was under the impression that wont get them unless the situation merits them - such as actually away on ops somewhere sandy or such like.
wanting them to help pull some munter in the pub doesnt really qualify - but you could always get a set made up at some dodgy army surplus store ........ or maybe get one of those tacky Swiss ID bracelets and try to tell her they are the new way dog-tags are done.
Barmy - do not ask for anything that has not been issued - you will get through your basic ok.
If the Army wants you to wear dog tags they will issue them to you. Try to understand that posers in the TA get a bad name and get the pi55 ripped from them by the Regs.
You will be obliged to buy some kit as the army are very fukcing stingy - but keep an eye out for more senior members who have a few years under thier belts and have done a tour - use them as an example and maybe even have a chat with them - but only after you have passed CIC.
For dog tags, try your local pet shop, but I'd suggest it may be better to have yourself micro-chipped. That way if you're found wandering and lost you can easily be reunited with your owner... Good luck with the rest of your TA career.
Remember, lad: You're on the TA, not a gang. You don't need to piss on your bitches or tag your territory either to keep the other mo' fo's out of yo' hood, yo. Nowatmsayin, dawg?
The only tag you should ever keep on you is your med tag (if issued, cos its regs and its useful), and the only ID; a MOD 90 (useful generally for discounts and you'll lose it otherwise). Anything else is Waltism of the highest order, and the Office of the Walt-Finder General - namely me and linemanloz - will be knocking on and then kicking in your DPM painted door and proceed to use your wall of 22 SAS regimental plaques as firewood to burn walts on our Grand Pyre of Walt-Justice. THe fat ones burn best.
Also, may I echo the welcome to the TA and ARRSE. Plug in, switch on and other comradely archetypal armyish saying too.