TA grandma guides reservists in Basra

Discussion in 'Army Reserve' started by msr, Dec 2, 2008.

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  1. msr

    msr LE

  2. Good luck to her, she is a credit to the TA
     
  3. old_fat_and_hairy

    old_fat_and_hairy LE Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    Is that some sort of bizarre sensual instruction?
     
  4. I think the term is GILF

    p.s. Good article
     
  5. From the article.

    WTF!!!!
     
  6. I'm sure she will have a few of the LE's lusting after her.

    Dirty ol' b@stards. :wink:
     
  7. 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. 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. msr

    msr LE

    Vital role: I would have spent 6 months in Camp Bedouin if the SO3 wasn't there to help.
     
  12. 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.
     
  13. I'd give her a good rodgering.
     
  14. Would ya, would ya? I would
     
  15. 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.