Decompression

#1
I heard this week, that as from last Monday the 'Decompression' is to be a WHOLE five weeks!

This seems better than the DAY on Cyprus we had before, perhaps the Mod are now taking seriously the effects that build up over six months fighting hard!

Even after the Falklands the troops were sailed back over many weeks, where they could be 'Normalised' what ever that is?
 
#2
If this is true whats the betting that your POTL leave is included in the 5 weeks.
 
#3
CharlieBubbles said:
I heard this week, that as from last Monday the 'Decompression' is to be a WHOLE five weeks!

This seems better than the DAY on Cyprus we had before, perhaps the Mod are now taking seriously the effects that build up over six months fighting hard!

Even after the Falklands the troops were sailed back over many weeks, where they could be 'Normalised' what ever that is?

Better? You'd LIKE to be away an extra 5 weeks after a 6 month tour in Shitsville?

Did you also hear where they're going to put them all for 5 weeks? (I don't think Bloodhound camp can fit several thousand troops at a time 8O ).

I wonder if that would put the whole tour length including PDT to over a year?


I think I smell something....
 
#11
I shall speak to my Ops Offr tomorrow, but I cannot see Cyprus being too happy with the entire 16 AA Bde coming to stay for over a month. Doesn't sound quite right to me
 
#12
CharlieBubbles said:
From a regular WO2 whose job is to send organise and send troops to Iraq and Stan.

However, he did say it was as from last Monday the order came out.

Well it MUST be true then.

My apologies for being a Doubting Thomas

8O
 
#13
Perhaps this is reference to wider aspects of Post Op Stress Management (POSM), which is made up of several different sequential elements and is already defined as having enduring relevance until at least retirement.
 
#15
Gents,
I thought de-compression was a lever on my Raleigh Runabout moped to enable starting of said velocipede. Substantially, it seems, I am in some wierd mo fo gung ho armour clad brethren link.
Dang.
Ah well, break open a bokkle of goat reamer I say!!
 
#16
im still yet to have decompression after a 6 month stint in the sandpit last year

i came home a week before the rest of my bn and was told i'd have it when i got back.. still waiting :?
 
#17
Chris_2oo6 said:
im still yet to have decompression after a 6 month stint in the sandpit last year

i came home a week before the rest of my bn and was told i'd have it when i got back.. still waiting :?
Now why does that NOT surprise me!

It smacks of organised chaos!
 
#18
Maybe the shortage of RAF aircraft to fly you home means you might spend 5 weeks waiting to fly home!!!
 
#20
Perhaps instead of scrapping the QE2 she should have reverted to her trooping role. I believe that the paras who were flown home from Ascension (I believe) had more problems at home than the booties who came all the way home by sea.
 
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