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Op Herrick

#1
Any one else been warned about Op Herrick (Afghanistan) deployments, we were told about this last week, apparently requests for RLC and medics have already gone out for mobilisations in August. A lot more are expected to be coming soon.
 
#2
Our CO was quite open about our mob sending a composite troop. However at Sqn level the management seem to evasive on this issue! Wait and see i suppose then a last minute panic in keeping with british tradition! :oops:
 
#3
Dodgy-Engr said:
Our CO was quite open about our mob sending a composite troop
Seems to a patern emerging. Intelligent mobilisation has finally arrived, soldiers are being asked to volunteer (sigs are now posting vaccancies for all to see - my sqn has a list of jobs available for Telic 7) and units are forming sub units to deploy like the TA infantry has been doing.
 
#4
Interesting Dodgy - my lot (also Engr's) have had a grapevine rumour that we may be mobilised next year sometime.

Best get the glass to the wall again & see if I can find out any more!
 
#5
If it's any consolation, guys, I go out there quite regularly on short trips and quite like the place. It's much nicer than Iraq, and if I had to do another 6 month tour anywhere, it's where I'd want to do it.
 
#6
Snitcha said:
It's much nicer than Iraq, and if I had to do another 6 month tour anywhere, it's where I'd want to do it.
ARRC's there for 9 months so tours are either 4.5 months (sounds good) or 9
 
#7
Wht is the rule on 1in3? Does the date start from when you were mobilised or when you were demobbed? The reaseon I ask is I was on Telic II (June to Nov 03) Am I eligable to go in June or Nov??
 
#9
UK is taking lead role in Afghan next year isnt it, I think this is where all the deployments are coming from. I personally am rearing to go as are most of the other young lads in my bty.
 
#10
forniup said:
Wht is the rule on 1in3? Does the date start from when you were mobilised or when you were demobbed? The reaseon I ask is I was on Telic II (June to Nov 03) Am I eligable to go in June or Nov??
Looking at the legislation governing this area, the rule is that you can be called up for a maximum of one year in every three.

The common view that you can be called up under RFA only once every three years is wrong. That is the MoD's policy but it is not legally obliged to stick to it. (In fact, there is some confusion about whether the MoD's policy is once every three or every five years, but that's a side issue as the law still permits call-out for one year in every three.)

So: one year in every three, not once every three. Capice?

You were mobilised for six months and so can still be called up for the remaining six while keeping to that limit. So the bottom line is that you could be called up now for a 4.5-month tour plus POTL while keeping to the rule. Once June 06 rolls around you can be called up for a maximum of one year again.

At least, that is what the legislation appears to Dr E and his crack legal team to imply. But maybe there are some Chilwellistas or Glasgowcrats who might tell us if a different policy or set of rules is applied.
 
#11
Does anyone know if there is any way around that 1 year in 3 rule? I know a couple of guys who are desperate to go on tour again, but currently aren't allowed to even volunteer for a tour anywhere as they have reached or even slightly exceeded the 1 year limit.
 
#12
Dr_Evil said:
Looking at the legislation governing this area, the rule is that you can be called up for a maximum of one year in every three.

You were mobilised for six months and so can still be called up for the remaining six while keeping to that limit. So the bottom line is that you could be called up now for a 4.5-month tour plus POTL while keeping to the rule. Once June 06 rolls around you can be called up for a maximum of one year again.

At least, that is what the legislation appears to Dr E and his crack legal team to imply. But maybe there are some Chilwellistas or Glasgowcrats who might tell us if a different policy or set of rules is applied.
The Mrs will be sooooo happy :lol: . Balls
 
#13
I thought the rule applied to compulsary mob. not voluntary, if it applies to voluntary it is an idots rule, the bloke knows whether he has family or job to worry about, he is mature enough to take the choice for himself, whats better, sending someone who doesnt want to go, whos employers appeal, he gets messed round in his job, his family hate him for going, and because of all this worry, he does a shite job on tour and possibly puts himself and other sin dnager due to his mind ebing elsewhere? Or the keen bloke who is rearing to go has the experience and motivation to do a good thorough job?
 
#15
We are toppers mate, more and more recruits coming through each week, slackers on verge of getting kicked out to get their kit back for the new guys. Last firing weekend we managed a 6 gun ORBAT, which is quite impressive. Things are peachy! :D
 
#17
There reason it's being very patchy at the moment is that PJHQ, as yet, haven't made up their minds as to WHO is going, WHEN and in what NUMBERS. As there isn't yet a force package, there isn't a FET and therefore no one has been identified to be called up.

Having said that, units and brigades are doing lots of 'helpful' planning for the future.

We were told in January we'd know by May - still "waiting out". I wouldn't get your knickers in a twist just yet....
 
#18
Shorty said:
Does anyone know if there is any way around that 1 year in 3 rule? I know a couple of guys who are desperate to go on tour again, but currently aren't allowed to even volunteer for a tour anywhere as they have reached or even slightly exceeded the 1 year limit.
You can be called out again the day you demob if a) you want to be and b) there is a job (ie LSN or FET place) to line you up again.

BIG difference though - you are being called up Volunterrily... which can mean you loose some of the protection with regards to your job - and you employers will certainly know you volunteered! Gone are the days of the double sided letter that you photocopied (apparantly!)
 
#19
J sparks, who are you with then? The OTC werent really needed until a lot of the lads naffed off home on sat afternoon, bloody part timers. We may have had a dodgy 6 gun orbat but the other 2 bty's had no one on the ex.
 
#20
sword_drill said:
You can be called out again the day you demob if a) you want to be and b) there is a job (ie LSN or FET place) to line you up again.
I don't s'pose you have a ref for this do you? One of the guys I know has been told categorically that they can't volunteer again yet even though trawls were going around, because he's done 2 tours in just under 3 years.

edited 'cos I can't spell!
 

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