Length of deployments to be changed?

#1
Sorry if this has been mentioned already but we have been told that from next year standard deployments are going to change from 6 months to 8 months. I know US soldiers usually deploy for 9 months to a year is this the way the British army is heading too?
 

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#2
Mmm - how is that going to affect retention. I guess that due to undermanning the time between tours would probably end up being reduced as well. We'll end up with 2 battalions of infantry doing turn and turn about. (Or am I being a tad pessimistic?)
 
#3
Grad said:
Sorry if this has been mentioned already but we have been told that from next year standard deployments are going to change from 6 months to 8 months. I know US soldiers usually deploy for 9 months to a year is this the way the British army is heading too?
What was the source Grad?
Be interesting for TA mobilised, a 6 monther turns into 8, with Predep trg. This'll change to a year. The figure of 500 TA a month dropping out will no doubt rise.
 
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staaken said:
Grad said:
Sorry if this has been mentioned already but we have been told that from next year standard deployments are going to change from 6 months to 8 months. I know US soldiers usually deploy for 9 months to a year is this the way the British army is heading too?
What was the source Grad?
Be interesting for TA mobilised, a 6 monther turns into 8, with Predep trg. This'll change to a year. The figure of 500 TA a month dropping out will no doubt rise.
Hubbies CO (Gren Guards) they were told their Afghan tour scheduled for jan next year would be 8 months. Now they are going to Iraq this summer but have been told they may still do 8 months in Afghan next year just starting later what great news :roll:
 
#5
staaken said:
Grad said:
Sorry if this has been mentioned already but we have been told that from next year standard deployments are going to change from 6 months to 8 months. I know US soldiers usually deploy for 9 months to a year is this the way the British army is heading too?
What was the source Grad?
Be interesting for TA mobilised, a 6 monther turns into 8, with Predep trg. This'll change to a year. The figure of 500 TA a month dropping out will no doubt rise.
I was called up as a reservist at the beginning of 05... the whole thing ended up lasting a about 2 weeks short of a year anyway! Surely somethings going to have drastically change otherwise Old Tony won't have anyone left to guard the country (except for the MPGS).

Retention really is a bad word!!
 
#6
Or drastically reduced tour lengths to get more people through the system and stop employers getting so arrsey Staaken? Watch this space as they say.

Does stagging on a gate really require 2 months OPTAG?

Ironically, was in a beery conversation with some MPGS the other week, who apparently have let their CoC be aware that quite a lot of barrier operatives wouldn't mind doing the same job kebabside.
 
#7
PartTimePongo said:
Does stagging on a gate really require 2 months OPTAG?
That's a good point, although I very little time on the barrier and a lot of time escorting an OC about on liason jobs. I do know that a lot of the lads from the TA did suffer with barrier blues, and despite lectures at Chilwell stating that "lessons have been learnt that augmentees should not just do FP" I know a lot of them ended up with barrier blues.

If a tour did take 8 months (time in theatre and properly just over a year)) then UK employers would probably revolt and stop employing TA and reservists. Also I think there's something in the reserve act about being only employed for a year...
 
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