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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 units.

    https://twitter.com/naval_service/st...085422599?s=20

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    Well done!
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    Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
    He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
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    Great to see the future of the NSR in safe hands. 3 from the dublin unit I believe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmiti View Post
    Great to see the future of the NSR in safe hands. 3 from the dublin unit I believe?
    Bravo Zulu to the 6 new Ensigns.
    Proud to say 3 of the 6 are very fine members of DUNSR, Ensign Mooney, Ensign Rutledge, Ensign Alvey.

    They have worked incredibly hard to get to this day.

    These are the future life blood for the service, so it’s in good hands. ????
    That's from one of the comments on facebook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auldsod View Post
    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 units.

    https://twitter.com/naval_service/st...085422599?s=20
    Good to see movement. Will the new Government bring proper change for the RDF.
    Anyone know are the AR still going to commission our lads this year. I heard its not until next year.

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

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    Where is the gender balance?

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    Where is the Naval Service Reserve ????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fantasia View Post
    Where is the gender balance?
    All male.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auldsod View Post
    All male.
    Exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fantasia View Post
    Exactly.
    Pity about the gender and not entirely understood as the candidates are selected. Right now it would benefit the new officers if they could get the time to spend 4/6 months on ships to become useful watch officers in their branches and give them professional confidence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by batterysgt View Post
    Anyone know are the AR still going to commission our lads this year. I heard its not until next year.
    Hopefully they will be well commissioned by this time next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLIPPER View Post
    Where is the Naval Service Reserve ????
    Dublin, Waterford, Cork, Limerick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fantasia View Post
    Exactly.
    There used to be one female officer in Dublin NSR. As a ratio of the total officer strength, that seems like enough. Also, did any female NCO apply? No gender balance unless there are suitably diverse applicant.
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    There were 17 females on my AR Pot Officer course back in the day , some are still serving. Gender is no bar at all here

    Commissioning for AR not set in stone yet , COVID has it up in the air understandably
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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmiti View Post
    There used to be one female officer in Dublin NSR. As a ratio of the total officer strength, that seems like enough. Also, did any female NCO apply? No gender balance unless there are suitably diverse applicant.
    Defo one female NSR officer in one of WUNSR/CUNSR/LUNSR. She was on the parade for the 90th Anniversary of the RDF
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    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 demographic within the NSR rather than a preference towards men. In fact I'll clarify that the process is 100% gender neutral.

    In my unit for example we have no females at A/B rank (Private 3*) or above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    Dublin, Waterford, Cork, Limerick
    Sorry, that was a reply to Fantasia with tongue in cheek, asking where (and why?) the NSR had vanished to in terms of numbers compared with 10 years go?

    The greater the number the greater chance of gender balance.

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    Did a SIC2 course with some of the newly commissioned gentlemen, seemed pretty switched on and really dedicated to the NSR cause.
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    We are getting off topic, partly my fault, best of luck to them into the future.

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