Stationed in Germany?

#1
What is the best way of finding out which regiments are stationed in Germany?

I am picking my second and third job choices and ideally do not want to move over to Germany. Obviously once I am in I will go where I am told happily but I have a young family and would prefer to be stationed in the UK.

I can imagine some of the replies that this will get - fair enough too, just wondered Infantry wise who (other than Paras) does not rotate in Germany?

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
 
#3
Oh, you're just going to be so useful as a soldier arn't you?
 
#5
Why are so many people scared of experiencing another culture except for UK? I dont get it i hope i go to Germany, i mean isnt travel a perk to you people?
 
#6
I have lived outside of the UK for a number of years in my civ life. I will happily go anywhere in the world, your right that is one of the biggest selling points in joining the armed forces.

Its a simple enough question - I can see where some of you senior members are coming from but your misreading me - I just wondered if there was a way of knowing who and who is not due to be in Germany in the next year or so.
 
#7
2nd Fusiliers, 2nd Anglians and 2nd PWRR all rotate in a three way cycle between London, Cyprus and Germany also note 5 Rifles have a Battalion in Germany.
 
#8
Why do people allways give you sick when you say you want to be stationed in the uk don't mean people ain't happy to be deployed just means they want to be closer to friends and family and what's wrong with that
 
#9
I have lived outside of the UK for a number of years in my civ life. I will happily go anywhere in the world, your right that is one of the biggest selling points in joining the armed forces.

Its a simple enough question - I can see where some of you senior members are coming from but your misreading me - I just wondered if there was a way of knowing who and who is not due to be in Germany in the next year or so.
Your initial post seems to give the impression that you want to avoid an overseas posting at all costs. This is the army, not a supermarket where you, the consumer, can pick and choose the items you like. Germany is a fantastic place and only a short car and ferry journey away. Your children will proberbly be better off with that kind of cultural exposure than sat in a crappy estate in the UK.
 
#10
Stick not sick
 
#11
Ok, sorry for the previous fatuous reply. In all honesty, I don't know, although I have beewn told the RRF reg in Tidworth at the moment are due to be there for a while.

However, don't dismiss Germany - it really is great, and I think on balance the kids I see here benefit from being here; it won't hurt them one bit.
 
#12
Why do people allways give you sick when you say you want to be stationed in the uk don't mean people ain't happy to be deployed just means they want to be closer to friends and family and what's wrong with that
Why not join the TA then if you want to stay local? Then you definetly know your gonna be at home.
 
#13
Ok, sorry for the previous fatuous reply. In all honesty, I don't know, although I have beewn told the RRF reg in Tidworth at the moment are due to be there for a while.

However, don't dismiss Germany - it really is great, and I think on balance the kids I see here benefit from being here; it won't hurt them one bit.
Yes the 1st Battalion, however he could be put into the 2nd Battalion and on the 3 way rotation.
 
#14
Why do people allways give you sick when you say you want to be stationed in the uk don't mean people ain't happy to be deployed just means they want to be closer to friends and family and what's wrong with that
Simply because you are posted where the Army needs you, not where you want to be! If you don't want to leave mummy, then don't join, simples!

To the OP, Germany is a good place to be posted and as Speedy said, your kids will be better from it. Anyway, the UK doesn't do Currywurst! ;)
 
#15
#16
Your initial post seems to give the impression that you want to avoid an overseas posting at all costs. This is the army, not a supermarket where you, the consumer, can pick and choose the items you like. Germany is a fantastic place and only a short car and ferry journey away. Your children will proberbly be better off with that kind of cultural exposure than sat in a crappy estate in the UK.
I get that Speedy, ive seen a lot of wet t*ats posts on here too. I hope my career takes me on active service to places like Afghan etc and on placements all over the globe - I just ideally wouldn’t put the family through a move to Germany soon or straight after passing out if I can avoid it.

That said I must admit for some reason I do have a slightly bleak mental impression of what living in Germany would be like - I don’t know why! I have lived in Budapest for some years, probably would be like that and I enjoyed my time there.
 
#17
Cheers for your posts London Native - some helpful stuff there.

TA wise it was my first thought at the start of this process but to be honest (and no nocking the TA I think they do a great job) I think thats probably something I will do later in life.
 
#18
Simply because you are posted where the Army needs you, not where you want to be! If you don't want to leave mummy, then don't join, simples!

To the OP, Germany is a good place to be posted and as Speedy said, your kids will be better from it. Anyway, the UK doesn't do Currywurst! ;)
I lived in Eastern Europe for a while, their spicy sausages does dark dark things to my guts ;)
 
#19
Ed a point to remember that if you are already married with a family is that you are all joining the army. Your wife and kids will be expected to make certain sacrifices to meet operational requirements. Being overseas with a family even young ones is an excellent experience, don't shy away from it.

My eyes glaze over when I hear the "but my wife shouldn't have to give up yadda yadda" well she doesn't have to, enjoy your unaccompanied posting and no your not cutting away on a Thursday afternoon and you will do duties on a weekend.
 
#20
Ed a point to remember that if you are already married with a family is that you are all joining the army. Your wife and kids will be expected to make certain sacrifices to meet operational requirements. Being overseas with a family even young ones is an excellent experience, don't shy away from it.

My eyes glaze over when I hear the "but my wife shouldn't have to give up yadda yadda" well she doesn't have to, enjoy your unaccompanied posting and no your not cutting away on a Thursday afternoon and you will do duties on a weekend.

Yer too right - although we are not married yet and wont be for a few years yet so it does make things more complicated. Her indoors is a legend, she will put up with all this. She’s already started over on rear party site - now that is a scary place..
 

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