HELP

#2
You need to talk to your Troop Comd, PSAO or PSI.... there should be opportunities coming up with ARRC or future Telic's.

You need to check that you fulfill mob requirements... its sounds like you do already, but never assume.
 
#3
Maybe Tone's grooming you for something...special!
 

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#5
ARRC is the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps, based in Germany, but led in many areas (inc. Sigs) by Brits.

Chances of mob next year depend on many things, but mainly, as far as we have been told (REME) it is the state of Iraq. NATO (i.e the ARRC) is due to send lots of bodies to Afghansitan next year; if, at the same time, we remain in Iraq in strength (any bets there?) then there will be a need for some mobilisation, as, oddly enough, there won't be enough Regs to go round (again :roll: ).

So, look for a good chance of Mob'ing early next year, if you can't get something sooner. There are ususally plenty of places available, depends on Trade of course, but check with your PSI or Training Major directly. There are ways to get you 'properly' mobilised, and thus covered (as far as it goes) by the RFA protection rather than going FTRS.
 
#6
bibo_boy said:
I have currently served for the past 2 yrs in the TA sigs and have passed shed loads of courses including Class 3 Rad Op. I'm one of the fittest in the sqn, I'm always attending weekends, I'm ex-inf so not bad in the field, always had good reports, work in recruiting (just had all our recruits win medals on their 2 weeks!!)
Put your name down for C or C+E courses or get some IT/IS skills, they seem to be the skills regular sigs are short of.

Also get your class 2 RS Op, many TA trades aren't completed until class 2.

I guessing that your a RS Op(NC) as you've not heard about ARRC, thats quite different from the reg trade.
 
#8
Bibo_Boy

Read your notice boards, there should be trawl paperwork pinned to it somewhere. Your SPSI shouldn't have any problems finding you a slot. Also if the Army website has been updated, there should be a current list of Mob/FTRS vacancies there.
 
#9
What signal brigade are you from? I'm guessing your in 2 brigade like me, you will therefore be a class 3 rad sys op (NC) V like polar said.

I wouldnt say hurry an get your class 2 done but driving quals are good if you dont have grandfather rights.

As for getting called up I've been told its best to wait till your an NCO so at least your not guarenteed to be someone's b!tch when you get out there.

If you're still desperate go see your PSAO

Will
 
#12
bibo_boy said:
I have no army IT quals but I do have a civi degree but civi quals don't seem to count for squat!!
bb, I've no doubt your gonna get called up within the year, the TA doesn't have any IS trades (yet), they are pinging everyone with civ IT quals or works in the trade. I'm pretty certain they won't let you go as anything else.

If you want to know when your likely to be pinged have a look at http:\\www.arrc.nato.int (read the artical on the RHS).

Also look at signals web pages and look at how many reg and TA regts support ARRC (its 2 Bdes worth), obviously all of these aren't going to Stan
 
#13
bibo_boy said:
As for waiting until being an NCO...... I did my cadre last yr and awaiting next board (may????)

Is class 2 the key???????

Only people I know from our place mobilised were our yeoman and my mate who's ex-airbourne?
I think u have to class 2 to be a JNCO

Your YofS was mobilised? .... they're filling those slots with TA :twisted:
 
#15
If you can get your chain of command on side, then they should be able to get in touch with the Mobilisations Cell at HQ LAND and find you something. There's a fair chance it won't end up with the Royal Signals, but they should have something. Could well end up as a dvr anywhere.

Some Regiments are just providing people when they're specifically tasked to do so and are not seeking opportunities for those who want to go at other times. It might be that your Regiment won't want you to get mobilised now if they're anticipating having to provide a certain number of bods for Telic / Stan in the not too distant future (ie. if they mobilise you now, they'll have to find someone else later who might not want to be so keen to go). But worth asking the question if you want to go now.
 
#18
Singlies first?

No - that's where intelligent mobilisation comes in. With us they took all of the married employed men first, and those who were self employed. Clever stuff. You see, there's nothing for a singlie to do in Basra at night, so they'd be missing the clubs too much, and there's nowhere to sign on. And you can't fly someone back every second Tuesday to pick up a giro, can you? Just to make sure no-one was going to have to have a busman's holiday as well, they took everyone who was a bit clever and a specialist in civvy life, and gave them a barrier to wiggle up and down for six months as a nice change from the irksome responsibility they held down in their normal jobs.
You've got to hand it to them: as I say, clever stuff. There's some better minds than mine working at MS these days.
 
#19
stabtastic said:
Singlies first?

No - that's where intelligent mobilisation comes in. With us they took all of the married employed men first, and those who were self employed. Clever stuff. You see, there's nothing for a singlie to do in Basra at night, so they'd be missing the clubs too much, and there's nowhere to sign on. And you can't fly someone back every second Tuesday to pick up a giro, can you? Just to make sure no-one was going to have to have a busman's holiday as well, they took everyone who was a bit clever and a specialist in civvy life, and gave them a barrier to wiggle up and down for six months as a nice change from the irksome responsibility they held down in their normal jobs.
You've got to hand it to them: as I say, clever stuff. There's some better minds than mine working at MS these days.
That is a fine serving of BITTER there stabtastic..... :x

My unit was pretty good at sending the singlies/underemployed people first, although where Bde had specified a requirement for particular trades, it was inevitable that a few married/employed bods had to go as well. It was all a bit irrelevent anyway, 'cos you all end up going eventually.
 
#20
Micky_Dees said:
stabtastic said:
Singlies first?

No - that's where intelligent mobilisation comes in. With us they took all of the married employed men first, and those who were self employed. Clever stuff. You see, there's nothing for a singlie to do in Basra at night, so they'd be missing the clubs too much, and there's nowhere to sign on. And you can't fly someone back every second Tuesday to pick up a giro, can you? Just to make sure no-one was going to have to have a busman's holiday as well, they took everyone who was a bit clever and a specialist in civvy life, and gave them a barrier to wiggle up and down for six months as a nice change from the irksome responsibility they held down in their normal jobs.
You've got to hand it to them: as I say, clever stuff. There's some better minds than mine working at MS these days.
That is a fine serving of BITTER there stabtastic..... :x

My unit was pretty good at sending the singlies/underemployed people first, although where Bde had specified a requirement for particular trades, it was inevitable that a few married/employed bods had to go as well. It was all a bit irrelevent anyway, 'cos you all end up going eventually.
No, I'm not bitter. I was actually mildly amused then, and now. You have to see the lighter side, otherwise how does anyone last out the years in the Army?!

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It was all a bit irrelevent anyway, 'cos you all end up going eventually.
Ha ha - you've got that right! Can't see why this chap's jumping up and down trying to get mobilised. They'll realise their mistake sooner or later, probably when he's qualified in something shiny and he'll be mobilised as a GD pan basher or something!
 
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