Discussion in 'Army Reserve' started by Unknown_Quantity, Apr 19, 2003.
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OTC should be able to volenteer for mobilisation if they can pass all ITD's. Discuss.
If you're that desperate to go, join the TA.
Provided they have passed MTQ 2, and completed all the madatory pre deployment training criteria, then logically I can think of no reason whilst they should not deploy and be used in a role befitting their level of training.
The main problems are the length of the time they are available for use in theatre due to the need to return to continue with their studies, and the limited roles they could be used for.
I would have that the TA option has greater utility and flexibility.
Not OTC at the moment, I just thought the board here was a little quiet.
Many of the OTC bods would be unsuited as YOs but could do some of the lesser jobs required to be done by some mobilised TA guys - I heard that some joined the TA and after a couple of training nights they got their brown envelope That puts their skills at a minimum but Glasgow (HA!!!!!) still sees them as useful.
I was in the UOTC during gulf war one and the matter was discussed quite frequently.
It was generally felt that O/cdts were far below the "Off the shelf standard" for mobilisation but that an accelerated commissioning course would make the majority usefull as YO's.
Many students had specialist skills such as languagues and regional knowledge or medical skills that could be used in some way.
Failing that there was no reason why we could not do the sort of key point security duty that the TA did.
I looked into what would happen to my studies if i was mobilised. There was an old regualtion allowing the board of examiners the ability to credit active service towards an unclassified degree. So no real problem there either.
At the time many were willing but only a small select few took part on the edges of the operation and I only know of one person who made it to Daharan (and he came home on the next flight)
Help discussion happening on me board. At a loss to what to do.
Otc soldiers have it far too easy and would not do well when mobilised. A lot are there just for the pay.
Oh and Unknown, do you spell volunteer like that on your invitations to scotland?
eye spel as me wonts.
Time to get a new picture Nite
Cannot get the one i want. Oh i need a hand spreading the good news about arrse to other uotc's. Any ideas??
Can get to three, but there are more out there. Any current members please pm me.
On second thoughts, don't join the TA:
What a tw@t...
I actually think he is Ali G's newest Character.
Ha! - UOTC!...and his spelling is atroshus
Bring all the good looking totty from every OTC in the country to the Army v Navy on the 3rd May, and Bad CO, Bow_man, CGS, and I will do the rest
I thought the join in his eyebrows was cam-cream, but its there in his civvy picture too. :-[
Will think on. Cheers MSR for that
Oh and this is not what i had in mind. Will people not use the board for military gurning competitions. Put that sort of stuff into the PT board.
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