Hi Folks I'm interested in the RNR and am going along to attend a presentation at my local unit. I've read up quite a bit but want to get some feedback on what the following phrase actually means: In the RN FAQ online it states: (Unlike the T.A) - "Members of the RNR serve in support of their fulltime colleagues (understood) and undertake different, but equally important tasks (what does this actually mean?)". This message is again repeated on a video on the same site by a junior officer. However the RNR career guide states: "As a Reservist, you’ll have to meet the same fitness and academic requirements, wear the same uniform, do much of the same training (is this really accurate then?) and, when needed, be deployed in the same places and situations as the regulars." This seems to be contradictory to the FAQ? Whilst I understand there are limits on what roles the RNR can perform, the career guide seems to indicate that for every possible RNR role there is a direct opposite number over in the RN. For instance is an RNR Seaman the same as an RN Seaman etc? Do they really do exactly the same job if deployed. The FAQ seems to indicate otherwise. Also does anyone have any comments on how the RNR are actually perceived (in real life) by their full time RN equivalents? I know the official message is that they are actually welcomed as valuable contributors, but does anyone have any negative experiences of being deployed with regulars? What do regulars really think of the RNR? Are they ever seen as a potential liability/extra load to carry? Just trying to make sure I get some balanced feedback from some experience hands.