I would like to start this topic by stating clearly that this is not intended to cause friction between the RNR and the RN. The recent thread proved without a doubt that the two organisations run quite differently when it comes to start and finish times, leave etc etc. As RNR we have to complete a few course alongside our RN counterparts such as BSSC, 518, 547, Air 233, First aid to name but a few. On most of the courses I have attended there does seem to be a lot of â€œstand easysâ€, long dinners, late starts and early finishes. For example, Air 233 This is a 2 day course held at RNAS Culdose which starts on a Tuesday. Firstly, why does it start on a Tuesday and not a Monday? The course is completed by 1pm on the Wednesday and on the one I attended the number of â€œstand easysâ€ and the long lunch time seemed to be in place to drag the course out that extra few hours. It got quite embarrassing, especially when the only person leaving the room was the instructor. OG 518 Weapons Handling course. A three day course where you learn how to handle the SA80 safely including NSP's, stripping down, cleaning and firing. You also have a power point presentation on suicide threats, watch the rules of engagement video, and that one with the three Bills who f*ck up and shoot someone. OG547 SPO Course A five day course where you do a weapons handling test, a range shoot, the ROE video, the Three Bills video, Suicide threat lecture and clean the rifles before learning the baton drills and judgmental packages on the Bristol and in the SAT range. Could these two courses not be rolled into a one week long course baring in mind that 50% of the training is repeated. If you modified the ranges at Tipner or used an alternative range then you could probably knock another day (joke) off the course because you wouldnâ€™t be sat on youâ€™re a*rse waiting for the blasted yachties to pass. After so long I cannot believe that nothing has been done about this problem. First Aid I have yet to meet anyone who agrees that the 1st aid course is a 4 day course but because the book says itâ€™s a four day course then it has to last four days. I would suggest that it could be done in three days quite easily. The only course I couldnâ€™t see being shortened would be the BSSC. Is it not possible to do a few RNR only versions of the above each year which take into account the above. That way many people would reach trained strength much quicker because they would be spending less time on the courses. Iâ€™m not trying to drive a wedge between the RNR and regulars and stop us training alongside the RN, it just seems that so much time is wasted that it would make sense to at least look at some of the above and make the most of the limited time the reservists get to spend training. Your thoughts please?