Likelyhood of compulsory call-up if serving TA

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  1. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    This has probably ben done ad-infinitum, but I'm buggered if I can find it (or be arrsed - do excuse me).

    Got me service records being dragged down to my nearest T.A. unit with a view to rejoining, and want to know what the likelyhood of getting sent to hot, sandy planes is, without volunteering first, as in voluntold.

    I've got to get this question past the missus. Personally, if I joined back up, and then got dragged off somewhere for a tan, no problem with that, but the missus and baby might object, so need some clarification.

    No, I'm not a refusenik, peace-loving, tree hugging wossgayname blerk, and no, it won't change my decision. Just thought I'd mention that. :D
  2. msr

    msr LE

    Currently nil.

  3. But to be on the safe side, get your missus sorted with a boyfriend so that there'll be one less objector should the situation be reversed.
  4. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    Why fank you MSR, I'll pass that on to the missus as a factual thing. She doesn't understand the need within a person to do this sort of stuff, and is flapping somewhat. I must emphasise - this is not one of those "it's for the missus", over the counter porn questions.

    Any knowledge about current state of T.A. funding and kit issues? My old Regt. was NATO role and got the good stuff, pretty much on time. Is it still the same these days?

    How much current ops experience and kit is working its way back to T.A. units?

    Edited to add: Such as sniping - still de-rigeur in the T.A. are are they all merely marksmen these days?

    Thanks Puttees - got that one prepared. "Cor blimey bird, it WAS nil when I joined, but it's all changed, gotta go, byyeeee!" :D
  5. I was told I would have to go on tour at some point in the ta.. though they have some new system for it so you don't have to go..
    I'd go with msr he no doubt know's more than me :p
  6. I think they just meant a tour of the local boozers, thats what my home unit is like!
  7. msr

    msr LE

    TA funding: see all the other threads on this subject, but in summary, tighter than a tight thing on a tight day.

    Kit issues: no worries.

    Current Ops experience: given that 14,000 TA blokes have done a tour, there is no shortage to go round. Although not all of it is directly relevant to the kit / trg you do in the UK.

    Current Ops Kit: won't go into too much detail and it really depends on your capbadge.

    Sniping: don't think this is available any more.

    How long have you been out?

  8. Been in ten years, been called up 0
  9. Polar69 -- hope you don't mind if I'm the first....

    "WAR DODGER!!!!!"

    Sorry 'bout that!
  10. msr

    msr LE

    No he's not. All mobilisations since Nov 05 have been voluntary. If the army needed his skills before then, they would have asked for them.

  11. It really depends on whether your unit gets the shout. There is a "traffic light" system in place, so nobody should be mobilised against their will, or more accuratley their employers will. But ultimately it depends on how much your TM wants his OBE :cry:
  12. OldSnowy

    OldSnowy LE Moderator Book Reviewer

    A lot depends on your trade/capbadge, but no compulsory call-outs for the TA. RAuxAF have done so, RNR And RMR are coming somewhat close apparently, but TA are OK unless the Army Chiefs change their minds.

    And apart from sandy/dangerous places, there's always Op TOSCA - 6 months in Cyprus, good tan, high boredom levels, and a medal - what more could you want!
  13. Calm down dearest.... twas a joke tha knows.
  14. Good job I'm thick skinned, mind you since I signed up for Crab air in 88 and have never seen owt more dangerous than downtown Newcastle on a Saturday night, I guess you could be right :p
  15. Yep and their are some corps with nearly no trades the regular army wants (such as IS Eng). Plus if they go for mobilising you for your civilian skills, its illegal (if your in a equivalent trade in the TA, such as nurse/doctor its ok).

    p.s. been in 20 years called out once, deployed 0 due to employer.