Are Staff College students deployable?

#3
Then why am I hearing reports from BIA of 'individuals' trying to get out to the desert for a 'six-week summer holiday medal-grabbing' tour?
 

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#4
Maybe they could conduct a relief in place and give me a six week holiday back in the UK. I'd be happy to give them my medal as I'll undoubtedly be allowed another go in the next couple of years...
 
#5
I couldn't agree more now that the weather is hotting-up, but speak to the G1 types and this is an issue that is p*ssing people off. How do you stop it? If I'm stagging on for six months, I don't want to see medal-grabbers from Staff College acclimatising, sightseeing then going home. Maybe the Sgts Mess need to get to know about this. Then something can be done!
 
#6
I shouldn't worry too much about the medal-grabbing bit, though - by the time Op Telic 436 has happened, everybody will have the gong anyway.
 
#7
This sounds like NI in the 70's. The GSM62 gong became a "completed basic training medal" and we got to the stage where we were promised only one 4 month tour every year (broken) and guaranteed standdown after 18 month tour (broken). On the other hand you were guaranteed a job that would give you a pension....... - its starting to sound familiar, i am getting unpleasant flashbacks - could it be PTSD (Post Tour Shortly Deployed) or the other PTSD all over again...aaargh
 
#8
If there is an essential reason why there should deploy ie. they provide an operational expertise that no on else can provide - then students can be pulled for operations.

Wanting another medal or if their unit is going - is not a sufficient reason.
 

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