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Sigs - Land Information & Communications Services Group

#1
I'm currently in the application process for LICSG and as it is a relatively new unit, I am interested to hear of current members experiences with regard to...well, anything really, including the type of work, (in general, no specifics required), is it similar to the equivalent roles in the commercial world, what are the expectations with regard to tours, what are the time commitments, are there opportunities to go full-time, is there an equivalent regular unit, are there local secondments, as well as far-off tours, etc. Any nugget of info would be of interest.

I posted this on 'Just TA' and was pointed in this direction, hence the repost.

Thanks in advance for your replies.
 
#5
peed_off_is said:
"what are the expectations with regard to tours"

Trawls are your best bet
ah, poi.

If he does a trawl does that make him promotable?

Are you still chasing down why you didn't get your tape?

No 10, would be interested to geta first hand description of the unit. Read the t'internet bit.

Particularly the PQO bit. I thought ALL signals officers still had to be capable of er, leading men. Even if they were only going to stay in LIAG or similar.

Last time I met LIAG they all had different capbadges and what not, ie were from many different units and yeomanrys. Do they get a slot at a TA unit and then join CVHQ or do they get given a slot in another unit on black economy or has that all changed now?

Always handy to have an option.
 
#6
chocolate_frog said:
No 10, would be interested to geta first hand description of the unit. Read the t'internet bit.

Particularly the PQO bit. I thought ALL signals officers still had to be capable of er, leading men. Even if they were only going to stay in LIAG or similar.
Nah, the PQO scheme is for doctors, nurses, padres etc. They have specific, highly-prized professional abilities and LIAG / LICSG fall into that bracket. Not ony that, these guys are reservists. LIAG and LICSG both fall under the Specialist Group Royal Signals (SGRS) and if you're interested, there is a (year old) UNCLAS SGRS presentation on ArmyNET sharepoint.
 
#7
Thanks very much for the replies.

What's the difference between a reservist and a member of the TA, I thought they were one and the same?

I don't have a login to that Armynet web link - if you can share the gist of what the presentation says then I'd much appreciate it.

Many thanks!
 
#8
Armynet

easy enough to register on it, and its free.

Edited to add:

as to the difference between a reservist and member of the TA, as far as i know (and my knowledge on this is so far from complete) a reservist is someone who has completed time in HM Forces and left, they are then put onto the reserve list, and can still be called up for service for a certain amount of time after leaving HM Forces, those that are TA are on the active service list already.

if im wrong please feel free to correct me.
 
#9
Number_10 said:
I don't have a login to that Armynet web link - if you can share the gist of what the presentation says then I'd much appreciate it.
As long as you have an Armynet account, then you need to go into it and go to the page https://www.armynet.mod.uk/club/navigate2.php?pageID=56726 to sign up for access to sharepoint. Although it can be a pain in the arrse to have yet another account, you only have to do it once and you can always save the password anyway. PM me if you like.
 
#10
No 10 - if you've got into the LICSG selection process then we'll see you next Friday and all will get explained over that weekend...

If you still want guidance then send an email to licsgoffice@armymail.mod.uk and we'll answer yr queries

Sharepoint comments are a bit dated - LICSG will have a closed community on armynet once we need it.
 

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