PS at TA Units are they just STABS themselves

#1
They say you get promoted to the point of incompetence then go no higher.

It's not the journey that matters but the destination..............

So, are PS at TA Units nothing but career STABS? I mean they spend all their time with STABS, they work at STAB buildings and probably spend the whole day giving it large with 'When I......' stories to impressionable just STAB fillies and people like BravoBravo.

Whats worse is when they then spend their life toaking the piss out of STABS on ARRSE...............


What d'you reckon?
 
#2
I was PS at a TA MLRS unit. Saw what an easy time the TA was compared to the Reg's, and how cushy and easy civvy street is. I signed off, and handed my kit in 9 months later. A month after that I went back to the TAC with all my buckshee kit, handed it to a TA/ CS mate, and walked out the gate, never to return.

Thats was 10 years ago, so things have changed. Then, the TA as I saw it, was a paid drinking club for Seniors and Officers, who were content to sit back on their arses and do next to fuck all, knowing that the PS/Day Staff would sort everything out for them. As I said though, that was then.
 
#4
I reckon you're Westerns new Callsign.

I give it 48hrs before 90% of ARRSE has you on "ignore" again. What d'you reckon?
It's definately someone playing wind up, but I don't think its Western.

I think he made some valid musings on his first post, hence why I think its someone else!
 
#5
It's definately someone playing wind up, but I don't think its Western.

I think he made some valid musings on his first post, hence why I think its someone else!
Valid musings? I think you'll find that the PS are there because MRO posted them there. No doubt there are those who give it the big "I AM" whilst at a TA unit, but those will be few and far between. Now NRPS being career STABs........... (runs and hides)
 
#6
Valid musings? I think you'll find that the PS are there because MRO posted them there. No doubt there are those who give it the big "I AM" whilst at a TA unit, but those will be few and far between. Now NRPS being career STABs........... (runs and hides)
Allow me to apologise in advance, I was not trying to stir anything up or 'rock the boat', I believe the Original Post is aimed at a certain person on here, it made me laugh anyway!!
 
#7
They say you get promoted to the point of incompetence then go no higher.

It's not the journey that matters but the destination..............

So, are PS at TA Units nothing but career STABS? I mean they spend all their time with STABS, they work at STAB buildings and probably spend the whole day giving it large with 'When I......' stories to impressionable just STAB fillies and people like BravoBravo.

Whats worse is when they then spend their life toaking the piss out of STABS on ARRSE...............


What d'you reckon?

regs with no commitment, ?
regs who know the end is nigh ?
regs that dont ''fit'' in ?
regs that need a command appointment on their next cr ?
 
#9
Are you sure you arent a TA Walt, because you are curiously uninformed about Regs attached to TA units.
of course iam a walt ! , iam a STAB....... do keep up.............
 
#10
Then, the TA as I saw it, was a paid drinking club for Seniors and Officers, who were content to sit back on their arses and do next to fuck all, knowing that the PS/Day Staff would sort everything out for them. As I said though, that was then.
That was then.

But is there any truth that a certain regular Brigadier did a report on the TA in 1983 or thereabouts, and in his conclusions, recognised that whilst some units professionalism could on occasion put the regs to shame, others were little more than 'a gun club with a drink problem'?
 
#12
That was then.

But is there any truth that a certain regular Brigadier did a report on the TA in 1983 or thereabouts, and in his conclusions, recognised that whilst some units professionalism could on occasion put the regs to shame, others were little more than 'a gun club with a drink problem'?
I was with the TA from 97/98 to 2001, and nothing had changed. In fact, a large number of them handed their kit in when told compulsory mobilisation was starting.
 
#13
I said a TA Walt, not a common or garden SF walt. Do keep up.
speshal forces in my garden !!!!!!!!!!!

iam second line specalist, not front line fodder..............
 
#14
I think the Brigadier meant they were a drink club with a gun problem?
 
#16
Incidentally that Brigadier on inspecting a TAC in a northern city pounced on a door to an area he thought was being denied to his inspecting gaze. He immediately wrenched the door open with a cry of triumph at finding something the lesser orders had tried to hide. His cry of triumph was muffled by the clatter of brooms, buckets etc. which fell out of the unmarked broom cupboard the door had been "hiding". At the back of the column of officers and badgemen which made up his inspecting party handkerchiefs had to stuffed into gobs because a very small brigadier draped in mops is funny as fuck!
 
#17
my view is if you are a STAB and you like the army so much,then join up full time and see how soon you will become pissed off with what is a very hard demanding job, that will leave you mentally and physically injured for life, well thats if you were infantry anyways.
 
#18
He also had the unfortunate knack of finding one of the best CP Acks in the RA(V) knocking one out whenever he visited the battery in the field. Twice to my certain knowledge. Alright Ray man?
 
#19
At the risk of falling for a wind up I would strongly disagree with the initial post. The PSIs at my unit tend to move onwards and upwards after leaving. Some over the years have retired after their tour and want to be posted either closer to home or where they wish to live afterwards.

Once past the ‘shock of capture’ phase of the first few weeks working with part-timers they work out what their role is and what we expect of them and how the Regt/Sqn works.

Often I see on these fora what can only be described as horror stories of how PSIs behave in their TA postings. While I agree one or two can be lazy/incompetent these have been very few and far between in my experience. My unit has been quite busy deploying over the last few years either cohorts or IAs so maybe that prompts them to make the effort they do, maybe they are just professional soldiers doing their job. Whichever it may be, ‘we’ have been very lucky and are grateful for it.
 

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