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TA Mojo restored

#1
After flagging for a while, my TA mojo has been restored.

This is due to a number of reasons, in no particular order: my fellow officers, the SNCOs in the Battery and the guys and gals, spending 2 hours on top of OP4 at Otterburn looking at the sun shining down on the territory of the Border Reivers and becoming a Captain in the Royal Regiment.

msr
 
#3
glad to hear that, so is it just me left in the serial 'marvin the parnoid android role'?

Have to admit the attempts to get me to 269 Battery this weekend were slightly tempting. (Don't let on the Royal Regiment is a 'TA' family regiment for me and I really really enjoyed doing mortars - even thought about going back to mortars on the wrong side of pennines FFS)
 
#4
msr said:
After flagging for a while, my TA mojo has been restored.

This is due to a number of reasons, in no particular order: my fellow officers, the SNCOs in the Battery and the guys and gals, spending 2 hours on top of OP4 at Otterburn looking at the sun shining down on the territory of the Border Reivers and becoming a Captain in the Royal Regiment.

msr
you havent just finished your camp have you? i was there for 2 weeks until this w/e and although lots of arty types, i didn't see your ugly mug.
 
#5
quiller said:
msr said:
After flagging for a while, my TA mojo has been restored.

This is due to a number of reasons, in no particular order: my fellow officers, the SNCOs in the Battery and the guys and gals, spending 2 hours on top of OP4 at Otterburn looking at the sun shining down on the territory of the Border Reivers and becoming a Captain in the Royal Regiment.

msr
you havent just finished your camp have you? i was there for 2 weeks until this w/e and although lots of arty types, i didn't see your ugly mug.
I went up for the final weekend. I was in the room next to you, but did not think you would be overly pleased to see me at 0godknowswhathundred hrs in the morning - but I expect you heard the Scousers arrive about 1.5 hrs later.

msr
 
#6
msr said:
quiller said:
msr said:
After flagging for a while, my TA mojo has been restored.

This is due to a number of reasons, in no particular order: my fellow officers, the SNCOs in the Battery and the guys and gals, spending 2 hours on top of OP4 at Otterburn looking at the sun shining down on the territory of the Border Reivers and becoming a Captain in the Royal Regiment.

msr
you havent just finished your camp have you? i was there for 2 weeks until this w/e and although lots of arty types, i didn't see your ugly mug.
I went up for the final weekend. I was in the room next to you, but did not think you would be overly pleased to see me at 0godknowswhathundred hrs in the morning - but I expect you heard the Scousers arrive about 1.5 hrs later.

msr
cue loud "for fecks sake" at 0530 from me. pity i missed you. next time
 
#7
Ah being a Captain in the Royal Regiment...only one thing better - being a Major in the Royal Regiment!

"The corps that is first with the ladies and amazing first in war!"



Edited to add: All this talk of OPs and Batteries is making me home-sick! I am being held hostage by the R SIGNALS!
 
#8
Cuddles said:
Edited to add: All this talk of OPs and Batteries is making me home-sick! I am being held hostage by the R SIGNALS!
I wouldn't admit to being held by them publicly...

msr
 
#10
polar said:
Cuddles said:
I am being held hostage by the R SIGNALS!
and whats wrong with that!
polar said:
Have to admit the attempts to get me to 269 Battery this weekend were slightly tempting. (Don't let on the Royal Regiment is a 'TA' family regiment for me and I really really enjoyed doing mortars - even thought about going back to mortars on the wrong side of pennines FFS)
Go on, you know you want to really :)
 
#11
It really comes down to first loves. When I joined the TA as a shiny cheeked 17 year old, my local unit was infantry but I had already applied for a Gunner commission. I was fortunate enough to always be able to find a TA Gunner unit when I left the Army, so continued that service up to the point when they slashed the TA regiment in 1998(?). It was a case of any port in a storm then but a swift call around brigades resulted in no joy, as did approaching every corps or specialist CVHQ. Then a friend of mine popped up and asked if I would fill an LSN in his regiment, as they didn't have a proper 2 i/c.

So now I'm badged R SIGNALS and I have a lot of respect for the Corps but I still would throw all my swift and sure kit into a bin in a heartbeat if I could transfer back. My current role is assisted by having R SIGNALS cred, and if it is necessary to souffrir un peu to be back in green, then hey it is better than being shot at in a sandy place!
 
#12
Congratulations MSR,

Glad to hear you're happy with your lot again.

Thanks for the link as well, it made me think of the many weekends I spent looking over those views back in the 80s with Kings Own Border.
 
#15
And bought a lot of port?
 
#17
No I kept my real shoes!
 
#18
msr said:
After flagging for a while, my TA mojo has been restored.


msr
Always preferred the Fruit salad myself. :D

If you are attending Saturday's celebrations then a small draught would see to be in order.
Congrats
PP
 
#20
fas_et_gloria said:
Cuddles said:
And bought a lot of port?
That's the first sign of you going native - champagne, please.
(I can tell this is going to be a long night...)

Wagers and fines in my young day - about eight years before you I believe young Fas me lad - were traditionally levied in port by bottles, multiples of bottles, cases (e.g. a really juicy swinger), multiples of cases (career fail narrowly averted, usually by kindly SMIG). Champagne was the currency of only two elements of the Regiment at that time - 1 (at that time known as) "War Dodger" RHA and the King's Troop.

50 Missile Regiment however usually wagered each other for "the next decent posting or indeed anywhere"...
 

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