Infantry TA will reduce from 15 to 14 battalions

What do expect will or want to happen

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#1
FAS said:
The plans will further integrate the TA and Reserves with the Regular
Army - increasing the sense of identity, improving overall readiness
and meeting the concerns of TA personnel and their employers.

* The TA will remain the same size as it is today.
* The future TA structure will ensure a more relevant, capable and
usable TA.
* The Infantry TA will reduce from 15 to 14 battalions and will
integrate into the new infantry structure restoring a true sense of
identity at TA battalion level. They will complement the new regular
infantry structure, drawing them closer together to improve
operational and training affiliations, greater integration and
readiness.
Who or whats getting the chop, guess 1 Bn is being axed to create proper Bn HQ Coys/Support Coys.
 
#2
I hope that's what's happening. Overwise one subunit may be in a precarious position with 3 PWRR absorbing not 1, but 3 coys (2 Rifle, 1 HQ)
 
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#3
polar said:
FAS said:
The plans will further integrate the TA and Reserves with the Regular
Army - increasing the sense of identity, improving overall readiness
and meeting the concerns of TA personnel and their employers.

* The TA will remain the same size as it is today.
* The future TA structure will ensure a more relevant, capable and
usable TA.
* The Infantry TA will reduce from 15 to 14 battalions and will
integrate into the new infantry structure restoring a true sense of
identity at TA battalion level. They will complement the new regular
infantry structure, drawing them closer together to improve
operational and training affiliations, greater integration and
readiness.

Who or whats getting the chop, guess 1 Bn is being axed to create proper Bn HQ Coys/Support Coys.
Rifle Volunteers? Londons to the Gaaaards??
 
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#5
Oh great, time to start buffing the car park and painting everything blue/red/blue.
 
#6
Blimey, after all my years - finally gone thro one of these unchanged :lol:

No rebadging, no new unit, no retrading - so glad I left the inf@SDR
 
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#7
I've already started rehersing '1..23...1!!!!' in a very loud slightly ear piercing scream, the people in my office most concerned.

Still I won't notice them after the Guards lobotomy proceedure.

Time to join a corps?........NAH!
 
#8
isleofwightrifles said:
A & E to 4 RGJ, RGBW absorbed but not sure about the PWRR...back into the fold perhaps.

So long, and thanks for all the funny slo-o-o-o-w drill!
 
#9
Id say C of the RRV is most likely going to 3PWRR, seeing how it is the same capbadge and is in the regular recuiting catchment of that regiment.
 
#10
CGS said:
Within the TA we will reorganise into 14 battalions, each one will be more closely integrated with a regular regiment, with one TA battalion in each regiment of 2 or 3 regular battalions and 2 TA battalions for the 5-regular battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland. The only exception to this will be the TA battalion affiliated to the Guards Division. The details of this reorganisation will be confirmed in the New Year after further consultation with the reserves.

Turning now to the TA and Regular Reserve. They have been used significantly during all recent operations, and they have done a splendid job. The planned changes to the TA complement those to the regular structure building on the TA’s success on operations. I might take this opportunity to pay special tribute to all those reservists who have contributed so much on operations alongside their regular counterparts. In broad terms, the TA will remain the same size as it is today at some 42,000. The change involves rebalancing – growth in some areas and reductions in others – that will enhance the TA’s ability to provide specialist support. In addition, and for the first time, the TA’s structure will be robust enough to cater for those who are unable to be mobilised or who are not fully trained. The final structure will be validated following a period of consultation with the reserves over the next six months. The changes ensure that the TA and Reserves are better integrated so that they can be used more effectively. As the Army’s reserve of first choice we intend that they will be more relevant, capable and useable.
http://www.news.mod.uk/news_headline_story.asp?newsItem_id=3044
 
#12
The DERR (i.e. Berkshire and Wiltshire) elements of RGBWR are being amalgamated with PWRR.

Hence 3 PWRR/ Home Counties (Whatever) will absorb B, C and HQ coys of RRV. That's a worrying outcome, a 7 Coy Regiment, which looks awefully tempting for a cut....

Meanwhile A and E coys go off to 7th (?) Bn of the Light Division Regiment, while the Rifle Volunteers will slot in as 6th (?) Bn
 
#13
I would just like to know if we're getting our number plate back :D
 
#14
No more rrv hurrah time to burn the roebuck .it was a gash name
and a admin nightmare whats the point of a battalion that cant even drill
together .bye bye jackets you wont be missed well some of your blokes
were ok .
 
#15
woody said:
No more rrv hurrah time to burn the roebuck .it was a gash name
and a admin nightmare whats the point of a battalion that cant even drill
together .bye bye jackets you wont be missed well some of your blokes
were ok .
They speak very highly of you... :roll:
 
#16
isleofwightrifles said:
Meanwhile A and E coys go off to 7th (?) Bn of the Light Division Regiment, while the Rifle Volunteers will slot in as 6th (?) Bn
The LI and RGJs are not being amalgamated so what's this Light Div Regt? Rifle Volunteers will become 6LI as they are all LI/DandD/RGBW currently. Anyone care to share what's happening with the RGJ companies?
 
#17
As has been said many times before, sometimes to the severe irritation of those on this site, the four RGJ companies will almost certainly regroup to form a TA RGJ battalion which will
complement the new regular
infantry structure, drawing them closer together to improve
operational and training affiliations, greater integration and
readiness.
From all the clues that have been dropped over the past few months, it will probably be called 4 RGJ. No-one has let on where the HQ will be but if it were Davies Street, it would make some sense to put the Q element somewhere else.
 
#18
Can't see the HQ back in Mayfair as its not really suitable, too much of a rabbit warren and I suspect it was only there through historical reasons, QVR's etc. I've heard sugestions of Slade Park with MTO still at West Ham, make sense - they have the vechicle parking space.
 
#19
army_of_1 said:
isleofwightrifles said:
Meanwhile A and E coys go off to 7th (?) Bn of the Light Division Regiment, while the Rifle Volunteers will slot in as 6th (?) Bn
The LI and RGJs are not being amalgamated so what's this Light Div Regt? Rifle Volunteers will become 6LI as they are all LI/DandD/RGBW currently. Anyone care to share what's happening with the RGJ companies?
Certainly up until last week that was what was appearing to be the plan (ref CO 1 RGBWRs statement to his regiment). However, things change (that was when 2 RRF were going), going through the various press statements it appears this has been reversed and the RGJ will be structured 1 + 2 RGJ (Reg) and 3 RGJ (TA) (Yes, I know the Redcoated musket armed light infantry in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire want 4, but last I heard there were to be no spaces in numbering), while the LI will have 1, 2 and 3 LI (Gloucester, Devon and Dorset being 1st Bn), while the Rifle Volunteers will form 4 LI.
 
#20
isleofwightrifles said:
while the Rifle Volunteers will form 4 LI.
Was thinking this last night, so the TA LI from Shropshire, Yorks and Durham WILL NOT form part of the TA LI Battalion.
I'm guessing they will remain where they are or maybe form part of the Northumbrian/Manchester/Birmingham RRF Bn (formed mainly from the Tyne Tees Regiment) - the Left and Right of Line Battalion :?:

The Regt to go is King's & Cheshire Regt all the others will evolve.

See
http://www.regiments.org/regiments/uk/lists/ba2005.htm

I disagree with the Yorkshire Regiment prediction (too many Coys for starters)
 

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