Whats good about the RNR!!

WarMonger

War Hero
Do we moan too much..maybe so!!

How about a bit of morale building...whats good about the RNR...what has the RNR given you...new experiences etc etc!!
 
Just about to find out, as I have just joined, but I am sure that everything will be just as most RR members have told me, that I have everything to gain and nothing to lose.
 

ronalder

Lantern Swinger
WarMonger said:
Do we moan too much..maybe so!!

How about a bit of morale building...whats good about the RNR...what has the RNR given you...new experiences etc etc!!
I don't know what the RNR is for really, but I won't knock them as my eldest daughter had her wedding reception at HMS President, and a jolly good time was had by all, especially the proud Dad. Shame her mother insisted on coming.
 
whats good ?, how about, BERMUDA, WASHINGTON, NEWPORT RI, LISBON, POLAND, NEW YORK, GIB, AZORES, BALTIMORE, ST MALO, CAEN , ALDERNEY. ETC ETC and shed loads of lifetime friends that you can rely on oh and loads of free management and leadership training, OH and you get paid.

CARPE DIEM
 

Shy-Talk

Newbie
I have no hesitation in saying that joining the RNR was one of the best decisions I've made in my life. As previous people have said, you make some fantastic friends who you can rely on 100%; you get to go to some great overseas and British destinations at Pusser's expense; you learn 'hard' skills that you can use in civvy street ( I got my present job as a direct result of skills I learnt in the RNR )and you learn a certain way of looking at the world that helps you in life ( like the Matelot sense of humour).

You get to experience sights and situations that will stay with you long after you've hung up your steaming bats for good and which you can never explain to someone who's led a wholly civilian existence.Sometimes these experiences can be unpleasant , but the vast majority of the time they're great and not to be missed.

I know that some things that happen in the RNR can make me angry beyond words, but then you have to balance that with the good stuff, and the good stuff comes out on top every time.
 
MasterChief said:
whats good ?, how about, BERMUDA, WASHINGTON, NEWPORT RI, LISBON, POLAND, NEW YORK, GIB, AZORES, BALTIMORE, ST MALO, CAEN , ALDERNEY. ETC ETC and shed loads of lifetime friends that you can rely on oh and loads of free management and leadership training, OH and you get paid.

CARPE DIEM
That's great as long as you don't mind Baghdad, Basra, Kabul, Kandahar, Bosnia, Kosovo or any other hell-holes we have not got enough regulars for, believe me these places are not just the domain of Army, RAF, RM.
 
Good friends, fantastic opportunities, sports, AT, social events, pride in yourself...I've only been in for a year but already I can credit the RNR with bringing about hugely positive changes in my life.

I wouldn't recommend it for everyone though, you have to be really committed to it to reap the benefits, even moreso than the RN. But the RNR has so many potential benefits, if you look for them.
 

Captain_Jacks

Lantern Swinger
like everything the rnr is what you put in you get back out

I have people in my team who moan about everything :( even when they get what they want. but some people are like that

most people enjoy the RNR and do get things back. It is what keep me going, esp when you get a young AB suddenly realise that they have achieved something they never though about before. :p

Some of the leadership tasks that we provide for the people are great and you do see a sense of achievement in people (even the old hands who act cool saying i've done this type of thing before)

Positive mental attitude and want to learn and grow and you will achieve lots
 

beer_bosun

Lantern Swinger
MasterChief said:
whats good ?, how about, BERMUDA, WASHINGTON, NEWPORT RI, LISBON, POLAND, NEW YORK, GIB, AZORES, BALTIMORE, ST MALO, CAEN , ALDERNEY. ETC ETC and shed loads of lifetime friends that you can rely on oh and loads of free management and leadership training, OH and you get paid.

CARPE DIEM
Hmm, where have I been going wrong...

Plymouth, Portsmouth, Liverpool, Antwerp, Les Menuires (Skiing), Morrocco (AT), Arnhem
 

Deckhead_Inspector

Lantern Swinger
The good thing about the RNR is it gives me a part time job in the RN.

When life in a blue suit gets beyond a joke I just remind myself that I have a real job to go back to.
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
B Whats it like in the RNR? Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) 22
K Whats the most hands on job? Joining the Royal Navy 16
S Just completed rfa application forms whats next ??? RFA 2
J AET - Whats it like Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 8
TechFin Whats the age for going to BRNC? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 1
Topstop Whats up with the search function? Bloody Computers 1
C just passed medical and im wondering whats next? any insights and Im wondering where I do my pjft? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 3
S branch Transfer from GS to Subs... whats the process? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 28
Hooly whats the best married quarter area in Pompey/Fareham /Gosport Nearest & Dearest 21
M Seaman apprenticeship, whats involved? RFA 4
S Navy Nursing, whats it really like?? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 5
K Type 1 Diabetes, with 10 years done. Whats going to happen to me? Health & Fitness 5
Dealwithit whats life like on board RFA 8
stan_the_man Whats the most stupid thing you've done Diamond Lil's 63
I Fitness test success, Whats next? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 20
M whats involved - helicopter maintenance procedures? The Fleet Air Arm 39
trelawney126 Whats the Bloody Point Current Affairs 16
I whats the waiting time for a chef Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 10
Random Whats with the kakhi shirts Submariners 12
Rumrat Whats your feedback telling the world. Diamond Lil's 4
Chicogiz Whats Britain? Diamond Lil's 23
T whats the chance? Diamond Lil's 26
S whats the reality of it ? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 50
Rumrat Whats Your's.....be honest. Diamond Lil's 16
J Whats your favourite beer / lager? Hobbies & The Great Indoors 70
The_Caretaker Whats the Miscellaneous 0
The_Caretaker Whats... Miscellaneous 0
The_Caretaker Whats Better Miscellaneous 0
The_Caretaker Whats Miscellaneous 0
The_Caretaker Whats Miscellaneous 0
D Whats going to happen everyone who worked fixed wing The Fleet Air Arm 10
jesse Whats become of[touch forelock] tarmac yer drive Soor ? The Gash Barge 7
themonkeyg0d Whats a OM(W) 1 ? The Fleet 15
chockhead819 Whats the difference between... Current Affairs 5
Joint_Force_Harrier Radio 4 Tuesday 16th "Whats the point of the RAF?" Films, Music, TV & All Things Artsy 14
WarfareSpecialistToBe Whats going to happen to the royal navy?? Current Affairs 15
Powder Whats up with all the recent Lynx MK7 movement? The Fleet Air Arm 2
dabbzie whats your nickname/callsign Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 18
R Pilot - Whats Next Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 29
P So many Newbies..Whats our chances??? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 3
Haggis_Catcher whats the sexiest accent? Diamond Lil's 92
Morty Whats the royal navy really like Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 41
Haggis_Catcher whats your fine? Diamond Lil's 59
docherty whats your motto Diamond Lil's 61
Chicogiz Whats gone wrong here! The Gash Barge 4
S AET. whats in store Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 16
E whats the £80 used for? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 78
Jayhawk Whats the RN equivalent of NCIS? The Fleet 4
panda Whats this s**te all about? The Afterlife - Resettlement and Jobs 5
jonosi whats the likely ship for warfare specialist (aw)???? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 2
Similar threads


















































Latest Threads

Top