Regular Army Reserve

#1
What's in a name?

Firstly, sorry if this has been do to death.... I have searched but found nothing.

There is talk that the TA will soon be changing it's name to Regular Army Reserve


I work in recruiting, so I'm interested why this might be done?

Will this bring in more people? Give the TA a better profile in the public eye? Stop Regulr soldiers using the phase STAB? (I think not! :lol: )

Thoughts?

P.S. And why couldn't they changed the name BEFORE spending millions on a sign the size of a small country to plaster on the side of our building?
 
#2
I thought that there was already a regular army reserve (as in those bods who are retained for x years post service in regs), however these are generally only deployed after the TA assets have been used up. Won't merging these two entities confuse things a bit?
 
#3
There's a paper doing the rounds relating to various reserve issues including a name change so suspect that is where the latest rumours have come from. However the paper does refer to:

bibo_boy said:
P.S. And why couldn't they changed the name BEFORE spending millions on a sign the size of a small country to plaster on the side of our building?
This is the main reason why a name change has been put on hold (again?). Too much spent on current branding, insufficient funds for re-branding.
 
#4
abacus said:
There's a paper doing the rounds relating to various reserve issues including a name change so suspect that is where the latest rumours have come from. However the paper does refer to:

bibo_boy said:
P.S. And why couldn't they changed the name BEFORE spending millions on a sign the size of a small country to plaster on the side of our building?
This is the main reason why a name change has been put on hold (again?). Too much spent on current branding, insufficient funds for re-branding.
Sounds right, abacus....
 
#5
abacus said:
There's a paper doing the rounds relating to various reserve issues including a name change so suspect that is where the latest rumours have come from. However the paper does refer to:

bibo_boy said:
P.S. And why couldn't they changed the name BEFORE spending millions on a sign the size of a small country to plaster on the side of our building?
This is the main reason why a name change has been put on hold (again?). Too much spent on current branding, insufficient funds for re-branding.
The man with the white hackle says..............................It's all down to money :)
 
#7
LOL @ Polar69.
 
#9
polar69 said:
"RAR"

I like that , sounds like a tigger


RAR <pounce>
More multi-national confusion. Our TD (Territorial Decoration) gets people confused with Irish Members of Parliament
A Member's official Irish title is "Teachta Dála" which in English means "Deputy to the Dáil"; Members are generally called "TDs" or "Deputies".
And as everyone knows the "RAR" is the "Royal Australian Regiment"

Come 1st April 2008 Lord Haldane will be known as "Rotating" if this plan is followed through :x
 
#12
polar69 said:
"RAR"

I like that , sounds like a tigger


RAR <pounce>
I thought tigger bounced rather than pounced............... :lol:
 
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galgenberg said:
whiffler said:
TD causing confusion ? - whyever did they change it from the Volunteer Decoration ??.
Can't imagine,why wouldn't anyone be proud to have the letters VD after their name? :lol:
Perhaps on this basis, the QVRM should be renamed the 'Special Territorial Decoration'.
 
#17
RAR would be very apt as it is the same sort of thing as a zip file, a lot of information crammed to save space - or a lot of soldiers reduced to a small amount but still expected to achieve what the previous numbers did!
 

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#18
galgenberg said:
whiffler said:
TD causing confusion ? - whyever did they change it from the Volunteer Decoration ??.
Can't imagine,why wouldn't anyone be proud to have the letters VD after their name? :lol:
Better than having it on your medical file :roll:
 
#19
I thought it was supposed to be changing into something like:-

Army Reserve (volunteer)
For us stabs who hold down two jobs

Army (Regular Reserve)
For those Ex Arabs who couldn't even hold down the one job

Just what I heard, dont kill the messenger

If we became RAR people might think we were the Royal Austrailian Regt!
Their reserves get pensions, holiday pay, educational credits, tax breaks when on ops, unlimited man training days (up to 120).
Now that I could live with

James
 

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