IS A TRANSFER TO 32 REGT RA (UAV OP) A GOOD IDEA???

Should he do it or not???


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#1
Hi all,


As im on the verge of transfering to 32 Regt as the prospect of leaving my cushy lifestyle as AGC(SPS) is my main worry...lol

I will be transfering as a Cpl - Bdr but im really worried about the fish out of water problem!!!

Not worried about any tours as im immune now just the job as a Bdr in a UAV Bty.


As you can imagine life will be completly different for me and my family so your help in this matter means the most to me, so thanks in advance.


Blacky
 
#2
go and play on the ultimate playstation
 
#4
You are joining the finest in the Royal Regiment and that's saying something, but then I am biased.

PM or ring me and I'll give you a steer on what to expect.

Reg
 
#5
I applaud the decision to transfer from any capbadge to the mighty Royal Regiment.

How long will it take you to convert your trades etc? Or are you chopping straight across?
 
#6
Congratulations in joining the Royal Regiment but be aware that the regiment you are joining are akin to air defenders thus resulting in 'hands that do dishes are as soft as your face' type jibes although as a clerk you should be used to it.
 
#8
There are several NCO's within 32 who have 'Re-Badged' None of them seem to have had any problems thus far. As long as you keep a sense of humour, (my god you'll need one.) Yes we are busy but who isn't nowdays. Op tours come round on fairly regularly but we also try and entertain and make the most of down time when not on ex, PDT, leave etc. Trying to steer away from the mundane garage based work ethos and inject some fun and interest into everyday life. If your local then a visit to one of the Batteries and a chat with some of the JNCO's would be well worth it. Happy to answer any questions if u PM me. (non biased opinion I promise!!!)
Cheers and good luck
 
#9
Not from a UAV background, but seems to be the way forward and as GQ says 32 Regt are the busiest Regiment operationally. Gunners convert Air defenders to UAV so you should not have a problem in doing something new. Good luck
 
#10
GunnersQuadrant said:
That said though 32 Regt RA are possibly the busiest Regiment operationally,

GunnerQuadrant

yes 32 were the busiest regt of them all but since 12 and 47 are helping out they have carmed down.

16 are now the busiest having a bty in iraq the falkland islands and troops in afgan.
 
#12
Blacky,

What Bty are you off to?
 
#13
defender said:
GunnersQuadrant said:
That said though 32 Regt RA are possibly the busiest Regiment operationally,

GunnerQuadrant

yes 32 were the busiest regt of them all but since 12 and 47 are helping out they have carmed down.

16 are now the busiest having a bty in iraq the falkland islands and troops in afgan.
Really, so 1 sub unit in 2 theatres having only 12 months in between tours now and 18 after is calm. I dare you to tell Misses Snakes.
 
#14
Snakes_R_Us said:
defender said:
GunnersQuadrant said:
That said though 32 Regt RA are possibly the busiest Regiment operationally,

GunnerQuadrant

yes 32 were the busiest regt of them all but since 12 and 47 are helping out they have carmed down.

16 are now the busiest having a bty in iraq the falkland islands and troops in afgan.
Really, so 1 sub unit in 2 theatres having only 12 months in between tours now and 18 after is calm. I dare you to tell Misses Snakes.
I must apologise Snakes, the whole of 1st Artillery Bde is busy with the 2 busiest Regiments in the Royl Regiment being 32nd AND 5th
 
#15
If you want time off for good behaviour join a Gun Regt (Just not the OPs (or FSTs if you want))
 
#16
Blacky,
get on and do it. However much stick the steam gunners give you, they will always need someone to acquire targets for them. There is room in the Gunner family for many different jobs, and it is quite right for each trade to believe that theirs is the only one that counts.
I was in 94 Loc Regt RA when locating was seen as a black art. Troop Commanders never stayed long as it didn't fit into the standard career progression. No-one really knew what we did, cos no one bothered to ask.
I still remember an exercise in Otterburn, when we gave a nearby gun bty a map with al their positions plotted, obtained by Sound Ranging. (Ask frequent poster Wellyhead about that ex and how it influenced his name)
Such was the lack of understanding that the powers that be disbanded 94 during Options for Change in 1993. Prior to that, the potential threat had really been from the Warsaw Pact, so target acquisition would be relatively straightforward. Point guns East......Fire for effect!
In more recent conflicts, the lines have been a bit more blurred, so locating in all its forms is firmly back in the spotlight, even having two Regts dedicated to the task.
Remember the Guns will be your colours and they need serving, even in devious technical ways.
Good luck
Crack on.
 
#17
GQ it wasn't aimed at you, I just wanted to point out to Defender that whilst he has the impression that it has calmed down now the lads have still been going since 98 non stop.
 
#18
Yes i know 32 are busy and i did not want to take that away from them,

Yes i know the Falklands is not a big thing but it is still time out of you own bed.

but all i was trying to say was 32 are not the busiest regt out there.

Snakes_R_US

12 months between tours would be good. try 6 months in the desert 6 back in the uk 6 in the falklands then 12 back home before starting again,
 
#19
Thank god they are not in NI.

Especially the Ardoyn.

If you are on QRF prey the the tac LT doesnt send you to collect his newspaper!!!!
 
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