Moving Abroad While in the Reserves?

#1
I was just wondering if anybody knows what the deal is about serving in the reserves and then moving abroad?
I may have the opportunity to study a PhD in the next year or so in Canada, by which time I'll also be in the reserves. Anybody know if I am able to do this and come back for say a month at a time and work in my reserve unit?

It's a weird ask I know, I'm just assessing the viability before I consider options.
 
#2
I can't see them paying MMA every Tuesday night, hope this helps
 
#4
It's not that weird. Speak with your OC and request leave of absence.

You might even find that, being in a country where the Army trains regularly, you could get some opportunities for training there. Depends on your unit, luck and whether you want the ballsache of dragging your kit out there.

It's not significantly different to joining the AR while at 6th Form, then taking time off to be at university - not everyone transfers to the OTC.
 
#5
Wait - just noticed that you're not in the AR yet. The answer will be no as it would be pointless taking you on if you can't train.

Join when you come back.
 
#6
I think it depends on what you are going to do in the Reserves. Back in about 2004 when I spent a few years we 104 Bn (Specialists) REME based in Bordon, we had to do two weekends and a 2 week camp a year. One of the guys was based mainly in the Far East, but would come back and do his mandatory training then go back again. As others have said, if you are in Canada, there are probably opportunities to train at BATUS, but again it depends on what role you are doing.
 
#7
my mob have over the years had a couple of Ausrtalian Army Reserve blokes on strength and train with us while doing University in this country we have also had a Canadian and a Kiwi who were doing temporary work in the UK on strength all wore there own countries uniform and were top blokes even the ozzies, also a bloke from my old unit trained with the Canadian reserves whilst doing a course at a canadian university for a year but this was back in the days of paysheets pre blenhiem/churchill dont know how it would work with the wonderful RAPs, i know all had to get permision from the relavent defence departments of both countries and the relevant DA, so its been doable in the past but there are many many hoops to jump through, all of the people above were trade trained or commisioned, i dont think it would work as a recruit,
 
#8
Wait - just noticed that you're not in the AR yet. The answer will be no as it would be pointless taking you on if you can't train.

Join when you come back.
my mob have over the years had a couple of Ausrtalian Army Reserve blokes on strength and train with us while doing University in this country we have also had a Canadian and a Kiwi who were doing temporary work in the UK on strength all wore there own countries uniform and were top blokes even the ozzies, also a bloke from my old unit trained with the Canadian reserves whilst doing a course at a canadian university for a year but this was back in the days of paysheets pre blenhiem/churchill dont know how it would work with the wonderful RAPs, i know all had to get permision from the relavent defence departments of both countries and the relevant DA, so its been doable in the past but there are many many hoops to jump through, all of the people above were trade trained or commisioned, i dont think it would work as a recruit,
Those are good points. I saw a few Canadians at the unit that I want to go to (It's an INT Corps unit), they're attached to them while they're over here I'm guessing while working for their civvie job.

There's a unit near the university I want to go to that does INT. Might be worth asking about whether that could work while I'm in the process of transferring over. It's not a given that I would be studying there, just playing with ideas while I'm looking at PhDs.

I'm also going through the AOSB pipeline so I could commission, get trained then see how that would work out.
 

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