TA Inf Deployments

#1
I'm trying to figure out the numbers and in what context the TA Inf has been used recently. As far as I can tell this is the list of Inf TA units-

The London Regiment
6 R Scots
7 R Scots
4 DLT
4 Yorks
3 PWRR
5 RRF
3 R Anglian
4 Mercian
3 R Welsh
2 R Irish
4 Para
6 Rifles
7 Rifles

Can anyone help me find out what they've done and where they did it?

Thanks,

T C
 
#3
The late unlamented RRV Sent plt to op finegal winter o2 plt to telic 3
and coy to telic 5 plus various ir all over the place.
Irs have been flavour of the month with 3 pwwr for a while .
 
#4
6 Rifles had ten or so mob'd on telic 1 (they were Rifle Volunteers at the time), Coy(-) on fingal 03-04, Coy on telic 4 in 04, Coy to Herrick in 05, Pl(-) to herrick with 7 rifles 06-07 and are trawling for Coy to go on Herrick this year.
Plus all the usual IR's to various theatre's.

If you check the Army website, it should tell you all this info for the units you've listed.
 
#5
Variations on stagging on at Bastion, according to a chap I know on the last Londons deployment! (Someone's got to, of course, and Helmand is probably not the time to find out if 24 days really does equal 300-odd...)
 
#6
Thanks for all the feedback and PM's. All I really know about is the Londons and from what I can gather they've deployed 3 Coys + IR's on Telic and Herrick and I was just trying to see if that was about average.

T C
 
#7
3 R Welsh deployed 40 odd on Telic 10 with 2 R Welsh, and there were also significant numbers on Telic's 3 and 7 with what was then the RRW (now 2 R Welsh).

There were also guys on FTRS to 1 R Welsh in Cyprus last summer who went to Iraq and Afghan for periods of time as part of the theatre reserve.

There have also been odds and sods who volunteered to go with FP Coys and as IRs to other regiments.
 
#8
R.Irish,
Coy to Telic war phase, PLT on Telic 4, IR's to other Telic and Afghan Ops and a Coy in Afghan at the moment. This is by no means exhaustive, just the stuff I know about.
Not a bad effort considering we where until last year, only really two and half Coy's strong. I do however get the feeling there is yet another Telic coming up :? :?
 

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#9
4 Para

120 Pax as IRs to 1 and 3 Para for Telic 1
Formed Pl for FP on Telic 3
Formed Coy(-) approx 70 pax FP Telic 7
Approx 40 IRs to 3 Para for Herrick 4
Approx 70 IRs to 2 and 3 Para for Herrick 8 (mobilised or mobilising now)
 
#10
F_A_B__BABY! said:
R.Irish,
Coy to Telic war phase, PLT on Telic 4, IR's to other Telic and Afghan Ops and a Coy in Afghan at the moment. This is by no means exhaustive, just the stuff I know about.
Not a bad effort considering we where until last year, only really two and half Coy's strong. I do however get the feeling there is yet another Telic coming up :? :?
We're not there yet, mate - flight's been delayed... 8O
 
#11
3 PWRR have sent various IR's on Telics and Herricks since their start but also

Formed Plt(+) as part of the Kabul Patrol Coy, Afghan 2003
Formed Plt doing FP on Op Telic 6

Currently have 30+ Pax mobilising for Herrick 8 in 16AA Bde

Will also provide significant number of IR's for 1PWRR for their upcoming tour later on this year
 
#12
The London Regiment were out in Afgan last year from March 07 to Oct 07

There is also guys from 3 PWRR as mentioned out on tour at moment and more going out later this year.
 
#13
4 Merc has provided individuals to 2 Merc so far and has future tasks. 4 Merc was created from WMR, LCV and EER- all of which provided formed coy's to Telics and pltns to Fingal and IRs to Herrick.
 
#15
SHRECK_666 said:
The London Regiment were out in Afgan last year from March 07 to Oct 07
There is also guys from 3 PWRR as mentioned out on tour at moment and more going out later this year.
Londons in coy strength telic 3 and 4 and IR's on telic 1 2 6 and 7 I believe.............
 
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#16
The_Cheat said:
I'm trying to figure out the numbers and in what context the TA Inf has been used recently. As far as I can tell this is the list of Inf TA units-

The London Regiment
6 R Scots
7 R Scots
4 DLT
4 Yorks
3 PWRR
5 RRF
3 R Anglian
4 Mercian
3 R Welsh
2 R Irish
4 Para
6 Rifles
7 Rifles

Can anyone help me find out what they've done and where they did it?

Thanks,

T C
Hmm, to my untutored eye, looks like there are enough Btns there to make up a Light Inf Divison + plus extras. Perhaps the TA Inf should form a complete Div with the indididual Bdes rotating between UK Ops/Exped Ops/Other tasks. Aligned to a FORM cycle, people would know what to expect several years in advance so could make approriate arrangements. A complete TA BG could then be trained and ready for deployment , as a whole, and as part of the Operational Orbat (probably used to augment a regular Brigade).

Then rerole the CSS elements (RE, RSIGNALS, RLC, AGC, RAMC etc) in support so that UK PLC had a fully deployable Inf Divsion that it could stand up in case of General War/UK defence, and have a working reserve for UK Ops, as well as a nucleus for regeneration if ever needed.

Just an idea - probably more aligned to the USNG than the traditional TA. Probably cost money so it'd never happen.
 
#18
fozzy said:
Hmm, to my untutored eye, looks like there are enough Btns there to make up a Light Inf Divison + plus extras.
Eh? The weak Bde of 6 and 7 Rifles.

I'm already in a Div - 2 Div, made up of 3 Bdes 15, 42 and 51. Might also have 52 but they've decided the Scottish TA smell and have become regular UK unit. Also 49 has gone posh and wandered off down south, leaving its Sigs unit in Leeds (they already knew they were sophisticated as their in Leeds - Harry Enfield joke if you don't get it)
 
#19
LONDONS sent back to back companies to Iraq couple of years ago, prior to the RGJ leaving them.

The Bn also had, as mentioned above, Co Grp in Afg last year ( under a top OC and team ) and had a rather Lively tour...
 
#20
fozzy said:
Hmm, to my untutored eye, looks like there are enough Btns there to make up a Light Inf Divison + plus extras.
No, each of the Bns is a reinforced coy (4-5 understrength rifle pls and roughly a third of a Sp Coy) with an oversized tail (looks surprisingly like a 1980's Australian Independent Rifle Coy). Maybe 100 bayonets mobilisable from each, with 50-60 bayonets being best effort without taking those who don't want to go.

If we mobilised the entire TA inf we might get the inf component of a square bde. It would take the entire TA Field Arty to provide an 18 tube light arty regt in support etc.
 

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