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Re: DG Land Reserve on "sustainable Reserve Force"
« Reply #50 on: December 19, 2016, 11:45:15 »
How much is this manning change driven by a lack of big ships? We lost the 2 AORS, all of the Tribals are gone with no replacements, are they now looking at the Kingston's as a place to put warm bodies? Once the fleet starts to grow with AOR and AOP's, will the manning of the Kingstons become less interesting to the Regular Force?

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Re: DG Land Reserve on "sustainable Reserve Force"
« Reply #51 on: December 19, 2016, 12:06:00 »
How much is this manning change driven by a lack of big ships? We lost the 2 AORS, all of the Tribals are gone with no replacements, are they now looking at the Kingston's as a place to put warm bodies? Once the fleet starts to grow with AOR and AOP's, will the manning of the Kingstons become less interesting to the Regular Force?

At first the RCN needed a place to employ the extra sailors from the Iroquois and Tankers. Although many of them went to the rest of the fleet which was short and at times it was hard to find sailors to fill the reg spots. With the coming of the tankers and AOPS those extra sailors will be needed for those ships and the general fleet. The CT offers come with the caveat that they may need to remain with the Kingston Class for several years before moving on. The end state is 5% reserves on each class, for the Kingston's that's 2 reserve sailors per ship. What I have been hearing is that realistically more than 5% will be reserves because the RCN won't be able to fill all the billets and not all will be taking the CT. There are also studies to streamline crewing on the Kingstons as well. There are many Kingston Class sailors at the units who would love to come out for a contract, but if they adhere to the 5% rule, they will be disappointed.
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Re: DG Land Reserve on "sustainable Reserve Force"
« Reply #52 on: December 19, 2016, 12:07:38 »
How much is this manning change driven by a lack of big ships? We lost the 2 AORS, all of the Tribals are gone with no replacements, are they now looking at the Kingston's as a place to put warm bodies? Once the fleet starts to grow with AOR and AOP's, will the manning of the Kingstons become less interesting to the Regular Force?

While we're waiting for ships to put them in, we could always stand up the Royal Canadian Navy Division. It's all been done before, of course :)
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