RE Sqns dissapearing

#1
Heard today of a couple of Sqn's dissapearing(Edited to say Disbanding), anyone heard of any truth in it?
Namely a Sqn in Cyprus and a Sqn in Hameln.

Only asking as its 2 places at the top of my preferences.
 
#2
There is a thread on 62 going. Have a gander on the search thingy.

P-T
 
#4
Found out today, 45 Field Support Squadron in Hameln is also disbanding, and it is as soon as this xmas.

Not a Wah or a rumour, heard it through official channels.

Anympre Sqn's to go? and why all the sudden shock changes? :roll:
 
#5
I know why they are disbanding a couple of normal squadrons. The personnel in the squadrons that are disbanding will be used to form the third commando squadron for 24 and backfill the spaces in the two new armoured squadrons that 22 and 26 got. Just a ploy to redistribute personnel to make it look like the Corps is at full strength.

It's all well and good having armoured squadrons but unless Titan and Trojan are going to be deployed to Afghanistan all the training that goes into getting enough tankies and getting the squadrons up to brigade level training will be wasted as they will have to retrain in the light role for Herrick.
 
#6
i think we have been in this situation beofe & that worked well did'nt it????
 
#7
Options for change anybody? Get rid of a load of units just before nearly 20 years of sustained commitment at brigade level plus.
 
#8
In other news, though not disbanding, 61 is re-roling as an EOD sqn, don't know if it will be leaving 23, but 23 will lose it's Wksp.
 
#10
6 on 6 off at the minute i have heard.
 
#12
The wheels go round and round.

I think that young troopies take notice of the old and bold five ranks up and when they get there they make this "New way ahead revelation and the best use of troops and assets changing moment" to swing it back to where the fk we started from 15 years previous.

OOO well done Sir, that was a chod decision and we fkin luv it don't we.
 
#13
There is obviously a bit of a re-shuffle going on within the Corps (Doctrine) but has anyone heard of or at least read about it????

The post above about sums it up in my opinion, they (put yourself and them in whatever box you feel fit) but they just wave the 'lets do this' stick and it happens.

We are ALL (OR's) after all just little pawns in the grander scheme of things...

At what stage does a staff officer actually become a politian????
 
#15
Errrrrrrrr it's called restructuring and all fell out of FAS. The intent was to rebalance the existing structure to try and make CS Regts the same size and shape - this is obviously a good thing in terms of flexibility and eases the strain on the OCP. As it happens, the Corps did very well out of FAS (certainly compared to most other parts of the Army) with the new Cdo Regt, 2 new Armd Sqns, a new EOD Sqn and even some extra pointy heads - all this at a time when the rest of the Army was shrinking. Rather than ignorant speculation, whinging and going on about 'the good old days' why not bother to read The Sapper Telegraph and find out the facts first?(after all that is what the ST is supposed to be there for!).

Just a thought. :D
 
#16
It would be nice to see a copy of the Sapper Telegraph. I don't deny that the Corps did very well out of FAS, I'm just not convinced that simply disbanding/reroling will be the solution to increasing the interval between tours.
 
#17
plant_life said:
It would be nice to see a copy of the Sapper Telegraph. I don't deny that the Corps did very well out of FAS, I'm just not convinced that simply disbanding/reroling will be the solution to increasing the interval between tours.
especially in 170. lads will end up backfilling the slots that cannot be filled at present during peacetime role.
 
#18
A_Knocker_Till_The_End said:
plant_life said:
It would be nice to see a copy of the Sapper Telegraph. I don't deny that the Corps did very well out of FAS, I'm just not convinced that simply disbanding/reroling will be the solution to increasing the interval between tours.
especially in 170. lads will end up backfilling the slots that cannot be filled at present during peacetime role.
Don't start confusing establishments with actual manpower or we will be a world of pain !! :(
 
#19
Ethel_the_Aardvark said:
Don't start confusing establishments with actual manpower or we will be a world of pain !! :(
aye E_T_A you are correct, thank feck i am nearly out.
 
#20
Simply posting people into units that are about to deploy is not the solution. Units should be at established strength at all times, especially those who get hammered for tours. What doesn't help is the fact that most units have best part of a troop on guard, guys in the servicing bay, guys in the Officers and WO's and Sgts Mess etc. All of these posts are filled and no account is made for this in a units LSN list.

Having the right people in the LSNs is a good start as well. We were that short of drivers in one Sqn we were trying to get dispensation to send our planties on the ABLE courses simply because we had twice as many planties as drivers. I know there are always going to be trades that struggle for numbers but some sort of effort should be made by records to rectify situations such as that.
 
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