Best TA unit website?

Discussion in 'Army Reserve' started by msr, Oct 4, 2007.

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  1. msr

    msr LE

    Cue blatant willy waving and the chance to swipe, er learn from the very best!

  2. 1) HAC

    2) Rifles

    3) I suppose WDs. But they are twats. In a nice way.*

    *Can you see H P Flashman in a face welly?
  3. HAC - best website??!! Are we talking about the one which trys to attract new recruits with someone who says:


    Agree on the Rifles site though. Very good. Excellent use of Armynet too.
  4. It's property porn X Andy McNab + Tom Brown's Schooldays. What's not to like?

    edited to add: Rifles. They've got the YO thing sown up. Choice of language, tone, louche officerish humour. Perfect. It's Rupert catnip.

    Their photo section is insanely well done too.

    P_E: you need to scan in a colour version of your yearbook; it makes Telic 1 look like Cold War Warrioring, inexplicably.
  5. Links to the relevant sites please.
  6. Keep the pic of you playing chess :wink:
  7. and the worst?
  8. LOL. very SPECIAL.

  9. Crack the whip, why don't ya, PE?

    For my money, the Rifles' is the best. It may be sprawling, difficult to navigate, a bit patchy from Bn to Bn - but by God there is a lot of useful and interesting info in there.

    I imagine that the constraints of the uber-old-skool Army Content Management System are what makes that site a bit creaky. You can see the effort that has gone into making the Rifles' site as appealing as possible without paring back on the info, which has led to the unevenness. The RY takes the opposite approach, hemming in the sprawl and keeping things pretty much uniform between the squadrons, at the expense (perhaps) of conveying some interesting info.

    The HAC site is very pretty. It's what the Armyjobs site could look like if done intelligently and with properly-targeted funding. But it's a bit sparse on actual information (probably deliberately).

    One thing that is driving me completely nuts at the moment is that it is practically impossible for a newbie to find out basic information about the TA (what it does, what the terms and conditions are, what life in it is really like) from official sources without presenting him/herself in front of a scary Army recruiter. In that regard, I reckon that the WD site is doing the TA and the Army as a whole a great service by enabling people who are merely toying with the idea to resolve some of the issues they need to sort out BEFORE they find themselves supping on a pint with 5p at the bottom of it.

    Ought to mention 4PARA's site, which is pretty good too. It goes for the info splurge approach but makes almost all of it accessible from a busy but clear home page.

    Given Royal Signals' self-description on the banner at the top of their home page, it's a shame that their site is relatively lame. They should be setting the standard, shurely?

  10. This is from a man who told all and sundry (inc a jurno and then had his picture published) that he was in the SAS.

    Rosie, I don't know what your problem is, but I'll bet it's hard to pronounce, and I see you've set aside this special time to humiliate yourself in public. When I want your cry-baby whiny-arsed opinion I will tell you, now why don't you slip into something more comfortable? Like a coma. If you have something to say raise your hand.........then place it over your mouth.
    You are a walting twat now crawl back under your stone and fek off you "I'm in the SAS (errr make that The Royal Signals TA 63 Sqn )" but they didnt want you after your jurnolistic debut. So go back and play with your horses you fool.
  11. msr

    msr LE

  12. msr

    msr LE

    Anyway, I was of the understanding all unit websites had to be on the army's server now...