Reserves Review Rumours

#1
Whilst we await the outpourings of a few civil servants who have been asked to do the impossible, and as it's all very serious these days, I thought it was time we had some Reserve Review Rumours, to lighten the tone for summer perhaps?



I'd heard that Royal Signals TA are to be rebadged Tactical Wing, Information Technology Specialists...

They also believe that the RMP should be rebadged FANY.
 
#2
Due to current situation there are no longer any reserves, all reserves to check their post tomorrow for brown envelopes kindly inviting you's to come out and play :D

P.s cept the scalies, its not that desperate yet :twisted:
 
#3
Rumour has it that this will be a solid and thorough review with some real intellectual input which will provide us with:

- a clear mission and mandate
- provide additional funding
- restore the morale of the organisation
- bring us up to full strength
- re-populate the Officers' Mess with YOs
- reduce the paperwork burden
- put the fun back into the TA

but then again, it might not.

msr
 
#4
msr

With such an active imagination (and obvious talent for comedy), I see a place on the panels of Mock the Week and Have I got news for You.
 
#5
Crunchie said:
Due to current situation there are no longer any reserves, all reserves to check their post tomorrow for brown envelopes kindly inviting you's to come out and play :D
I am far to old and frail AKA 'gin soaked so a return to the days of the HSF as the Reserve for the Reserves, perhaps
 
#9
All TA Regt's & Battalions being merged in to their closest reg unit. As support for rear party guard duties/fire piquet when reg unit on ops.

stilts
 
#11
msr said:
Rumour has it that this will be a solid and thorough review with some real intellectual input which will provide us with:

- a clear mission and mandate
- provide additional funding
- restore the morale of the organisation
- bring us up to full strength
- re-populate the Officers' Mess with YOs
- reduce the paperwork burden
- put the fun back into the TA

but then again, it might not.

msr

Now that IS funny!!
 
#15
The Army School of Equitation is part of the Defence Animal Centre based in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. Along with the Equine Division, the site is shared between the Army School of Farriery, The Services Veterinary Hospital and The Canine Division.

The school comprises of 150 stables, an indoor riding school, menage, cantering track, jump lanes and a 60 fence cross-country course along with 240 acres of grazing.

Captain Richard Lyne, Equitation Officer and former member of the Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery, is the man in charge of the activities at the School of Equitation. Although the main objective is to provide equitation training for the mounted units within the London District (The Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery, The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment and The Household Division make up the mounted units of the British Army - about 400 horses in total) the School provides equitation training for other members of the Armed Forces too.

i've only known one TA person who has managed to do a course there though.
 
#18
quiller said:
CaptainPlume said:
Infantry Saddle Club runs courses accessible by the TA - I've done one & it was great!
was that the one at BTC?
I did it at ITC Warminster in about '95. Entirely civilian run & consisted of stables at early o'clock, back to mess for breakfast, riding lesson, theory lessons, riding again, then evening stables.

The nags were largely Cavalry blacks which had been found to be too twitchy for public duties. Mine had a hatred of running water - not great when someone left a hose going outside the indoor school.

Another bonus was that it was during summer block leave so the three Officers on the course had Infantry Mess to ourselves (normally lowly course personnel/subbies would be stuck in transit). Even managed to get a visit to the small arms collection during a break in the programme.
 
#19
Quiller

We have sent people as recently as 2005 to Knightsbridge; I have always been banned from equitation by higher command on the grounds that I might be having a good time.

I will endeavour to find out the arrangements for you.

YM
 

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