Bid for tickets for the TA100 Buckingham Palace Garden Party

#1
As you may know, one of the major events in TA100 will be a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on 10 July.

Most of the tickets will be distributed through the chain-of-command etc � but SaBRE has 1,000 tickets that you can bid for directly if you are a serving member of the TA.

If your employer has been supportive to you as a member of the TA, this is an opportunity to say thank you � and to encourage them to continue to support you and any other employees in the Reserve Forces.

That support could take any form. Perhaps you are allowed extra time off for Annual Camp? Or your employer is flexible when you need to attend weekend or evening training? Or your employer was particularly helpful if you have been mobilised?

You can bid for up to four tickets to the Garden Party. One ticket will be for you and the second must be for your employer. The other two tickets may be used for you and your employer�s partners, or a close family member (aged 18 or over).

Forms for bidding for tickets have been delivered to every Unit, or you can submit your bid online by clicking on the banner above or www.sabre.mod.uk/ta100.

All bids must be received by 25 March 2008.
 
#4
For those self employed TA soldiers do we get to go twice - once as employee and once as employer? Or is this jamboree, and perhaps the whole of TA100, aimed at furthering the campaign to appease employers rather than celebrating 100 years of service?
 

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#5
If it's a normal G Party, there will be around 5,000 tickets. If SaBRE have 1,000 that leaves the other 4,000 to be allocated/dished out/bid for by the TA as a whole.

Any ideas as to who to contact about these? Or have they already been 'allocated' somehow?
 
#6
SaBRE_helpline said:
As you may know, one of the major events in TA100 will be a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on 10 July.
On a Thursday :roll:

msr
 
#7
I hope Her Maj is well briefed...

"Phillip, you will never believe this but this man is in the TA too!"

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Personally I find the food at Royal Garden Parties insubstantial, lacking in content and visually attractive but physically unsatisfying. Reminds me of something...nope its gone...

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#8
I understand the other 4000 are being distributed through the CoC but on the same 'bring and employer' basis. Unless this is the SaBRE 1000 coming down through the CoC?
 
#9
Blyth_spirit said:
I understand the other 4000 are being distributed through the CoC but on the same 'bring and employer' basis. Unless this is the SaBRE 1000 coming down through the CoC?
Just to clarify ...

In addition to the 1,000 tickets ring-fenced for this initiative, there are several thousand more available through other channels, with those for serving Reservists being allocated through the chain of command. There is no requirement to bring your employer if you are selected to receive one of these other tickets.

We hope that as many people as possible will consider applying for the SaBRE tickets if they feel that their employer has been supportive. This is a great opportunity to thank employers who have gone out of their way to help.
 
#10
msr said:
SaBRE_helpline said:
As you may know, one of the major events in TA100 will be a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on 10 July.
On a Thursday :roll:

msr
To be honest MSR, if there was one person who I'd take a day off for, it would be Her Majesty The Queen.
 
#11
SaBRE_helpline said:
In addition to the 1,000 tickets ring-fenced for this initiative, there are several thousand more available through other channels, with those for serving Reservists being allocated through the chain of command.
So thats's a few thousand to be dished out by the nudge, wink, my old mucker system! Sabre's way sounds much better.
 
#12
Cuddles said:
Personally I find the food at Royal Garden Parties insubstantial, lacking in content and visually attractive but physically unsatisfying. Reminds me of something...nope its gone...

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He should get an invite from Sabre - he's part time, just like we are, but I hope he does not bring his boss....
 
#13
As I am a civil servant, I would have to ask either Jacqui Smith or Gordon Broon to come as my employer as HM would already be going. I would rather stick red hot pins in my eyes....
 
#14
That's nice Sabre is offering the soldiers of the TA to buy off their own employers.

Edited: I thought I'd edited this yesterday but obviously not very well. :cry:
 
#15
I'm guessing that service dress will be the order of the day?
So those in recently merged regiments who haven't had the opportunity to purchase all the bits and pieces will need to get their skates on?
 
#16
msr said:
SaBRE_helpline said:
As you may know, one of the major events in TA100 will be a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on 10 July.
On a Thursday :roll:

msr
This is starting to annoy the crap out of me. Am currently working in recruiting, and my Bde recently held a recruiting conference on a Thursday. Am also starting to use the [potentially good] TRHA recruiting application, and discovered on my drill night last week that the service desk works 0800-1800, Mon to Fri.

And now they're having that TA100 Garden Party on a Thursday, and the launch event for TA100 is also being held on a weekday (in April I think). Quite frankly am getting really quite f*cked off with the whole business, and as I think someone said recently, the TA is best suited to the self employed, students and the unemployed.
 
#17
Sparky71 said:
msr said:
SaBRE_helpline said:
As you may know, one of the major events in TA100 will be a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on 10 July.
On a Thursday :roll:

msr
This is starting to annoy the crap out of me. Am currently working in recruiting, and my Bde recently held a recruiting conference on a Thursday. Am also starting to use the [potentially good] TRHA recruiting application, and discovered on my drill night last week that the service desk works 0800-1800, Mon to Fri.

And now they're having that TA100 Garden Party on a Thursday, and the launch event for TA100 is also being held on a weekday (in April I think). Quite frankly am getting really quite f*cked off with the whole business, and as I think someone said recently, the TA is best suited to the self employed, students and the unemployed.
They should have booked it for Friday - one day off work needed and the chance to spend the weekend in London.

msr
 
#19
Two things:

1. I don't think you can claim an MTD for this - only T&S.

2. Garden party's are generally over-rated and under-whelming. Having been to one before, it was a tadge boring only brightened by the odd celebrity wandering about which, in the event of TA 100, won't happen (unless DIGTA is coming - woo hoo). There's no booze, and very little food.
 
#20
MrTracey said:
Two things:

1. I don't think you can claim an MTD for this - only T&S.

2. Garden party's are generally over-rated and under-whelming. Having been to one before, it was a tadge boring only brightened by the odd celebrity wandering about which, in the event of TA 100, won't happen (unless DIGTA is coming - woo hoo). There's no booze, and very little food.
That's no way to describe the Royal Family!

msr
 

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