Training with ADF Reserves

#1
Has anyone trained with the ADF reserves, whilst working in Oz, under the ‘The Reserve Forces Foreign Service Arrangement’ ?


http://www.defencereserves.com/aspx/training_and_accreditations.aspx


I may have a chance to work in Australia later this year and would like to train with their reservists whilst I'm over there. I assume I have to find a unit over there who will take me and clear it with my TA unit.

Anyone know how it works for sure?
 
#2
yes mate ,
where are you going in Aus?
the process I followed was
get permission from unit ,
contact potential hosting unit they will 9/10 times be really on side .
they will contact your unit and confirm you are training with them....
 
#3
Good luck - I'd like to hear how you get on. I worked in Oz a few years ago, so got permission from my Unit in UK, went to Oz, didn't know where my nearest Reserve unit was so went into the Army recruiting office (where they also recruit reserves) and got fcuked off.

Back in the UK now :-(
 
#4
static-line-pimp said:
yes mate ,
where are you going in Aus?
the process I followed was
get permission from unit ,
contact potential hosting unit they will 9/10 times be really on side .
they will contact your unit and confirm you are training with them....
SLP,

Thanks for that!! I'm probably off to Canberra. Yet to be confirmed though, and its months off.

Where were you? Did you train with the equivalent capbadge?

Pitster said:
Good luck - I'd like to hear how you get on. I worked in Oz a few years ago, so got permission from my Unit in UK, went to Oz, didn't know where my nearest Reserve unit was so went into the Army recruiting office (where they also recruit reserves) and got fcuked off.

Back in the UK now :-(
Not so good mate. I think I'll try and get it sorted before I go. Thanks for the info.
 
#5
You will need permission from your TA Unit. They should have a copy of LAND COMMAND STANDING ORDER No 1226 - ANNEX A.

APPLICATION FOR A TA ATTACHMENT TO AN OVERSEAS ARMY.

This is a common and popular of application and as Oz is in the Commonwealth it is relatively easy. ADF are usually on-side.

Good Luck
 
#6
Scabbers said:
You will need permission from your TA Unit. They should have a copy of LAND COMMAND STANDING ORDER No 1226 - ANNEX A.

APPLICATION FOR A TA ATTACHMENT TO AN OVERSEAS ARMY.

This is a common and popular of application and as Oz is in the Commonwealth it is relatively easy. ADF are usually on-side.

Good Luck
Magic Scabbers!

I can now quote a form to 'em when they deny there is any such process! :twisted:

Many thanks,

FL
 
#7
I trained with the ADF Reserves for six weeks last year whilst on holiday Down Under. Great experience and was really easy to sort out. As others have said, your TA unit needs to clear it first. Find the Unit you want to train with, give them a bell and explain to them what unit you're from etc. They'll then ask you to get your unit to fax over your details and then for your OC/CO to approve it. Took me about 3weeks from start to finish to get it sorted.

What ADF Reserve unit you looking at getting attached to?

Good Luck! :thumleft:

GS
 
#8
GwaarSoldier said:
I trained with the ADF Reserves for six weeks last year whilst on holiday Down Under. Great experience and was really easy to sort out. As others have said, your TA unit needs to clear it first. Find the Unit you want to train with, give them a bell and explain to them what unit you're from etc. They'll then ask you to get your unit to fax over your details and then for your OC/CO to approve it. Took me about 3weeks from start to finish to get it sorted.

What ADF Reserve unit you looking at getting attached to?

Good Luck! :thumleft:

GS
GS,

PM sent

Ta

FL
 
#9
There is a TA soldier on ARRSE who went to Oz, got attactched and was mobilised for the East Timor episode - has a nice green medal for his efforts.
 
#10
Bravo_Bravo said:
There is a TA soldier on ARRSE who went to Oz, got attactched and was mobilised for the East Timor episode - has a nice green medal for his efforts.
BB,

I'd never be that lucky mate :roll:

FL
 
#13
Am really well mate ................and your good self ?
didn't put in for a ticket for the garden party .....
what a twat.........
but catch up soon hopefully .
all the best pimp
or should I say gimp ?
 
#15
certainly is
will no doubt end up in all sorts of bother again
pimp last seen with mess trousers tucked in his pink dotty socks competing in boat races with toms 12 years his junior,
oh well some things never change..... 8)
 

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