Man Up

#1
Look, will everyone stop whinging on about this whole "6 month stand down"

Yes, it sucks.
Yes, it probably will mean havin to spend more time at home with the wife.
Yes, everyone else is not happy about it either.
No, I dont like it either.

However....
-This isn't a democracy..its the army
-It's not the army's fault that Government has screwed them over again
-If you're one of the lot thats threatening to "not come back" because you're stood down for a while, then jog on. We're better off without you anyway.
The last thing we need now from any serving TA is negativity. Now is the time to stay positive, Stay in touch with what happens at your unit (even if it is unpaid).
All this talk of "TA will die" is only going to happen if everyone decides to go all emo..back themselves into a corner and cry themselves to sleep about it.

Rant over.
 
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PrinceAlbert

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#2
Why don't you all take up airsoft? You may have to run around a bit more than usual, but essentially it's the same.
 
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PrinceAlbert

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#5
homer4president said:
yes....... airsoft and mobilisation to afghan, I can see where you got that from. Thats a great comparison. Numpty.
Ooooooooooh, the fish are biting easily today aren't they!?!? :)

1 tour and you're a real soldier now?
 
#7
long_tall_frenchie said:
Do the cuts mean that from now on the vegetable lattice will be removed from the packed lunches?

Every cloud, eh?
As long as those freakish pies with a cylinder of mushy peas in the middle are consigned to history, I'm happy...
 
#12
hornepils said:
Werewolf said:
Question for the real Old Sweats: is this the most Threads on a single subject in ARRSE history? 8O
Quite possibly, shall we start a new thread to poll a question to find out? :p
At the rate these Threads are growing, they'll end up with their own FORUM! :D
 
#13
PrinceAlbert said:
homer4president said:
yes....... airsoft and mobilisation to afghan, I can see where you got that from. Thats a great comparison. Numpty.
Ooooooooooh, the fish are biting easily today aren't they!?!? :)

1 tour and you're a real soldier now?
PA, are you that thick. If TA are part time walts therefore ..... are full time walts. Not that fracking hard to comprehend
 
#14
polar said:
PrinceAlbert said:
homer4president said:
yes....... airsoft and mobilisation to afghan, I can see where you got that from. Thats a great comparison. Numpty.
Ooooooooooh, the fish are biting easily today aren't they!?!? :)

1 tour and you're a real soldier now?
PA, are you that thick. If TA are part time walts therefore ..... are full time walts. Not that fracking hard to comprehend
Polar and Homar, take deep breaths, lads, and repeat after me:

"I must not Bite...I must not Bite...I must not Bite..." :wink:
 

Command_doh

LE
Book Reviewer
#15
It was coming months ago, yet so many people put their head in the sand and refused to accept it. The next logical step is to half the number again, as there is little point in having a T.A. with +50% (probably more like +70%) unable to deploy for various (sometimes comedy) reasons. Natural wastage, sackings and restricted recruitment are bound to come. If this has all been discussed then fair enough, but I have been overseas for 2 weeks so missed the fun.
 
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PrinceAlbert

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#16
homer4president said:
Real soldier??

Are you trying to say the TA aren't real soldiers and if i've only done 1 tour how many do i have to do to be considered a "real soldier"?
Everyone knows that the TA are plastic soldiers. It's ok though. Everyone needs a hobby to pass the time.

You need a few more than that I'm afraid.
 
#17
I have to agree with you regarding the drop in numbers. In the SDR to come, I believe the Regulars will lose at least 10% and possibly up to 20% of the current establishment.

This will give an excuse to reduce the TA establishment (again), regardless of the figures used in the GCM assumptions.
 
#18
PrinceAlbert said:
Everyone knows that the TA are plastic soldiers. It's ok though. Everyone needs a hobby to pass the time.
Well on the brightside, we've got more time to play Modern Warfare 2 when it comes out!
 
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PrinceAlbert

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#19
Cavalier said:
PrinceAlbert said:
Everyone knows that the TA are plastic soldiers. It's ok though. Everyone needs a hobby to pass the time.
Well on the brightside, we've got more time to play Modern Warfare 2 when it comes out!
I'm looking forwards to it also :)

Is that what you do in your TACs every evening?
 

Command_doh

LE
Book Reviewer
#20
It is a hobby. Otherwise it would be a career. The only people I see who manage to attend virtually every weekend and do countless tours seem to drive trucks occasionally and not have much of a life. Failed marriages and rarely seen kids seem to be a recurring theme.
 

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