Uncle_Albert said:WarMonger said:Im sorry but anyone deployed to a ship in any role whatsoever should have a good basic skills set with which to be deployed with, this includes seamanskip skills, NBCD etc etc.
That seems a little extreme. There are numerous specialist roles the RNR slot into onboard ships that don't require this knowledge. In the event of a fire breaking out, I'm sure someone on the regular crew will be able to take charge, rather than hoping the reservist remembers her BSSC from a decade ago.
I'm with U-A on this one. OK, if you are in a compliment billet then an up-to-date BSSC is essential. If you are an augmentee then the 1 day Personal Sea Survival is all you need. As for the seamanship, again it depends on why you are on the ship. I've got through 24 years in the RNR with sea-time every single year - including months at a time - without any real seamanship knowledge.