Afghanistan Deployment- err... Force Protection?

#1
I'm with 4 Para, and after hearing from the lads who where out with 3 Para debated it long n hard then put my name forth for deployment for a multitude of reasons...

I am unaware of what units are going out when, but got an e-mail from Land HQ offering a slot with a London Coy going out as Force Protection.

Correct me if I'm wrong but it reaks of stag on for 8 months at some large camp... not exactly what I had in mind.

4 Paras on leave, so was wondering if anyone here knew when the next reg battalions are going out, or even a TA unit not FP? Or any other advise?
 
#2
Do not go out with the London Regiment , it will be SHIT and all you will be doing is staging on , i think 2 PARA is going out some time early next year (not confirmed )i would wait out for them
 
#3
The Royal Mongolians are going out early next year and i'm sure 2 PARA are taking over them later on in the year. Force protection is stagging on in camp bastion. Don't do it!
 

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#6
Shemulie,

Don't make a decision based on internet answers - some may well be accurate, others not.

As to your comments about the CO, if he was happy to send people to 3 Para in Helmand without their wings even once we were aware of the levels of contact, I doubt he will have changed his mind for the 2 Para tour. The intention is to provide an FP Coy, plus IRs to 2 Para.

Wait until after leave and find the pukka gen.

Duke
 
#7
The_Duke said:
Shemulie,

Don't make a decision based on internet answers - some may well be accurate, others not.

As to your comments about the CO, if he was happy to send people to 3 Para in Helmand without their wings even once we were aware of the levels of contact, I doubt he will have changed his mind for the 2 Para tour. The intention is to provide an FP Coy, plus IRs to 2 Para.

Wait until after leave and find the pukka gen.

Duke
Granted. Just seeking a heads up.

CO did not say that but that 2 Para's did. Yeh wouldnt bet any money on it though, prob just officer scuttlebutt... wouldnt be the first time!
 
#8
skymacuk said:
Do not go out with the London Regiment , it will be s*** and all you will be doing is staging on , i think 2 PARA is going out some time early next year (not confirmed )i would wait out for them
This is pish, and is from someone who is out of the loop on the current LONDONS deployment.
 
#9
Fallschirmjager said:
The Royal Mongolians are going out early next year and i'm sure 2 PARA are taking over them later on in the year. Force protection is stagging on in camp bastion. Don't do it!
A Coy 2RRF were told they were doing force protection at Bastion. Before you could scream "INCOMING" they were screaming "INCOMING" at Nowzad!
 
#11
Fallschirmjager said:
We were quite lucky in that we had the utterley useless ghurkas to stag on for us.
OK Big man, what makes you so special, apart from a fetish for things Nazi.

Rather work with a Gurkha than a walking attitude problem.

Cardinal
 
#15
Anon. said:
skymacuk said:
Do not go out with the London Regiment , it will be s*** and all you will be doing is staging on , i think 2 PARA is going out some time early next year (not confirmed )i would wait out for them
This is pish, and is from someone who is out of the loop on the current LONDONS deployment.
and what makes you think im out of the loop then ?
 
#16
skymacuk said:
Do not go out with the London Regiment , it will be s*** and all you will be doing is staging on , i think 2 PARA is going out some time early next year (not confirmed )i would wait out for them
just because the headshed on telic3 were complete tools, & only were thinking about themselves and how good they looked.

it does not mean that the headshed for this current deployment are the same, in fact they are far from it, i've personally known the CSM for a good number of years, and is a top bloke who WILL look after his men, also from what i've seen from the OC, he too seems a pretty sound officer.
 
#17
skymacuk said:
Anon. said:
skymacuk said:
Do not go out with the London Regiment , it will be s*** and all you will be doing is staging on , i think 2 PARA is going out some time early next year (not confirmed )i would wait out for them
This is pish, and is from someone who is out of the loop on the current LONDONS deployment.
and what makes you think im out of the loop then ?
Because it's pretty obvious from your username who you are.
 
#18
If youre in the TA then frankly what else do you expect but to do force protection if there are juicier tasks available. The way things are going at the moment with 45 Cdo ranks doing bone tasks a lot of chits will go in after Herrick 5.
 
#19
Anon. said:
skymacuk said:
Anon. said:
skymacuk said:
Do not go out with the London Regiment , it will be s*** and all you will be doing is staging on , i think 2 PARA is going out some time early next year (not confirmed )i would wait out for them
This is pish, and is from someone who is out of the loop on the current LONDONS deployment.
and what makes you think im out of the loop then ?
Because it's pretty obvious from your username who you are.[/quote

so you know who i am big deal , but what makes you think im out of the loop i have a lot of good mates going on the tour and i know what the londons are going to be doing FP ie staging on i know who the OC and the CSM are , both very good blokes but they still cant change what the companies taskings are going to be
 
#20
skymacuk said:
Do not go out with the London Regiment , it will be s*** and all you will be doing is staging on , i think 2 PARA is going out some time early next year (not confirmed )i would wait out for them
i Agree with Skymacuk , your better off going out with a regular unit , if you choose to go out with the Londons chances are you will be Staging on as we did on telic which was crap no matter how much they try and big it up ,it was still very boring
 

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