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How long after joining the Royal Naval Reserves could I expect to be called out on mobilised service?

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If you have no previous military experience you cannot be mobilised until you have reached ‘Trained Strength’. This means you must have completed your initial training and some branch training too. Therefore, you will probably have served at least two years before you are required for active service.  For those that have previous experience, you could be called out almost as soon as you join the RNR.

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How long is a tour of mobilised service with the Royal Naval Reserves?

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A tour of duty is usually 6 months, supplemented with some pre-deployment training. On completion, you will be entitled to paid Post Operational Leave.

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How much time will I need to take off work to complete the Royal Naval Reserves recruiting process?

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The Armed Forces Careers Offices will try to arrange many of the procedures on the same day.  Sometimes it’s not always feasible so we would suggest you plan on having to take two days off work.

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I already have Naval Service experience so what training will I be doing with the Royal Naval Reserves?

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This very much depends on whether or not you were classed as ‘trained strength’ in the Royal Navy, and which RNR job is assigned to you. You’re not expected to attend New Entry training – you are more likely to undertake your branch training at weekends instead. But you will still be expected to play an active part in your local unit.

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I am in full-time education am I liable to be called-out with the Royal Naval Reserves?

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No. People in fulltime education are not called for mobilised service.

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If I am mobilised with the Royal Naval Reserves, do I have to go?

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Occasionally a call-out notice could prove very difficult at work or at home so there is a procedure for you, or your employer, to appeal against mobilisation.

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If I find I can no longer make the commitment to the Royal Naval Reserves how much notice must I give?

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We recognise that personal circumstances can change so if you feel you have to leave the RNR you are required to give a month’s notice, in writing.

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Is there an Equality and Diversity policy for the Royal Naval Reserve?

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The RNR is part of the wider Naval Service which is fully committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

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Is there an opportunity to see if I like the Royal Navy Reserves before I apply?

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Yes. Where possible, your local RNR unit will encourage you to visit. You  may even be able to attend simple training sessions too. There are also opportunities to attend showcase weekends where you will be given the chance to take part in various activities.

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What happens if I am unable to attend every weekly Royal Navy Reserves training evening at my unit?

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Some absences from weekly training are understood and accepted, providing you have made the unit aware beforehand.  Being a Reservist is a big commitment so before applying to join you must ask yourself if you will be able to make the time, on a regular basis.

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