That would be fine. Can any green types give us a heads up on what they do?
PartTimer said:hammockhead said:
As always, advanatges and disadvantages. I suspect RNR units may end up with final appointment Cdr's who are in danger of being in RDP mode, as has been the case with the XOs. Some are good and put a lot into the unit, others are, understandably, more looking forward to when they leave. Having it as a career post would be a way of getting around it - this has been done in the TA I understand, but it then leads to CO's wanting to 'make their mark' and making changes for the sake of change.
It would also restrict the already limited opportunities for Cdr's in the RNR. Once you get your 3rd ring there are not many posts besides CO, SO1 of your spec or a handful of ComMarRes positions.
Lingyai said:Apart from Desert storm 91 when a lot of the reserves called up wouldn't go because they thought Saddam had chemical weapons........BeerBad said:How about "Letting the RN look after business until war breaks out". We all know that when the sh1t hits the fan we have to come along and bail them out.
Not an RNR bash either.. before someone starts blubbing.
Chunky_Monkey said:Scud said:A month or two Fort Austin was in the rather unique position for an RFA of having an FTRS RNR Killick communicator on board for FOST time and JMC, and I have to say he was a credit to the RNR. No trouble with the 'why are you here' or anything like that, though I suspect given our status with the RN they probably look upon both the RFA and RNR as 'little brothers'.
I think there is a "kindred spirit" between the RNR and the RFA as both of these organisations are treated as being a bit odd by the RN, just because we don't look like they do. The number of times I have been totally ignored in a Wardroom by RN officers makes me quite angry when I think about it, and I would put a bet on the fact it is because I'm in an RNR uniform. However I have always been made to feel very welcome anytime I have been on board an RFA and I would gladly serve onboard one of those as opposed to an RN ship anytime. Sad, but unfortunately true. It is a shame we are not so readily accepted by our counterparts in the RN.
hammockhead said:The RNR forum is currently tagged "Part of the Royal Navy but there are always separate issues to discuss ..." which was borrowed from the TA forum at our sister site when this place was set up.
Well, I don't know whether or not the TA is part of "the Army", but the RNR certainly isn't part of the Royal Navy though it is part of the Naval Service. Surely we can come up with something better?