One army regular and territorial

#1
(latest radio ad campaign)

So when do we get our basic pay increased to 16K, free medical and dental care. I won't mention pension.....
 
#4
Ah, I see. Haven't heard the ad-so it says join the army and get the package you quote? Surely most people will figure out it means reg? Correct me if I'm wrong the TA is still known as TA?
 
#5
Northern Monkey said:
Ah, I see. Haven't heard the ad-so it says join the army and get the package you quote? Surely most people will figure out it means reg? Correct me if I'm wrong the TA is still known as TA?
Yes bit at the end of the advert it says "one army, regular and territorial.", hence the title of the thread
 

asr1

War Hero
#6
polar said:
(latest radio ad campaign)

So when do we get our basic pay increased to 16K, free medical and dental care. I won't mention pension.....
When it's your full time job and you don't get to choose which days you turn up.
 
#7
So, like me you are paid a daily rate. Multiply it by 365 - does it comes close to the figure quoted. If not, factor in your bounty. When you're on duty, you will get free healthy care and dentistry. When you're not, you won't.

Difference between you and me is I can be used at any time. My working month is in the region of 230 hrs.
 
#8
Oh no, just started a reg vrs ta thread.

If I do every weekend I'm doing 12 day weeks with two weekends off, double time at weekends???? No

but I was originally talking about the advert
 
#9
No, you haven't mate. I've done both.

What you're complaining about is poor advertising, yet most people will see the facts for what they are. Or have I missed your point? The fact is, worked on a daily rate the advert is factual.

The point is you don't have to turn up, you can choose what you work within reason. That's why you're a volunteer.
 
#10
Oh, and what on earth is a 12 day week?
 

BBear

LE
Kit Reviewer
#11
A 12 day week, for example:

Monday, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
Day Job (DJ) DJ DJ DJ TA TA DJ DJ DJ DJ DJ

So, 12 days without a break. I thank you
 
#15
swampmonster said:
Bravo_Bravo said:
Northern Monkey said:
. When you're on duty, you will get free healthy care and dentistry.
Pooh.
Mmmm BB my Wah meter is twitchin...or does he Think you get the free dentist on weekends.... :wink:
Of course you do:

Whats the matter with you private dogsarrse?

toothache sir

Well dont just stand there, get yerself to the med centre to see the tooth puller, you TA types are covered when your on duty, dont you know.

( Two hours later)

Ah your back, all sorted dogsarrse?

no sir, there was no-one there, its the weekend

Never mind, get over there first thing monday morning

but I wont be here then sir

never mind eh dogsarrse? try again next weekend.
 
#17
Going off thread a wee bit,but I'm interested to how the regular army see their TA brethren?Is it really "One Army"?
Iv'e been out almost 10 years,back then I didn't have much time for the TA,a high number of TA lads we had on S type were shite,although that's not to say the odd one was ok. Generally the TA were seen as something of a joke,and before anyone starts,I did work with them many a time and I never came away from it with a positive opinion of them.
Things have obviously moved on since then,and the ever depressing Role of Honour appearing in the news every other day does seem to include a lot of TA personnel in their number.
Im not posting this to pick a fight with any TA lads here,that was my opinion when I was in.Im a overweight civvie c unt now,just curious to if everyone does really see themselves as "One Army"
 
#19
Who wants one army? Most recruits join my unit because they don't want to be in the regulars but they want to do a tour or two. Difference is we are over establishment unlike just about any regular unit.
 
#20
Barrack Room Lawyer said:
swampmonster said:
Bravo_Bravo said:
Northern Monkey said:
. When you're on duty, you will get free healthy care and dentistry.
Pooh.
Mmmm BB my Wah meter is twitchin...or does he Think you get the free dentist on weekends.... :wink:
Of course you do:

Whats the matter with you private dogsarrse?

toothache sir

Well dont just stand there, get yerself to the med centre to see the tooth puller, you TA types are covered when your on duty, dont you know.

( Two hours later)

Ah your back, all sorted dogsarrse?

no sir, there was no-one there, its the weekend

Never mind, get over there first thing monday morning

but I wont be here then sir

never mind eh dogsarrse? try again next weekend.
Seen it happen, guy gets injury during training at Regular establishment. He gets packed off to MRS returns minutes later stating they won't deal with me (not on their books or somesuch) told to take him to local A&E. And don't even start opening that can of worms that is military dental treatment or lack of it for TA soldiers on mobilising.
 

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