UnitedScratchyArse. I did 23 years with the 2-1 RGJ, now 2 rifles. If you really are going to join them in N.I. Then I suggest you get rid of that attitude or someone will kick it out of you.
Those "weekend warriors" as you call them, are on operations all the time with regular serving personnel. They have gained the respect they deserve from what they have done, so don't come on here slagging them off.
I suppose he read the thread about the lack of guns in Afghanistan and thought it refered to two rifles.
Was it not for the TA going with their regular counterparts, the regiments on deployments would be even more under manned and well over streached, but of course this government would expect nothing less!
And just to add to the confussion, great to see the USMC are going into Helmand, think of ALL the kit our lads can nick from them, such as weapon systems and helicopters! .. .. (just a thought)
2 Rifles in Ballykinler, chirst that's an easy posting these days, I had to help to bit up the bits when the bomb hit the camp, and was it the Red Shield was levelled (RE search) Sad day!