What Signal Regt are you in? Not just an idle question. Theories abound both here and elsewhere that certain TA Signal units have an unwritten policy/inclination to 'Go Slow' with mobilisation requests and effectively quashing them.
I've heard of quite a few cases of keen, eager and very capable blokes try for one mobilisation tranche after another only to hear nothing back. I've only ever heard this from Signals lads so I wonder if it is a unit thing.
If you want to be a tour-bunny for a couple of years, it might be worth your while rebadging. The infantry are always sending lads out. Good luck with it either way mate.
RSigslad, pay heed to this mate. There are plenty of mind numbingly arrse jobs for junior soldiers on the sprawling base camps at Basra Air Station and Shaibah Log Base where you could end spending your entire six months behind the wire escorting the Choggis around as they clean the toilets.
Infantry bods seemed to get snatched up by the Battalions and Force Protection Companies, but for pretty much everyone else, unless you'd been assigned a specific post, it was a real lottery. Especially for those with your cap badge, many of whom never once went outside the wire.