I knew what the RNR and RNVR were in WW2. So far as the RNR was concerned skilled and experienced Skippers and Masters donned the RNR Uniform and provided excellent navigation expertise to the RNVR Officers from public school's yachting talents. Most ships with a RNVR Captain carried a RNR Pilot. But was is the RNR for today? Are they skilled Merchant Navy Officers standing by to uphold the RN should it be struck short? I have no idea and am bewildered. Can anyone explain please?