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Discussion in 'RMR Section and RMR Selection' started by KwA96, Jun 30, 2019.

  1. Watty17

    Watty17 New Member

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    I think you may have misunderstood me a little. Im not suggesting that AR infantry units would deploy to an active theatre alone as a standalone battalion. Saying that though I do believe one of the Rifles battalions is going out for Op Tosca? Im not sure which one exactly but I know thats a peacekeeping jobby anyway.

    What I’m trying to get my head around is if the RMR ranks only deploy, whether on exercise or onto live ops alongside the regs as individuals but only by being augmented? If so can it be case of jumping onto a 2 week exercise for example and then returning back to RMR life or do you have to be engaged within one of cdo units for months on end?
     
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  2. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker Admin

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    You can indeed volunteer for shorter term evolutions - most RMR trained ranks only undertake about two to four week attachments a year (Usually professional qualifying courses, exercises in UK and overseas and maybe AT). Opportunities arise frequently for short term duties such as those mentioned - it's how you qualify for your annual bounty.

    The difference is that if compulsorily mobilised, it'll be for 12 months, of which up to six could be spent overseas.

    The third option is to volunteer for FTRS posts. These are usually regular service billets which cannot be filled, so a Reservist volunteers to fill it - I'm doing just that now on a 3 year contract, filling a SO3 (RM Captain equivalent) post but as a WO1. That said, most FTRS billets are currently only 12 months long.
     
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  3. Johnny_Anonie

    Johnny_Anonie Moderator

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    When I was on tour with the infantry we had two TA lads attached to our multiple. Both cracking guys. In terms of duration: They did between 3 and 6 months in theatre. If you add that on to our Pre-Deployment Training & Post-Operational leave that they were entitled to it was somewhere between 4 and 12 months for the deployment!!
     
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  4. robbo09

    robbo09 Valuable Contributor

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    AR inf works pretty similar to RMR, in that they’ll have a few lads go with regs. There’s opportunities to do so currently depending on regiment etc to go do force protection in certain countries. But no, chances are you’ll not be getting deployed as a stand-alone reserve unit/company. Unless Russian paras start descending on us that is :)
     
  5. Watty17

    Watty17 New Member

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    Thanks for all the info gents you’ve been a great help. Given me much to think about!
     
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  6. Jones86

    Jones86 Member

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    Hi mate.

    Any chance of you also sending me a copy of RMR training plan please? It would be greatly appreciated.

    I start with Mersey in Sep 19.
     
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  7. Illustrious

    Illustrious Royal Marines Commando - Moderator

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    @TheRubberDagger do you still give out the old training guide that lads going for electus use to get?
     
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  8. Reserve

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    An updated, digital copy is emailed to Mod net address’ following a presentation evening.
     
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  9. arny01

    arny01 Ex Pongo.

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    @Jones86 ill tag you on the training plan thread. Stand by.
     
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