Copperhead said:I am keen to understand the proportion of TA soldier's who have been compulsory mobilised for an Operation and yet not deployed into theatre!
Subsequently finding that their is no recognition for their work!
On the parallel with the Regular Soldier.. I haven't heard of many Regular Soldier being mobilised out of their careers for 10 months to a job in civi street that has no bearing on their career within the military and a salary that has them loosing monies!
I wouldnt know about that .But doing the sausage machine that is chillwellmoving-target-survivor said:
Copperhead said:How many TA soldiers have been compulsory mobilised and placed into backfilled roles without any recognition for their service?
There are some precedents, as I believe the Posties in UK got the Gulf 91 medal (but without bars), and Cyprus qualifying. Perhaps locations/units could be niminated with a start/stop period?
Having worked through Telic 1-5 at RTMC, I saw some pretty horrendous hours being put in by both mobilised and permanent staff. It was not uncommon to demob someone who, despite deploying, had had more days off than you! On a serious note, we had a number of Psych casualties as the pace was quite relentless, and several people who did deploy forward said they found the rest refreshing!