I see that the Reserves do not get mentioned by the First Sea Lord in his Christmas message. Could it be something to do with CMRHQ, various SO1/2 types, and the FTRS mafia all pulling in directions other than the one set by Their Lordships? Does the current obsession with OPVs cause a potential problem when dim witted politicians think they can do a frigate's job? Does the obsession with OPVs prevent us from contributing to aiding the force generation process? SDSR 15 was positive - but we have to make it work. The previous SDSR was bloody awful for the RN, and mixed messages sent by ill educated part timers undermined the then First Sea Lord. Is it the problem the RNR has in complying with the law as laid down by QRRN, BR3, and such things as JSP 830 (Manual of Service Law)? How about say an RNR Cdr ignoring a direct order from a 1* Officer? My loyalty is to the Royal Navy, not the RNR. I am not the only loyal part timer to be embittered by the dubious actions of the chain of command.