, don't view other threads that much as this one. :)
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  4. Seadog

    Seadog War Hero Moderator

    I lobbied for the RFA to have their own forum. Now they do but other than potential recruits who stick to the RFA forum, those serving or connected branch out on RR. If the RFA can have a steaming bat footprint the size of Whale Island outside their dedicated forum, so can the RNR. Feel the love!
  5. exJenny

    exJenny War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Group hug ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  6. Trainer

    Trainer War Hero Book Reviewer

    BZ Ninja, Single Force Concept and all that. There will be an RNR bar I am led to believe, somewhere in the car park, which is being run by FLYING FOX. Further granularity of detail has evaded me. KING ALFRED's contingent are all going as singletons on the train, and so will miss out on Fleet services/mooning out of bus windows etc. I will going on one of the 27 Lucketts of Fareham luxury Omnibuses tasked for the days shenanigans. If the Navy play like I'm told they did the other night against the RAF, they will be getting destroyed..........
  7. Is there a rugby game as well?
  8. fails_as_is

    fails_as_is Badgeman Book Reviewer

    Will be tagging along with FLYING FOX, I'm a regular, but all of one company (and the fact that they're laying on a champagne breakfast before we leave) means that whatever your hue, on that day, we're all Dark Blue!
  9. It's fair to say that I came because you had the closest thing to a populated RFA forum I could find.

    I now find myself regularly browsing other parts of the forum with interest, which probably wouldn't of otherwise happened if it wasn't for the RFA segment that brought me here.
  10. AD
    Valid point, and understandable, however, in my humble defence, all I was trying to do was to generate a thread for the Reservists who are going next week to be able to communicate with each other. As it happens, the thread has been very successful in ensuring several reservists from 7 different units will hook up on the day.

    hope that explains my thought process, and certainly didn't want to appear precious. But my thought process can sometimes be quite weird, so well happy to recieve incoming. :)
  11. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    SR: It was I who moved the original thread to the Sports section, because it was regarding a sporting event. If you were attending in an official capacity as a Unit, then I can understand why you originally posted it in RNR. but that wasn't entirely clear in the post:


    I didn't move it to be pissy towards you or to Reservists, but as alluded to by others above already, Twickenham is an inclusive event. However I would be interested to know why some of your fellow RNR lads and lasses only wish to read one particular area of the site? It's their choice, obviously, but part of the reason RR is popular and successful is that members can post serious comments and generate debate in one area (Current Affairs, Joining Up, etc.) and completely irrelevant and mundane junk in others (Lil's, Gash Barge, etc.)

    Maybe if everyone explored a little more and learned a little about what each Service did, the perceived divisions between "us" and "them" might soon disappear. I am sad enough to read every thread on here and have no particular loyalty to any area; obviously I don't feel compelled to post in some where I have little or no interest, but it doesn't stop me reading them.
  12. Sgt P
    No worries fella, as you rightly pont out the original post was not clear if it was an RNR-specific post - the subsequent taking down and re-posting has, in fact, been a rather good way of highlighting the RNR's contribution to the West Stand Car Park festivities, and as such the RNR Lurv In, planned for the West Stand carpark, has received considerable more exposure - Ta V much.

    Good luch with reading all of the RR posts - you have considerably more will power and strength of character than i do
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  13. Blackrat

    Blackrat War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    To be fair, RN, RNR, RM, RMR, it's all the same to me.

    You all gone get whupped.
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  14. Blackrat
    that's fighting talk! The Senior Service do win (occasionally)
  15. We always win when it matters . . .
  16. Blackrat

    Blackrat War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Avast you scurvy dogs. The score doesn't matter and who cares who wins? (Well, me if the Army lose of course) It's a great day. Let's save our ire for the real enemy out there.

    That's right. The RAF.
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  17. BR
    The 100 year experiment with the Women's Auxillary Ballon Corps only has a few years to run, who will vent our ire on then?
  18. Purple_twiglet

    Purple_twiglet War Hero Moderator

    I am torn here - while I understand the desire to be all of one ships company, I'd note the Army does a cracking line in Corps / Regimental bars & Tents designed as forming up points for the day. Similarly, I suspect many ships companies or branches will have their own location.

    I think there is merit in trying to ensure that those from the RNR who are going but who perhaps don't know many people are able to link up with others, particularly as it may mean a chance to meet people from their branch / specialisation (in the same way that clankies, WAFUS and Droggies may do so for example). As long as its not an 'if you are not RNR you are not coming in' then I see no problem with this.
  19. Why did the Life of Brian pop into my head when I read that

    The People's Front - YouTube

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  20. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Agreed, but someone who's been to plenty, I have attended various unit/regimental bars (through various means...) regardless of my connection with that particular bar. In principle the idea was to prevent inter-service/unit rivalries mixing with alcohol, spilling into violence. But I have policed and spectated at Twickenham many times, and have never seen any serious incidents of this nature, as the more sensible members present usually step into de-escalate before it becomes more serious.

    At the end of the day, it's a piss up spoiled by a game of egg chasing. There are plenty of people - military and civilian - who go to the match who don't have the faintest idea what's going on on the pitch.
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2014

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