Cuts are starting....

#1
Just heard our unit's Battlefield Tour has been canned because of cuts to MTDs...

Anyone in other units impacted??

TZA
 
#2
We could be cut to the 19 day minimum (specialist RLC). If this goes ahead we might as well give up and disband the unit as it wouldn't be worth carrying on anymore.
 
#3
TangoZeroAlpha said:
Just heard our unit's Battlefield Tour has been canned because of cuts to MTDs...

Anyone in other units impacted??

TZA
Unfortunately for us yes, Alton Towers is off, the trip to Dublin is now a day out in Scarborough and they have discontinued our personal use of the POL point....
 
#4
Tangozeroalpha looks like Im in the same unit as you as Ive just seen the email, looks like our adventure training will be off as well.
 
#7
The_Duke said:
What? You are going to be limited to MATTs, range work and FTXs?

Say it ain't so?

FFS... :roll:
While one doesn't doubt the reason and role, you must concede that it is a sea change in ethos.

I used to sell to people I knew the AT side of the TA, it softened the edges for the more tentatively minded. You could argue that they were less desirable, but I know at least one person who joined to spend more time climbing and went on to do two tours.
 

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#8
milsum said:
The_Duke said:
What? You are going to be limited to MATTs, range work and FTXs?

Say it ain't so?

FFS... :roll:
While one doesn't doubt the reason and role, you must concede that it is a sea change in ethos.

I used to sell to people I knew the AT side of the TA, it softened the edges for the more tentatively minded. You could argue that they were less desirable, but I know at least one person who joined to spend more time climbing and went on to do two tours.
What sort of AT packages have you been running where someone gives up their free weekends (all available to go climbing) in order to join the TA for more climbing?

Bottom line is that when things are tight the luxuries go first. I doubt it is really that tight anyway, more likely a knee jerk reaction to worries about budgets.
 
#9
TangoZeroAlpha said:
Just heard our unit's Battlefield Tour has been canned because of cuts to MTDs...

Anyone in other units impacted??

TZA
No worries TZA, plenty of battlefields to deploy to in Helmand instead...just might take a bit more than a weekend, that's all...
 
#10
this is all rather messed up. my AT as an ACF instructor is only improving but my TA AT is going right up the poo can.

nice to know serving soldiers have to make do with MATTs weekends and admin whilst our sponsored kids get to do a new activity every month... :s

don't even mention the OTCs share of it to me either...
 
#13
Hobo-Ken said:
TangoZeroAlpha said:
Just heard our unit's Battlefield Tour has been canned because of cuts to MTDs...

Anyone in other units impacted??

TZA
No worries TZA, plenty of battlefields to deploy to in Helmand instead...just might take a bit more than a weekend, that's all...
:idea:
 
#14
reni_77 said:
TangoZeroAlpha said:
Just heard our unit's Battlefield Tour has been canned because of cuts to MTDs...

Anyone in other units impacted??

TZA
Unfortunately for us yes, Alton Towers is off, the trip to Dublin is now a day out in Scarborough and they have discontinued our personal use of the POL point....
Who you with, i must have been in the wrong regiment when i was in the TA. All we did were FTX, and range work.
 
#15
Nutter said:
reni_77 said:
TangoZeroAlpha said:
Just heard our unit's Battlefield Tour has been canned because of cuts to MTDs...

Anyone in other units impacted??

TZA
Unfortunately for us yes, Alton Towers is off, the trip to Dublin is now a day out in Scarborough and they have discontinued our personal use of the POL point....
Who you with, i must have been in the wrong regiment when i was in the TA. All we did were FTX, and range work.
and a weekend in blackpool that you paid for yourself
 
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#16
Much more welcome, are the scythes cutting through Westminster, :D
Much less though, was the sad sight of Devonport Royal Dockyards yesterday, from a local sightseeing "Tour of The Royal Dockyards and Warships". :roll: Emperor's new clothes, kind of thing. A bit like waiting for something to die, but it died ages ago when you weren't looking.
 
#18
Sentinel said:
What? You are going to be limited to MATTs, range work and FTXs?

Say it ain't so?
Yep, that is exactly what they are proposing. Needless to say we aren't happy.
If it means less trains more training, bring it on! :wink:
 
#19
I'm with you Duke, I joined to do a job, not go climbing.

I'd much rather be doing FTX's, and the sort of MATTS weekends with a 6 mile insertion tab, followed by a march and shoot, followed by a tab into the ulu where you suddenly come under chemical attack conveniently next to a 9 x 9 with a grinning CBRNI outside it etc etc etc!

Unfortunately, this isn't the case. If you want to do AT, you go and do it, not join the TA for it. Funny how the attendance for an FTX or a "tough" weekend is shite, but for AT all the fat old cunts come crawling out of the woodwork.

Anyway, rant over. Nurse, my medicine!
 
#20
Praetorian said:
I'm with you Duke, I joined to do a job, not go climbing.

I'd much rather be doing FTX's, and the sort of MATTS weekends with a 6 mile insertion tab, followed by a march and shoot, followed by a tab into the ulu where you suddenly come under chemical attack conveniently next to a 9 x 9 with a grinning CBRNI outside it etc etc etc!

Unfortunately, this isn't the case. If you want to do AT, you go and do it, not join the TA for it. Funny how the attendance for an FTX or a "tough" weekend is shite, but for AT all the fat old cunts come crawling out of the woodwork.

Anyway, rant over. Nurse, my medicine!
I'm afraid that you, and.....perish the thought, The Duke!...have slightly missed the subtleties here.

It's not about AT - it's about MTDs.

When your FTXs are restricted (as they may well might be), I suspect it won't be quite so ironic then.

I did warn you - salami slicing thread etc....

The cuts are coming and they are indiscriminate.....
 

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