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Country with the best/strongest reserves(/TA)?

#1
We may have the best army in the world but ...... what about the reserves?

From what I've seen ANG is the strongest/best in the world. From commonwealth countries Australia seems very strong, Canada 2nd, NZ third and the TA a weak 4th..... I've not included India or Pakistan, which may mean we are 6th (Does India have the strongest/largest commonwealth TA?).

Seems a bit weird we are in this state, Yorkshire TA on its own would been 2nd at one point (only to Scotland).
 
#4
polar said:
We may have the best army in the world but ...... what about the reserves?

From what I've seen ANG is the strongest/best in the world. From commonwealth countries Australia seems very strong, Canada 2nd, NZ third and the TA a weak 4th..... I've not included India or Pakistan, which may mean we are 6th (Does India have the strongest/largest commonwealth TA?).

Seems a bit weird we are in this state, Yorkshire TA on its own would been 2nd at one point (only to Scotland).
India has more TA than we have regulars...

http://indianarmy.nic.in/arta1.htm
 
#5
Hmm..

Dutch 5 war fighting Bns

Germans several divisions??? (Territorialheer)

Venezuela is aiming for the largest reserve force in the Americas 500, 000
 
#7
polar said:
Hmm..

Dutch 5 war fighting Bns

Germans several divisions??? (Territorialheer)

Venezuela is aiming for the largest reserve force in the Americas 500, 000
I think the question was the best reserves..

Dutch - Regulars are next to useless so what are the reserves like (first hand experience)

Germans - as above (only like going into the Eastern side of Europe anyway

Venezuela - Fcuk me - Chile and belize are such quality opponents what does it matter if they have a great reserve force - I pity the guinea pigs.
 
#8
chimp503 said:
Venezuela - Fcuk me - Chile and belize are such quality opponents what does it matter if they have a great reserve force - I pity the guinea pigs.
The post I read carried to mention 2 million reserves by 2007.
 
#10
polar said:
chimp503 said:
Venezuela - Fcuk me - Chile and belize are such quality opponents what does it matter if they have a great reserve force - I pity the guinea pigs.
The post I read carried to mention 2 million reserves by 2007.
Yep agreed but what are 2 million resevers going to do in S. America? I still worry about those guinea pigs
 
#11
witchcraft said:
If not Israel it will be the Swiss.
Agreed. Most of thier population having done national service, have an assault rifle under the sink at home. Slightly decreases the prospect of an invasion, which should count in thier favour.
 
#12
welshblokemiles said:
witchcraft said:
If not Israel it will be the Swiss.
Agreed. Most of thier population having done national service, have an assault rifle under the sink at home. Slightly decreases the prospect of an invasion, which should count in thier favour.
The same Swiss that are really Bankers (yes I spelt it right) who have never been in a real fight since Jesus shot his load in primary school
 
#13
Denmark, 1 million reserves all with a little lock up box with their kit and a pistol. Met one once who didn't know we were living in a haystack OP, captured the whole troop seeing as he was the only one with live rounds. Well hard.
 
#14
the_butler said:
Denmark, 1 million reserves all with a little lock up box with their kit and a pistol. Met one once who didn't know we were living in a haystack OP, captured the whole troop seeing as he was the only one with live rounds. Well hard.
lol is not enough - LAUGH OUT EFFING LOUD
 

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#15
welshblokemiles said:
Most of thier population having done national service, have an assault rifle under the sink at home. Slightly decreases the prospect of an invasion, which should count in thier favour.
I don't know. That description pretty much fits Afghanistan and they've invaded consistently since Alexander the Great.
 
#19
Blimey Just looked at the Indian TA. They get better benefits than we do if they work for the State.......

Incentives

Certain state Govts and departments give the following incentives to their employees:

Pay and allowances in addition to the military basic pay and allowances as applicable.

Special increments on completion of 3 to 5 Annual training camps.

Additional DA at higher rates during service embodiments by certain departments.

One time incentive grant in certain departments and one time honorarium by state govts.

Mufti allowance and lumpsum Daily allowance in departments like ONGC and IOC.

Cash award varying from Rs 2500/- to 5000/- on award of TA Decoration/TA Medal.

Certain tax exemptions by some state Govts.

Choice station posting.
 

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