House of Lords Debate on Reserves

#1
There will be a debate on the Reserves in the Lords on Thursday 19 January. It will be an opportunity to raise any matter of interest about Reserve Forces.
 

OldSnowy

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#2
Thanks for this, I hope all those with sensible questions for the good and benefit of the Reserves take this opportunity.

I think it's fairly clear that any good points and questions put on this thread WILL be considered during the debate. This is democracy in action - so use this opportuinty.
 

BuggerAll

LE
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#3
Training Training Training. Role, FAS TA, Deployment, Pensions - something to make us feel valued.
 
#4
Feudalism - it's your count that votes.

msr
 
#5
msr said:
Feudalism - it's your count that votes.

msr
Are you saying that the Upper House has no role in modern politics?
 
#6
Far from it, your Lordship ;)

msr
 
#7
Good chap, pull up a knighthood.
 
#9
That's a shame. I had four full magazines I could have donated up his fundament only last weekend. :D
 
#11
Many, many thanks tgarden. Some VERY hard-hitting points in there and I am especially grateful for the comments in the final few paragraphs. It is anathema to me and all of those Officers I have grown up with that we will never be allowed to command our own troops. It is very relieving to know that others have recognised this problem.
 
#12
Lord Atlee said:

If our regular forces could undertake a large-scale operation on their own, without reinforcement from the TA, they would probably be too well endowed.
Oo-er missus!
 
#14
Lots of good points, but why is a Late Entry Officer no substitute for a Direct Entry Officer?

Also why is it assumed that Officers must have better civvi jobs than ORs?

Good to see the Class System is alive and well, kicking the working man up the arrse, in the land of ermine.
 
#15
I think the difference between LE's and DE's is all to do with age. Top Brass are always banging on about how enthusiastic young officers are, and how they tend to be well-motivated and such in a way that an LE isn't. Even if they are completely incompetant, they add a bit of life.

You also don't have to pay them as much!
 
#16
Mr_McKay said:
Lots of good points, but why is a Late Entry Officer no substitute for a Direct Entry Officer?

Also why is it assumed that Officers must have better civvi jobs than ORs?

Good to see the Class System is alive and well, kicking the working man up the arrse, in the land of ermine.
Amusingly - at times - it is the opposite in our (specialist) unit, and they have to rely on those of us with no more than a stripe or two to put our signature to things!
 

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