RNR Officer Enquiry

Discussion in 'Royal Naval Reserve (RNR)' started by Rick, Nov 22, 2011.

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  1. Hi guys,

    Just wondering if there's such a thing as a RNR officer? Or are they some kind of taboo..
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  2. There is, and you can join the RNR at officer level. You'll have to ask someone else about the details though. I only really know about regular officer-ness.
  3. Purple_twiglet

    Purple_twiglet War Hero Moderator

    Plenty of officers in the RNR - what do you want to know about them?
  4. Seadog

    Seadog War Hero Moderator

    (my italics)

    With all your service, seniority and experience I'm surprised the former SoS Defence Fox wasn't dragging you around the world with him instead of Wermitty.

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  5. Fair comment that - calling yourself a Warfare Officer (one that is on "your radar screen") when all you've actually done is enquire in the AFCO is a bit dubious...

    To the OP: I vaguely remember hearing that it is difficult to join the RNR as an Officer (as against join as a Rating and work up) but P_T or another Reservist will know more...
  6. silverfox

    silverfox War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

  7. No, I never called myself that. It's what I'm applying for. I'll edit it to avoid future confusion. Having a sig block with details of one's application is fairly common in the newbie's section, where I spend most of my time on this site, although, I may have been a little premature with it, fair enough.

    The location seemed like a good idea when I set this account up.

    I have actually, you know, looked to see what I'm letting myself in for.
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  8. All in best intentions and good faith I am sure, but I would just be wary of trying to give the impression you actually know very much at all about any kind of 'officer-ness'.

    SEP86 - Warfare Officer - Since September 1986.
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  9. Back to the original question, a lot of RNR Officers are ex-regular, but I am sure I have met more than a few who are not.

    I just googled 'join the royal navy reserve'. 3 clicks into the top result made it fairly clear to me that you can join as an officer without previous military experience although it looks like it depends on branch.
  10. Yeah, I've got their little careers booklet, and that's what it said.

    I'm on something of a roll with making silly posts tonight, it seems :S
  11. The new RN website is rather unhelpful when it comes to describing non-specialist RNR officer recruitment. It disagrees with the current recruiting book(let) they hand out in AFCOs.

    The current word from the RNR (given I'm joining at the moment) is that unless you are in a specialist role (i.e. merchant naval officer, medic or chaplain) or a previously commissioned officer you have to join as a rating, complete new entry and then apply for selection as an officer. RNR wardrooms consist of large numbers of ex-ratings and it serves to show you can achieve the same things as those you aspire to lead. Plus if you're motivated it doesn't take a huge amount of time to get through.
  12. on the bus, off the bus, on the bus....

    Glad to see CMR is populated by highly effective Staff Officers. I've no doubts what so ever the expansion required of the RNR will be an absolute success.

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