deployments in 2010,which battalions are likely?

#1
Gday,Iam an Australian currently awaiting to attend the selection centre.I have chosen the infantry but as yet no regiment in particular.Part of my reason of joining the british army is to see more "operational service" and do proper soldiering,instead of being a pacific policeman in the australian army.So of course I would like to deploy soon after training,which obviously would be around mid 2010.Any advice would be greatly appreciated,cheers.
 
#2
I'd suggest that everyone does their fair share these days, and that it's more of a case of when, not if. What's your rush?
 
#3
Pick one that is there now - given gaps between deployment they will more than likely be back out there this time next year!
 
#4
Not really in a rush as such,but wouldn't mind getting amongst it soon after training,as Iam not from the uk,I dont really have a strong link (location wise) with any regiment in particular.So I may as well go to a regiment that will be deploying soon after training.
 
#5
gnilpik said:
Gday,Iam an Australian currently awaiting to attend the selection centre.I have chosen the infantry but as yet no regiment in particular.Part of my reason of joining the british army is to see more "operational service" and do proper soldiering,instead of being a pacific policeman in the australian army.So of course I would like to deploy soon after training,which obviously would be around mid 2010.Any advice would be greatly appreciated,cheers.
1. Welcome to Arrse.
2. Good luck with your application.
3. Don't expect anyone with any knowledge to answer your question because of operational security. This is a completely open forum.

Litotes
 
#6
I did selection last week and the as a guy from austraillian army , he said if a infrantry soldier does 6month tour in afgahn he gets a big bonus on top of his nomal wage? can you clerify that?? also just how much , he did tell me but i thort it was a too good to be true! lol,
 
#7
yeah its true,there is a decent bonus,a shit load more then what the brits get,but as to how much,depends on your rank and the role you undertake....
 
#8
red123234 said:
I did selection last week and the as a guy from austraillian army , he said if a infrantry soldier does 6month tour in afgahn he gets a big bonus on top of his nomal wage? can you clerify that?? also just how much , he did tell me but i thort it was a too good to be true! lol,
Big bonus? There is what was called LSSA (Living Somewhere Sh1t Allowance) which is/was about £5 per day.
 
#9
CavalryCaptain said:
red123234 said:
I did selection last week and the as a guy from austraillian army , he said if a infrantry soldier does 6month tour in afgahn he gets a big bonus on top of his nomal wage? can you clerify that?? also just how much , he did tell me but i thort it was a too good to be true! lol,
Big bonus? There is what was called LSSA (Living Somewhere Sh1t Allowance) which is/was about £5 per day.
oh right thats cleared that up!!
 
#10
red123234 said:
CavalryCaptain said:
red123234 said:
I did selection last week and the as a guy from austraillian army , he said if a infrantry soldier does 6month tour in afgahn he gets a big bonus on top of his nomal wage? can you clerify that?? also just how much , he did tell me but i thort it was a too good to be true! lol,
Big bonus? There is what was called LSSA (Living Somewhere Sh1t Allowance) which is/was about £5 per day.
oh right thats cleared that up!!
LSSA - Longer Separated Service Allowance.
Replaced in 2007 by LSA - Longer Separation Allowance.

Do a search in the forums under LSSA or LSA for more details
 
#11
red123234 said:
I did selection last week and the as a guy from austraillian army , he said if a infrantry soldier does 6month tour in afgahn he gets a big bonus on top of his nomal wage? can you clerify that?? also just how much , he did tell me but i thort it was a too good to be true! lol,
I beleive they are still running the tax free operational bonus, not sure of all the ins and outs of it though.

It came in around mid 2006 and Im not 100% sure on who gets what but I came away with around 2 and a half grand (ish). Which was nice. LSSA was still awarded aswell.

I was RE, not infantry, but dont think it makes much difference tbh.

Sure someone will know more up to date info than me.
 
#13
RIGRAT said:
red123234 said:
I did selection last week and the as a guy from austraillian army , he said if a infrantry soldier does 6month tour in afgahn he gets a big bonus on top of his nomal wage? can you clerify that?? also just how much , he did tell me but i thort it was a too good to be true! lol,
I beleive they are still running the tax free operational bonus, not sure of all the ins and outs of it though.

It came in around mid 2006 and Im not 100% sure on who gets what but I came away with around 2 and a half grand (ish). Which was nice. LSSA was still awarded aswell.

I was RE, not infantry, but dont think it makes much difference tbh.

