Probably been done before but if you wanted to do a tour where are the TA able to go other than Iraq/Afghanistan?
'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.Goku said:As far as Iâm aware, wherever the regs go the TA can go too so long as thereâs a slot to be filled.
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.bibo_boy said:This thread makes it sound like booking a holiday with Thomas Cook!!!!!
Try getting mobilised with our lot!!!!!!!
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!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?
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.EX_STAB said:
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).EX_STAB said: