Interested in the TA

#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
CheekyChick said:
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
naa, if you are regular with your ta attendance, they will happily put you through it.
 
#6
CheekyChick said:
I work as an administrator for the Police as my full time job
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
CheekyChick said:
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.....
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
CheekyChick said:
I work as an administrator for the Police as my full time job ...

... any knowledge of weather the police are good ...
Just wondering WHETHER administrators have to pass a spelling test?
 
#10
Phone up the unit and arrange a visit on a drill night.

msr
 

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#11
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
 
#14
Sixty said:
Bear in mind that you don’t have to restrict yourself to your local area. There are also Specialist Units which achieve equal training standards in a much reduced time.

I feel better for that.
 
#16
CheekyChick said:
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
:idea: The infantry are the most physical. Why not join an infantry unit in your area even though you may not be able to be badged as an infantry soldier (perhaps something else like clerick or medic) but will still get your share of all the physical stuff that the infantry lads do?

P.S. To all TA forum Arrsers....I've now sorted out which unit I'm gonna apply to and dropped the docs off last night so thanks for all your help.
 
#18
Mongoose said:
Don't you need special qualifications to be a "clerick" in the Army? :twisted:
Yes......am sure you do. Maybe she has them and could provide some spiritual guidance too? 8O

Failing that, she could be a clerk or indeed any one of a number of other very exciting trades at her local TA centre :D
 
#20
Hi folks,

I am in much the same situation as Cheeky Chick. I am extremely interested in tha TA and i am currently a constable in the police.

I think it would probably be at a local centre. It has been on my mind for about a year now so i am just getting it into the process now.
 

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