ARRC - THE ALLIED R&R CENTRE

Discussion in 'The Training Wing' started by GOTCHA, May 19, 2004.

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  1. DONE TOO MANY OPERATIONAL TOURS ?

    ISN'T IT TIME YOU GOT ALL YOUR ANNUAL LEAVE FOR ONCE ?

    JOINED FOR SPORT & ADVENTURE TRAINING...BUT FIND YOU'RE TOO BUSY IN THE BRITISH ARMY ?

    GET THE BEST OF ALL WORLDS - COME TO THE ARRC WHERE A HOLIDAY IS ONLY A WEEKEND AWAY

    WE ARE NATO'S "FIRST FIFTEEN" HRF(L) ...BUT LAST DEPLOYED IN 1999. WE WORK MON-FRI IN BARRACKS AND DO OUR "EXERCISES" LOCALLY. WE WORK MON-FRI, NO DUTIES SO JOIN US & HELP US PAD OUT THE TIME WITH SPORT AND ADV TRG -YOU WILL PERFECT YOUR FREECELL WITH A TOUR IN THE ARRC !

    PUT YOUR FEET UP, WE HAVE EARNED IT.

    ARRC - WHERE NATO TAKES A NAP.
     
  2. Was it necessary to shout, if you hit the wrong key , it happens, thats what a preview is for :)
     
  3. DangerMouse

    DangerMouse Old-Salt Moderator

    Excellent question. Why do we devote two HQs and three Regts (HQ ARRC (majority British), HQ 1 Sig Bde, 7 & 16 Sig Regts, and ARRC Sp Bn) to an organisation that hasn't deployed in half a decade? When it last did - AGRICOLA - the US swore never to 'fight a war by committee' again. Numerous comments in both US and UK doctrine indicate the future operations will be undertaken by so-called 'coalitions of the willing'. What role will ARRC play?

    ARRC is no longer the sole Corps-level HQ, as the post opening this thread identified, there are now a number of other High Readiness Formation (Land) (HRF(L)) HQs, provided by other members of NATO. At least one of these has already deployed operationally (commanding ISAF), and none of them rely on CIS as ancient as Ptarmigan, in the way that ARRC does.

    Rumours have been circulating since the end of TELIC 1 that ARRC would be off to Afghanistan. Apparently the suggestion is that primarily the British elements of ARRC would deploy. I understand that HQ ISAF was a Div HQ task (it was originally led by HQ 3 (UK) Div); why therefore are we considering shoe-horning a Corps HQ in to the job? To justify ARRC's existence? (Interestingly, 7 Sig Regt is the only deployable R SIGNALS Regt not to have either deployed complete, or to have to deployed a sub-unit, on TELIC.)

    Is it perhaps that ARRC represents the very embodiment of Defence Diplomacy, and that it exists merely for the prestige that Framework Nation (FN) status used to carry with it? If so, is it now a waste of time, effort, resources and manpower?
     
  4. Cripes DM! You forgot to add '...and to act as a test bed for DS1.....' :D
     
  5. Wasn't the Arc a big fcuk-off wooden boat, that had two of every kind, was used once by Noah and then dumped on the top of a hill (if you believe the photo's of Mt Arrat) after it was used?
     
  6. Cow

    Cow LE

    No they were too busy bolstering other units within the corp
     
  7. C’mon guys stop picking on poor old ARRC. They are a much needed Unit, after all they have….they have…..oh yeh…….thrashed everybody at Corps SAAM for the past 2 years. :lol: