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    How would you propose to bring an NSR officer up...

    How would you propose to bring an NSR officer up to bridge watchkeeper with two weeks time they have for FTT training and a few weekends per year?

    The difference isn't with will and ability - it's...
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    Spot on with the above but this is where the...

    Spot on with the above but this is where the disconnect is.

    An NSR officer may as well go down the PDF commissioning route if they want to properly stand watches as 2 weeks FTT training aren't...
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    Just to clarify my final point from the above. ...

    Just to clarify my final point from the above.

    - NSR officers with a maritime background and said qualifications should and are allowed to provide relief on state ships.
    - NSR officers with no...
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    Indeed it does and they are a great asset. ...

    Indeed it does and they are a great asset.

    The gaining of such qualifications for new NSR officers without a maritime background or prior PDF service isn't realistic and does not align with their...
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    NSR officers at sea

    I believe I have mentioned this in another thread where there was a similar comment. Four/six months on ship would be great in theory but your analysis isn't reflecting the fact that these new...
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    I can't speak for units other than my own but you...

    I can't speak for units other than my own but you can only put someone on a course if they are available, willing and able. The fact the course was all male may be more a reflection of the current...
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    All male.

    All male.
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    Three from Dublin, two from Cork and one from...

    Three from Dublin, two from Cork and one from Limerick.
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    NSR Commissioning

    Congratulations to the 3rd NSR Potential Officers Class who commissioned yesterday.

    A proud day for them and their families. Coupled with the recent NCO promotions, a promising time for the...
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    One refurbished F-5. Just one.

    One refurbished F-5.

    Just one.
  11. So the rumours of the 'Rock' just being a tarp...

    So the rumours of the 'Rock' just being a tarp cover a huge mast are true? ;)
  12. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM4NNSu0Mrw ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM4NNSu0Mrw

    For anyone who has interest. British Forces TV did a piece on the unit recently.
  13. I really like your above and I understand you...

    I really like your above and I understand you have significant knowledge in the field. I would reiterate though that the units do need to be brought up to strength first and other lingering questions...
  14. Bingo

    Bingo
  15. A worthwhile and noble objective but a number of...

    A worthwhile and noble objective but a number of years with the NSR growing its numbers and getting comfortable with regular RHIB Ops first would be a better start.
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    Poll: I wonder which role from 2011 to 2016 took most...

    I wonder which role from 2011 to 2016 took most of his time and effort?
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    The letter seems to suggest that. Most of the...

    The letter seems to suggest that. Most of the subscribers are probably not even in the DF I'd imagine.
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    I'm sorry to see it go too. Long time subscriber...

    I'm sorry to see it go too. Long time subscriber as well.

    I suspect that there may not be an email for everyone on the subscriber base due to many being so for years. Also surprised to first get...
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    I'm trying my best too. Still working thanfully...

    I'm trying my best too. Still working thanfully but with no commute and no other committments, getting way more fitness in within the 2km limit.

    Which garmin watch did you get? I was considering...
  20. Thread: Corps choice?

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    If Dylan-7 got in, he could be a captain by now...

    If Dylan-7 got in, he could be a captain by now :biggrin:
  21. Not at all. I'm stuck working from home but it's...

    Not at all. I'm stuck working from home but it's been 12 hour days and we're up the wall. Hundreds of thousands in same position across the country.

    Many hundreds of thousands or more either...
  22. Couldn't agree more. I still think it's an...

    Couldn't agree more.

    I still think it's an interesting discussion though!
  23. Some private sector employers offer it do. My...

    Some private sector employers offer it do. My employer gives 10 days 'military leave' annually. Full pay.
  24. I'm not suggesting that either approach is...

    I'm not suggesting that either approach is necessarily right or wrong. There are costs and benefits on both sides. The UK provides full salary protection where I believe in the US it is limited to...
  25. Sure that would take greater analysis being...

    Sure that would take greater analysis being honest. I could see why legislation on that area would ideally not be rushed.

    Depending on the length of time of a potential permanent service period,...
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