2 week tours?

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  1. I was speaking to a cousin recently, the conversation drifted towards the TA, and he mentioned that he worked with someone in the TA Int Corps who was constantly taking 2 weeks off from work to go and play in sandy places.

    I’m in no way walt hunting here, my relations know very little about the TA so this may just be down to my cousin not knowing what he’s talking about, but is it at all possible to do a 2 week tour? I though it was 6 months+ or bust.

    If a short tour such as 2 weeks is possible, under what circumstances would that be?
    Presumably you’d have to be in a specialist trade or of senior rank?
     
  2. 2 week tours,count me in-need some duty free!.seriously all the admin would make the idea a logistics nightmare.must cause some sort of resentment.
     

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  3. Suspect he's walting it. Can't see anyone being deployed for 2 weeks ..even the medics have to go for 3 months.

    Chilwell and OPTAG alone would fill 2 weeks.
     
  4. What would be the point?
     
  5. In the case of LIAG -

    Mission

    The LIAG is to provide Information Assurance (IA) advice and support to Commanders: Across the whole spectrum of operations. Worldwide in operational and non-operational theatres. For all CIS, including associated management systems. With an integral training and development capability. By providing Vulnerability Assessment and Assistance Teams (VAAT) or Advance Intruder Testing (AIT), in conjunction with other agencies. As part of the LAND component of any future Defence IA organisation.
     
  6. I suspect this person is substituting the word 'tour' for the more accurate description 'camp' when regaling their workmates with tales of their daring-do.
     
  7. As I suspected too, but how many units spend their annual camp in Iraq?

    The LIAG(V) explanation sounds believable, are they the only specialists who can do a 2 week tour or are there others?
     
  8. I believe that 2 week attachments to Reg Sects in UK to provide temporary backup for "gapped" posts are available. These could not however be described as tours.
     
  9. I'm doing a 2 week "tour" in Germany next year, last years "tour" in Wales was hell
     
  10. Quick! delete that statement before some lunatic junior minister in the M.O.D sees it and thinks its a good idea!
     
  11. ]

    In the case of LIAG -

    Mission

    The LIAG is to provide Information Assurance (IA) advice and support to Commanders: Across the whole spectrum of operations. Worldwide in operational and non-operational theatres. For all CIS, including associated management systems. With an integral training and development capability. By providing Vulnerability Assessment and Assistance Teams (VAAT) or Advance Intruder Testing (AIT), in conjunction with other agencies. As part of the LAND component of any future Defence IA organisation.[/quote]
    It would probably take you two weeks to explain just what the Fcuk this Shit means after that you can do a quick NAAFI run then report to the Apod for your flight home, hardly value for money for the Tax payers.
     
  12. scaryspice

    scaryspice LE Moderator

    You clearly have no idea what you're talking about. LIAG are specialists - their type of role means that going out for a few weeks to do a specific job and then come back again most certainly is value for money.

    Why not stick to commenting on something you actually know something about? And no I'm not in LIAG before you ask
     
  13. It sounds like some sort of clever i.t. thingy goes out sets it up goes home. Goes back out if it needs fixing again.Can see the logical need for such types .And letting them have rank and all the benefits of the army
    probably works out cheaper than paying a civilian consultant to do it .
    Very special people doing a very special job.Not something anyone who isnt an i.t. god need worry or even care about.
    This is just a guess.
     
  14. unlikely but possible- he's UKSF. Unlikely he'd say where he was off to in that case so doubtful.