Did the Aussies set up the lateral transfer scheme to keep themselves out of harms way?

  • Yes

    Votes: 1 9.1%
  • No

    Votes: 4 36.4%
  • Don't know but I'd be interested to see statistics on the subject

    Votes: 6 54.5%

  • Total voters
    11
A few Monkeys went that way too after your own SIB was scrapped.
The theory was that the AFP could handle out of area (out of Oz) enquiries, until what we named Telic happened.
Not the same as some offshore outlying islands, Papua New Guinea and embassy postings.
Time to re-invent the Oz SIB then? And it certainly was.
 
I know a few loggies who have transferred, they seem happy that they can continue their career past their 22 point, in a warm country with quite a lot of perks they dont have have in the British army while not having the same fitness standards as the British.
The aussies get a load of experience, without paying for the training. They also get people who are more likely to put up with shit and have a better fitness standard.

Both sides win.
The British army only loses if people jump before their 22 year point.
 
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PPS I'm not having a go at the diggers, or the junior officers, they're great kids.

Just the fat pompous knackers who wander round Jerrabomberra Woolworths dressed up as LTCOL's, MAJ's and WO's, when they are simply overpaid filing clerks and undeployable. the Machiavellian office politicians who make up the Star officer corps.

Which army are you talking about - several spring to mind...
 
It does beg the question of why you'd want an army full of fat middle aged knackers though?
Last time I checked, technically you could sign up for Duntroon to train as an Inf pn commander, up to the age of 55...
Entire organisation is out of synch with its raison d'être.

Because it pays a wage, with good perks with nice weather for less work/bullshit/standards than the British army?
 
Yep, everybody wins except the taxpayer (and the poor sods who have to actually do the work and the tours).

I didn't realise that the Australian Army's main function was to supply a holiday camp environment for fat, unmotivated incompetents.

Silly me, I stand corrected.

What else do they do? **** all really.
 
I'm calling wind up (or wah) here.

Im serious, a very small amount of the Australian military deploy. Like a lot of European armies.
 
You'll be complaining about the sharks, snakes and crocs next
 
PS He reckons the ADF used 'Long Look' to bolster the numbers on deployments, can anybody confirm?

My 'go' at Long Look consisted mainly of six months spent watching cricket, rugby & Ozzie Rules and many, many BBQs as I drove all over the place visiting various units, aside from the odd chippy tw@t (like you'd get anywhere), they were a great bunch..

My wife was able to fly out on indulgence flights for two fortnight long holidays.

I had a great time.

Funnily enough the guy who came over to us got caught out by the CDT team after a long weekend spent in Roermond. When he got back to Oz (four and a half months early), his OC had me escort the tw@t in for his orders.
 

weegwa

Old-Salt
It does beg the question of why you'd want an army full of fat middle aged knackers though?
Last time I checked, technically you could sign up for Duntroon to train as an Inf pn commander, up to the age of 55...
Entire organisation is out of synch with its raison d'être.

Oi lay off with the fat middle aged knacker (fair description though). I'm making a killing over here ;)
 

IWC

Clanker
I think you will find the reverse of the OP... such are the perks and financial remuneration of deploying, a lot of fat knackers got "deployed" on "war fighting ops" to cushy staff positions etc while the laterals picked up the slack in Oz.


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Transferred in 2010 after 24 years Colour Service - two Afghan trips and one Iraq trip since coming here.
How much do you get paid per tour?
 

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