Discussion in 'Army Reserve' started by Disaveli, Jul 21, 2011.

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  1. I'm due to start basic training for the TA in the next month or 2 and it has always been my biggest goal since I became interested in the AF, to serve in Afghanistan. How soon after all my training as an Engineer could I volunteer to serve? I really don't know much about this, I'm not even sure if I can volunteer or if I have to be called up etc so please go easy on me.

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  2. the_boy_syrup

    the_boy_syrup LE Book Reviewer

    All depends on the requirements of the units you are attached to
    I know lads in the QOY who passed out in June and were caled up the folowing December
    They deployed as dismounted troops so didn't require phase 2 CVR(T) qualifications.
    Once you are a trained engineer their is no reason for you not to go
    Speak to your PASO
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  3. I'm due to attend an interview with an WO2 soon about the contract etc, hopefully he can fill me in.

    Thanks a lot.
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  4. Go easy on me??? Have you read what goes on in here???

    If you really want to go to Afghan, it'll take a while. Try your local Iman. He'll get you there in a flash as several British posts have, I understand, just become vacant!!!!

    Work hard and do well on your courses, and watch the trawls for which skills are needed. Or ask Afghan Kandak. They know everything about the region...
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  5. Disaveli

    What Sqn are yo looking at joining? You won't get a look at the trawls until after you have signed on and been issued your kit and completed any relevant courses.
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  6. 73 Engr Regt (V)
  7. OK. I'm looking at 100Sqn