TA Tours

#1
Probably been done before but if you wanted to do a tour where are the TA able to go other than Iraq/Afghanistan?
 
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Goku

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#2
A Staffy from my unit volunteered for Iraq and ended up being sent to Bosnia.
As far as I’m aware, wherever the regs go the TA can go too so long as there’s a slot to be filled.
 
#5
My Sgnt Major was talking about postings to Bosnia a few months back. Right enough a mate of mine put in for Iraq and shes in Afghanastan at the moment
 

RP578

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#7
Goku said:
As far as I’m aware, wherever the regs go the TA can go too so long as there’s a slot to be filled.
'Twas the case that a TA soldier couldn't be mobilised for service on Op Banner in Northern Ireland. I think that holds true for FTRS (FC) as well. He or she could only serve there on an S-Type engagement in which case they ceased to be TA.

bibo_boy said:
This thread makes it sound like booking a holiday with Thomas Cook!!!!!

Try getting mobilised with our lot!!!!!!!
Mate, I take it you're still with 71 (Stay-At-Home Yeomanry) Signal Regt? As we've discussed before, to read some of the posts on here you'd think that you get a slit trench in Al Amarah with your name on it along with your initial kit issue. Comparing notes with other TA lads at Chilwell, I can only deduce that it comes down to the admin of your unit. For lads (and lasses) from many units, it really is as easy as falling off a log (and in certain cases you'd wish they'd been more discriminating about who they sent off!). I've also known many (good and eager) blokes who've been frustrated at every turn in their efforts to get mobilised.
 
#8
Would it be a security issue to name units that are mobilising troops and ones that are not?
 
#9
RP,

:) very true mate..... I'm convinced that certain people within our organisation don't want people to go as it will take people out of already depleated troops and also send the message the the other "hangers on" that they could be next......

On the other hand I could be paranoid?

There seems to be some very strange things going on that I shouldn't start talking about on here.... but let's just say some senior people have some strange agendas going on regarding TA
 
#12
SOMME Coy, London Regiment are just off to Afghanistan....
but they were mobilised a couple of months ago
 
#13
nitv9 said:
SOMME Coy, London Regiment are just off to Afghanistan....
but they were mobilised a couple of months ago
So they're actually going as a formed unit. Interesting. I thought most infantry were just going out as individuals.
 

RP578

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#14
bibo_boy said:
I'm convinced that certain people within our organisation don't want people to go as it will take people out of already depleated troops and also send the message the the other "hangers on" that they could be next......

On the other hand I could be paranoid?
That thought had passed through my mind also, but hesitated to imply anything more sinister than incompetence (of which there's plenty!) for fear of sounding paranoid myself, but I'm glad you did!
 

RP578

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#15
EX_STAB said:
nitv9 said:
SOMME Coy, London Regiment are just off to Afghanistan....
but they were mobilised a couple of months ago
So they're actually going as a formed unit. Interesting. I thought most infantry were just going out as individuals.
You'll find that at least one Force Protection Coy in Iraq will be from a TA Inf Regt. Usually a Bn will be tasked with forming a couple of platoons for an upcoming Op Tour.
 
#16
EX_STAB said:
nitv9 said:
SOMME Coy, London Regiment are just off to Afghanistan....
but they were mobilised a couple of months ago
So they're actually going as a formed unit. Interesting. I thought most infantry were just going out as individuals.
There does appear to be a myth that all TA Inf are now going out as individuals. SOMME Coy is a fully formed (sub-)unit with TA OC, 2IC, CSM etc. and has been training and operating as such for the last 8 months (both before and after mobilisation).

(This is the London Regiment's 3rd formed sub-unit, following on from CAMBRAI and MESSINES Coys which both went to Iraq)
 

chrisg46

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#20
7 rifles is mobilising for herrick in next few months. Latest is that it will have a proper combat role, not just FP...
 

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