To be fair, it's all relative. What i mean is that that i did my first tour of sunny XMG in '78 and came home with over 1200 squids, made up of £1 per day NI money, normal army pay and shedloads of 'credits'...to a 18 year old, reggae loving squaddie from South London, I felt like i was king of Lewisham....and managed to blow the fecking lot during 4 weeks leave.

Can't be sure now, but think beer was about 75p a pint, rum and coke a bit more? - and Peckham had the best clubs....spell that 'late night Blues'..full of Rastas 'smoking the herb', heavy dub and pretty black chicks who helped make me 'smile' in more ways than one!

Oh, and i was on the gimpy when our multiple had a contact and we blatted off 1000 plus rounds...and all we hit was a pig! ..bet we frightend a few feckers though....it was the cabby of all time and i was p*ssing myself with laughter during it, as was most of us - think they call it fire discipline or something like that?..like we cared?..we only stopped when the ballon Sjt, after emptying his 9mm at feck knows what, shouted 'Stop firing, you fecking lunatics'.

Happy days.









Sure someone will know more up to date info than me.
 
#14
prince_jammy said:
RIGRAT said:
red123234 said:
I did selection last week and the as a guy from austraillian army , he said if a infrantry soldier does 6month tour in afgahn he gets a big bonus on top of his nomal wage? can you clerify that?? also just how much , he did tell me but i thort it was a too good to be true! lol,
I beleive they are still running the tax free operational bonus, not sure of all the ins and outs of it though.

It came in around mid 2006 and Im not 100% sure on who gets what but I came away with around 2 and a half grand (ish). Which was nice. LSSA was still awarded aswell.

I was RE, not infantry, but dont think it makes much difference tbh.

To be fair, it's all relative. What i mean is that that i did my first tour of sunny XMG in '78 and came home with over 1200 squids, made up of £1 per day NI money, normal army pay and shedloads of 'credits'...to a 18 year old, reggae loving squaddie from South London, I felt like i was king of Lewisham....and managed to blow the fecking lot during 4 weeks leave.

Can't be sure now, but think beer was about 75p a pint, rum and coke a bit more? - and Peckham had the best clubs....spell that 'late night Blues'..full of Rastas 'smoking the herb', heavy dub and pretty black chicks who helped make me 'smile' in more ways than one!

Oh, and i was on the gimpy when our multiple had a contact and we blatted off 1000 plus rounds...and all we hit was a pig! ..bet we frightend a few feckers though....it was the cabby of all time and i was p*ssing myself with laughter during it, as was most of us - think they call it fire discipline or something like that?..like we cared?..we only stopped when the ballon Sjt, after emptying his 9mm at feck knows what, shouted 'Stop firing, you fecking lunatics'.

Happy days.










Sure someone will know more up to date info than me.
Cheers for that, you've managed to make it look like me who is big timing about shooting up pigs in crossmaglen in the 70's. :?
 
#16
Litotes said:
Don't expect anyone with any knowledge to answer your question because of operational security. This is a completely open forum.

Litotes
Sadlt that incorrect answer is given far too often on this site. Try google and find out who follows this lot out there. Opsec my arrse!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/11th_Infantry_Brigade_(United_Kingdom)
 
#17
Google is your friend

Future Deployments
Operation Herrick XI (October 2009-April 2010)
HQ 11 Light Brigade
The Household Cavalry Regiment - 1 sqn
1st Royal Tank Regiment - 1 Sqn
1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards
3rd Battalion, The Rifles
1st Battalion, The Royal Welsh (Royal Welch Fusiliers)
2nd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment (14th/15th, 19th & 33rd/76th Foot) (Green Howards)
1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery
28 Engineer Regiment, Royal Engineers
10 Queen's Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment

Herrick XII (April-October 2010) 4 Mechanized Brigade

Herrick XIII (October 2010-April 2011) 16 Air Assault Brigade
So let's work out who is in 4 Mech Bde shall we?

4 Mechanized Brigade Headquarters and Signal Squadron (204 Signal Squadron)
The Royal Dragoon Guards (Armoured)
1st Battalion, Scots Guards (Armoured Infantry)
1st Battalion, The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment (King's Lancashire and Border) (Mechanised Infantry)
1st Battalion, The Mercian Regiment (Cheshire) (Light Role)
4th Regiment Royal Artillery (Self Propelled Artillery)
21 Engineer Regiment Royal Engineers
1st Battalion, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
150 Provost Company[2], 3rd Regiment Royal Military Police
CS Medical Squadron, Royal Army Medical Corps
 
#18
prince_jammy said:
Sorry mucker, not big timing just remembering one of the most exciting times i had
No problem buddy, was just expecting the walt hunting brigade jumping on me. :D
 

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