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MORE TROOPS TO IRAQ??

#2
With luck, he may not be "in post" for long enough to be able to do that!
:twisted:
 

Ventress

LE
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#3
And where pray tell will the MoD get the extra troops from? The troops returning from Telic 1 POTL?

Unfortunately the TA cupboard is nearly bear and the barrell is scrapped, I should know as I am the barrell scrappings! Trust me the TA goodwill has dried up. We've all done RMTC and it's disappointing to say the least. The boys we have out on Ops now are the blokes PSI's shudder about as they spend all week licking their .44 Magnums dressed in Tiger-stripe and waiting for the next training weekend!

They could try Soldiers R 'Us! Luckily Ms Hewitt will be the new SoS for Defence and she can push through all her great initatives she drove in the DTI! Enjoy!
 
#4
QMan9193 said:
And where pray tell will the MoD get the extra troops from? The troops returning from Telic 1 POTL?

Unfortunately the TA cupboard is nearly bear and the barrell is scrapped, I should know as I am the barrell scrappings! Trust me the TA goodwill has dried up.
QMan,

Far from it, plenty of blokes in my Sqn up for it....

msr
 
#6
Some TA peeps might be up for it, but can HMG really sell the need to mobile the TA on another round of this charade? Especially when in the eyes of Joe-Public we now have about 19,000 regular troops who aren't clicking their heels on the firefighting fiasco?
:?
 
#9
I thought they were looking for other countries to supply troops not those already here to provide more. Certainly know that the FRENCH are not going to be forth coming!!! No change there then....
 
#11
well rumour control has more infantry ta being called up in november. cant say the thought of my first christmas off ends up gate
guard in basra :( . But I signed up so guess I get i have to go .
At Least the extra training will be useful when the military coup happens please make it soon :D
 
#12
i heard the inf going in nov will be the light infantry
 
#14
With the dreadful news today from Basra, I'd say there will definately be more troops going

Christ what a mess.
 

OldSnowy

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#15
Without wishing to be depressing, if you are TA Infantry warned off for TELIC3, take my advice and speak to some of them out here now - they are, to say the least, not at all happy about what they are doing, as opposed to what they were told that they would be doing.
 
#16
have been asked am I perpared to be compulosy moblised ?
names to go for ward to HQ. Is that like voluntering . Moblise me i have to go. Ask me to volunter mmmm let me think about it :D .Would a regular
given the choice volunter to spend christmas on the gate away from family or his unit .yet ta are supposed to go under these conditions
 
#17
Asking people if they are prepared to be mobilised can help cut down the number of appeals when the brown envelope lands on the doormat - sensible precaution, in my view.

Don't worry - you will still be compulsory mobilised.
 
#18
Have slept on it and thought about it some more am prepared to go
still would be rather going as a formed unit and would like as much notice as possible but as normal this whole affair is messed up
 
#20
polarbear said:
Woody what corps/arm are r u in.
One of the TA signal bdes has said call ups had ended
Nah, compolsury call-up for Op Telic 3 is still gonna happen. deployment date will be December with Mobilisation and build up training(dpending on which arm of service) will Probably start early November.

Any Infantry guys reading this: What are your daily routines, duties, accomodation, washing facilities, ops cycle etc etc. It would be a great help to let us know via Private Message as I need to brief those that are going etc.

Regards
 

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