104Bn REME going, going

#1
nearly gone apparently.

The RHQ is to relocate to Tidworth and become the RHQ of a mixed TA/Reg Bn. The northerners in the unit will move to the two coy's which will then become part of a northern based unit and us southerners will move into the two coy's in a unit based in Sussex or some such place.

Still a busy time with lots on for the next couple of years. However I am pretty gutted by the news, I like the unit, have made some good mates there and do not relish all the hassle which goes with a unit being disbanded and a new one raised, not again anyway.

1 Wessex gone, 78 Engineers gone and now 104Bn REME going as well. Not very good, not very good at all.

Jump ship early or stay until it sinks?

Regards Cardinal
 
#3
The_Duke said:
Ever had the feeling that you might be a bit of a Jonah?

Cardinal, could you please post your description, so I know to lock the recruiting office door :threaten:
 
#8
OldSnowy said:
Last I saw, Crawley was still in Sussex?
It is but there is only the HQ there - currently trying to build up a reccy mech platoon there, but that's it. The majority of people there at the moment are either HQ staff or Driver/Rad Ops. The TAC is a bit small for anything else anyway - although we should be getting a new, bigger one in a year or two.
 
#10
wellyhead said:
The_Duke said:
Ever had the feeling that you might be a bit of a Jonah?

Cardinal, could you please post your description, so I know to lock the recruiting office door :threaten:
I am tall, handsome, fit as a fiddle and dont look more than twenty.

I do have a short dumpy, little mate with grey hair who looks about a hundred who might try and join though :brilsmurf:

Cardinal
 
#11
I have been in touch with 104 about a transfer to them from my unit, I have been sent a latter from them and a transfer form that I and my oc/co have to fill in. I was just about to go ahead with this but where will I stand with them now?
 
#12
Monster said:
I have been in touch with 104 about a transfer to them from my unit, I have been sent a latter from them and a transfer form that I and my oc/co have to fill in. I was just about to go ahead with this but where will I stand with them now?
They are still recruiting and it seems have a couple of years left to run. After that two nationally recruited coy's with predominantly southern soldiers will become part of a Sussex based Bn and the two coy's with predominantly recruited northern soldiers will join a northern Bn.

Since the bulk of the men are in the coy's rather than RHQ I get the impression that there will just be some internal movement between one coy and another.

So the REME specialist will remain but working alongside independant TA and for a few in the RHQ with regulars as well.

If the soldiers in the coy's dont change then its still going to be a worthwhile unit as the lads are brilliant to work with. Its just that as a whole 104 will cease to exist which is a shame because when it comes together its great.

Cardinal

Cardinal
 
#14
104 Bn is cutting in half; half will be administered from Sussex, half from Durham. The exercises will still be with the same people, albeit in 2 groups, but the companies will stay as they are.
 
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