TA near you replacement

#1
I'd like a decent amount of test data initially, so if some of you helpful chaps could go to www.tanearyou.info , TA unit locator and bang in your own unit details that would be much appreaciated.

Granted it's pretty bare but it's very early work in progress.

Anything added needs a tick in the box from one of the admins before it goes live.

Cheers.
 
#3
I'm a bit tired, so I probably should have mentioned you can reposition the marker on the map when you add a unit!

Will add that explanation in.

* We're getting there, cheers for the few samples so far, it's very rough at the moment (plain text, ugly boxes, not much explanation anywhere) but the core minimum functionality is there. Now we shall set about making it prettier and easier to use!
 
#5
Sweet job. The map feature isn't showing up on Google Chrome, not sure if that's just me or not though. I know this discussion's been had once (or twice or...) before, but is there anyone well trained enough to write some sort of script to just lift all the TA units of the armyjobs website and pump them into your database? Or wishful thinking much?!

Cheers,

Fluff_eei
 
#6
Fluff_eei said:
Sweet job. The map feature isn't showing up on Google Chrome, not sure if that's just me or not though. I know this discussion's been had once (or twice or...) before, but is there anyone well trained enough to write some sort of script to just lift all the TA units of the armyjobs website and pump them into your database? Or wishful thinking much?!

Cheers,

Fluff_eei
There's a good call for that. Eventually people will be able to log in and maintain their own TA units, sometimes official websites get out of date. Whereas people on the other hand....

Also if you are good enough to plonk your unit up, please remember to drag the marker to the unit! It's nowhere near perfect yet...
 
#7
This is very good! you do however need to check your DW. '35 Signals' is an awfully common and inappropriate term to refer to a Signal Regiment.

I would simply just remove it, it will be history soon along with many other fine 'Signal Regiments'.
 
#9
Fluff_eei said:
Sweet job. The map feature isn't showing up on Google Chrome, not sure if that's just me or not though. I know this discussion's been had once (or twice or...) before, but is there anyone well trained enough to write some sort of script to just lift all the TA units of the armyjobs website and pump them into your database? Or wishful thinking much?!

Cheers,

Fluff_eei
Good idea - only prob being that the list on the Armyjobs website cannot be guaranteed to be correct/up-to-date. I mean, it's the Armyjobs site, FFS. Better to leave it to a bunch of gifted amateurs to sort out.
 
#10
http://www.armyjobs.mod.uk/northwest/rolesandregiments/ta/Pages/216Battery,103(LancashireArtilleryVolunteers)RoyalArtillery(V).aspx

"The Royal Artillery delivers a vast amount of the Army's firepower. We
help deliver that capability using a range of equipment, including the
highly manoeuvrable 105mm Light Gun - which can be under-slung beneath a
helicopter or even attached to a parachute."

Parachute?

I rest my case.

msr
 
#11
DDC,

Good work on getting the website up and running.

How do we add our units now-also, the site itself is littered with spelling mistakes..not a dig, just a comment..

Regards,
 
#12
says its under construction? so how do you find / add a unit?
 

The_Duke

LE
Moderator
#13
msr said:
http://www.armyjobs.mod.uk/northwest/rolesandregiments/ta/Pages/216Battery,103(LancashireArtilleryVolunteers)RoyalArtillery(V).aspx

"The Royal Artillery delivers a vast amount of the Army's firepower. We
help deliver that capability using a range of equipment, including the
highly manoeuvrable 105mm Light Gun - which can be under-slung beneath a
helicopter or even attached to a parachute."

Parachute?

I rest my case.

msr
Why? 3 x 105 plus prime movers are part of the standard configuration for the heavy drop aspect of the lead airborne battlegroup.

granted the gun is not directly attached to a parachute, but it can certainly be dropped by parachute.
 
#14
The_Duke said:
msr said:
http://www.armyjobs.mod.uk/northwest/rolesandregiments/ta/Pages/216Battery,103(LancashireArtilleryVolunteers)RoyalArtillery(V).aspx

"The Royal Artillery delivers a vast amount of the Army's firepower. We
help deliver that capability using a range of equipment, including the
highly manoeuvrable 105mm Light Gun - which can be under-slung beneath a
helicopter or even attached to a parachute."

Parachute?

I rest my case.

msr
Why? 3 x 105 plus prime movers are part of the standard configuration for the heavy drop aspect of the lead airborne battlegroup.


granted the gun is not directly attached to a parachute, but it can certainly be dropped by parachute.
I have never seen either in the TA and I am concerned it gives a false impression of what my regiment does, as we have no airborne role.

I believe the guns were underslung on an exercise once, but that was many years ago.

msr
 

The_Duke

LE
Moderator
#15
The guns can be underslung, and air dropped so no lies were told. The fact that you have not seen it would not prevent anyone in your unit attending a large exercise where this could (and does) happen.

What would you prefer? "We have guns, but rarely use them. We spend our time doing admin and MATTs"
 
#17
My_race_is_Royal said:
says its under construction? so how do you find / add a unit?
As an update, I haven't had much time recently but the feature will be improved vastly, (and made a lot less ugly), and re-enabled.

As for spelling mistakes, if they are on the website in general I humbly apologise :oops: . If they are on unit's then shame on those who added them! :evil: There's only the smallest of audit processes, any help in this regard would be highly welcome!
 

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