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  • popeye
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    It sure is.

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  • hptmurphy
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    Originally posted by popeye View Post
    Good luck with the training if you spent a year or 40 years in the NSR you will experience things that most people never get to see or do , going to sea with the fleet is a unique experience.

    Yeah..... so is seasickness!!!!

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  • na grohmiti
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    Worth remembering also for those new to Haulbowline, the car park is quite a distance from anywhere training would take place.

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  • popeye
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    Good luck with the training if you spent a year or 40 years in the NSR you will experience things that most people never get to see or do , going to sea with the fleet is a unique experience.

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  • Auldsod
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    I've got the schedule which is great. Great to see how well organised everything is and how much time other reservists are putting into the training giving up their own weekends to progress others.

    Late start Friday confirmed so I'm overjoyed anyway. It's averted the cancellation of a holiday and meant I can actually take some Christmas leave!

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  • popeye
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    17 People have been notified by e mail as far as I know, transport will be provided so I would advise using it , why use your one when the DF are providing it. the first weekend is all safety briefs and A7 , hopefully kit will be issued as well, training programmes camn and do change, you will meet friends and get to see and do things that most people don't. The class in training were able to visit HMS Diamond when she was in , they were part of a ministerial GOH and were on security for same.
    Things are looking up the NSR and the Reserve in general, its an exciting time to be in the reserve, I only wish I was starting again.

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  • Auldsod
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    Originally posted by DeV View Post
    If your offered transport and it suits you, my advise is take advantage of it - there are enough costs associated with service in the RDF.... you won’t get mileage
    Yeah, I do agree with regards the mileage but the hassle of getting to the NSR location and back again on Sunday would nearly make driving down worthwhile if allowed of course.

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  • DeV
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    If your offered transport and it suits you, my advise is take advantage of it - there are enough costs associated with service in the RDF.... you won’t get mileage

    2 weeks.... treated the same, doing much (not all) of the same training, held to the same standards, same culture shock etc

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  • Auldsod
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    Originally posted by popeye View Post
    NSR Recruit training is all carried out in the Naval Base under the Naval College, the instructors are NSR NCOs who are all SIC 2 qualified. Weekend trains begins on Friday evening when you are expected to report at 22.00 hrs, the 2 weeks full time training is long and hard, early starts and late nights, no shore leave and no drinking. It is hard for a reason , you are joining the Defence Forces. Enjoy it ,it only happens once.
    Hi Popeye, you seem to have some up to date info (I've not heard back from the NSR both PDF or RDF yet). I may hit the phones tomorrow!

    Reporting at 22.00 to Haulbowline - can you drive yourself or do you have to take the transport put on (which I'm sure it will be)?

    No shore leave or drinking sounds good to me. Better to put the head down and get through to it. Looking forward to the two weeks now. I'm sure it'll be tough but it's still only two weeks which is nothing on what the PDF recruits have to do!
    Last edited by Auldsod; 4 September 2018, 18:56.

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  • popeye
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    NSR Recruit training is all carried out in the Naval Base under the Naval College, the instructors are NSR NCOs who are all SIC 2 qualified. Weekend trains begins on Friday evening when you are expected to report at 22.00 hrs, the 2 weeks full time training is long and hard, early starts and late nights, no shore leave and no drinking. It is hard for a reason , you are joining the Defence Forces. Enjoy it ,it only happens once.

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  • Auldsod
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    Originally posted by DeV View Post
    Not 100% sure on that, could be Haulbowline

    I know there is definitely co-ordination in the recruit training between all the NSR units
    I'll be getting well acquainted with the roads of Munster so.

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  • DeV
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    Originally posted by Auldsod View Post
    I'm assuming the weekends are at NSR home location as transporting four locations worth of recruits up and down to Haulbowline over numerous weekends would be a logistical headache. If that's the case, I suspect an evening start.

    I must say that I'm impressed with my own locations push and drive to get things done. It has me very positive about the impending experience.
    Not 100% sure on that, could be Haulbowline

    I know there is definitely co-ordination in the recruit training between all the NSR units

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  • Auldsod
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    Originally posted by DeV View Post
    With regard to Friday start, it is highly likely to be Friday evening/night (but only unit can confirm)

    There is a focus in at least 2 NSR locations to getting people in, through the process and thought recruit training in an efficient and timely manner.

    Remember your training has to also fit around Accomodiation, instructor and training resources availability.

    It is definitely a positive move
    I'm assuming the weekends are at NSR home location as transporting four locations worth of recruits up and down to Haulbowline over numerous weekends would be a logistical headache. If that's the case, I suspect an evening start.

    I must say that I'm impressed with my own locations push and drive to get things done. It has me very positive about the impending experience.

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  • DeV
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    With regard to Friday start, it is highly likely to be Friday evening/night (but only unit can confirm)

    There is a focus in at least 2 NSR locations to getting people in, through the process and thought recruit training in an efficient and timely manner.

    Remember your training has to also fit around Accomodiation, instructor and training resources availability.

    It is definitely a positive move

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  • Auldsod
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    Originally posted by Bravo20 View Post
    I feel your pain Auldsod. It is pretty poor communication on behalf of the NSR not to include information on reporting times. It is also very short sighted of them (if this is the case) to require 6 extra days by training on Fridays.
    It seems to be a bit rushed due to usual medical delays etc. A lot of it's outside of the NSR's control really. I'd imagine they are trying their best to get the training going and get new recruits in so there is probably a lag with the finer details.

    Whether or not the six extra days are full days or not isn't confirmed yet but yup, it would be extremely short sighted if that's the case. Six Fridays off and another two full weeks on top of that out of fourteen weeks would be pretty exceptional. That's 8/14 Friday's out of work - I'm more than willing to give up my time but my employer might not!

    Here is hoping for a Friday evening start for all those!!
    Last edited by Auldsod; 4 September 2018, 11:45.

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