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2 week tours?

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Goku

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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?
 
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Goku said:
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 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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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.
 
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Fallschirmjager said:
What would be the point?
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.
 
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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.
 
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stroker said:
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.
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?
 
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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.
 
#13
FEASG said:
It would probably take you two weeks to explain just what the Fcuk this s*** 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.
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
 
#14
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.
 
#16
Having spoken to a mate working at CVHQ Royal Signals it seems that short tours ie 2-12 weeks are being used for guys with specific skills (LIAG, Install Techs etc) . It means that individuals can be deployed several times to several Ops to carry out their specific role, rather than deploy once for 8-12 Months and then not be able to deploy again for a number of years. He quoted the shortest length of deployment for a guy to date has been 36 Hours in theatre.
 
#17
scaryspice said:
FEASG said:
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
O how very perceptive of you to realize that No I have no idea what a LIAG is and from that description in pure MOD doctrinal Hoop paste. A LIAG could be a Specialist in anything from origami to W@nking in an NBC environment.

I reserve the right to comment be it informed (Or B0llocks) on any subject. And I don’t care if you are a LIAG or a LAMP POST but would be in you debit if you could explain what the fore mentioned job description/Mission statement acutely means (Op sec permitting and in an infantryman friendly format if possible).

I can see the point in deploying trouble shooters to address a number of issues that arise on ops for a short period of time (even two Weeks) but in my experience of such things they tend to be done by FTRS who move around more than one theatre. And never mobilized for just two weeks.

I await enlightenment. :D
 
#18
It most certainly is possible....always for specialists in my experience, particularly IT specs (LIAG etc) as has been mentioned but also others such as media ops, CIMIC and Psyops, for example. Where I would take issue is calling it a "tour"...it's short-term tasking which brings it's own issues....OPTAG is not required for a short trip to op theatres for example.

Rank is not necessarily an issue either...I've known cpls, SACs etc deployed if they have the skills required. Mind you, MOD is taking the piss in this case as far as I'm concerned...these guys (and girls) are worth much more than jnco money in this sort of case!! But that's another issue altogether...


Cheers,

AS
 
#19
When you have no idea what someone does then calling it "hardly value for the taxpayers" is a bit silly isn't it? And you base this comment on your wide experience in which such things are "usually done by FTRS" and then admit you have no idea what LIAG does anyway - outstanding logic.

Now you want me to expain it to you in terms you can understand and you can't even work out how to quote posts properly on the forum? (0 out of 2 - not very good really is it?)

I don't think you will find much enlightenment here at that rate. Mind you woody and Baldrick (who apparently aren't LIAG either) have both said something sensible so read that instead.
 
#20
Further to my last, and somewhat more relevant to the original post of the thread....15 (UK) Psyops Gp comes under 1 MI Bde orbat, so if the "cousin" is a member of this specialist unit then it is "just" possible, although extremely unlikely.

Cheers,

AS
 

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