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im looking to join 2RTR as a tank crewman ,do they go on foot patrols in afghanistan ? and any other insight to what they do when on operations would be helpful

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you may have to dismount and walk ahead of your vehicle as it may be the only way to safely move forwards due to ied threat
 
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Or due to the fact that there are no CR2 in AFG, just Tankies driving the new UOR Fleet and doing the dusty walk like every one else. I can think of worse trades and units so go and enjoy.
 

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CptCorrelli said:
you may have to dismount and walk ahead of your vehicle as it may be the only way to safely move forwards due to ied threat
Did you learn this about the RTR whilst you were serving out there?
 
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chimera said:
CptCorrelli said:
you may have to dismount and walk ahead of your vehicle as it may be the only way to safely move forwards due to ied threat
Did you learn this about the RTR whilst you were serving out there?
no , my last tour was cyprus in the late 70s but due to injurey i was home within the month , as stated before and ill keep stating i have passed throuhg a lot of lads to the regular army , many come back to visit us and have told us how it can be , i then filtar this down to our up and comers to give them an idea of how it may be
 
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FJ,
Foot patrols are not the sole preserve of Infantry. On Telic, Arty, RAC and Engineers were involved in foot patrols around the AO.
 
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CptCorrelli said:
chimera said:
CptCorrelli said:
you may have to dismount and walk ahead of your vehicle as it may be the only way to safely move forwards due to ied threat
Did you learn this about the RTR whilst you were serving out there?
no , my last tour was cyprus in the late 70s but due to injurey i was home within the month , as stated before and ill keep stating i have passed throuhg a lot of lads to the regular army , many come back to visit us and have told us how it can be , i then filtar this down to our up and comers to give them an idea of how it may be
snigger.....sorry...sgigner.
 
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FJ,
I am sure your assessment of Telic is of great comfort to the casualties and their families.....
 
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Fallschirmjager said:
Telic was pretty gay compared to Herrick though as far as mixing it goes. They wouldn't send them out around Sangin to be honest.
I'll pass on your observations to the lads out there in 2 RTR. Although I agree their prime role is not to deploy on foot, they are more than capable. The RAC like other corps have a long history of reverting to grunt mode and complete endless hours of training just like our grunt brethren.
 
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Nige said:
FJ,
I am sure your assessment of Telic is of great comfort to the casualties and their families.....
I fear he feels that once surrounded by armour we become invincible, next time I sit on TC’s seat on the Cornish footpath I’ll pass on his thoughts.
 
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Nige said:
FJ,
I am sure your assessment of Telic is of great comfort to the casualties and their families.....
Dry your eyes sweetheart. What do you want me to say? Telic was ten times worse then Herrick?


FiveAlpha said:
They did in 2006.
That was because only one BG was out there. I'm not knocking RA or any other support arms. I'm saying as a collective an Artillery unit or Engineer unit wouldn't conduct foot patrols in Helmand in everyday circumstances.
 
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elovabloke said:
I'll pass on your observations to the lads out there in 2 RTR. Although I agree their prime role is not to deploy on foot, they are more than capable. The RAC like other corps have a long history of reverting to grunt mode and complete endless hours of training just like our grunt brethren.
Shut up you mong. You've already stated their prime role isn't on foot. Same as what i've stated. Stop crying.
 
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elovabloke said:
[The RAC like other corps have a long history of reverting to grunt mode and complete endless hours of training just like our grunt brethren.
Not when I was in.
The mere thought of getting out of the wagon unless to either piss or fetch another beer would bring on cold sweats and hyperventilation.

I joined the RAC to be lazy and fat like all my peers. :D
 
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In my 17 years in RAC I did a shite load of foot, helo,and boat patrols
 
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