Joining 266 Battery RA(V) / A Coy The Rifles

Discussion in 'Join the Army - Reserve Recruitment' started by Jonny251, Apr 7, 2008.

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  1. After a long time out of the TA I'm looking to re join now that I have moved house and my situation has changed having had a MAD work life for the past few years. I'm taking 12 months off work to devote to a personal project.

    I'm thinking about either 266 Battery RA in Bristol or A Company Rifles in Gloucester, as I'm bang in between the two.

    I was thinking about UKSFR, but an astygmatism has put pay to that.

    I would like to apply for a commission eventually (I have a number of management quals).

    I was wondering in there is anyone on here that is a member of either unit that coud give me an insight? I have emailed both the relevant PSAO's.

    Cheers. C
     
  2. Try PMing Hollos, he's A Coy 6 Rifles. Not that you'll get much sense out of him mind!
     
  3. Thanks a lot, I will.
     
  4. A Coy parade in Bristol too.

    Check PMs.
     
  5. Thanks B-T
     
  6. If you fancy the challenge, 266 Bty is now Commando
     
  7. Cheers Welly; are you a member? I know they are/were Para, didn't realise they had now become Commando too.
     
  8. mate go to 266
     
  9. Never should have gotten rid of 289 (Cdo) Bty :(
     
  10. There is also the opportunity to do the Commando Course within the Rifles.

    @staticlinepimp - sh*te post, at least try and explain a little.
     
  11. I was under the impression that 266 was re-roling as an AD Bty. All their recent staff acquisitions are rapier rather than light gun qualified...
     
  12. I guess it boils down to whether you want to be a Gunner or an Infanteer. Visit both units, make an informed decision.
    I can't speak for 266 Bty, but I get the impression they are a good unit. If you heve no joy with the PSAO of 266 PM me, I know one of the Lt's there.
    Hollos and Belt-Twit are both A Coy 6 Rifles.
    If you get no joy from either unit, PM Coax-on, he'll sort you out. (Oooh-err missus!)
     
  13. are the TA from 6 & 7 Rifles allowed to do the AACC? I suppose it makes sense if they can be used as IRs on ops
     
  14. We've got a few lads going to do it, so I believe so.
     
  15. The rumours say yes, but I don't know of anyone to have attempted it yet (or started pre-commando trg).