RMR Advantages & Disadvantages

Discussion in 'RMR Section and RMR Selection' started by lawton86, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. R4Robotics

    R4Robotics Spectator

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    I think its case of personal insurance and loss of earnings through that means.

    As of a certain point any injury occurring after that date was/is meant to be covered under the medical care of CTC for Rehab, etc. However, I haven't seen this put in to action as yet. Apparently, all you need is a chit - but it would appear they go missing :)
     
  2. ThreadpigeonsAlpha

    ThreadpigeonsAlpha Royal Marines Commando

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    And what if you don't have personal insurance?
    If it's on RMR time and an RMR activity then that's the MODs problem not yours. Loss of earnings and injury should be covered by the MOD.


    Now will the MOD get into the blame culture and reuse to pay out or wrongly try and put the fault on the lad?
     
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  3. Chelonian

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    The difficulty in giving a general answer may be simply because each individual case must be assessed on its own individual merits. Which is fair enough. But it would be helpful to know what the general policy is regarding support and rehabilitation for injuries sustained in Reserve Forces' duty.

    Although government agencies are not always comparable my experience with the NHS has underscored a widely acknowleged and publicised notion that it can become very defensive when failures of treatment and duty of care are alleged.
     
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  4. Ninja_Stoker

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    All Reservists, whilst in official training, exercises or deployments are treated by the Defence Medical Services in the first instance.

    The Armed Forces Compensation Scheme applies to regulars or reserves and is particularly pertinent to those who may need to take time off their full time job through injuries or illness that may occur whilst undertaking reserve training or operational duties: https://www.gov.uk/government/publi...mpensation-what-you-need-to-know#introduction

    Those who are injured whilst serving with the reserves, so far as I'm aware, effectively continue to be "employed" by the Reserves until recovered through Guaranteed Income Payments. Obviously each case is viewed independently so it is not possible to second guess hypothetical instances but for those interested, just give Veterans UK a call: https://www.gov.uk/government/publi...a-crisis/urgent-help-for-veterans-in-a-crisis
     
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  5. Ninja_Stoker

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    Just to add, this clip helps explain it. Sort of:

     
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  6. Lethal Goat

    Lethal Goat New Member

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    @Ninja_Stoker as a fully trained reservist do you still have the chance to serve on the front line along side the regs?
     
  7. R4Robotics

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    Just wondering why you are only asking ninja the question, as there are plenty of lads able to answer this question!

    The question is - of course you do
     
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  8. CSVern

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    I'm not applying for reserves myself but just wondering out of curiosity, how is it decided when/if reserves deploy to front line positions? Is it just when the regs can't cover the manpower or is there always a certain number of reserves deployed to subsidise the deployed force so to speak, or for a reason I haven't thought of?
     
  9. Ninja_Stoker

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    A number of places on RM deployments are deliberately nominated as RMR billets to maintain currency. Previously, regular service Royal Marines have expressed the opinion that they were displaced from an upcoming deployment to make way for RMR trained ranks, but even when a full scale Commando unit deployment takes place, there will always be the need for a rear party at the unit base. There will always be trained ranks who cannot deploy for reasons such as compassionate issues, injuries, illness and of course, professional training & promotional courses etc.,
     
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