Op TOSCA 2011

#1
The following vacancies for Op TOSCA next year are being advertised on the RAOL if anyone is interrested:

The following opportunities are available for Op TOSCA 1/11.
1 x Practice Manager (SNCO)
1 x CMT Class 1 (JNCO)
1 x CMT Class 2 (JNCO)
1 x SFA/Regt Accountant (SNCO)
1 x APTC (SNCO)
4 x Experienced Adv Trg Instructors with the following qualifications(all to be Mountain Bike Leader trained where possible):
1 x RYA Dingy Sailing Instr
1 x JS Rock Climbing Instr
1 x Level 3 Coach Kayak Instr
1 x Level 2 Kayak Instr
1 x RMO
Interested and qualified personnel should contact the APC Mob Sect on 0141 224 8882.
 

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#3
how can it be classed as a fecking op tour if there is a requirement for Adv Trg Instructors is beyond me
I think that says more about your understanding of the military than it does about about TOSCA.
 
#4
Tosca that really hard combat tour of where is it again ohhhh yeah its a holiday Island if there is time for the people that are on this "Op Tour" to do Adventure Training there are obviously too many people deployed doing nowt like the later stages of the Yugodisney adventures when you could swan off and do abit of adventure training not really worth the title of op tour if you ask me and yes i have been on tour our troops would be better employed in afghanistan than drinking themselves to death in cyprus I really hope 3 Royal Anglian manage to keep there mess stewards busy on there forth coming deployment
 
#5
Not enough Signals regiments left to run it then!

I know of individuals who have tried to get on a Herrick tour and have been offered a Tosca instead. Good luck to them, their still putting themselves up for mobilisation.
 
#6
I hered that TOSCA 2011 was gonna be a t.a inf tour but they need the t.a inf for HERIK so TOSCA has been given to 3rd line troops if thats the right word?
 
#8
I hered that TOSCA 2011 was gonna be a t.a inf tour but they need the t.a inf for HERIK so TOSCA has been given to 3rd line troops if thats the right word?
I think the correct term is now "Support Arm". The way things are going 3rd line isnt far from the truth, it wont be long before we have trouble scrapping together enough to make a fifth column.
 
#9
Combat Support.

It's not been given to TA Combat Service Support yet.

msr
 
#10
Errr, anyone had their brown envelopes yet?
 
#14
Its 3 Royal Anglians running the show April to October 2011, don't the regs then do a stint?
 
#15
So far no one really wants to do it, as a unit we'd prefer Herrick only problem, our training and standards are not good enough to send a full unit, so Tosca it is.
What a load of absolute bollocks.

If your training and standards arn't good enough, you shouldn't be picking up a bounty every year, and the PSI's and other people in charge of training should get a grip. Further to that, I believe that it is only on very select occasions that TA units deploy as formed Companies/Squadrons, and that usually they are dropped into Regular Platoons/Troops as individual replacements. I'm sure that the affiliated parent Regiment to your TA Regiment has been to Herrick recently, or is due to go, and that they would be glad of a few extra efficient hands to replace some of the downgraded personell that are a necessary evil of the Regular Army.

Using TOSCA as a recruitment tool just detracts from what the TA is supposed to be now, and makes the Regulars hate the TA even more. They are currently doing 6 months out of every 2 and a half years, sometimes more, in Afghan, whilst the TA can pick and choose "Op Tours". It simply sends the message that you can join, get some natty pictures for Facebook, have a lads holiday in Cyprus all paid for, then leave, without ever doing anything arduous for it.

Ive heard of several TA regiments now who have had soldiers cite work reasons for not going on a tour to Herrick, but suddenly their circumstances change when a TOSCA tour comes up. And we wonder why the "One Army" concept isn't working?

My personal view is that if you wear the uniform, you volunteer for Operations. In this day and age that means Afghanistan. The old and bold can claim that they joined to protect the UK, but anyone who joined since 2003 has known exactly what they let themselves in for.

Rant over.

P
 
#16
Praetorian, he is obviously a mong from 168 Pioneer regt with that user name and he has the wrong end of the stick over the tour as its defo 3 Royal Anglian who are the lead unit for 2011 for the TA and I thought it was 10 QOGLR doing it later in the year (though I could be very wrong on that)
 
#17
It would seem 168 are going in the time frame suggested (their website on armynet would suggest so) it also states that the 90 odd bods needed to deploy on Tosca, would free up 90 bods from 23 pioneer reg to allow them to go on Herrick.
 
#18
It would seem 168 are going in the time frame suggested (their website on armynet would suggest so) it also states that the 90 odd bods needed to deploy on Tosca, would free up 90 bods from 23 pioneer reg to allow them to go on Herrick.
As true as this is, i'm sure that you could find 90 blokes from across the Regulars and TA who have already done a Herrick who are willing to do a TOSCA, rather than letting a bunch of muppets who may have only joined the TA 5 minutes ago and scraped through recruit training go?

As an aside, id pay a full English Pound to be a fly on the wall at RTMC if anybody rocks up to do a Tosca, and for Operational reasons gets deployed to Herrick instead!
 
#19
It would seem 168 are going in the time frame suggested (their website on armynet would suggest so) it also states that the 90 odd bods needed to deploy on Tosca, would free up 90 bods from 23 pioneer reg to allow them to go on Herrick.
It must be they are making up the numbers for 3 Royal Anglian then as its them that are providing the BHQ i know the loggies, wedges and drop shorts in 49 brigade are all supplying bods and a mate in 160 tpt regt told me they were asked for 20 odd blokes I know 3 Royal Anglian are struggling to fill all the posts as I have been asked if I want to go twice. I belive there are a fair few employers saying "Afghanistan yeah we dont mind Cyprus it is a holiday destination no chance" a fact certain people in the grown ups chain in 49 brigade cant grasp
 
#20
As true as this is, i'm sure that you could find 90 blokes from across the Regulars and TA who have already done a Herrick who are willing to do a TOSCA, rather than letting a bunch of muppets who may have only joined the TA 5 minutes ago and scraped through recruit training go?

As an aside, id pay a full English Pound to be a fly on the wall at RTMC if anybody rocks up to do a Tosca, and for Operational reasons gets deployed to Herrick instead!
I'd pay to see that too, Cyprus is a holiday destination for fucks sake, it should be a sunshine posting for lads who need a break from herrick etc. I find it amazing the number of blokes willing to do a "tour" in a country that has air cadets on their summer camp there.
 
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