Deploying in the TA

#1
I've recently commissioned into the TA and whilst at Sandhurst they told us all about this website with various job postings, deployment opportunities, etc. do this exist? and if so where?
 
#3
SW89,

No chance of deploying until September next year, you need a year to prove you're not a complete mong! Also, they don't really need brand new subbies out there from what I've heard..I'd wait a year or two and get some experience and courses under your belt.

There are Watchkeeper tours out there, as ever prepare to be fcuked around!
 
#4
oh yeah, thats what I was planning. they've scrapped mod 5 and PCT, the only thing that is left is PCBC and thts not until next summer anymore so it will be a couple of years by then and i'll probably be a lieutenant. I was hoping to do some training with the regulars next summer as part of their pre-deployment in Kenya before all this. Was just wondering. Thanks for that!
 
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#6
scotlandswimmer89 said:
oh yeah, thats what I was planning. they've scrapped mod 5 and PCT, the only thing that is left is PCBC and thts not until next summer anymore so it will be a couple of years by then and i'll probably be a lieutenant. I was hoping to do some training with the regulars next summer as part of their pre-deployment in Kenya before all this. Was just wondering. Thanks for that!
You can mob and do Reg PCBC..then deploy to a better job...Two of our Pl Commanders did it with 3 SCOTS...if your going out in the next one...with theses dates and your name you in 6 or 7 SCOTS?
 
#7
My old platoon commander joined me on an S Type (not sure if officers do the same but it was for the same tour) and was given a platoon in one of the companies. He had 3 years under his belt and performed so well they asked him to stay. He did, and apart from a MBE in NI he commanded a company in Iraq and as far as I am aware is currently commanding a desk at the MoD.

Apart from his good military skills he was super fit and was very likeable - always an assett when you have teenage trogladites in DPM hoping the Stab fecks up and lets them get away with doing any work :wink:
 
#8
I'm a CMT and im struggling to deploy as a L/CPL Medic. Is it really that hard to go on ops or is my unit sh*t at getting me on ops?
 
#9
Mr_d said:
I'm a CMT and im struggling to deploy as a L/CPL Medic. Is it really that hard to go on ops or is my unit sh*t at getting me on ops?
Funny, there's two FTRS slots for a CMT1 at Chilwell and even one on the OCE. Get on there and give the CoC the details.
 
#10
That's the first thing I did. Put in a request for the CMT on the OCE list and I still haven't got anything back. Went through my CoC for the two FTRS slots at Chilwell....... Nothing back. However I have got a response for All Arms HUMINT debriefers for Herrick. I'm not too sure how well that will go down. A CMT debriefing walk-in's at a FOB.
 
#11
when I did my attachment it took 3 months to get a reply after my original request, but two weeks after I got confirmation I was in Germany with my new battalion. Its the army - anything to do with administration takes its time
 
#13
swamp monster...about to take a platoon at 6SCOTS, C Coy. Just waiting for confirmation which'll take time. My platoon commander at RMAS had the same, went to Telic and was watchkeeping for the Duke of Lancs. A platoon commander got injured so he had to take up the reigns. Now that's being thrown in at the deep end but surely thats what we've been trained to do. I've heard this, that we can do regular PCBC, but wasn't sure it was true. Surely it's gonna be seriously hard when our training at Sandhurst was so limited?
 
#15
theprior said:
No chance of deploying until September next year, you need a year to prove you're not a complete mong! Also, they don't really need brand new subbies out there from what I've heard..I'd wait a year or two and get some experience and courses under your belt.
This is just not true. If you ever feel the need to qualify a statement with "from what I've heard" then you're probably wrong.

I have known people that have mobilised within their first year as an officer, although this is the exception rather than the rule. It is not impossible, as some people will make you believe.
 
#16
You'll need to complete MOD 5, at least, before deploying. If your local RTC has cancelled theirs why not look at another RTC....they all carry them out.
 
#17
apparently, they've all been cancelled...although maybe thats not the case with the u-turn. i'm hoping it is as it'll make my job a little bit harder jumping into a new platoon without ever having that training.
 
#19
Mr_d said:
That's the first thing I did. Put in a request for the CMT on the OCE list and I still haven't got anything back. Went through my CoC for the two FTRS slots at Chilwell....... Nothing back. However I have got a response for All Arms HUMINT debriefers for Herrick. I'm not too sure how well that will go down. A CMT debriefing walk-in's at a FOB.
If you want to do it, why not? It's an all arms job and they may have clocked you for good reasons.
 
#20
Well two things...........


MOD 5 should not have been cancelled as this part of Offr Ph1 trg...............I know some RTC's were being chods on this though


Without passing MOD 5 you have not finished your commisioning, so whether or not its any use for leading chaps in the badlands you stil have to doo it.
 
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