Too niggy to fight....

#1
Tales of wow from Chilwell.


Young Trooper refused deployment by Chilwell, following it being discovered that he`d only got about 17 days training.


Imagaine if he`d got killed & the press got hold of that little titbit, I think that this was a good call by Chilwell, and they didn`t just have a boots on the ground attitude!!!

:D
 
#3
Fair play to the NIG but massive well done to Chilwell. It is bad enough without adding fudge factors in this way. Maybe next year young 'un? Chin up!
 
#4
TonyBlair said:
Tales of wow from Chilwell.


Young Trooper refused deployment by Chilwell, following it being discovered that he`d only got about 17 days training.


Imagaine if he`d got killed & the press got hold of that little titbit, I think that this was a good call by Chilwell, and they didn`t just have a boots on the ground attitude!!!

:D
How they feck can you get mobilised on 17 days training 8O :? 8O :?



Good call RTMC
 
#6
RAF Reserves were deployed in '03 during Gulf War II with only a 14 day recruit training camp under their belt. Granted, they were not anywhere near the frontline.
 
#8
Er...

TAFS = 5 days
Phase 1B = 10 Days
2 Week ATRA = 14 Days

Thats 29 Days, depending on how long your basic trade training is, I reckon you're looking at around 40 Days before the possibility of mobilisation.

Is 17 an exaggeration, or did the unit fuck up?
 
#9
Praetorian said:
Er...

TAFS = 5 days
Phase 1B = 10 Days
2 Week ATRA = 14 Days

Thats 29 Days, depending on how long your basic trade training is, I reckon you're looking at around 40 Days before the possibility of mobilisation.

Is 17 an exaggeration, or did the unit fuck up?
That was my rough calculation, without adding CIC for my trade, if the unit did feck up I hope it doesnt happen again. Mind you I had guys get their papers th eday they finished CIC 3 weeks later at the doorstep of RTMC awaiting mobilisation
 
#10
TonyBlair said:
Tales of wow from Chilwell.


Young Trooper refused deployment by Chilwell, following it being discovered that he`d only got about 17 days training.


Imagaine if he`d got killed & the press got hold of that little titbit, I think that this was a good call by Chilwell, and they didn`t just have a boots on the ground attitude!!!

:D
Do we have anything to back this 'story' up? Sounds a load of bollox to me and if it is to be believed then Mr. Redtop rag would have a field day.

Let's not kid ourselves on here.
 
#11
devilish said:
Do we have anything to back this 'story' up? Sounds a load of bollox to me and if it is to be believed then Mr. Redtop rag would have a field day.

Let's not kid ourselves on here.
Surely the new DIN would prevent that?

No wait, am I commenting on military matters here? :roll:

msr
 
#12
msr said:
devilish said:
Do we have anything to back this 'story' up? Sounds a load of bollox to me and if it is to be believed then Mr. Redtop rag would have a field day.

Let's not kid ourselves on here.
Surely the new DIN would prevent that?

No wait, am I commenting on military matters here? :roll:

msr
Mobilising someone with 17 days under their belt seems most unmilitary to me, so fill your boots msr!
 
#13
Ok, so it's a welfare issue - still can't discuss it ;)

msr
 
#14
msr said:
Ok, so it's a welfare issue - still can't discuss it ;)

msr
How about we get someone else to dub your posts a la BBC/Gerry Adams? Would that get round the DIN?
 
#15
It's just as likely that some over keen young recruit volunteered to go but was , rightly, turned down. After all the media never let the truth interfere with a good story.
 
#16
craftsmanx said:
It's just as likely that some over keen young recruit volunteered to go but was , rightly, turned down. After all the media never let the truth interfere with a good story.
For a start, surely a recruit(with 17 days) that volunteered wouldn't get to the point of being turned away from Chilwell.

And secondly, what media coverage has it had, if any? None that I've seen, so I'll just assume that it's a load of bollox made up on a rumour service website to try and get the meeja to bite.
 
#17
When I was working as a CPN on Telic 3 I had an 18 year old TA fusillier referred to me for assessment. He just struck me as terrified (he was due to be on the streets of Al Amarah). When I found out that he was only 18 I asked him, "How many days have you actually spent in uniform?". He replied "Well, I've done a camp and a couple of weekends". Had he been in the regulars he would not even be out of basic training. I sent him home with a nice letter saying that it should not reflect badly on his TA career.
 

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