31, 36, 39 and 38 SR - whos next?

#1
Anyone fancy a sweepstake?
 
#2
My bet is the rest of 2(NC)... what are we for exactly? I'm an RS Op, and have no idea what we train for... we used to do MACA, but it turns out the blue light peeps have better comms kit than us.
 
#5
Not a gloat - see my other posts on the subject.

Seemed in keeping with the way this has all been handled...
 
#6
Two and a half thousand TA RSigs to go? Feck me. Who needs comms in conflict, eh? Next they'll be saying we don't need TA medics either. Erm...

Very sorry to hear it.
 
#7
msr said:
Not a gloat - see my other posts on the subject.

Seemed in keeping with the way this has all been handled...
Sorry, I understand now. Just very angry about the whole thing. Too many on here seem to think its great that the axe fell on someone else.

All the best

WH
 
#8
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#9
PrayingMantis said:
any more info or links on this MSR? as i'm in 31sr, and we don't seem to get told f.all!
You don't get told any more even if you're one of the "lucky" ones :roll:
 
#11
If it is handled in the crassly insensitive way that this one was, you will hear it in the House of Commons first, about 4 hours before you parade on a drill night...
 
#12
There will probably be one Regt in the north, one in NI (so 40SR), one in London and one elsewhere, the Midlands would be my guess.

And hopefully their CO's will have sometime to find out and let their chaps know before the Sun prints it first :cry:
 
#13
No wonder there were so many PXR points fed down from RHQ, on my last Regimental Ex.....the higher Ech were too busy looking on DII for a new posting!!

Tough break for the first three, but think back to the re-org (Units disbanding, rebadging the Inf etc).....we may well be underestimating the one-eyed Jock and his gobernments long-term plan for the reserves!!

The thing is, how many Units actually have all people on the books tip up on parade nights? So many people have said it before but just sack those who you never see after they've been attested, and those who can't pass their MATTs! That should bring the number down considerably.
 
#14
The_Rattler said:
the highland and lowland signal regiments will probably be in the firing line soon?
That happened in 1967, the scottish regiment is safe so far - but sounds like everyone' jackets are on a shoogly peg!

Starting to think the duke is actually the CGS not a 4 para OC!!!
 
#16
Cavalier said:
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The thing is, how many Units actually have all people on the books tip up on parade nights? So many people have said it before but just sack those who you never see after they've been attested, and those who can't pass their MATTs! That should bring the number down considerably.
Why do you think that a unit's ability to recruit and retain, or not, has anything to do with these kind of decisions? Do you base that on experience or evidence?

Not that I could guess what factors they consider, but how good your sub-unit is at its job is almost certainly not one of them.
 

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#17
angular said:
Cavalier said:
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The thing is, how many Units actually have all people on the books tip up on parade nights? So many people have said it before but just sack those who you never see after they've been attested, and those who can't pass their MATTs! That should bring the number down considerably.
Why do you think that a unit's ability to recruit and retain, or not, has anything to do with these kind of decisions? Do you base that on experience or evidence?

Not that I could guess what factors they consider, but how good your sub-unit is at its job is almost certainly not one of them.
Being the best in the Army at your job, but only doing it behind closed doors on a drill night and one weekend a month counts for nothing with the bean counters. Delivering a "measurable" output - soldiers in sandy coloured clothing - is what counts today.

FWIW, I do not think these units should have been chopped in the manner they have been, but they should not have been surprised by a call to re-role into something more relevant in the current operating environment.
 
#18
zenith69uk said:
The_Rattler said:
the highland and lowland signal regiments will probably be in the firing line soon?
That happened in 1967, the scottish regiment is safe so far - but sounds like everyone' jackets are on a shoogly peg!

Starting to think the duke is actually the CGS not a 4 para OC!!!
How shaky is that peg?

Why the introduction of new kit and a push to go on a 3 week course for BOWMAN if they are just going to axe the role?

I'd take it that NI(40) would be safe-ish, same for us up north(32) safe-ish?

Or did we get new hats as a leaving present?

Or to re-badge to an inf regt?
 
#20
Duke - couldn't agree more...

This has been handled appallingly and to announce a re-role would have been (and perhaps still is) the only realistic and reasonable option. This would have been constructive and realistic, whilst respecting the hard work, loyalty and honour of the Units concerned.

As for who's next - it ain't that simple. HQ Royal Signals (yes, they were caught out as well) is now engaged in a rear guard action to influence a proper footprint solution that whilst accommodating the 'cut' allows some semblance of balance and output to remain. However, this will mean that the integrity of the remaining units will not survive - more of a sharing out of remaining assets under whatever banner is the most suitable. And....no-one is safe not even IMHO HQ 2 Sig Bde. Could all be Regional....

The Corps Dinner in two weeks time will be a right laugh......
 

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