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TA Sigs FAS announcement Oct/Nov 05

#1
Anyone know/heard any details on this?

From rumours I heard recently the Ptarmigan (11 Sig Bde/12 Sig Grp) won't be changing but 2 (NC) Sig Bde will.
Rumours include a Sig Sqn at Coventry being axed or a regt with Sqn redistributed among other regts.
 
#2
All the CO's are keeping it close to their chests, but there are some changes afoot. AS AR for the detail, I would guess that there are no cuts, but Regtl identity may change for some 2 (NC) Sig Bde units. I have not been briefed myself.
 
#4
and the TA RSTO are gonna be reviewed this April. About time too, some of the RSTOs refer to kit that went out of service several years ago.
 
#5
msr said:
That's not what I heard....
Anything to do with IS Eng, from what I recently heard this will not be a seperate trade but a qualification - most likely a 1 week course @ IS Wing, RSS, DCCIS.

Wouldn't be hard (or expensive) to bring in DS1 Apps (AP3 or GP3) into TA Ptarmigan units they could be run on networked PC's and they are based on on commercial DB's (Access/Oracle). Add a few COTS routers etc, probably quite cheap to set up a troop and as for training most units will have required experience already within their units (using their civilian skills).

I reckon my unit could get both (GP3/AP3) up and running on existing kit within a few days.
 
#6
I have no idea what 2 Sig Brigade is goin to end up doing. We are losing NC(a)RS(e) in 2006, which is well over due, as for what we will end up getting to replace that capability i have no idea. I'm not even certain if they will keep all the units together as a brigade...
Anyone out there have any ideas?

Will
 
#7
I heard that a 2 (NC) Sig Bde Yeomanry Regt is re cap badging to Veterinary Corps (something to do with the horses) and the Bde HQ is moving to Bulford!
 
#8
Future Army Structure said:
Royal Signals. The Royal Signals TA will be structured as follows:

a. 3 Ptamigan regiments based within 11 Sigs Bde, providing a composite Ptamigan Regiment to the ARRC.

b. Within 2(NC) Sigs Bde, a total of 8 signals regiments (including 36 and 40 Sigs Regts) and 4 sub-units that will provide National Communications units in support of the MACA (Home Defence) role established under SDR(NC), plus bespoke support to OGDs.

c. 63 Sigs Sqn (SAS) will continue to support DSF.

d. An Air Support Signal Troop will be provided for JHC, for the enduring SSPK operation assumed to be concurrent with LSDI.

e. In addition, Royal Signals TA will provide individual augmentees to the Regular regiments attributed to LSDI
Is the item above the only change? Is it a new troop or 81 Sig Sqn downsizing?

Maybe the changes will be to support augmentee role
 
#9
Within 2(NC) Sigs Bde, a total of 8 signals regiments (including 36 and 40 Sigs Regts) and 4 sub-units
Plus the regular number 10 Sigs Regt I presume.

So how many regiments can you have in one Brigade before it gets too big?
 
#10
polar said:
Future Army Structure said:
Royal Signals. The Royal Signals TA will be structured as follows:

a. 3 Ptamigan regiments based within 11 Sigs Bde, providing a composite Ptamigan Regiment to the ARRC.

b. Within 2(NC) Sigs Bde, a total of 8 signals regiments (including 36 and 40 Sigs Regts) and 4 sub-units that will provide National Communications units in support of the MACA (Home Defence) role established under SDR(NC), plus bespoke support to OGDs.

c. 63 Sigs Sqn (SAS) will continue to support DSF.

d. An Air Support Signal Troop will be provided for JHC, for the enduring SSPK operation assumed to be concurrent with LSDI.

e. In addition, Royal Signals TA will provide individual augmentees to the Regular regiments attributed to LSDI
Is the item above the only change? Is it a new troop or 81 Sig Sqn downsizing?

Maybe the changes will be to support augmentee role
The Air Support Signal Troop is going to be made by downsizing 43Sig Sqn in Bath who are part of 21 Sigs and already under the command of JHC
 
#11
who gives a toss, its all about cutting regular soldiers posts, and paying as little as possible for low quality wannabees, who like playing at being soldiers. :twisted: :twisted:
 
#13
striker said:
who gives a toss, its all about cutting regular soldiers posts :twisted: :twisted:
2 (NC) Bde has very few regular slots compared to 11 Sig Bde, so it wouldn't dent the RD roster that much, but I guess the 2 new regular (Ptarmigan & SF) regiments need extra guys :twisted: :twisted: Probably annoy the YofS a bit, they prefer 2 Sig Bde to the other one.

If changes happen I'm hoping I'm safe this time, spent the last 12 years changing trade, regt, Bde & corps every 3 or so years - just about sick of it now.
 
#14
Striker, You are obviously somebody who has little or no knowledge about R SIGNALS TA, You'll probably wannabee a civvy soon, possibly sooner rather than later if the Corps is lucky! Get brassed off with comments like that!
 
#18
megaspooner said:
I've heard that 39 regt is due to go with the sqns being moved into other regts, any truth in this?
Got the impression from 2 (NC) Bde comd that some cuts were likely, (Bde had increased by 2 Regts but only recently they only wanted a few extra sqns). Suspect about 4-6 weak sqns to close or become (troop sized) outstations.

But once the changes have been made (announcement has been delayed to around Jan 2006), the IS Eng (V) pool will be set up.

One of the obvious changes could be to make a Nationwide IS Regt (part of 11 Bde), including a LIAG sqn(s)) and new IS Eng Sqns but not forming it as a specialist unit (ie normal TA concentrated the big cities)
 
#20
megaspooner said:
Any idea what units these will be?
No sorry, just guesses.

Maybe 1 Ptarmigan could be going, regs have a new ptarmigan in the pipeline and the TA won't be getting Falcon. Also very few NC units in the north of england which probably isn't desirable given the NC role. (ie 34 sigs chopped with Sqns going to 33, 37 and 38 - NC sqns in Leeds/Hull(38), Liverpool(37) and Hartlepool/Middlesborough(38) - with 33 in Liverpool(HQ), Manchester, Chester and Darlington)

39 is possible one to go as it doesn't cover many large urban areas
 

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