Deployment frequency

#1
Hey all, newly registered but been creeping around for a few weeks and have a question for the vets

So I'm joining the British army with the initial intention to join the paras BUT the thing that has drawn me to join the British army apart from the obvious reasons this being a more personal one is that I want to deploy as often as I can be it to support on going conflict etc but I'm simply unable to find any info on which regiment would be most active in deployments or who would be called on first. As far as I can see the paras aren't very active and as much as I'd like to be part of the elite I'd rather be deployed. Can anyone she'd some light on which regiment based on what I want would be best for infantry anyway?

Thanks in advance to any replies.
 
#2
Journalists and students stuck for inspiration have a tendency to start posts with the word "so" Be honest and tell us if you are working for a publication or if you have decided to include Afghanistan as part of some research.
 
#3
Journalists and students stuck for inspiration have a tendency to start posts with the word "so" Be honest and tell us if you are working for a publication or if you have decided to include Afghanistan as part of some research.
Nope, assessment dates on the 29th of Jan and Prac is end of February
 
#4
I ******* hope he isn't a journalist with that Engleesh example! Although i can believe he is a student!
But i'll reply with some sort of answer. You honestly want to deploy lots of times then do not join the Inf. Join Engineers, Logistics, Medics etc etc and you will see more of the inside of a RSOI tent than the Inf.
 

Brotherton Lad

LE
Kit Reviewer
#5
Hey all, newly registered but been creeping around for a few weeks and have a question for the vets

So I'm joining the British army with the initial intention to join the paras BUT the thing that has drawn me to join the British army apart from the obvious reasons this being a more personal one is that I want to deploy as often as I can be it to support on going conflict etc but I'm simply unable to find any info on which regiment would be most active in deployments or who would be called on first. As far as I can see the paras aren't very active and as much as I'd like to be part of the elite I'd rather be deployed. Can anyone she'd some light on which regiment based on what I want would be best for infantry anyway?

Thanks in advance to any replies.
Impossible to say. Who knows what happens next?

Having said that the SpIBs in the Infantry are likely to be sent to interesting places sooner rather than later. They specialise in specific theatres and so you would need to decide which is more likely to attract deployment first.
 
#6
Cheers for the replys and defo not a student haha don't have a GCSE to my name. I should have probably been more clear but I'm not interested in logistics or engineering. Where do I go if I want to be in the firefight obvs standard infantry but is there a particular regiment which would be chosen before the rest or can I request to just be included in an op ??
 
#7
Learn how to do your job first, last thing your mates on the front line want is a trigger happy bloke/Girl/Bi/Gay/Trans/Thingy(anything else Ive missed) like you supporting them.

Plenty of times to do deployments as the world is going rats at the moment.
 
#8
I wouldn't say trigger happy more a case that I would rather fight for my country rather than train and March 5 days a week. I obvs don't have a proper insight into army life but I know what im joining for and it's not just to shoot a gun
 
#9
Light Dragoons get thrown around everywhere, nowadays. Though, if you do want to get into a scrap, best bet would be paras. They go wherever army needs troops.
 
#10
I wouldn't say trigger happy more a case that I would rather fight for my country rather than train and March 5 days a week. I obvs don't have a proper insight into army life but I know what im joining for and it's not just to shoot a gun
You really need to look at what the Army thing actually is. Every soldier "fights" for his country. You dont need to pull a trigger to do it. And how do you think you will be able to be suitable to go on deployments without all that training you are so adverse in doing? You need to step away from the keyboard for a moment just use your mouse to see what the Army is actually about.
 
#11
You really need to look at what the Army thing actually is. Every soldier "fights" for his country. You dont need to pull a trigger to do it. And how do you think you will be able to be suitable to go on deployments without all that training you are so adverse in doing? You need to step away from the keyboard for a moment just use your mouse to see what the Army is actually about.
I know exactly what it's about without going on a rant seems you have taken what I thought was a fairly straight forward question the wrong way. I'm not saying I wanna jump in balls deep but I want to be able to do what I'll be training to do day in day out the most, I wanna make a difference is all and being practical while in infantry surely is the best way to this and not waking up to marches and going through PT.
 
#13
Hey all, newly registered but been creeping around for a few weeks and have a question for the vets

So I'm joining the British army with the initial intention to join the paras BUT the thing that has drawn me to join the British army apart from the obvious reasons this being a more personal one is that I want to deploy as often as I can be it to support on going conflict etc but I'm simply unable to find any info on which regiment would be most active in deployments or who would be called on first. As far as I can see the paras aren't very active and as much as I'd like to be part of the elite I'd rather be deployed. Can anyone she'd some light on which regiment based on what I want would be best for infantry anyway?

Thanks in advance to any replies.
Easy answer: The SAS, SBS, SRR & SFSG and associated personnel.

Baby steps first though: Make sure you are fit, go do PRAC, do not gob off, listen to what you are told and impress people with your capability and not big mouth.

Then, if you have passed PRAC go and do basic training, listen and learn, that way you will be a good soldier. Only the best become the best and have the best opportunities Be average and you will have an average time as a soldier, be shite and you will have a shite time as a soldier. When you have proven yourself as a good soldier then go and try for the best.

However, if you go in with the attitude of "I wanna shoot people and wanna shoot people lots" you will be marked down as a psycho and you won't get anywhere.
 
#14
I know exactly what it's about without going on a rant seems you have taken what I thought was a fairly straight forward question the wrong way. I'm not saying I wanna jump in balls deep but I want to be able to do what I'll be training to do day in day out the most, I wanna make a difference is all and being practical while in infantry surely is the best way to this and not waking up to marches and going through PT.
Don't be in any hurry to get into the deep end of things, it isn't all that it's cracked up to be.
 
#15
Hey all, newly registered but been creeping around for a few weeks and have a question for the vets

So I'm joining the British army with the initial intention to join the paras BUT the thing that has drawn me to join the British army apart from the obvious reasons this being a more personal one is that I want to deploy as often as I can be it to support on going conflict etc but I'm simply unable to find any info on which regiment would be most active in deployments or who would be called on first. As far as I can see the paras aren't very active and as much as I'd like to be part of the elite I'd rather be deployed. Can anyone she'd some light on which regiment based on what I want would be best for infantry anyway?

Thanks in advance to any replies.
According to friends of mine still serving, it remains the case that certain Sigs and Int trades can basically go wherever the baddies are getting stroppy.

More money. Interesting work. More chicks.


Are we still allowed to say that?
 
#16
According to friends of mine still serving, it remains the case that certain Sigs and Int trades can basically go wherever the baddies are getting stroppy.

More money. Interesting work. More chicks.


Are we still allowed to say that?
Plus more comfortable and more better paying job prospects after?

I think the market for mercanaries is kind of saturated now, it's in India everyone thinks they will get rich studying IT... and end up working in call centres
 

Similar threads


Latest Threads

Top