Discussion in 'Royal Naval Reserve (RNR)' started by Ja5on, Jun 24, 2009.

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  1. Passed my interview and eyesight test now all that is left is the medical and fitness test.

    Sorry to bore everyone to death but it's exciting for me :wink:
  2. never any need to complain about being keen mate :)

    which unit are you thinking of joining?

  3. Call me old fashioned!!! but have i missed something here?????? would it not be a better option to join the Royal Navy :roll: :roll: plenty of time for the RNR , after???
  4. I don't know which brach yet AWFP looks good so does comms and MTO not sure which one to go for hopefully I will have a better idea when I get to the point when I have to choose
  5. How cruel you are Farmer, pretending to give a shit like that. ;)

    For what it's worth - AWFP no longer exists - you're thinking of Seaman Spec (Reservist). Not your fault, of course - the RN website is currently 6 years out of date in some areas regarding reserve matters.
  6. I was thinking of joining full time but I have a good secure job at the moment. So I am joining the RNR to see what it's like, if I like it enough I will go full time I have plenty of time left yet
  7. Different people have different motivations, I know a number of reservists who are using the opportunity to get some knowledge of the service and to contribute to university before joining the regular service.

    Equally some people aren't in a position to commit to the regular service for various reasons.

    The specialisations in the reserves are, in many cases, quite different from the regular service anyway.
  8. ... indeed, except in the cases where attempts are being made to make them as similar as possible to abolish regular/reserve branch distinctions. "The RNR is dead, long live the RNR."
  9. In some cases that makes sense, in others less so. As I recall you're Sea(Res), so a convergence is operationally useful. In other areas there isn't the demand in the regular service to maintain a structured response to the need, so we are best served by separation.
  10. :wink: You have explained all i wish to know!!!! :roll: :roll: :roll:
  11. Good Glad you approve your lordship :roll: :roll: :roll:
  12. You have missed something - not everyone is suited to the RN, or indeed wants to spend all day every day in a blue suit. I feel sick just at the thought of going full-time RN! :)
  13. You're going to love getting mobilised then, aren't you? ;)
  14. And indeed in terms of Regular matters!
  15. Oh i don't know, something to do with the 8 hour days, five days a week, working within 15 minutes drive from home, earning over twice as much as my RNR rate not including bonus', car allowance, mileage expenses etc etc etc. :roll:

    Would you like me to continue? :D
  16. :oops: You and Ja5on have explained all i wish to know!!!! :roll: :roll: :roll:
  17. I anticipate throwing up over my rifle.
  18. They give rifles to the RNR now? How times change. When I was in the mob, all the reservist lads could be trusted with was a chipping hammer and a paint brush or in exceptional circumstances you could train the clever ones how to operate the Hobart. :wink:
  19. They may give you a rifle but apparently they don't allow you to clean and maintain it when deployed.

    Or so I've heard :wink:

    OOOPS, That'll be me getting told off again! 8O
  20. The Scarborough whisper :wink: :wink:

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