97 Sig Sqn, the aftermath

Discussion in 'Army Reserve' started by Spunk_Dump, Nov 21, 2006.

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  1. Spunk_Dump

    Spunk_Dump Swinger

    Well ladies and gents. We've all back home to our loved ones, and we slowly return to normality.
    How did we find the experience of going away with loads of new people, and working with them 24/7?.
    Whats youre thoughts of the pre mobilisation training, mobilizing, trade training, continuation training at Donnington, and then going out to our choosen locations, weather it be Boz or Slim lines in Kosavo.
    Is it something you liked, and would you do it again?.
    Share youre stories here.
  2. polar

    polar LE

    Do we really want that? Was it another set of plots off Coronation Street
  3. The_GreyMan

    The_GreyMan Old-Salt

    Most unfair Mr Polar, just because the last lot , or some of the last lot could not behave themselves does not mean this lot did the same, tut tut.
    I hear it was a brilliant start, wained a bit in the middle and pittered out at the end, at least the naughty boys of 2004 had staying power, more work as opposed to less PT, instead of the other way around this year.
    Although rumour control does suggest some of the same was happening this year as well, with regards to certain relationships.
  4. The_GreyMan

    The_GreyMan Old-Salt

    Oh Mr DUMP were you also there in 2004 by chance ???
  5. The_GreyMan

    The_GreyMan Old-Salt

    Rumour control has it, that if you volunteer for the next 97 Sqn your plane may get diverted to Afghan-e-land, be warned you saw it here first
  6. polar

    polar LE

    No current rumour is TA will continue in Bos and may also take on Falklands
  7. TA_sig

    TA_sig LE

    There's an awful lot of planning and preparation gone into the next 97 deployment, which will be the last since some other unfortunate EU country will be taking over after that. Well that's what the bods coming back from CVHQ briefings are saying anyway. Afghanistan doesn't require much more effort from the Royal Corp(v) at the moment.

    Heh at the rate it's rumoured to be going they'll have to comp mobilise or do something drastic to get more TA in to make up for the shortfall in numbers for 97.
  8. msr

    msr LE

    Isn't 33 Sig Regt leading the mob?

  9. polar

    polar LE

    Its definatley a 12 Sig Group mob, although the distinction between them and 2 Sig Bde is becoming blurred. I wouldn't be suprised if Donnington was home the both shortly (I've spent more time in the Ptarmigan training centre than I did beforehand - when I was in a Ptarmigan unit)
  10. msr

    msr LE

    And just remind me how much Ptarmigan is in Bos now?

  11. polar

    polar LE

    None, maybe I'm the optimist? Its not all doom and gloom for 12 Sig Grp, CORMORANT is just around the corner. However I'd reckon they'd be better off in 2 Sig Bde doing modern comms a lot earlier
  12. msr

    msr LE

    If you can call 2012 just around the corner...

  13. polar69

    polar69 LE

    Are the regs using Comorant full time now ?
  14. polar

    polar LE

    I believe so. We had it on one of our dets earlier this year, we couldn't find a use for it. We tended to use commerical systems instead
  15. TA_sig

    TA_sig LE

    Looking at the website the various trades on offer pretty much Dagger dets (IS op?), Techs, IS Eng/Tech roles going, AS OP and Radop are taken on mainly for JMH skills... 8O

    There will be opportunity for the soldiers to do some quick trade training to re-role into whatever required, depending on your ability. The recruitment appears to be heavily focussed on what your civi skills are although that's just my mates' interpretations, who happen to be going through the process.

    Cheeky way of getting plenty of 12 Sig group soldiers re-roled in preparation for the future? Well not really cheeky but still..