I thought it used to be HMS Impregnable?
firefawkes said:This has got to be one of the most welcome and most overdue threads! BZ itsamuppet!
I have only just joined the RNR and all the reasons listed above are both inspirational and aspirational! IMHO there can be no better recruiting tool than hearing about the positive experiences of those already serving, whether they are big, shared events like phil1972â€™s experience at Ypres, quite moments like FlagWaggerâ€™s memory of â€˜seeing the night sky from a warship at seaâ€™ or, like Rosie, meeting someone who will be a genuine friend for life.
All too often (and especially on RR :wink it can appear that the entire RNR is constantly dripping (and believe me, even in my short involvement I understand the very real and valid reasons for a lot of the complaints!!), but itâ€™s truly heartening to know that underneath it all, you each have your own proud moments, special experiences, happy memories and enduring friendships that make it all worthwhile.
As I embark upon my new naval career, albeit part-time, I hope that it wonâ€™t be too long before I can add my own list to this thread.
trehorn said:Gone are the days when you could join as a new entry and then attend weekends as soon as you have your No4's. They're even restricting ships visits for new entries on the grounds of "lack of security clearance". Little things like that might just convince some of the new entries to stick around long enough to experience the experiences, enjoyment and pride that we do.