Hundreds of army reservists in Norfolk to train for UN peace keeping mission

Well yes , but it is a UN one , awarded for warm weather vacation tour, with lack of gunfire.

( Best thing about serving in Cyprus is weather, food and female Swedish teenage holidaymakers and not getting shot at.)
Didn't work out too well for some of the Swedes.
 
How will they get people to leave their lives for 6 months...?

In the sun?

Supping Keo?

On the beach?

No idea.
Are employers in the UK obliged to retain employees that are members of the AR when said employees are deployed? If so, for how long? Does the MOD prosecute employers that let go of staff who are deployed?
Does the UK have a mechanism for paying deployed reservists the same wage they receive as civilians?
 

Sixty

ADC
Moderator
Book Reviewer
Are employers in the UK obliged to retain employees that are members of the AR when said employees are deployed? If so, for how long? Does the MOD prosecute employers that let go of staff who are deployed?
Does the UK have a mechanism for paying deployed reservists the same wage they receive as civilians?
Not unless it's a compulsory call-up. The MoD are pretty toothless if someone makes you redundant but insists it's not about your AR time (and a lot of folk are employed by small/medium enterprises which will take a massive hit).

You're supposed to be paid the same rate as your day job but I believe it's now capped as you had bods from the HAC and others turning up on ops as ORs but being paid more than the CO.
 
Not unless it's a compulsory call-up. The MoD are pretty toothless if someone makes you redundant but insists it's not about your AR time (and a lot of folk are employed by small/medium enterprises which will take a massive hit).

You're supposed to be paid the same rate as your day job but I believe it's now capped as you had bods from the HAC and others turning up on ops as ORs but being paid more than the CO.
Been capped for a good while now due mainly to the NHS Surgeons/Specialist Medics salaries, who were TA Bods

The HAC salaries were peanuts , whatever they like to say otherwise.
 
Didn't work out too well for some of the Swedes.
Danish, in fact.

I actually knew one of the lads involved in that. He was wrong as an adolescent, a worry to his folks.
More importantly, I knew his mother Anne , father Jack ( Sgt Para Regt , put me out on my first freefall) sister Jane ( RN Officer ) and elder brother James ( went RM because his Dad was Para ) a ******* star.

Seriously a lovely family , and then tragedy followed tragedy.
 
You're supposed to be paid the same rate as your day job but I believe it's now capped as you had bods from the HAC and others turning up on ops as ORs but being paid more than the CO.
We had that in my unit, for example a mucker whose role in the platoon was that of an OR (like me, despite as having finished draft service at the rank of Sgt) qualified as a surveyor after his draft army service. That meant the army was paying him the wages of an experienced surveyor for stagging on, patrolling and laying ambushes as an OR.
A farmer in the company always hoped deployments would come just after the harvest/picking season. This was because the payments are made for the army by National Insurance, and National Insurance determined what you should be paid based on your National Insurance payments of the preceding 3 months.
 
Danish, in fact.

I actually knew one of the lads involved in that. He was wrong as an adolescent, a worry to his folks.
More importantly, I knew his mother Anne , father Jack ( Sgt Para Regt , put me out on my first freefall) sister Jane ( RN Officer ) and elder brother James ( went RM because his Dad was Para ) a ******* star.

Seriously a lovely family , and then tragedy followed tragedy.
Swedish - Danish, same meat different gravy.
d01b661f57362b249935dba48979724b.jpg
 
...... You're supposed to be paid the same rate as your day job but I believe it's now capped as you had bods from the HAC and others turning up on ops as ORs but being paid more than the CO.
Capped at £400 per day unless mobilised as medical consultant in that role:
Critically, the resulting payment for all these elements of the ‘Reservist’s award’ taken together is subject to an upper limit or cap (less service pay) of £400.00 per day (or £822.00 per day for accredited medical consultants, mobilised for service as a Medical Consultant by the Defence Medical Services)
Plus expenses for dependant children, relatives etc.
 
Danish, in fact.

I actually knew one of the lads involved in that. He was wrong as an adolescent, a worry to his folks.
More importantly, I knew his mother Anne , father Jack ( Sgt Para Regt , put me out on my first freefall) sister Jane ( RN Officer ) and elder brother James ( went RM because his Dad was Para ) a ******* star.

Seriously a lovely family , and then tragedy followed tragedy.
Ah, you know of them too?

The bod was seriously a bit 'affected' and coming from a family like that, it was a shock as their obvious quality is there for all to see.
 

OneTenner

Old-Salt
Anyone who says Norfolk is sixty years behind the times is clearly wrong.







Its fifty-six
 
We had that in my unit, for example a mucker whose role in the platoon was that of an OR (like me, despite as having finished draft service at the rank of Sgt) qualified as a surveyor after his draft army service. That meant the army was paying him the wages of an experienced surveyor for stagging on, patrolling and laying ambushes as an OR.
A farmer in the company always hoped deployments would come just after the harvest/picking season. This was because the payments are made for the army by National Insurance, and National Insurance determined what you should be paid based on your National Insurance payments of the preceding 3 months.
I thought pay was based on evidence of 12 months worth of payslips, and/or accounts for self employed types? Most of my squadron are ‘professional’ types so I imagine the OR’s wage bill will be relatively steep for upcoming deployments.
 
99.9% latch onto the VC glories of their forebears.

99.9% must bear the shame of those who disgrace their capbadge.
I'l go for the second choice please Ted.

All that VC stuff is either due to a colossal feck up or bloke being in the wrong place at the wrong time combined with 'temper' issues


*Calm down, respect to all of them..... and the VC Recipients :cool:
 
I wouldn’t read too much into those things, it sounds like you had similar experiences to me, I eventually realised that ex/sim really doesn’t match reality and it’s not a good yardstick to judge units, although certain individuals can and do expose themselves as utter Bellthronks.
Maybe, but Seniors running live fire lanes bringing booze back to the accommodation because they felt they didnt have enough to drink in the Mess hardly filled me with confidence

They had no compunction in drinking in the spider, either, saying that they'd stop when the first bloke woke up...

Utter, utter chunts.

My chum @Pob02 isn't a fan, either...
 
I thought pay was based on evidence of 12 months worth of payslips, and/or accounts for self employed types? Most of my squadron are ‘professional’ types so I imagine the OR’s wage bill will be relatively steep for upcoming deployments.
Here in Israel, it goes by your national insurance contributions over the 3 months preceding your deployment.
The monetary cost to the economy is huge but mobilization for reserves is for the essential task of defending the country, rather than providing forces to the UN in far flung parts.
IDF specialized contingents are occasionally sent abroad on search/rescue/medical relief missions and I think that's the extent of mobilization of reserves for international projects.
 

Latest Threads

Top