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Discussion in 'Army Reserve' started by ben0239, Oct 20, 2006.

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  1. ben0239

    ben0239 Old-Salt

    There is no set topic, i just wondered how many TA gunners there were using this site, i also wanted to know how your recruiting is going with all the FAS changes that have taken place.
     
  2. Blyth_spirit

    Blyth_spirit War Hero

    Very disappointed, opened this thread expecting something exciting, hence the title "TARA!" only to find its about gunner terriers. Never trust the cover eh?
     
  3. HVM_Boy

    HVM_Boy War Hero

    Me, I'm a TA Gunner, recruiting in our Bty is going well since we have reroled from HVM to Lt Gun.

    Although, just as many people are leaving as are joining due to the busy schedule and because some of the old hands were royally shafted by their regular unit on Telic.
     
  4. I was RA Cadets, then RA in the regular army and now currently going through documentation to join the RA TA

    Once a Gunner and all that
     
  5. Cuddles

    Cuddles LE

    I was a TA Gunner but I was expelled for telling too many stories starting "When I was in the Bombard OP and the door blew in..."
     
  6. Copperhead

    Copperhead Swinger

    There are a few TA Gunner using this site. I am presently with a Lt Gun Bty.

    Recruiting is going well however, I cannot say the same for the systemt that trains them as recruits or the trade training that follows.

    I am not convinced that HQ DRA really know what to do with the TA Guns apart from the Junior Ranks who they need to backfill for Operations.

    Latest rumour.. TA Gunners to loose Light Gun (L118) to enable Regular AS 90 Regiment's to convert in order to cover Op Tours in Afghan!

    Guess TA Light Gun Regiments will join the TA UAV Regiment and become Royal Artillery - Infantry.
     
  7. Shelldrake

    Shelldrake Clanker

    A pin up of that bird from Brassed Off would have been 'exciting' Think she was a Tara!
     
  8. Oh yeah and she went "au nautreal" (sp) in the Hugh Grant flick Sirens, as did Elle McPherson and that blond bird out of Ally McBeal and Arrested Development (Portia De Rossi ??)
     
  9. FluffyBunny

    FluffyBunny RIP RIP

    Back in the good old days, Btys had TARA Sgts as I recall. Never knew what it stood for though. Something to do with Survey or CPs I think.
     
  10. Technical Assistant Royal Artillery, old name for CP Ack etc
     
  11. ben0239

    ben0239 Old-Salt

    By the sounds of it a lot of you are from 105 regt ra (v).
    We were 104 but have recently been transferred to 106 to become a rapier bty. Recruiting is going well, but the process recruits have got to go through is far to long and because of that people are leaving. Have you lot got any ingenius ideas of how to get more recruits through the door.
    I recently contacted Connexions to try and establish a partnership with them, they were very impressed with what the TA can offer young peopel and now they are intending to sell it to youngsters when they visit there offices. As yet we havent had any recruits from it, but it has only been a week, but hopefully we can tap into an untap source there. Fingers crossed.
     
  12. Von_Paulus

    Von_Paulus Old-Salt

    Name & shame the regulars. We need to know!

    Von Paulus RA(V)
     
  13. ben0239

    ben0239 Old-Salt

    I served with 26 regt RA in Iraq and i thought they were all excellent lads, the bty i served with were also first class, however rhq could of been better.
     
  14. Shelldrake

    Shelldrake Clanker

    as in here...

    http://www.log24.com/log/pix03A/030909-Tara2.jpg

    better looking than any TARA sgt i've ever seen...
     
  15. msr

    msr LE