TA grandma guides reservists in Basra

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msr said:
http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/MilitaryOperations/TaGrandmaGuidesReservistsInBasra.htm

Big up the wrinklies.
msr
Is that some sort of bizarre sensual instruction?
 
#5
From the article.

In fact Major McParlin has requested leave over Christmas so she can look after her grandson while his father is serving on operations and his mother is on duty in the UK:

"My son-in-law has recently been deployed to Cyprus and my daughter has discovered that she has duties over the Christmas period working as a corporal for the Adjutant's General Corps Staff and Personnel Support Branch, so I need to get home and do my duty as a grandma and support my daughter," she explained.
WTF!!!!
 
#6
I'm sure she will have a few of the LE's lusting after her.

Dirty ol' b@stards. :wink:
 
#7
TheBigUn said:
I'm sure she will have a few of the LE's lusting after her.
Should be right up her street, given that her civvy specialisation is Children with Special Needs :)
 
#8
Without wanting to sound harsh (yeah right), is this another case of someone who's been in the TA for umpteen years, is coming to an end and wants to justify all those years?

Is it me, or is it a bit of a non-job? Does anyone know of anyone who's used these types of people during their tours?
 
#9
StabTiffy2B said:
Without wanting to sound harsh (yeah right), is this another case of someone who's been in the TA for umpteen years, is coming to an end and wants to justify all those years?

Is it me, or is it a bit of a non-job? Does anyone know of anyone who's used these types of people during their tours?
From your user name I would have thought people like her would be very helpful to you...

Read the article, everyone has their part to play
 
#10
The SO2 (Manning and) Reserves was instigated somewhere around TELIC 2/3 to address the monumental f*ck ups faced by TA personnel unintelligently mobilised (and employed) on TELIC 1. A mate did the job some time ago, and I would say that he added value - not least by telling some whingeing STABs that it was their duty to soldier on like their regular colleagues, and that they couldn't go home just because they didn't like it any more (probably around 50:50 with the genuine problems faced by reservists).

Given the increase in corporate knowledge (the One Army concept might stop being a concept one day), the need for the post may well decline - although the day-to-day liaison with RTMC might justify the job; I don't know.
 
#11
Vital role: I would have spent 6 months in Camp Bedouin if the SO3 wasn't there to help.
 
#12
msr said:
Vital role: I would have spent 6 months in Camp Bedouin if the SO3 wasn't there to help.
And? Did you whinge like a girl when you didn't get sent where you wanted to be sent?

How can we be "one army" when there's some random rupert to intervene because our Terms and Conditions are different.

Still waiting to be convinced it's a real job.
 
#15
StabTiffy2B said:
msr said:
Vital role: I would have spent 6 months in Camp Bedouin if the SO3 wasn't there to help.
And? Did you whinge like a girl when you didn't get sent where you wanted to be sent?

How can we be "one army" when there's some random rupert to intervene because our Terms and Conditions are different.

Still waiting to be convinced it's a real job.
I'll start by saying that I have no real qualms(is that an actual word?) with you and have not really notice why you have an o2 tag but you really are having a fcuking laugh with this post are you not?

Our terms and conditions ARE different, that's the reason for her job FFS.

When you do a tour and you suddenly find out from your missus that your mortgage hasn't been paid because there's a fcuk up with your pay then it is her who will get it sorted, not some fcukin' regular clerk who doesn't know the system run by Chilwell., has no idea about YOUR pay and conditions and doesn't know his arrse from his elbow when you get informed that you have failed to make any pension contributions for the last 8 months!




Hats off to the lady, 53 and still willing to do her bit when most of us will be pushing up daisies.
 
#16
StabTiffy2B said:
msr said:
Vital role: I would have spent 6 months in Camp Bedouin if the SO3 wasn't there to help.
And? Did you whinge like a girl when you didn't get sent where you wanted to be sent?

How can we be "one army" when there's some random rupert to intervene because our Terms and Conditions are different.

Still waiting to be convinced it's a real job.
Okay, I'll bite stab!

Telic as referenced by Dilfor in his earlier post was a cluster for many of the TA mobilised for a multitude of reasons.

During that tour, I evacuated two experienced NCO's from theatre, as their mortgages hadn't been paid, since the army wasn't paying them. Key to their evacuation was the complete lack of understanding in the CoC in theatre, of the issues facing some who had been mobilised.

If the SO2 (Manning and) Reserves role had been in place as at March 2003, many clusters would have had the focus they required, instead of the "it'll get sorted by RTMC when they're back in the UK" routine that prevailed.

These "none-roles" you mention, isn't that just every soldier, not down range, closing with the enemy and killing him? :)
 
#17
StabTiffy2B said:
msr said:
Vital role: I would have spent 6 months in Camp Bedouin if the SO3 wasn't there to help.
And? Did you whinge like a girl when you didn't get sent where you wanted to be sent?

How can we be "one army" when there's some random rupert to intervene because our Terms and Conditions are different.

Still waiting to be convinced it's a real job.
No. As it happened the job I was mobilised for was binned off 3 months before I went out to fill the post. No-one told Chilwell and the IMC didn't bother to inform my receiving unit the other end that I was coming out. Hence I arrived and no-one knew I was there.

Nothing to do with Terms and Conditions. Perhaps you would like to check via PM before shouting your mouth off and making yourself look like even more of a cock than usual.

As it happens the SO3 is now a BC in my regiment and he has some interesting stories to tell. Unlike you.

msr
 
#19
I keep telling you blokes, that there is nothing wrong with middle aged

women. Ah! if only I had known when I was younger.

It surely, surely is a very different Army to the one in which I served,

but good on the lady for fronting up. Must make for a bit of sanity to see

a Grandma around the place.
 
#20
Seems like a good idea to me, wonder if an SO2 (Manning and) Augmentees could be developed on the same lines? :D
 

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