Summer Closure

What do you thinkof units closing during the summer leave period ? , i am not sure its such a good idea, there are still many who would be happy to attend on drill nights, i think info flow would be far better served by keeping units open , maybe without the permanent staff.
Subjects such as NGT or "dark blue line" or CLM topics could be covered .
Just my opinion but open to suggestions

"still near that Bunker "" where is my bloody sand wedge :wink:
 
I for one enjoy a break for summer, it is hard enough to be enthused on a drill night doing NGT at the best of times.

Not sure if you are aware that a certain unit closed its doors on the evening that England were playing a football match in some recent tournament. Did not go down so well with some of the Scots and Italians amongst us.
Is the RNR run by the PSIs for the benefit of the RNR or for their benefit.

Discuss!
 

dunkers

War Hero
I think it gives a welcome break from it to be honest. I do roughly 3 hours of travelling on a drill night to go to/from my unit so a break from that is nice.
 

BeerBad

Lantern Swinger
Sush, you'll wake up the PSI's and they need their beauty sleep.

On a more serious note there is already stuff to do in August. At my RTU we have PT and guard training for ceremonials in autumn. It is not just a break for the PSIs and us but also for the families who have to put up with our training the rest of the year.
 

Navylark

Badgeman
I don't think it is a good idea to close for August.

Drill nights are really mostly admin nights nowadays and as such things still need to go on as people are going away on ORT and other activities throughout August. Its hard enough to get these things organised during "non-leave" time.

If you want a break, just don't turn in for a couple of weeks. Most people do that all year round often blaming "work".

Not sure we really need the PSIs anyway as long as there is some sort of semi intelligent admin cover in the UPO
 
Navylark said:
I don't think it is a good idea to close for August.

Drill nights are really mostly admin nights nowadays and as such things still need to go on as people are going away on ORT and other activities throughout August. Its hard enough to get these things organised during "non-leave" time.

If you want a break, just don't turn in for a couple of weeks. Most people do that all year round often blaming "work".

Not sure we really need the PSIs anyway as long as there is some sort of semi intelligent admin cover in the UPO

Clearly you are not at the same unit as me then! Semi Intelligent it is not!!
 

mazza_magoo

Lantern Swinger
Our unit doesn't close its doors apart from at christmas. The PSI's go off on a staggered leave so there is always someone around. I agree with navy lark, if you want a break just take one, no one forces people to attend, so i see no reason for units to close during the summer.
 
mazza_magoo said:
Our unit doesn't close its doors apart from at christmas. The PSI's go off on a staggered leave so there is always someone around. I agree with navy lark, if you want a break just take one, no one forces people to attend, so i see no reason for units to close during the summer.

You make a good point, but it supposes that instructors will come in. We have just changed to weekend training, and this bounty year I am scheduled for 16 weekends on my PTP.

And there was me thinking I would join the RNR to get a life ...!
 

all_purple_now

Lantern Swinger
rosinacarley said:
this bounty year I am scheduled for 16 weekends on my PTP.

That's a tad impractical, methinks. Was your PTP written bya PSI (i.e someone with little appreciation of what it's like fitting the RNR round another full-time job) by any chance?

Don't know about any other unit, but we've had PSIs in the past who labour (ha!) under the impression that we don't do anything the rest of the week (the current ones are OK though).

APN
 
all_purple_now said:
rosinacarley said:
this bounty year I am scheduled for 16 weekends on my PTP.

That's a tad impractical, methinks. Was your PTP written bya PSI (i.e someone with little appreciation of what it's like fitting the RNR round another full-time job) by any chance?

Don't know about any other unit, but we've had PSIs in the past who labour (ha!) under the impression that we don't do anything the rest of the week (the current ones are OK though).

APN

No, bizarrely - I did it myself - but we have 7 branch task book weekends, 1 branch national weekend, 2 regional weekends, WUA, Its a knockout, 2 x SR and 2 x CBT type weekends. It works out better for me as it happens to do weekends, but I know that is not the same for everyone. Also we have been told by the branch WO that you no longer need do 12 days ORT broken up into 5+5+2 days but only 5 + 7 weekend ORT days.
 

GCYZ

Lantern Swinger
rosinacarley said:
Also we have been told by the branch WO that you no longer need do 12 days ORT broken up into 5+5+2 days but only 5 + 7 weekend ORT days.

Get that in writing before next April comes around.
 
GCYZ said:
rosinacarley said:
Also we have been told by the branch WO that you no longer need do 12 days ORT broken up into 5+5+2 days but only 5 + 7 weekend ORT days.

Get that in writing before next April comes around.

Yes, I am very suspiscious about it because nothing seems to have been promulgated formally, but we have been told this also by Head of Branch. There would be merry hell kicked up if I did not make bounty.
 

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