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Herrick 12

#1
Just been confirmed last night that I am to be mobilised for herrick 12 but still no papers through and no dates or time scale. Anyone in the same boat or able to help me out, my civvie boss is busting my balls!
 
#6
what i always say, dont believe it till you see the sand!

TA soldiers going on future mobilisations will now be based on a shopping list from the regs - i.e. rather than TA units providing 'x' number of soldiers/orificers per each Herrick, the regular units will now specify who they need to fill their gaps - in particular, FSTs are undermanned and will require TA pax, so if you're RA and have any OP quals then, in the words of that saturday night tv demon, 'it could be you!'
 
#7
Cheers Irish, and good guess cause im going as fst. Everything you have said ref shopping list is correct, 6 of us volunteered and im the lucky one who gets to go, woohoo! I know who im going with and all that its just when i go to chilwell i need to know, like i said my boss is doing my tits in!
 
#8
I've almost but given up on volunteering, as a few of us have been knocked back several times for external reasons (nothing to do with those volunteering), so I'm waiting out and looking at other ways of developing in the meantime.

Good luck H4P.
 
#9
Hey homer4president,

Good luck for Herrick 12, particularly in the FST role. You'll be fine... you've been trained by the best!!! ;)
 
#11
homer4president said:
Just been confirmed last night that I am to be mobilised for herrick 12 but still no papers through and no dates or time scale. Anyone in the same boat or able to help me out, my civvie boss is busting my balls!
Mate, there is a differance between being told your going and getting the PID and LSN to your unit to start the paperwork. Good luck though keep moaning at them
 
#12
forniup said:
homer4president said:
Just been confirmed last night that I am to be mobilised for herrick 12 but still no papers through and no dates or time scale. Anyone in the same boat or able to help me out, my civvie boss is busting my balls!
Mate, there is a differance between being told your going and getting the PID and LSN to your unit to start the paperwork. Good luck though keep moaning at them
What are these? Still heard nothing.
 
#13
Sorry to hi-jack this post but it's not an unrelated question having read what has been written here so far..

What courses/ skills are most in demand to deploy on the frontline as an infanteer if you are TA? I'm hoping to get a tape back up fairly quickly (once we know what courses are still being run) and am also looking at FAC if possible. Thanks in anticipation.
 
#14
By FAC I assume you are talking Forward Air Controller.

Short- Not TA.

Joint Tactical Air Controllers (JTAC) take a LONG time to train. The course itself isn’t too long but before you are ready to deploy you will need to gain experience talking to/ working with all sorts of NATO aircraft in various scenarios. IIRC they are held as a Bde asset.


If you are wanting to deploy as infantry the need at the moment is for riflemen/JNCO's. Driving qualifications are always useful (cat C for WMIK/vector I think) and you can never do enough first aid quals. No requirement to do anything glamorous, just looking for keen fit soldiers.

As MSR will no doubt point out the PSI is the best person to speak to the Bn you are hoping to go with.
 
#15
homer4president said:
Just been confirmed last night that I am to be mobilised for herrick 12 but still no papers through and no dates or time scale. Anyone in the same boat or able to help me out, my civvie boss is busting my balls!
Your best bet is to contact the RA CVHQ, it was at Woolwich Bks when 16RA were there but think it may have moved. But try google to find info.

It's what I did whilst waiting for my call up papers and a set was emailed to me.
 
#16
Waldorfmuppet said:
By FAC I assume you are talking Forward Air Controller.

Short- Not TA.

Joint Tactical Air Controllers (JTAC) take a LONG time to train. The course itself isn’t too long but before you are ready to deploy you will need to gain experience talking to/ working with all sorts of NATO aircraft in various scenarios. IIRC they are held as a Bde asset.
ahem... not quite correct. The length of training will soon be 8 weeks, from zero knowledge to certified and qualified (and then ready to deploy).

Within the TA there is only one unit which specialises in Forward Air Control. If you are anywhere near to Bath, then check out FAC troop, which is part of 21 Sig Regt, based out of the TA centre in town.

Don't expect to get on a course straight away if you joined the unit. The troop is well manned for FACs, but is currently looking for driver/operators. You would gain valuable experience on the hill and be able to advance up the ranks to run an OP. You would then (depending on your aptitude, as judged by the OC) be in a position to go on your FAC course. You would be expected to use your skills in theatre, and commit yourself to the unit for a substantial period of time.
A lot of time and money would have been invested in you by the time you emerge as an FAC.

Waldorfmuppet, the UK term is Forward Air Controller, JTAC in an Americanism and a term used in theatre.
 
#17
wg100 said:
Waldorfmuppet said:
By FAC I assume you are talking Forward Air Controller.

Short- Not TA.

Joint Tactical Air Controllers (JTAC) take a LONG time to train. The course itself isn’t too long but before you are ready to deploy you will need to gain experience talking to/ working with all sorts of NATO aircraft in various scenarios. IIRC they are held as a Bde asset.
ahem... not quite correct. The length of training will soon be 8 weeks, from zero knowledge to certified and qualified (and then ready to deploy).

Within the TA there is only one unit which specialises in Forward Air Control. If you are anywhere near to Bath, then check out FAC troop, which is part of 21 Sig Regt, based out of the TA centre in town.

Don't expect to get on a course straight away if you joined the unit. The troop is well manned for FACs, but is currently looking for driver/operators. You would gain valuable experience on the hill and be able to advance up the ranks to run an OP. You would then (depending on your aptitude, as judged by the OC) be in a position to go on your FAC course. You would be expected to use your skills in theatre, and commit yourself to the unit for a substantial period of time.
A lot of time and money would have been invested in you by the time you emerge as an FAC.

Waldorfmuppet, the UK term is Forward Air Controller, JTAC in an Americanism and a term used in theatre.

Sorry, I stand corrected!


If only id known that last year.......
 
#19
Lucky them, told last night im not to go after all, the regt i'd be going "doesn't want TA". Apparently they are over-manned.

PS tried to find CVHQ RA on tinternet but no luck, thanks anyway
 

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