COVID-19 mobilisation

syrup

LE
Anyone know who to contact ref volunteering. I live only 5 minutes away from a training camp and about 10 from the first one I was ever posted to. Fit and healthy and professional driver. Ex logistics.

Have you tried your local council
Our lot are appealing to the local bus companies for lads with HGV's
4 or 5 have already crossed trained as bin truck drivers.

If I get laid off for a while I think it's what I'll be doing.
 
Regarding the use of reservists so correct me if Im wrong but given the fact that alot of the outbreaks are in cities and therefore alot of the delivery of PPE is to city based hospitals. Surely it does indeed make sense, for RLC reserve units whose trucks and vehicles are in AR centres in cities, to do the delivery. I.e. its genuinely easier logistically for them to do the delivery than a regular unit?
That makes a lot of sense, so it probably won't happen. However, if it did then I'd like to think the RLC reserve will have the nous to put the barrow next to the boxes, unlike the ones in the clip on Fill Ya Boots......:D
 

Daxx

MIA
Book Reviewer
What I've found quite telling is the amount of email and phone requests coming down from on high for information on what units are holding and is it good to go. We're mandated to keep some ridiculously dire IT updated with this sort of information, we're told it's vital we do so because this is what the higher ups look at to determine availability and the like, we are even inspected (seemingly constantly) to ensure we are doing this.
I strongly suspect all that time sat in front of a computer has been wasted as no one else looks at it........:mad:
It's not wasted if you are being paid to do it, but that doesn't mean it isn't nugatory.
 
That makes a lot of sense, so it probably won't happen. However, if it did then I'd like to think the RLC reserve will have the nous to put the barrow next to the boxes, unlike the ones in the clip on Fill Ya Boots......:D
Its already happening certainly my local RLC reserve unit are doing a large amount of deliveries to hospitals.
 
Oh, and not all military communications systems are owned, or indeed used, by the regulars - there are a number of assets and capabilities held by the reserves only - it is in-fact more than likely that a couple of these are located in each of the expansion hospitals, and emergency morgues.

I know this as I helped write some of the plans for them some years ago.
Surely the kit is “owned” by the MOD at large, and can be redeployed as the situation dictates. “3x Sig Regt is to ensure 6x Widget dets are to be complete to CES for collection by 22 Sig Regt NLT 081200Z APR 20.“

Of course the regulars may not be trained in the operation of said kit, but that’s never stopped anything. If the kit is in general service (as opposed to a UOR), there will be documentation on its use and maintenance. I’ve done it myself many times, operating kit I wasn’t trained on.

Or perhaps a hybrid, with embedded AR individuals as experts on kit they alone field, but can’t deploy formed units due to manpower availability. Put the kit with a regular squadron and call up a few blokes to train the regulars.

Lots of permutations, can’t see the point in having an artificial regular/reserve divide over something as basic as who holds the equipment normally.
 
Lots of permutations, can’t see the point in having an artificial regular/reserve divide over something as basic as who holds the equipment normally.
And as far as I am aware there isn't one...

The point I was trying to make was that while a number of the Corps finest are sat waiting to be used, a number of reserves have been used first because they have specialist capabilities that the regulars just don't have.

It is far faster to install, prove, fault find and fix kit if you know what you are doing than if not. I would not be surprised if some of regulars are alongside learning the kit.

From what I have heard it is those with experience on the deployed kit who have gone forward as IAs, specifically some of the dismounted, secure wide network kit, designed for this type of use in large nodes such as the nightingale hospitals.

The formed troop is I believe for the smaller versions of this capability which are likely to be used for other capabilities.

It is highly likely someone did the open filing cabinet pull out emergency plan, use that to get started thing. Those being the plans I had a part in writing. At the time the regular forces had significant overseas commitments (Afghanistan and Iraq), therefore the assumption given was no regulars available.

The plan appears to have been modified with current availability, almost like we have a process and method for doing this sort of thing...

Again, all based on open source info and some duty rumours, I am not part of the response due to a combination of factors, which I won't mention on here for persec reasons.

Edit to add: in terms of training up in the terms of y regiment is to give x regiment these things - this takes time, given the instructions likely given of IOC and FOC by time tight, it us far more efficient to use the trained people. And the kit handing over is happening too, as the stuff held in reserve squadrons tends to be in better condition....



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Bob65

Old-Salt
Most jobs don't actually need the military. The delivery firms, big to small, have plenty of capacity and happy to take the extra contracts. It was civvie sparkies that did the hospital, not army. Civvies are building the temp morgues.
I've wondered about that. Why is anyone even talking about using the RAF to repatriate people when there are thousands of civvy pilots and hundreds of airliners sitting idle, is another example. The country's economy has adapted to the "new normal" extremely quickly. I think many VSOs have been taken totally by surprise that their services aren't really needed for this, and also by just how good e.g. supermarket's logistics operations are these days.
 
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There is a duty rumour flying around that APC have not exactly got to grips with the mobilisation of 3,000 reservists and that a 1* from elsewhere has been deployed up to Glasgow to sort out the mess.
 
There is a duty rumour flying around that APC have not exactly got to grips with the mobilisation of 3,000 reservists and that a 1* from elsewhere has been deployed up to Glasgow to sort out the mess.
This leaves me....unsurprised.

This is the APC who, after having JPA installed didn't realise that they needed a workflow to commission TA (as it was then) junior ranks at the end of a commissioning course. So they deleted our records.

Completely.

I am still having problems when it comes to evidence of some quals I did before it was done....
 
This leaves me....unsurprised.

This is the APC who, after having JPA installed didn't realise that they needed a workflow to commission TA (as it was then) junior ranks at the end of a commissioning course. So they deleted our records.

Completely.

I am still having problems when it comes to evidence of some quals I did before it was done....
My first 5 years service were deleted...
 
On the subject of JPA I wonder how people are getting on without access to a modnet terminal? It must be NSARtastic.

It's not the reserves haven't been raising it for 10+ years...
 
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Mr_Pink

War Hero
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Hopefully the right thread - has anyone else received one of these? I am still dealing with the notion of the MoD asking civilian employers which of their staff they have mobilised for COVID because apparently they don't know themselves. Oh, and by the way fellas, if you could just crack this over the weekend and get your returns into me for Monday lunchtime, that'd be ace...

Unreal.
 
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Hopefully the right thread - has anyone else received one of these? I am still dealing with the notion of the MoD asking civilian employers which of their staff they have mobilised for COVID because apparently they don't know themselves. Oh, and by the way fellas, if you could just crack this over the weekend and get your returns into me for Monday lunchtime, that'd be ace...

Unreal.
Not seen, but I wrote a fairly pithy email to the CS Reserves Network about the mobilisation process, which has not been well handled.
 

Sentinel

Old-Salt
Has anyone actually done anything since they've been mobilised? People I know at work who have been mobilised by army / RNR are back at home twiddling their thumbs.
 

NemoIII

War Hero
Has anyone actually done anything since they've been mobilised? People I know at work who have been mobilised by army / RNR are back at home twiddling their thumbs.
The majority of the army is sat at home twiddling their thumbs, unless the actually have real jobs.

God knows why they decided they needed a extra 3000 to sit and home and twiddle their thumbs aswell.

Be some people fishing for some sort of OBE, MBE, CBE for the excellent work the army has done to stay relevant.
 

QRK2

LE
God knows why they decided they needed a extra 3000 to sit and home and twiddle their thumbs aswell.
..and that is EXACTLY (well they may be twiddling different bits of their anatomy as well) what those members of my local AR Infantry Bn who have been mobilised have been doing.
 

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