Cuts are starting....

Discussion in 'Army Reserve' started by TangoZeroAlpha, Jun 2, 2009.

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

    Anyone in other units impacted??

  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. 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.
  5. The_Duke

    The_Duke LE Moderator

    What? You are going to be limited to MATTs, range work and FTXs?

    Say it ain't so?

    FFS... :roll:
  6. Just got the same e-Mail. No Staff Ride no AT.
    Last MATTs weekend the party line was "No good News"
  7. 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.
  8. The_Duke

    The_Duke LE Moderator

    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. 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...
  11. Yep, that is exactly what they are proposing. Needless to say we aren't happy.
  12. The_Duke

    The_Duke LE Moderator

    Obviously lost on you....
  13. :idea:
  14. 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. and a weekend in blackpool that you paid for yourself