Joining the TA after service with the regs

Discussion in 'Army Reserve' started by donnie3277, Feb 3, 2008.

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  1. Hi guys,

    I left the Regs about 3 months ago and regret doing it. Though civvy street offers me lots that i need i miss the Army. I understand that you need to wait for a certain amount of time before re-enlisting for the regs, does this apply for the TA?

    Many thanks, Donnie
  2. msr

    msr LE

    I am not aware of any restrictions.

  3. i was told that i would have to wait "so many months" before re-enlisting.

  4. msr

    msr LE

    In the TA?

    If you are getting a bum rush off one unit, go to the next one down the road.

  5. nah my local TA unit is B squadron Royal Wessex Yeomanry, i have not approached them yet as i thought i would get the heads up from you guys first. It was my Platoon commander who threatened me with the Waiting for re-enlistment thing. O yeah........ whats the sort of likley-hood of going on Ops with a TA tankie unit?

  6. msr

    msr LE

    Guaranteed - if you volunteer for it.

  7. Excellant, and i would have to go through basic again, then phase 2 at Bovington?

    cheers for all your help mate, Donnie
  8. msr

    msr LE

    Not if you left 3 months ago. You should be able to get your rank back - if they have a vacancy and your regular service should count towards your bounty.

    How long were you in for?

  9. ah that sounds good mate i like the sound of bounty, well i will probably pop up to the TA barracks and have a chat. Get my rank of Rifleman back? nah...a fish and chips PTE or Trooper wouldnt it?

  10. msr

    msr LE

    Keep us posted.

  11. will do and thanks for all your help sir

  12. RP578

    RP578 LE Book Reviewer


    Your PC was talking bollox. If you want to go back into the Regs, just call up your local ACIO and they'll get you back in with minimum of fuss (providing you weren't asked to leave in the first place) and it'll be like you never left. Check with your ACIO, but if you go back within 6 months of leaving (applies to quite a few peeps apparently) it may count as unbroken service.

    If you want to stay in civvie street and get the best of both worlds the TA is far and away a better option than mobilising as a Reg Reserve. I'm guessing you were in the Rifles? There are Coys from 6 & 7 Rifles throughout the South. Have a look here:
    6 RIFLES
    7 RIFLES

    If you want to stick with Yeomanry lot (each to their own), I'm guessing you'll have to learn to be a tankie at Bovington before you become deployable and I don't know how many bods the cavalry TA send out on Ops. In the infantry you'll not only be immediately eligible to go, but the demand for trained infantrymen is such that any offer to mobilise will be immediately seized on!

    Good luck with what ever you choose.
  13. you have the chance to look around at everything on offer. you will be told that every regt is better than the next, and you will be told that only this or that regt sends guys on ops. all bollocks, and little to do with what you should join for. what do you want to do with your spare time and how far are you prepared to travel?

    go to every unit within your distance and speak to them, see what the do, speak to the guys etc etc. if you like them, and the role suits you, go for it.

    every unit sends guys on ops...including TA cav
  14. I think you have to wait a month before you can join the TA from reg service. (Continuation of work if less than a month.) If you are getting fobbed off - go to a different unit or try a specialist unit.

  15. Thanks for all your help guys...i will have a shop around and see which suits.