Interested in the TA

Discussion in 'Army Reserve' started by CheekyChick, Jan 9, 2008.

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  1. I work as an administrator for the Police as my full time job, im 24 years old and fit physically and mentally, dont hold a driving licence yet as am taking lessons.

    The point of this is - i know a few regulars and also one TA soldier. I have becom possibly interested in joining up, work allowing for this.

    Does anyone have any knowledge of weather the police are good for allowing for committments that may arise from the TA etc?? And could people possible tell me whats on offer for someone like me in the Sheffield area? I know they have a unit as my mate is involved in the medic side of things as part of his nursing career.

    Cheers,

    Cheeky
     
  2. Territorial Army Regiments within 20mile radius from Sheffield City Centre


    Combat (Infantry) (2.2 Miles)

    D Company Detachment 4th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment

    TA Centre

    Endcliffe Vale Road

    Sheffield

    S10 3EU
    Tel: 01904 668 241

    Website: www.yorkshireregiment.mod.uk
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    Medical Services (2.2 Miles)

    Regimental Headquarters 212 (Yorkshire) Field Hospital, Headquarters Squadron 212 (Yorkshire) Field Hospital

    Endcliffe Hall

    Endcliffe Vale Road

    Sheffield

    S10 3EU
    Tel: 0114 266 3242 / 01904 668 229

    Website: www.army.mod.uk/212fdhosp/index.htm
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    IT / Comms (2.3 Miles)

    Regimental Headquarters 38 Signal Regiment, Headquarters Squadron 38 Signal Regiment, 64 Signal Squadron 38 Signal Regiment

    Manor Top

    Hurlfield Road

    Sheffield

    S12 2AN
    Tel: 0800 328 9085
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    Engineering (4.0 Miles)

    106 Field Squadron 72 Engineer Regiment

    Bailey Barracks

    Greenhill Parkway

    Sheffield

    S8 7JQ
    Tel: 0114 237 8607

    Website: www.army.mod.uk/royalengineers/org/72regt/sub_units/106sqn/contact_us.htm
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    Engineering (6.5 Miles)

    146 Workshop Company 102 Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

    Fitzwilliam Road

    Rotherham

    S65 1SH
    Tel: 01709 370 128

    Website: www.army.mod.uk/102bnreme/index.htm
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    Engineering (10.4 Miles)

    575 Field Squadron 73 Engineer Regiment

    Wallis Barracks

    Boythorpe Road

    Chesterfield

    S40 2NH
    Tel: 01246 234 194
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    Combat (Infantry) (13.2 Miles)

    D Company 4th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment

    TA Centre

    Wakefield Road

    Barnsley

    S71 1NU
    Tel: 01226 200 116

    Website: www.yorkshireregiment.mod.uk
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    Engineering (15.5 Miles)

    Scarborough Barracks

    Sandford Road

    Doncaster

    DN4 8PL
    Tel: 01302 853 217
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    Logistics (15.5 Miles)

    219 Squadron 150 Transport Regiment

    Scarborough Barracks

    Sandford Road

    Doncaster

    DN4 8PL
    Tel: 01302 853 217
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    Combat (Infantry) (17.2 Miles)

    Y (Rifles) Platoon

    D (Rifles) Company 5 Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

    Danum Road

    Doncaster

    DN4 5HD
    Tel: 01302 322 776
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  3. We have a slack handful of policemen, police civilians and PCSOs in our squadron, and I don't think any of them have had any major dramas.

    I understand it varies from constabulary to constabulary, but the only restriction I've heard of in Warwickshire is that you can't volunteer for tours. Shift work will mean you can't attend everything, but there's still normally plenty of scope to get the training done.
     
  4. Thanks for the info so far, think im going to have a gander at the websites and see whats on offer.

    Was just concerned about the fact i dont yet hold a full driving licence and weather this would hinder my options as regards to the trades that are on offer.....

    Im really interested in it so i hope i see something
     
  5. naa, if you are regular with your ta attendance, they will happily put you through it.
     
  6. I don't believe you have any restrictions, I think they only apply to constables (I think they have a quota).

    If you want to have a busmans holiday (and join as admin) you'd be better off with 212 Field Hospital or 38 Signal Regiment - as they have more AGC slots. 38 Sigs might cause problems though, they provide IT & Comms support for MOD units supporting blue light services during 'large scale emergencies'....
     
  7. Doesn't matter, your choice of trade could give you anything from B to C+E license for free and you get paid for learning to drive
     
  8. Just wondering WHETHER administrators have to pass a spelling test?
     
  9. So, after i've had a look at the websites, what would my next step be?

    (edited to add, no i didnt have to pass a spelling test :oops: :D )
     
  10. msr

    msr LE

    Phone up the unit and arrange a visit on a drill night.

    msr
     
  11. Sixty

    Sixty LE Moderator Book Reviewer
    1. ARRSE Cyclists and Triathletes

    Bear in mind that you don’t have to restrict yourself to your local area. There are nationally recruited units too with a lower commitment required.
     
  12. Thats not a bad idea, i would ideally like to be involved in quite a physically active way, i'm keen on fitness. I think the unit in Sheffield has a PT night every week or so, plus i keep fit in my own time
     
  13. If you're talking about 212, the word "PT" is a bit of a stretch by some accounts ;)
     

  14. I feel better for that.
     
  15. Sixty

    Sixty LE Moderator Book Reviewer
    1. ARRSE Cyclists and Triathletes

    Or whatever we're called this week.