ROYAL REG AS INFANTRY

#1
Hi
I remember when I was in the REGT had to do Infantry work as an extra.
My question is do REGT personell work as injantry in say AFGHANISTAN ???, I know they are there in an Arty Mode. :? :?
THANKS FOR ANY HELP, ALL THE BEST FOR 2010 AND KEEP SAFE.
 
#2
Iv asked this before in a thread called infantry role, i was basicly told that in afgan the gunners are busy being gunners whether it be in a FST or manning the gun. What iv heard in the news and read is some gunners go out on patrols to mix with the locals etc, but it seems most regiments out there are getting stuck in and aint having it easy.
 
#3
Regardless of the 'Gunner' roles that each regiment has, there is always the opportuntiy/ possibility that the infantry role will need to be carried out. Not to the extent of an infantry regiment, but more and more frequently Gunner soldiers are going out on the ground for various reasons, and getting caught up in it.
Soldiering is and will always be the primary role, the secondary and tertiary roles being guns, locating, UAV, etc.
 
#4
I would say the reverse...

Your main job is Gunner (UAV, tube or rocket, etc) that includes soldier skills that keep you, and your guns, save and working.

Your secondary role is the infantry type jobs such as Cyprus, NI and other tasks.
 
#5
Guys not that I a fan of the RA or anything. However you may be req to deploy in in an FST , there you will be with the cmd element of the Coy. Your Inf skills need to be top notch. Sort your admin out as best you can, the Inf boys need you as much as you need them.
 
#6
chocolate_frog said:
I would say the reverse...

Your main job is Gunner (UAV, tube or rocket, etc) that includes soldier skills that keep you, and your guns, save and working.

Your secondary role is the infantry type jobs such as Cyprus, NI and other tasks.
Chocolate frog.Why oh why to you talk soooo much bollacks on soooo many topics. Shut the **** up mush you are soooo full of crap.

Are you a serving soldier?????
 
#8
tally_target said:
chocolate_frog said:
I would say the reverse...

Your main job is Gunner (UAV, tube or rocket, etc) that includes soldier skills that keep you, and your guns, save and working.

Your secondary role is the infantry type jobs such as Cyprus, NI and other tasks.
Chocolate frog.Why oh why to you talk soooo much bollacks on soooo many topics. Shut the * up mush you are soooo full of crap.

Are you a serving soldier?????
Possibly because I like to get rises out of people and annoy them or maybe I just get bored... who knows.

Why is it bollacks?

Young lofty said....
Regardless of the 'Gunner' roles that each regiment has, there is always the opportuntiy/ possibility that the infantry role will need to be carried out. Not to the extent of an infantry regiment, but more and more frequently Gunner soldiers are going out on the ground for various reasons, and getting caught up in it.
Soldiering is and will always be the primary role, the secondary and tertiary roles being guns, locating, UAV, etc.
Now, I may be wrong, but that to me indicates that YL beleieves the 'Gunner' Roles are secondary to soldiering like a Infantryman.

I don't agree. I feel a Gunners primary role is Gunnering... this may include FST, NGFO or FOO (essentially STAP) etc with their attached high standard of soldiery.

Roles such as the Gunners acting as Infantry (as in NI, Cyprus and beyond) are, IMHO secondary.

This is pretty much my policy for other trades also.
 
#9
Well crack on with " your policy " however the rest of the army operates differently. As for young lofty well o know hill. He's an English bloke In a jock tank regent that wears a para smock . Say no more
 
#10
Sorry I phone grammer is pants . Lofty is an English man in a jock tank regiment. As for " your policy" you arrogant buffone , who the **** are you ?
 
#11
tally_target said:
Well crack on with " your policy " however the rest of the army operates differently. As for young lofty well o know hill. He's an English bloke In a jock tank regent that wears a para smock . Say no more
Just about makes sense to me there, I think I got it! No longer in the greys though, now a gunner myself. Para smock has gone, too :wink:

Check PMs mate
 
#14
tally_target said:
Don't tell me you are now a scummer gunner lofty
Just for that you git:


tally_target said:
Sorry I phone grammer is pants *. Lofty is an English man in a jock tank regiment. As for " your policy" you arrogant buffone , who the * are you ?
*Should be: "Sorry my phone grammar is plainly appalling"

And don't give me some cock and bull story about Apple's latest wizardry. You couldn't afford it! :D

As for the rest, I don't have enough red ink left to correct it! :p
 
#16
Unit squabble!?
No! This happens all the time.
 
#17
tally_target said:
Guys not that I a fan of the RA or anything. However you may be req to deploy in in an FST , there you will be with the cmd element of the Coy. Your Inf skills need to be top notch. Sort your admin out as best you can, the Inf boys need you as much as you need them.
After the months of training embedded with the coys and Bns we support, then the FST inf skills are top notch. Gun tp MOG drills are first rate as well. What you have to remember is that the FST are there to support the inf Bns in Afghan; there will always need to be an element of training assistance from the Inf due to: the lack of JNCO/ SNCOs who have completed Brecon; soldiers/ officers who are Field Firing qualified; in bks, being scaled with the correct eqpt - I could go on. I know that there is close liaison at Bty and Regt level as soon as the supported Bns are know.

Also, in terms of deploying out the gate, the Inf will not go anywhere without an FST (FOO, MFC and JTAC/ FAC) to provide CAS and indirect fire so it's a 2 way street.

GBTD
 
#18
tally_target, how do you feel like becoming my apprentice? With my raw awesome and your humility we could rule the galaxy as 'awesome overlord' and his servant.

Just one question. Do you mind being fitted with a head mounted drinks tray? Just for mess do's you understand.
 
#19
Actually had a really good deal on the I-phone however it does ''enhance mistakes'' if you dont fink ard with the keyboard. Chocolate frog sorry I cannot be bothered to reply to you ''NOT MY POLICY''.

The FST concept is pretty key for all operations .The drama now is there are not enough FST's so now you find they split and you get stand alone FAC's that can prosicute GMLRS , or the Ack will go out on the ground with the JTAC/TACP covering from the FOB. Its all good stuff and it provides none Inf lads the chance to work with the Inf. I for one will never have a bad word said for them now.
 
#20
I am very old so my view may be aged somewhat? However, back in my day the requirements for blokes to cover a range of skills competently was vital. For example, i spent 10 years within 6 Air mobile brigade, in a role which demanded a comparatively high standard of infantry work, as this along with OP was our secondary job until resupply of Javelin missiles. On many occasions we found ourselves carrying out the role of infanteer. In fact we were seconded to Queens Coy, Gren Guards for four months in 1988. Accompanying them to Batus, where we integrated and acquited ourselves quite well in all aspects of the skills of basic soldiery. Flexibility in skill sets was the standard, not the exception. As a consequence, i have always believed that i was a soldier and a Gunner equally, unless esprit de corps and argueing the toss with other corps/regiments kicked in, where i was most definitely a Gunner first...But that's natural i suppose? :wink:
 

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