Compulsory Mobilisation for ex Regulars reservists

Discussion in 'Royal Signals' started by polar, Oct 31, 2007.

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  1. Has anyone been compulsory mobilised recently, in the TA its still voluntary but a workmate (ex reg Sigs reservist) mentioned a mate of his had just been called up (and he believes the same could happen to him)????
  2. keep an eye out for that big brown envelope waiting for you on your doorstep. its only a matter of time i suppose
  3. Alsacien

    Alsacien LE Moderator

    Assuming they can find you if you have left the country.... :wink:
  4. Not sure it it's true, but I heard it's difficult for us on the reserve list to get out of it once called back.

    Lads from my Sqn who went on one of the Telics said there were people who had finished their time on the list that had been called up (somebody said his brother had been called back as a Sapper, and he was in his forties). Also heard of somebody who was forced to go, despite having a bad back signed by a civvie GP.

    Any truth in this?
    I did get a nasty letter threatening court action because I forgot to update my information - quite ironic getting a letter posted to you saying tell us your address, or we'll trace you and then take you to court to get the costs of finding it back!
  5. Alsacien

    Alsacien LE Moderator

    When I left UK to work I changed my address to that of my parents as a forwarding address - same one I vote from and have a mortgage for. But I never received any mail about anything.
  6. Yep its meant to be far easier to call up TA. The figures I was told was 3 reservists get called up for one slot, with the TA its around 1.25 soldiers for every slot.
  7. Ord_Sgt

    Ord_Sgt RIP

    I'd love to see the call up withstand a challenge in court. Reg reserve is to defend the country not support poorly planned foreign adventures.
  8. When I was called up to go to Kosovo in 1999 I was told that ex regs (regardless of what they think) have a reserve liability up to the age of 60. That includes those like myself who had done 22+.

    Although there are various different categories of reservist and for old knackers like me to be compulsorily called up we would have to be at General War or in need of my "Specialist" knowledge.

    Others who had served less time at the colours and/or were younger come higher up the list.

    Dont know if this is still true
  9. I also wonder what the response would be from the MOD if the reservist said he was a drug user, would they be able to serve :? If loads of regulars are being canned for failing CDT they couldnt really make someone deploy who's taking drugs in civvy street. Probably a loophole for some. :roll:
  10. They can call me back if they want,

    hope they have some C42's and C70's that i can operate
  11. Ord_Sgt

    Ord_Sgt RIP

    I didn't realise you were that old CC. :D
  12. Now your talking CC

    C42/B47 JD9 harness :) CU31, CU30 Oh the Joy
  13. Alsacien

    Alsacien LE Moderator

    Less reliable than semaphore - did you guys do smoke signals in training too :? :D
  14. Cow

    Cow LE

    They're more than welcome to call me up, I'm bored shitless. Have to sort out my knees and slight addition of weight though... Quick tour of 'stan wouldn't hurt the bank at all.
  15. The Chinks would have to be moored off Dungerness before a brown envelope landed on my door mat !! FFS I hardly know one end of an SA80 from the other !!!!! I expect the moths have got to my puttes & KF shirts in the loft by now aswell ! Do you reckon I,d get billed for them ?