GARETH KEENAN HITS TA RECRUITS

#43
Did anyone notice the press release from Weight Watchers saying that the ghastly racist, condescending character running the Weight Watchers class in Little Britain hadn't affected recruitment at all - in fact it might even have helped?
 
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#45
abacus said:
Did anyone notice the press release from Weight Watchers saying that the ghastly racist, condescending character running the Weight Watchers class in Little Britain hadn't affected recruitment at all - in fact it might even have helped?
They would say that, though, wouldn't they? Regardless of whether it is true or not, it's the right response. Clearly they are better at PR than the MOD.

What sources at the MOD should have done is say:

MOD PR hoor said:
"It's ironic that the character Gareth Keenan should have appeared so shortly before the TA found itself being employed wholesale on operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. In fact, had Gareth's character still been in the TA and were the series still in development during TELIC, then for realism's sake it should have shown him actually being sent away. *chortle* His interpersonal skills would have been great in some sort of CIMIC role. *arf* Anyway, since The Office came out we have had quite literally several more enquiries about the TA than we would have expected to get. *winning smile*
Provided said MOD source didn't lose the run of himself and start imagining Gareth "doing a Lynndie", that is. See: http://badgas.co.uk/lynndie/
 
#51
Gareth on the TA said:
A lot of people think that those in the Territorial Army are not real soldiers. We are. We are well trained, highly disciplined fighting machines ready for war. We're just not available during the week.
 
#52
Went to Xmas meal last night and was amazed how many people (some quite intelligent) didn't understand the Army had a part time component (and it was paid).

X: When did u join the Army
Me: I joined the TA at 17
X: When did u leave
Me: I haven't
etc etc
 
#53
Merlin745 said:
Went to Xmas meal last night and was amazed how many people (some quite intelligent) didn't understand the Army had a part time component (and it was paid).

X When did u join the Army
Me I joined the TA at 17
X When did u leave
Me I haven't
etc etc
Mr favourite is the classic bone question...

"you mean they let you have real guns?"
 
#54
Merlin745 said:
Went to Xmas meal last night and was amazed how many people (some quite intelligent) didn't understand the Army had a part time component (and it was paid).

X When did u join the Army
Me I joined the TA at 17
X When did u leave
Me I haven't
etc etc
Mr favourite is the classic bone question...

"you mean they let you have real guns?"
 
#55
The radio Five Live report into TA manning levels (covered on another Just TA thread) has made the BBC News website as the minister responsible for the TA (Don Touhig) has responded by saying Iraq is not a factor but he'll look into the reasons why people are leaving. Thats kind of him. Apparently 600 per month are leaving so he'd best be quick about it as there won't be many left to ask if he leaves it too long. Well if its not Iraq making people leave then we're back to the Gareth factor I suppose, NOT.
For full story go to:-

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4517850.stm

Here Mr Touhig's profile on the MOD website (link below) and as you will see he is also responsible for medals, pay and the defence medical services.

http://www.mod.uk/aboutus/staff/minvets.htm

And heres a link to Mr Touhig's website

http://www.dontouhig.org.uk/
 
#56
Jacques_Bustard said:
The radio Five Live report into TA manning levels (covered on another Just TA thread) has made the BBC News website as the minister responsible for the TA (Don Touhig) has responded by saying Iraq is not a factor but he'll look into the reasons why people are leaving. Thats kind of him. Apparently 600 per month are leaving so he'd best be quick about it as there won't be many left to ask if he leaves it too long. Well if its not Iraq making people leave then we're back to the Gareth factor I suppose, NOT.
For full story go to-

http//news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4517850.stm

Here Mr Touhig's profile on the MOD website (link below) and as you will see he is also responsible for medals, pay and the defence medical services.

http//www.mod.uk/aboutus/staff/minvets.htm

And heres a link to Mr Touhig's website

http//www.dontouhig.org.uk/
Probably the reason why 2 and a half years after i returned from Iraq i am still waiting for a medal...... it would be nice to have something to look at!!
 

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