Jobs for the girls?

#1
Question regarding CMT in the TA. Why are we wasting our time training CMT's when there is no chance of them deploying in role unless they have relevant medical qualifications in civi life? I have been informed even TA Field hospitals are also phasing them out.

(This has happened with one of our unit who was recently informed of this after dedicating most of the last 12 months gaining CMT qualification. She is now changing capbadge in order to get on a tour.)

This also leads me to question what is left for female members of the TA who wish to do tours?
 
#3
Question regarding CMT in the TA. Why are we wasting our time training CMT's when there is no chance of them deploying in role unless they have relevant medical qualifications.
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I said this in a post yesterday.

How does a CMT in a non RAMC unit maintain and improve skills?

Get a doc or a paramedic in once a month? In a med unit there are docs, paramedics and nurses who can train the CMTs and manage and identify learning needs.

It's all about the quality of care we can offer on the ground.
 
#5
I'm sure msr will be along in a minute with the shag your PSI response.
I can state quite categorically that I have never shagged one of my PSIs. Now, asking my PSI, or asking you to ask yours, that's a different matter...
 

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#6
This also leads me to question what is left for female members of the TA who wish to do tours?
Anything that isn't infantry or RAC.
 
#7
If you want to go on tour as a "girl" then go back in time to join the WRAC.

If you wish to do a tour with a capbadge where male and female start from a level playing field then go MI.
 
#8
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As far as I know the fd hosps are binning the CMT role altogether or at least the vast majority of them. I know 144 Sqn still have them though.

I think all of ours had to change to HCA, driver/radop or it was Foxtrot Oscar.
 
#16
This also leads me to question what is left for female members of the TA who wish to do tours?
What fcuking century are you living in?

Let's think...

Army Air Corps,
RA,
RE,
R Signals,
Int Corps,
RLC,
REME,
RAVC,
RAPTC,
CAMus,
SASC (is the Corps of Cpls open to women? Not sure),
AGC.

Then there is all manner of E2 slots such as MSSG, FET, and the myriad of other slots to fill.

So basically, by the look of it, any job other than Inf and RAC dominated roles and those roles requiring special skills (if she hasn't got them, same as if 'he' hasn't got them) or in depth skills such as Medics now, apparently.
 
#18
What fcuking century are you living in?

Let's think...

Army Air Corps,
RA,
RE,
R Signals,
Int Corps,
RLC,
REME,
RAVC,
RAPTC,
CAMus,
SASC (is the Corps of Cpls open to women? Not sure),
AGC.

Then there is all manner of E2 slots such as MSSG, FET, and the myriad of other slots to fill.

So basically, by the look of it, any job other than Inf and RAC dominated roles and those roles requiring special skills (if she hasn't got them, same as if 'he' hasn't got them) or in depth skills such as Medics now, apparently.
Int Corps (V) dead cert mobilisation.
 

RP578

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#19
What fcuking century are you living in?

Let's think...

Army Air Corps,
RA,
RE,
R Signals,
Int Corps,
RLC,
REME,
RAVC,
RAPTC,
CAMus,
SASC (is the Corps of Cpls open to women? Not sure),
AGC.

Then there is all manner of E2 slots such as MSSG, FET, and the myriad of other slots to fill.

So basically, by the look of it, any job other than Inf and RAC dominated roles and those roles requiring special skills (if she hasn't got them, same as if 'he' hasn't got them) or in depth skills such as Medics now, apparently.
I'm going to hazard a guess that f50 was referring to females at TA Infantry units where their roles are greatly limited and where the role of medic was a popular one as it was seen as it got them out on the ground and working alongside Infantry platoons. The other roles open to women at Inf Bns are RLC chef, AGC clerk and REME VM or Armourer which, to answer the OP's question, could also enable his unit's female colleagues to deploy either in role or as Bravo_Bravo mentioned, as part of a FET.
 
#20
I'm going to hazard a guess that f50 was referring to females at TA Infantry units where their roles are greatly limited and where the role of medic was a popular one as it was seen as it got them out on the ground and working alongside Infantry platoons. The other roles open to women at Inf Bns are RLC chef, AGC clerk and REME VM or Armourer which, to answer the OP's question, could also enable his unit's female colleagues to deploy either in role or as Bravo_Bravo mentioned, as part of a FET.
RLC chef, Clks and VMs all work with the plts do they not? As a chef they could be cooking up wholesome and filling meals out of an oven fashioned from a bedford pannier.

As I've mentioned before, I beleive the TA needs to look at this HARD. The drawdown of units within the TA has greatly reduced the footprint density. Meaning that some people who WOULD join don't.

This doesn't mean they are weak, or not committed. Much as I love my Corps, if I was SDSRd tomorrow, there is NO WAY I would join my nearest TA unit. It would mean 45 min journey (one way). That would be unsustainable I feel. Although I would join the nearest TA unit (in htis cas Inf) seeing as it is only 2 miels away, or the nearest yeomanry (20 mins). Both of which are pretty barred to the girls.

Perhaps the ACF huts could be an answer. Many are former drill hals anyway, and they are spred throughout the nation. More could be added, but we'll start with the halls. Many are also under used (two nights a week by the ACF, maybe a further 2 for ATC).

The Plt House (or lodge maybe). 30 - 40 TA Soldiers of all capbadges, trades and ranks. Embedded in to the town and community. Possibly only a walk away from the house. Equipped with at least an indoor range for .22 and/or a DCCT. Lecture rooms, drill hall and gym. Oh, and a bar. Descent shower facilities and small accomodation capability. Rather than L98s, L103s could be held for training, with other weapons being manufactured in DP form also to reduce security issues.

Each 'house' would be managed by one or two FTRS Cpl, Sgt or SSgt. Whose remit would include G1 (clk and jPA tasks), G4 (kit issue) and G7 (low level training such as MATTs, recruit and shooting). They would be housed on site (prefable) as the caretakers also. It would be encouraged to allow other uses of the hall such as creches, coffee mornings, RBL, SAFFA clinics, ACF, ATC, SCC, Scouts etc. Possibly for a fee, or poss for free.

Houses would form Parish Areas, supported by a FTRS CSM/CQMS, a 2ic and an OC, not to mention a Clk and a Trg WO.

PAs would form County Areas. Supported by an RQ and RSM, Conty Commandant, Dep Comm and associated G1, 4 and 7 assets.

STTs or Specialist Trg Teams would be based or move around out of these houses also. They could visit houses every so often in their area, or organise training concentrations at either a drill hall for a night, or more likely weekends and camps.

The average drill night would consist of a parade, basic levels of instruction or time to revise for future courses/exams. Maximum use of Distributed training would take place, up and including traiing via skype. Phys and prep for camps/weekends. And the bar would open.

Concentrations would allow bods to move to othe rhouses, or to training camps (inc with regulars) in order to specialise in their trade. Camps would also allow for that break down.

Soldiers would notionally be attached to a particular unit, so it wouldn't be acomplete free for all when selecting trade etc.
 

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