SERVING IN A TA ROYAL SIGNALS UNIT - EX MIDNIGHT SUN

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As part of TA100 TA personnel (regardless of cap badge) serving in a Royal Signals unit (Regt or Sqn or specialist pool) or Royal SIgnals serving on detachment from teh Corps are eligible to participate in Ex MIDNIGHT SUN a month Adv Trg Ex to Greenland.



If you are in a 2 Sig Bde unit this can count as Camp and will be paid. More details can be found at:



www.midnight-sun.org.uk

Anyone can apply who has completed Phase 1 training and regardless of experience - options include mountaineering, sailing and Kayaking.

Get your name down now.
 
#4
johnjohn said:
weve been told not to put our names down on the site. We have to go through our PSAO


Only fair, if you are in a 2 Sig Bde unit, you should be aware that the Bde Commander has made this the Main Effort for any volunteer selected for the Expedition as part of the training year 2008-09 and has issued orders to all his CO's to that affect. Your PSAO or indeed any one can not stop you applying if you satisfy the qualification requirements.



There is nothing stoppin you filling in the online form and indicating in the box that you are required to apply through your unit so your online interest is only for information. This will enable the Project Officer to monitor and make sure that your application gets through to the project office. The Project Officer also reports/answers directly to the Commander so it is a good way to ensure your unit does not sit on your application or suggest that the project office didn't get it!#
 
#5
So some regts get training days chopped and camps changed from abroad to the uk whilst some others go queening it up in Greenland bumming seals


Fukcing wondefull
 
#7
polar69 said:
So some regts get training days chopped and camps changed from abroad to the uk whilst some others go queening it up in Greenland bumming seals


Fukcing wondefull
At least nobody is mentioning Cisco router, CORMORANT & modern IS training in York is their.
 

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#8
I have stickied this one - temporarily - to keep it at the top of the heap on the Forum.

After all, wouldn't want all you jimmy-wearing geeks to get upset, and not get enough people for your trip.



At least you can do some nice HF practice up there - unless the 'atmosphere' is all wrong, or some similar excuse :)
 
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fozzy

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OldSnowy said:

At least you can do some nice HF practice up there - unless the 'atmosphere' is all wrong, or some similar excuse :)


"Can't find the key to open the HF window, sir" :)

Interesting effects up there, Polar Cap Absorption, Auroral Propagation, black outs etc.

Yes, I am a geek.
 
#13
fozzy said:
OldSnowy said:

At least you can do some nice HF practice up there - unless the 'atmosphere' is all wrong, or some similar excuse :)


"Can't find the key to open the HF window, sir" :)

Interesting effects up there, Polar Cap Absorption, Auroral Propagation, black outs etc.

Yes, I am a geek.

Oh yes you are!
 
#17
Lucky me then as I had my camp back in late May/early June, one of the first TA squads to get Bowman training during it. :)

Is this worth doing?
Seems like a fair bit of cash to cough up to go on it.
Though saying that I supose you get some of it back.
 
#18
What are the costs involved?
 
#19
devilish said:
What are the costs involved?
The costs to the individual for the expedition will be somewhere in the region of £400 - 500. To put that into perspective if you were do something like this as a civvy you would be talking about £3000+ and that cost would not include all your flights, nor would you be visiting such a remote area. The expedition will take place in and around Evighedsfjord (Eternity Fjord) - Google Earth has fairly good imagery of the area.

Greenland has a stark beauty; the light and space are breath taking. It is a wild and often desolate place, but the rewards of going there and witnessing nature in the raw are immeasurable. The mountaineers will be given the chance to scramble to the top of unclimbed peaks, the ski tour team the chance make the complete crossing of a previously uncrossed small ice cap, the sea kayakers will be paddling waters generally only ever visited by the local Inuit, and the sailors will crossing some of the worlds biggest seas. Be part of the adventure.

The Website (www.midnight-sun.org.uk) will be updated with photos and video footage of the recce in the next few days. There should be enough there to wet your appetite.
 

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