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Hello all, I was just wondering wether each RMR detachment has a different role? If so what are they?

Just curious what reservists actually do day to day. I know the idea is to reinforce the Regular Corps on operations and exercises. But what else do they do? What opportunities are there if any?

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I'm curious to know about this as well, I am sure there is a post about general duties and opportunities somewhere but I haven't yet come across it.
 

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Hello all, I was just wondering wether each RMR detachment has a different role? If so what are they?

Just curious what reservists actually do day to day. I know the idea is to reinforce the Regular Corps on operations and exercises. But what else do they do? What opportunities are there if any?

cheers

Each RMR Unit, is supposed to have a specialisation, however it’s under review as far as I’m aware.
For example RMR Scotland is supposed to be made up of mostly Assault Engineers. But it’s hard to get everyone trained up, and in date with consistent training.

Reservists just have normal civilian jobs day to day. And they spend a set amount of days through the year training. For example recruit training is 2 weekends a month.

The role of RMR is to provide support to the Regular a Royal Marines. There’s opportunities to train with them and deploy with them.
What sort of opportunities are you looking for?
 

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My understanding was RMR Other Ranks now remain GD unless they transfer with an SQ already as a regular trained rank. The days of a designated SQ by unit will therefore only exist from legacy individuals still serving.

Possibly there's been a more recent rethink on this, but I've not heard of it.
 

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Thanks for the info
No worries. In one of life's peculiarities, most regular RM's seem to want to remain GD rather than specialise. RMR personnel, in the main, seem to have a good number wishing to specialise, but so far as I'm aware, UKSF(R) is the only option.

What makes it difficult is Reservists tend to have a Civilian full time job which means that the service would have to pay them to undertake a lengthy specialisation course, which invariably means that unless they are serving FTRS, they are going to have skill fade, even if they can afford to spend many weeks away from their Civilian job... If they can do this, two things: Firstly, in the current crisis, will the civilian job still be there for them? Secondly, if the primary job is of secondary interest, maybe the primary job should be switched to regular service.

Another oddity, is probably the most time consuming and demanding of RMR jobs imaginable is SBS(R), so it's a bit of a paradox at present.
 

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No worries. In one of life's peculiarities, most regular RM's seem to want to remain GD rather than specialise. RMR personnel, in the main, seem to have a good number wishing to specialise, but so far as I'm aware, UKSF(R) is the only option.

What makes it difficult is Reservists tend to have a Civilian full time job which means that the service would have to pay them to undertake a lengthy specialisation course, which invariably means that unless they are serving FTRS, they are going to have skill fade, even if they can afford to spend many weeks away from their Civilian job... If they can do this, two things: Firstly, in the current crisis, will the civilian job still be there for them? Secondly, if the primary job is of secondary interest, maybe the primary job should be switched to regular service.

Another oddity, is probably the most time consuming and demanding of RMR jobs imaginable is SBS(R), so it's a bit of a paradox at present.

I see, that does make sense. As you say it must be difficult to keep lad’s skills up around a certain spec with the lack of time to do so, I suppose the same can be said with anything really it all needs time.

So reservists don’t have specific roles as such, just to fill in as a GD for operations and excercises??

How does one find out about SBS(R)? Just out of curiosity really.

I should concentrate on getting my lid anyway. Just curious to find out more really.
 

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How does one find out about SBS(R)?

Click the SBS (R) tab above this forum's banner or via link below:

 

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Click the SBS (R) tab above this forum's banner or via link below:


Thankyou very much
 

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