The long term future of the RNR

M1113

Midshipman
Reading the current signs I believe that in two years time the RNR in its current form will have drastically changed.
Given the finanical pressues up to four Reserve Units will close.
Recruiting has not been good since a DNRES give it to the RN.
Retention is becoming a greater challenge as lack of training opportunities for some branches are poor. A general disillusion is setting in and far more experience personnel are leaving. The average attendance at some RUs is very low.
There is a commomly held belief that the RN does not know what to do with some of the branches. FOTR does not seem to have the will or money to provide appropriate training.
The travel budget for next year is being cut by 40%.
Some of the RNR does have a vital role, but others I fear do not.
The Head quarters staff has been so reduced that one person is trying to carry out tasks done by up to four full timers previously. Where will it end?
 

PartTimer

War Hero
M1113 said:
Reading the current signs I believe that in two years time the RNR in its current form will have drastically changed.

For the better hopefully - full time/part time Navy is my guess.

M1113 said:
Given the finanical pressues up to four Reserve Units will close.

Close them all. Centre training like the RAuxAF in lead schools.

M1113 said:
Recruiting has not been good since a DNRES give it to the RN.

It was awful even before that. Watch out for the new campaign which starts in Jan (or at least that's what the 'Maritime Reservist' magazine said.

M1113 said:
Retention is becoming a greater challenge as lack of training opportunities for some branches are poor. A general disillusion is setting in and far more experience personnel are leaving. The average attendance at some RUs is very low.

As you say, varies enormously between specs. Depends how much time the FE can be arsed to put in. A bigger problem is the demographic timebomb as many are due to retire in the next few years - until they raise the retirement age to 60 like the RAuxAF.

M1113 said:
There is a commomly held belief that the RN does not know what to do with some of the branches. FOTR does not seem to have the will or money to provide appropriate training.

See my comment above.

M1113 said:
The travel budget for next year is being cut by 40%.

They didn't tell us this years budget until over half way through.

M1113 said:
Some of the RNR does have a vital role, but others I fear do not.
The Head quarters staff has been so reduced that one person is trying to carry out tasks done by up to four full timers previously. Where will it end?

See my comment above.
 

mazza_magoo

Lantern Swinger
Shakey said:
I heard a buzz that in a few years the only RNR units left will be London, Liverpool, Pompey and Glasgow.
spoken like a true englishman shakey, although i notice that you've left a token scottish unit in there! :wink:

I can't believe they'd leave the whole of the south west of the uk with no rtc's, unless they closed them all, cant see them closing the only RN presence in the whole of wales either. Move it maybe, but close it? i doubt it, but i'll stand by to be corrected if i'm wrong! :lol:
 

dubaipusser

Lantern Swinger
mazza_magoo said:
Shakey said:
I heard a buzz that in a few years the only RNR units left will be London, Liverpool, Pompey and Glasgow.
spoken like a true englishman shakey, although i notice that you've left a token scottish unit in there! :wink:

I can't believe they'd leave the whole of the south west of the uk with no rtc's, unless they closed them all, cant see them closing the only RN presence in the whole of wales either. Move it maybe, but close it? i doubt it, but i'll stand by to be corrected if i'm wrong! :lol:

And Birmingham is England's second city - most unlikely to lose that one as well.

Having said that they did close HMS CERES during Options for Change and Yorkshire is the biggest county in England and, with the Leeds/Bradford conurbation hosted the largest ethnic population (Indian sub-continent) in Western Europe at a time when the drive was strongly on for ethnic recruitment to the armed forces per se ... so the planners clearly aren't rocket scientists
 

Handsome

Midshipman
M1113 said:
Reading the current signs I believe that in two years time the RNR in its current form will have drastically changed.
Given the finanical pressues up to four Reserve Units will close.
Recruiting has not been good since a DNRES give it to the RN.
Retention is becoming a greater challenge as lack of training opportunities for some branches are poor. A general disillusion is setting in and far more experience personnel are leaving. The average attendance at some RUs is very low.
There is a commomly held belief that the RN does not know what to do with some of the branches. FOTR does not seem to have the will or money to provide appropriate training.
The travel budget for next year is being cut by 40%.
Some of the RNR does have a vital role, but others I fear do not.
The Head quarters staff has been so reduced that one person is trying to carry out tasks done by up to four full timers previously. Where will it end?
 

GCYZ

Lantern Swinger
M1113 said:
Reading the current signs I believe that in two years time the RNR in its current form will have drastically changed.
Given the finanical pressues up to four Reserve Units will close.
Recruiting has not been good since a DNRES give it to the RN.
Retention is becoming a greater challenge as lack of training opportunities for some branches are poor. A general disillusion is setting in and far more experience personnel are leaving. The average attendance at some RUs is very low.
There is a commomly held belief that the RN does not know what to do with some of the branches. FOTR does not seem to have the will or money to provide appropriate training.
The travel budget for next year is being cut by 40%.
Some of the RNR does have a vital role, but others I fear do not.
The Head quarters staff has been so reduced that one person is trying to carry out tasks done by up to four full timers previously. Where will it end?

Bet you don't even have a glass, never mind one that is half empty!
Same old doom and gloom predictions we have been hearing since the cold war ended.
 

Latest Threads

New Posts

Top