Rebalancing announcement

#1
Monday?

Should be accompanied by a web based information process, including e.mails to soldiers and presentation packs online for Officers to use in briefing non web access individuals.
 
#4
They've left a few bits still active, doesn't really inform the new 4th Lancs whats happening except the Cheshires are of to the Mercians.

Engineers and 93 Sigs Sqns entries are missing but thats probably the main changes (isn't that a infantry coy becoming Engineers and 93 moving to 38 Sigs Regt)

Anyone know the rules on overbearing, my 'new' sqn will have two SSMs and two YofS. Does that effect other Sqns, i.e. other sqns can't make someone SSM/YofS as my Sqn has more than it needs
 
#8
The problem is that there is no money to do it. Rebalancing is to be paid for by selling off TA Centres, which seems to be the problem, the sums don't add up....
 
#10
Anyone else insulted by this:

The Regular Army is a force of full-time professional soldiers. The TA is a reserve force of civilians who fulfil soldier training and operational support on a part-time basis.
Or is it just me that thinks this makes us sound like fcuking Dad's Army? (not an invitation for the regulars to jump in with STAB bashing thank you)

How can you have a "force of civilians" ffs?
 
#11
Subtly, the details on web sites are changing to reflect the Regular Army's preferred option. The details on the one highlighted above are quite interesting - as Scarey Spice outlines - as it is starting to enunciate the post Rebalancing position.
 
#12
The biggy is the new MATTs, especially the fitness one. I can see a large number of 'key enablers' not getting their bounty next year and calling it quits.

The reality is that the Army is trying to change the fundamental culture of the TA way faster than the TA can respond.

msr
 
#13
Push pull or pull push?

Either way, I concur. This is all going to end in tears if we're not careful. Lose the backbone of a unit and there's nowt to hold it together.
 
#14
msr said:
The biggy is the new MATTs, especially the fitness one. I can see a large number of 'key enablers' not getting their bounty next year and calling it quits.

The reality is that the Army is trying to change the fundamental culture of the TA way faster than the TA can respond.

msr
You've summed it up nicely there I think. Personally I'd go further, the proposed changes appear to be demanding more time (always the key resource) from the TA soldier than they can provide if they wish to have a family and job as well. Those that can commit get might as well join the regs, they'll get a pension that way. The fundamental mistake being made by those in charge of this policy is to assume that they can change things without any change in the behavious of the TA soldier. Only someone with no experience of being in the TA and juggling family, work and the Army (such as a regular soldier) could make such a mistake. Once again, the law of unexpected consequences is revealed as the most powerful force in the universe.
 
#15
If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen.

I welcome the higher standards. It should, finally, get rid of the remaining dead wood that plagues the TA.

The real issue comes with whether we actually stick to the standards.

I can see it now:

"Give Cpl bloggs a tick in the box for his CFT because it's usefull having him around for admin jobs".

If you are not up to the standards of the Regular Army, then you shouldn't be in the TA.
 
#16
Right: so let's AGAI Cpl Bloggs, who hasn't completed his BFT...

Who will open the stores on Friday night because some nugget has forgotten his sleeping bag?
Who will open the bar on drill nights and run it for functions?
Who will be able to run up a quick lecture for the recruits, because some one else hasn't turned up?
Who has HAZMAT/HGV/C+E?
Who will organise the raffle at the Christmas do?
Who knows all the old and bold - and who works in which company, so that Pte Jones can get a placement with them?
Who can you really rely on to get that generator working?
What if Cpl Bloggs is your only chef/specialist/instructor?
What if Cpl Bloggs has a demanding job and is working hard for promotion there?


You need to think before you bin these people. It will take 10 years minimum to replace them.

msr
 
#17
Who will open the stores on Friday night because some nugget has forgotten his sleeping bag? Let him go without. He won't forget it again.

Who will open the bar on drill nights and run it for functions? Get some of the decent blokes to run the bar.

Who will be able to run up a quick lecture for the recruits, because some one else hasn't turned up? Our versions of Cpl Bloggs can't give lectures anyway. However, Don't we teach the guys to improvise, adapt and overcome? Who hasn't given a brief "off the cuff?"

Who has HAZMAT/HGV/C+E? Only having one bloke to do this is crap planning.

Who will organise the raffle at the Christmas do? Make sure the party committe is composed of decent blokes.

Who knows all the old and bold - and who works in which company, so that Pte Jones can get a placement with them? Isn't this what the Permanent staff are for?

Who can you really rely on to get that generator working? The bloke using it should be able to get the Genny working. If not, some refresher training is in order.

What if Cpl Bloggs has a demanding job and is working hard for promotion there? Isn't this true for us all? Why should he get a tick in the box when I do not?
 
#18
Quite agree that MATTs wise we should be at the same level as our Regular Army counterparts, but I've heard PSI's in the past discuss what actually goes on when they're back in their Regular barracks, and the fact that guys in barracks generally have real jobs to do, that there isn't the time for the programmed phys that they'd like. That the time they generally get to do all their ITD's is when the unit decamps for a couple of weeks and has a block of time allocated to the training, and even then, some guys will miss it simply due to their realtime job.

Do we want our Annual Camps (sorry - Annual Deployment Exercise) to be all about MATTs?

Drill nights that are nothing but BCD, CBRN and WHT are awfully dull...
 
#19
StabTiffy2B said:
If you are not up to the standards of the Regular Army, then you shouldn't be in the TA.
Didn't the trial run show TA are better at MATTS than regulars, so will the regular army bin their unfit? I reckon the AGAI section is aimed at the regulars, they have far more time than us to correct problems.
I don't see why I should be doing extra time to improve my fitness etc, I have a family and civilian job, I reckon I spend far to much time doing TA as it is and I'm certainly not going to do more.
 
#20
StabTiffy2B said:
Who will open the stores on Friday night because some nugget has forgotten his sleeping bag? Let him go without. He won't forget it again.

Who will open the bar on drill nights and run it for functions? Get some of the decent blokes to run the bar.

Who will be able to run up a quick lecture for the recruits, because some one else hasn't turned up? Our versions of Cpl Bloggs can't give lectures anyway. However, Don't we teach the guys to improvise, adapt and overcome? Who hasn't given a brief "off the cuff?"

Who has HAZMAT/HGV/C+E? Only having one bloke to do this is crap planning.

Who will organise the raffle at the Christmas do? Make sure the party committe is composed of decent blokes.

Who knows all the old and bold - and who works in which company, so that Pte Jones can get a placement with them? Isn't this what the Permanent staff are for?

Who can you really rely on to get that generator working? The bloke using it should be able to get the Genny working. If not, some refresher training is in order.

What if Cpl Bloggs has a demanding job and is working hard for promotion there? Isn't this true for us all? Why should he get a tick in the box when I do not?
i will remind you of all this when we are eating sh!te food beacuse our 2 quite brilliant chefs have been forced to leave becuase they are that bit older than most and not as fit as you, can you really see L** being able to pass a bpfa i would rather certain people got a tick in the box and the rest of us work for our bounty if it means we eat well on weekends and on exersise and do you really want the likes of me as the sqms when G*****d does a better job than i could give him the tick in the box for certain things it is not like some of these guys are ever going to deploy outside the uk so leave things as they are for them they havent got many years left in the TA anyway and we are struggling to replace them
rant off
 

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