What are you? (The RR version)

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  1. Currently serving (RN/RM)

    100.0%
  2. Ex-Serving (RN/RM)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Ex-Serving (Other lesser mortals)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Want to join the senior service. (But not sure I'll live that long)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Strawberry Mivvy/Civvy (Reasons in writing)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Currently serving (Army/RAF)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Following-on from the ARRSE Newsletter, there was a rather interesting thread highlighted called: What are you?
    According to the current statistics, the breakdown is as follows:

    What are you?

    Serving in the Forces (tell us which one and what capbadge!)

    166
    32%

    Ex-Serving (again, tell us which and when)

    268
    51%

    Joining soon (What are you joining?)

    28
    5%

    Never served (Tell us what you do and your excuse for not joining)

    55
    10%

    Total Votes: 517

    Logic suggests we should do likewise – reason being that the above statistics immediately indicate why the potential joiners on RR are heavily outnumbered (and criticised) by those who have served & left.

    Maybe a poll on RR would convince those that hold the purse-strings with regard recruiting & advertising that a designated official RN Forum for potential joiners maybe worth the investment – then again maybe it won’t, but it may help reduce blood pressure in the ranks of the retired. :wink:
     
  2. witsend

    witsend War Hero Book Reviewer

    Serving submariner, binbag.
     
  3. Did 20-odd years and left 18 months ago.

    Working full time and enjoying something completely different from the mob - not FTRS, civil service, BAe, Vospers, DML, Flagship etc etc.
     
  4. RETIRED
     
  5. IT Manager for an Oil Company.

    Ian
     
  6. Working my a$$ of to try and get in!
     
  7. Still serving, submariner. WE.
     
  8. Globe and Buster- Grav.
     
  9. witsend

    witsend War Hero Book Reviewer

    Any chance of a job?
     
  10. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Albeit only a handfull of votes so far, but currently we have more currently serving than ex-regular & no civilians (Strawberry Mivvy's)
     
  11. Waiting to join as an AET
     
  12. Ex bootie 8 years, did the whole civillian sketch, now re-joining as a diver when ever that will be. Doing odds and sods in the mean time to pay the bills.
     
  13. Strawberry Mivvy 16 years

    British Army 10 years

    Strawberry Mivvy 9 1/2 years

    Royal Navy 9 months!
     
  14. NS please clarify catergory for RMR.
     
  15. Currently in the process of joining as an ET(MESM).
     
  16. Ex om(aw) 1
     
  17. currently waiting for a joinin date to go in as a ws
     
  18. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    Ex Bootneck, done many interesting and varied things since leaving the forces.Currently a logging truck driver down yer in NZ.
     
  19. witsend

    witsend War Hero Book Reviewer

    An ice truck trucker who gets wood, respect!!!!!!!! :wink:
     
  20. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    Dont knock it mate.....(see what I did there? :p ) The billy goat tracks we have to drive on in winter are like sloping ice rings.
     

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