Ed. This essay argues that the Maritime Reserves (MR), despite a well understood requirement and being ideally situated to do so, are currently struggling to provide niche technical enablement to the RN. The author argues that reform of the current branch structure is necessary to allow the MR to make full use
of its nascent Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)
expertise and excel in the provision of this much needed capability. A 10 minute read.