Worried about Future of RNR

I understand that there is a general level of pessimistic rumour-mongering going on here, but In all seriousness how does everyone see the future of the RNR.

I ask as someone that is going to apply and am a bit nervous about all the negative reports I see and read.

Can anyone put my mind a rest?? :sad:
 

Shakey

War Hero
The RNR is in a state of flux at the moment.

They've got rid of the medics, or rather you can only be a medic if you're already a qualified medic.

They don't seem to know quite what to do with the GSSR branch.

There's talk of smaller units being shut down or merged.

They've decided to accept divers for underwater force protection.

Everyone's moaning about JPA.

Everyone joining the RNR nowadays is told to expect to be operationally deployed at least once in their RNR career.

I'm sure others will add to this list.....
 
Shakey said:
The RNR is in a state of flux at the moment.

They've got rid of the medics, or rather you can only be a medic if you're already a qualified medic.

They don't seem to know quite what to do with the GSSR branch.

There's talk of smaller units being shut down or merged.

They've decided to accept divers for underwater force protection.

Everyone's moaning about JPA.

Everyone joining the RNR nowadays is told to expect to be operationally deployed at least once in their RNR career.

I'm sure others will add to this list.....


Thanks Shakey

Still a bit confussed about some of the anacronyms JPA, GSSR - also I hear that some of the specialisations are a bit crowded and this may affect your application if you choose one of these?

Sorry about all the questions, I have my meeting with AFCO and I'm eager to get the ball rolling and get cracking!!

WM
 

FlagWagger

GCM
Book Reviewer
Shakey said:
The RNR is in a state of flux at the moment.

They've got rid of the medics, or rather you can only be a medic if you're already a qualified medic.

They don't seem to know quite what to do with the GSSR branch.

There's talk of smaller units being shut down or merged.

They've decided to accept divers for underwater force protection.

Everyone's moaning about JPA.

Everyone joining the RNR nowadays is told to expect to be operationally deployed at least once in their RNR career.

I'm sure others will add to this list.....

On the plus side, the CIS specialisation has just published its long-awaited organisation and now has clear defined roles in supporting the RN and RFA; the statis of CIS as a "closed" specialisation has also been removed and once again recruiting / transfers should be being entertained.
 
Cheers FW

Sounds more encouraging, as I am interested in CIS but look forward to finding out more.

I shudder to think of the reply is I posted a thread asking what a seaman specialist did :roll: :roll:
 
Let me clarify some points


Shakey said:
The RNR is in a state of flux at the moment.

They've got rid of the medics, or rather you can only be a medic if you're already a qualified medic. (we did not get rid of the medics, because of the Government legislation regarding Clinical Governace, we were no longe able to use the MSA specialisation in their former role. However they were allowed teh opportunity to transfer to GSSR id they wanted to do so)

They don't seem to know quite what to do with the GSSR branch.
The gssr branch now have a clearly defined role in Force Protection

There's talk of smaller units being shut down or merged.
Just talk no plans in place at all

They've decided to accept divers for underwater force protection.

Everyone's moaning about JPA.
JPA has generally worked very well, with some exceptions

Everyone joining the RNR nowadays is told to expect to be operationally deployed at least once in their RNR career.
Surely that is what we are here for
I'm sure others will add to this list.....
 

FlagWagger

GCM
Book Reviewer
Shakey said:
They don't seem to know quite what to do with the GSSR branch.

MasterChief said:
The gssr branch now have a clearly defined role in Force Protection

When GSSR was invented, it had a number of roles including Comms and MW - if GSSR is now solely Force Protection, then it seems as if people with former experience in Comms and MW and now the Medics too it seems could be disadvantaged - is it any wonder there's disaffection?

Shakey said:
They've decided to accept divers for underwater force protection.

Ooohhhh - C95 dry-bags..... but as a word of caution, the SA80 is crap on dry land, let alone in the water :)

Shakey said:
Everyone's moaning about JPA.
MasterChief said:
JPA has generally worked very well, with some exceptions

All generalisations are generally worng all of the time. JPA is a cluster-fcuk of the first order that has had a serious impact on the RN and the RAF; it is a classic example of how off-the-shelf, one-size-fits-all IT packages designed for the civilian workplace do not work when applied to the military with all its variety - EDS and the MOD fcuk-wits who engaged them should burn in the fires of Hell for a long time for it!
 

FlagWagger

GCM
Book Reviewer
WindyMiller said:
Cheers FW

Sounds more encouraging, as I am interested in CIS but look forward to finding out more.

There's another thread here on CIS - if you've any specific questions, just ask and I'll try my best to find an answer or point you in the direction of someone who may know.

Cheers
 

Old_Hand

Lantern Swinger
Personally I believe that the future of the RNR is pretty secure, perhaps not in its current format but there will always be a requirement for Reservists.
 

dunkers

War Hero
Windy just for the record you do not apply to join the RNR as a particular branch. It is only after you join, and towards the end of new entry training, that you select what branch you want. This contrasts with the regular navy, which has you choose a branch when you apply to join.
 

beer_bosun

Lantern Swinger
FlagWagger said:
Shakey said:
They don't seem to know quite what to do with the GSSR branch.

MasterChief said:
The gssr branch now have a clearly defined role in Force Protection

When GSSR was invented, it had a number of roles including Comms and MW - if GSSR is now solely Force Protection, then it seems as if people with former experience in Comms and MW and now the Medics too it seems could be disadvantaged - is it any wonder there's disaffection?

When was "force protection" accepted as the "defined role"? I have been led (or maybe misled) to beleive that MW is still available .

Forgetting about other options is not helpful.
 
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