So, What have the TA ever done for us?

#1
I know the TA have been slagged off in other threads, but this is a genuine question requiring NAAFI'esque answers............

I've just seen a group of miniature medals, QGJM, QDJM, ED & Bar and VRSM.

That equates to 12 years for the Efficiency Decoration, 6 years for the 2nd award bar and another 10 for the VRSM.

28years service as an Officer in the TA, four medals but no Operational ones.

So what, exactly, have those in the TA who haven't deployed actually done for the Country?

The US National Guard deal with National Emergencies and Civil Disorder, but what about the TA?

Apart from a Social club for Saddo's, what have they contributed to the UK? I'm fucked if I can think of anything..............................................
 
#2
Had the balloon gone up they would have provided the speed bumps for the massed soviet armour. Failing that, whipped out a biff chit and tried to get a sympathy shag by prancing about in (badly fitting) uniform "It's my glands...".

T_B_B

STAB Rupert.
 
#3
Before the crayons arrive - Assorted floods and stuff. My mob got called out to deliver bottled water about the place for 2-3 days after some contractor spilt diesel into the city water supply - but no, not nearly as much as the USNG get called upon to do. Rumour seems to be that Dave now wants the Army back in the picture for helping out, after a few years of being specifically told it was not a role.
 
#5
So what, exactly, have those in the TA who haven't deployed actually done for the Country?
A certain tour dodger has provided much merriment for the users of ARRSE with his excuses of a loving family and work commitments preventing him from deployment when in reality his family hate him and his employer fucked him off.
 
#6
A certain tour dodger has provided much merriment for the users of ARRSE with his excuses of a loving family and work commitments preventing him from deployment when in reality his family hate him and his employer fucked him off.
Yeah alright, but apart from that..................
 
#7
Well you need us to make you look good.
 
#8
Raised the IQ of the average British infantryman by 50% and trebled his average vocabulary?

Provided ex regular JNCOs with somewhere where they can pretend they are still useful and respected in contrast to their new civilian jobs where they are rapidly having to come to terms with the fact that they are in reality no better than the civvy biffs they now share a yard brush/security portakabin/bin round with?
 
#10
So you ran a free tuck shop selling only bottled water?
I'll have you know we ran it with great aplomb and without requiring a DIN, several JSPs and a 6 week course on how to do it. In true TA fashion we just made it up as we went along. It worked. It worked well. Then we went home and got on with having real jobs.
 
#11
Raised the IQ of the average British infantryman by 50% and trebled his average vocabulary?

Provided ex regular JNCOs with somewhere where they can pretend they are still useful and respected in contrast to their new civilian jobs where they are rapidly having to come to terms with the fact that they are in reality no better than the civvy biffs they now share a yard brush/security portakabin/bin round with?
That'll be me then!..lol We were "requested" to turnout for flooding a few years back ( on a bank holiday as well!), seem to recall filling an awful lot of sandbags at the local council depot while the headshed "Monitored" the flooding situation at a local Hotel from the bar!
 
#15
253(V) Pro Coy RMP used to "police" the London to Brighton cycle race. Tough assignment that one.
 

Rod924

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#16
Ok, 90% are hobby sojers, but those that deploy deserve respect as do their employers.....90% of employers are biffs

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#17
Forgot about that. We were going to be the next HQ stood up, if the disease crossed the next county boundary. Thankfully it stopped..
It Stopped due to Dum fries overun with The Highlanders, PSI's roaring around in gs rovers topped off by the then RSM of 51st Highland going to home to Lamb for tea.
 
#18
the problem you have is the army find TA officers even more useless than TA OR's so us OR's get spammed and/or lots of opurtunities to go and earn proper medals the ruperts are as much use as a roofrack on a helicopter so are left at home with the wheezey boys and a note from matron (with the possible exception of 4 Para and the hooligans) hope this helps :)
 
#19
I know the TA have been slagged off in other threads, but this is a genuine question requiring NAAFI'esque answers............

I've just seen a group of miniature medals, QGJM, QDJM, ED & Bar and VRSM.

That equates to 12 years for the Efficiency Decoration, 6 years for the 2nd award bar and another 10 for the VRSM.

28years service as an Officer in the TA, four medals but no Operational ones.

So what, exactly, have those in the TA who haven't deployed actually done for the Country?

The US National Guard deal with National Emergencies and Civil Disorder, but what about the TA?

Apart from a Social club for Saddo's, what have they contributed to the UK? I'm fucked if I can think of anything..............................................
They're still earned though. Unlike those Walty BAOR ebay medals which so many are wearing on rememberance sunday because they never even managed Ireland... Pathetic really.
 

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