Olympics Mobilisation

#1
So the first tranche has been authorised for June call out and the remaining 1000 will get called out in Jul - demobbed in August. This is all voluntary, isn't it?

[Just in case I need to form a case against it.... would loose too much money for my business etc]
 
#3
So the first tranche has been authorised for June call out and the remaining 1000 will get called out in Jul - demobbed in August. This is all voluntary, isn't it?

[Just in case I need to form a case against it.... would loose too much money for my business etc]
Not being TA I might be talking complete bollocks.

But if you receive a letter I am sure it is not an invite maybe something to do with a "Parliamentarty order allowing Reserves to be called up for service as part of the MoD's contribution to the Olympics" (or words to that effect ABN 37-12).

Yes I would have thought there might be a lot of people that have put their name down to do it but on the other hand if they need some one with a specialist trade and none have volunteered tough poo.

What is the point of being in the TA if at the first sign of you having to do some work you say no sorry can't make it this week. Thank god I am out before we will be relaying on reserves to do the most basic of task.
 
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swampmonster

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#7
I'm on for it.....Summer in Bonnie Englandshire and a few quid extra whats not too like?, Even using all my leave at my work to go. Its a wee change from my usual Mobs to Sandpits....

Even if its searching bags or just Stagging on, its got to be done and its what we are here for.....
 
#8
I'm on for it.....Summer in Bonnie Englandshire and a few quid extra whats not too like?, Even using all my leave at my work to go. Its a wee change from my usual Mobs to Sandpits....

Even if its searching bags or just Stagging on, its got to be done and its what we are here for.....
Good show my Caledonian chum. Do me a favour though, find all the tour dodging big me up types and give em hell.

I'm shocked at how many blokes with an excuse not to deploy overseas have miraculously found the time to do the Olympic gig.

You mark my words, they'll be puffing their chests up proudly and giving it the 1000 yard stare at the mere mention of you know where!


And I don't mean McDonalds!
 
#9
Its volunteer only, there is no compulsory mobilisation, only "intelligent"
My letter says it is a compulsory notice of call out (they just used the "intelligent" method to I D the pods to ping for it) I volunteered for the 3 monther as work is a bit thin on the ground at the mo and the other bloke in my regt that volunteered for the 3 month call up has his papers the one month lot haven't yet (but they are all dirty students so I don't care about them )
 
#11
. Thank god I am out before we will be relaying on reserves to do the most basic of task.
Good thing the Regular Army has so many blokes twiddling their thumbs they'll have no problems manning this one, then
 
#12
Good show my Caledonian chum. Do me a favour though, find all the tour dodging big me up types and give em hell.

I'm shocked at how many blokes with an excuse not to deploy overseas have miraculously found the time to do the Olympic gig.

You mark my words, they'll be puffing their chests up proudly and giving it the 1000 yard stare at the mere mention of you know where!


And I don't mean McDonalds!
I dare say a QDJM will assist to establish one's credentials as a certified underwater knife-fighter to those who don't know any different.

Fair enough, if they ask for the people and you can do it.

Mr Snakey has a point, however.
 
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swampmonster

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#14
I dare say a QDJM will assist to establish one's credentials as a certified underwater knife-fighter to those who don't know any different.

Fair enough, if they ask for the people and you can do it.

Mr Snakey has a point, however.
Yes.. And a very good point at that, Although i dont see me in full Number 2's on task, think the PCS will do fine in the better English Summer.
I did notice a few well know allergic to sand types(Unless its St Andrew Beach type of course) "Enablers" on the list from my Bde. Some of the bottom feeders i saw at my medical head for The games was a tad troubling too..... Mind you pretty much most of the Snr NCO and Officers from my lot are all recently off Herrick, or have been in the last couple of years...So should be ok on that front.
 
#16
Google Isobel Pooley. Saw her at the Army Footie stadium, Aldershite.


Mmmmmm
 

ugly

LE
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#17
Waste of money and peoples time, The army shouldnt be used for the Olympics beyond some form of reaction force armed response LLAD. The stagging on/ushering shit jobs and searchinng handbags and doing car park shit should be paid for by the Olympic bandwagon. Bunch of cnuts they are!
 
#18
Have to say that I'm with Ugly on this one. Government gets its sums wrong resulting in a poorly specified contract with the providers of people to do shite jobs during the Olympics. Result: Last minute panic results in spamming the Army with the job. As for it being "what you're here for" - really ? I mean - really ? Working as car park attendants because the Govt has failed to get a contractor to recruit enough job-dodging no-hopers on the minimum wage ?

Fair play to those who are public spirited....but I don't think anyone in the TA should be feeling particularly good about this. If this is really what you lot are for (and, frankly, a lot of the time I can't see much other use for a lot of the TA) then why do we bother spending money on stuff like arms and ammunition. You can bet that before long that won't be lost on an accountant in Wilton or MB.....
 
#19
Have to say that I'm with Ugly on this one. Government gets its sums wrong resulting in a poorly specified contract with the providers of people to do shite jobs during the Olympics. Result: Last minute panic results in spamming the Army with the job. As for it being "what you're here for" - really ? I mean - really ? Working as car park attendants because the Govt has failed to get a contractor to recruit enough job-dodging no-hopers on the minimum wage ?

Fair play to those who are public spirited....but I don't think anyone in the TA should be feeling particularly good about this. If this is really what you lot are for (and, frankly, a lot of the time I can't see much other use for a lot of the TA) then why do we bother spending money on stuff like arms and ammunition. You can bet that before long that won't be lost on an accountant in Wilton or MB.....
I understand what you and ugly are saying and your points are valid. I would like to add a couple of my own.

1) The TA is moving towards a more National Guard set up and this role is ideal for us.

2) We are recruiting hard, and this sort of gig will impress the punters and place us firmly in the public eye.

3) If the blokes want to take part in this then let them, it's a once in a lifetime opportunity to do one's bit. We are, according to our skill set, a massively under utilised asset in the public arena and that is about to change.

4) If you are a Lilly livered type whose family crest includes white feathers then good luck to you. Feel free to Walt it up and grab some much needed attention for the full 3 months.
 

ugly

LE
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#20
Well if it wasnt for the forces we wouldnt be having an Olympics here at all it would be in Berlin again by my estimation! That said it deosnt stop me hating the waste of our money on a sports luvvie love in!
 

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