What's in a name ? GSSR

sinbad

Lantern Swinger
Is everyone happy with the branch name , GSSR ?

As COMMS & MEDS have now joined the family, should it still be called GSSR anymore ? It doesn't actually tell anyone what our exact role is ! I appreciate it probably took several man hours for some punters to arrive at GSSR but can it be improved? We all know the RN loves abbreviations and acronyms, and knowing the people in the RNR there are bound to be better ones out there........any ideas ? Will this 'R' be dropped also ?
 
sinbad said:
Is everyone happy with the branch name , GSSR ?

As COMMS & MEDS have now joined the family, should it still be called GSSR anymore ? It doesn't actually tell anyone what our exact role is ! I appreciate it probably took several man hours for some punters to arrive at GSSR but can it be improved? We all know the RN loves abbreviations and acronyms, and knowing the people in the RNR there are bound to be better ones out there........any ideas ? Will this 'R' be dropped also ?
Heard a rumour recently the they were considering a name change for that very reason. The new name proposed.......wait for it............SEAMAN!
 

sinbad

Lantern Swinger
they could have just dropped the'R'r and kept 'GSS' and just changed the meaning i.e. 'Great Seaman Shooters' ! the list could be endless tho.
 

harry_threaders

Midshipman
You'd have to be careful how that could be read though.. :wink:

I don't see why we couldn't just share the 'seaman specialist' branch title that the regulars have now got, after all that's what we're supposed to be!
 
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