WE REALLY, REALLY NEED TO RECRUIT.

trehorn

War Hero
Anyone heard that the RNR is on the verge of extinction?

We're being told that if the RNR gets any smaller then it will no longer be financially viable to continue!

So shippers - what the **** are we going to do about it?
 
trehorn said:
Anyone heard that the RNR is on the verge of extinction?

We're being told that if the RNR gets any smaller then it will no longer be financially viable to continue!

So shippers - what the **** are we going to do about it?

Ermmmm. So when are they going to widen the scope for membership? An upper age limit of 75 perhaps. Allowing ex-RN/RNXS bods to join up to 55 and make allowances for minor disabilities? When they do, please send me an application form. I won't hold my breath though... :wink:
 

dubaipusser

Lantern Swinger
trehorn said:
Anyone heard that the RNR is on the verge of extinction?

We're being told that if the RNR gets any smaller then it will no longer be financially viable to continue!

So shippers - what the **** are we going to do about it?

This 'financial viability' point is the important component - the RTCs are hugely expensive unless they hit critical mass with regard to headcount.

If push really does come to shove is there an argument for Reserve & TA Training Centres where the 'Reserve Forces' per se share the real estate in those locations where there is no 'natural' single service host - and certain manpower costs as well (Security, Cleaning etc)?

This already happens in several parts of the country with the RNR, RMR and URNU sharing a building (eg HMS FORWARD in Birmingham) - bolting a TA unit onto it as well would damage the white ensign nature of the buildings but could ultimately be a saving grace (after all the buildings outside of Dockyard gates are all managed and maintained by RFCA regardless of colour of uniform)
 

trehorn

War Hero
BZ, HIP HIP, CORRECAMUNDO, GIVE THAT MAN A CIGAR.

Man the recruiting offices at weekends with Reservists that way we're recruiting for both.
 
This irritates me. The Furher bunker messes about with roles, career prospects without any real thought or planning and wonder why people get P**sed off and leave. Cancel training at the last minute and expect people to travel at all hours of the day and night to save a few pounds. They do F**k all to encourage Ex RN to join or even to make the transition anything like easy. Put AFCO in charge of processing new recruits when they will only work normal office hours and often don’t give a damm about the RNR .
Give us a pittance of a recruiting budget and then they have the cheek to say we need to recruit or die.
 

BeerBad

Lantern Swinger
How about promotion based upon recruitment?
10 bods - AB1
25 bods - LH
50 bods - PO
100 bods - Lt
300 bods - Cdr
1000 - CPO(M) ;)
 

WarMonger

War Hero
I too am very perturbed by the general attitude especially of the powers to be....

The Commodore (Bless HIM) stood up recently and said that we all need to talk to family and friends about the RNR and get them to join if we all recruited a friend family member our shortage would be over..!!

HELLO..HELLO...Earth calling COMMarRES.!!!!!!

My friends know that I am in the RNR..my family know that I am in the RNR...many a night in the pubs has been taken up with my witty and jovial yarns about life at sea...if they were going to join they would have by now..!!

LISTEN VERY CAREFULLY IN THE IVORY TOWER!!

WHAT WE NEED IS MONEY TO RAISE OUR PROFILE WITH THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON RADIO/TV/PAPERS ETC. IF YOU HAVE MONEY TO PAY NEW RECRUITS YOU HAVE MONEY TO RECRUIT THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE

GET ON WITH IT AND STOP LAYING THE RESPONSIBILITY SOLELY AT OUR DOOR !!!
 

WarMonger

War Hero
Do the general public know they exist..!!!

BRITISH ARMY....money spent on TV Ads, Papers, Radio......YES

ROYAL NAVY.....money spent on TV Ads, Papers, Radio........YES

ROYAL AIR FORCE...money spent on TV Ads, Papers, Radio......YES

TA....money spent on TV Ads, Papers, Radio............................YES

RNR.....Not a f**king penny spent...........................................NO!!!

YOU DONT NEED TO BE EINSTEIN TO WORK IT OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

trehorn

War Hero
i think you and me were sat pretty close to each other on that Sunday morning at Jupiter point and we didnt even realise it!

Ships that pass in the night eh? Or should that be shits that pass in the shite?
 

WarMonger

War Hero
Shits being fed shite!!!

It would appear so...but dont get me started on that weekend!!!

The whole event bought me closer to my avatar than ever before..!!

(But thats another thread)
 

Trouble

Midshipman
I was at that Sunday too! Only it was the third time this summer I have heard him spout the same twaddle!

As for Marketing & Recruitment. Is there a Communications Strategy in place? Does it link in with individual Units and the RN (I think probably not). Do we have a national team that heads up Marketing & Recruitment? What budget is set Nationally? What does each Unit have to spend on recruitment?

I'm trying not to put CAPS lock on and start shouting, because this topic really gets my goat!

I have seen many occasions in my Unit where money & time has been wasted on bad attempts of recruitment, and where money has been spent placing advertising in publications with poor readership and further to that, the readership doesn't even match the target market that we are aiming at! Who is making these decisions?!
 

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