For some, like msr, it takes a change of unit to get the old mojo back. If you fancy a change, rather than leave the TA and revert to weekends spent being dragged, hung over, round shops, why not follow his example and make a move toward something with promise? I have just the thing ... Command Troop, Royal Yeomanry The Royal Yeomanry website What is Command Troop? Command Troop is a specialist team of soldiers and officers. It is the nerve centre of the regiment. With the Royal Yeomanry's recent expansion in size and the return of armour, it is about to re-form. What does Command Troop do? On exercise and on operations, Command Troops job is to set up, maintain and defend the regimental headquarters. In high-tempo manoeuvre warfare, Command Troop must be able to do this again and again, keeping the regiment mobile and in control. Who can join Command Troop? Command Troop is made up of soldiers of all levels from trooper to sergeant major. Junior ranks need no specialist qualification at the time they join. What will I get out of being in Command Troop? The key benefits of becoming a member of Command Troop, are: An insight into command and control role Improving your high-level tactical awareness through assisting in the orders process and preparation of map traces Acquisition of new skills The opportunity to do a variety of challenging courses Excellent preparation for progression into a sabre squadron Which jobs in Command Troop are available now? Rank - Role - Number - L/Cpl - Troop L/Cpl - 1 Tpr - RAC Soldier - 5 What training will Command Troop do? The troop will undertake its own evening and weekend training, in addition to regimental CPXs, FTXs and annual camp. All members of Command Troop will have the same MATT requirements (including fitness and marksmanship) as the rest of the regiment. Who will I be working with? In addition the jobs listed above, the other members of Command Troop (who have already been allocated to the troop) are the Regimental Signals Officer (RSO) Regimental Signals Warrant Officer (RSWO) CBRN Officer Intelligence Officer Operations Officer Troop Sergeant Troop Corporal Troop Lance Corporal and four other troopers You will also work closely with the Commanding Officer and regimental 2IC. What courses will members of Command Troop do? Those that are not already Land Rover and basic signals qualified will get those qualifications. Going beyond that, Command Troop soldiers will be required to do: Advanced Signaller (CLANSMAN and BOWMAN) All Arms AFV Crew Commander CVR(T) Driving and Maintenance Satellite Comms Long-Range Comms CBRN Cell Controller and Assistants Int courses The RSWO has the authority to bid for places on these courses for members of Command Troop, and will do so. This is not a bullsh1t promise: personnel will be put forward for these courses as soon as they join Command Troop. Where is Command Troop located? The troop is located at Fulham House TAC in Putney, London. It will parade there on most Wednesday evenings, with the occasional one at Croydon (transport to get down there will be provided). Its vehicles are kept and maintained by Command Troop at Croydon. To find out more about Command Troop Send me a pm!