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#1
I'm fed up with this shiny silvery suit ...

And on top of that, I'm bored to death of these boring TA threads which have been around for what seems like boring months.

Anyone got anything interesting to say in relation to the TA at all?

Come on, make something up.
 
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#2
Only out of sheer boredom and a friday hangover. So who else has lost loads of bodies after the great big sunshine tour?
 
#3
We have but more through sheer bad management by the hierarchy than anything else.

Immediately on return we lost a load of people who would have left in the next 18 months or so (or thought they'd left/transferred already but somehow the paperwork had mysteriously never left the PSAO's desk :? )

However in the last 18 months the band of experienced (for TA) blokes that would have provided the future of the squadron have been whittled down by the sheer ineptitude of those at the top until there is left only a small hard core of those too keen/stupid to leave. (which includes me) :evil:
 
#4
My better half hasn't lost many from her unit (she's staying in too, enjoyed her time at shaibiza shrapnel removal service).
Me? I've just rejoined (different unit to hers) after an extended abscence (shoulder injury coupled with laziness many years ago) apparently my unit is now full as far as recruits go. probably why we seem to have PT only for us recruits every week..

Or is this normal at the minute? PT because A: theyre all fat ba*ds B: they'll do the mil stuff on the TAFS weekends / recruit fortnight.
 
#5
Dr Evil said:
I'm fed up with this shiny silvery suit ...

And on top of that, I'm bored to death of these boring TA threads which have been around for what seems like boring months.

Anyone got anything interesting to say in relation to the TA at all?

Come on, make something up.
No I don't but here you go.................

[Mod edit]

The request was for something interesting and related to the TA

msr :wink:

[/Mod edit]

Enjoy! :wink:
 
#6
Or is this normal at the minute? PT because A: theyre all fat ba*ds B: they'll do the mil stuff on the TAFS weekends / recruit fortnight.
Standing orders for my unit is to bring PT kit every week, no one can seem to recall the last time it was actually needed though... Probably as the PTI can never be arsed to turn up.
 
#7
Well, how about the TA CFT going next year, we'll all have to do the 8 mile tab carrying same weight as regs. Don't panic yet though, you will have two hours to do it in. However, it will be a requirement to pass, not just attempt it, to qualify as FFR and get bounty, you can panic now. I know I can pass it, but I do know several in our unit who struggle/fail current four mile tab, they've no chance with eight miles.

Here's something else slightly interesting. From next year we won't have the (V) on the tail end of units title. I take this means all reservists are going to be lumped together, (as discussed elsewhere on ARRSE), TA and regular reserve.

Something I didn't know until yesterday, Mat Regs have been replaced by JSP's. Must have fell asleep when that was announced.
 
#8
Well, how about the TA CFT going next year, we'll all have to do the 8 mile tab carrying same weight as regs
Haha, that should be something to see! Better find out where that PTI is hiding-looking at some of the folks they've got their work cut out for them.
 
#9
Well, how about the TA CFT going next year, we'll all have to do the 8 mile tab carrying same weight as regs
Haha, that should be something to see! Better find out where that PTI is hiding-looking at some of the folks they've got their work cut out for them.
 
#10
4 miler is easy even with our mad PTI who insists on doing it with 2 x 10 minute water stops in the middle which doesnt leave much time for marching.

8 miler is a bit harder - might have to do a bit of phys before ITD weekend this year :(
 
#11
Kel: you mention the change to unit names. Have you had sight of this new document from the MOD all about changes to the TA that's been mentioned on this board in the past? Or have i missed something in the last week or two?
 
#13
I believe the paper is called 'Future Utilisation of the TA', although I have not seen a copy

msr
 
#14
TA_sig said:
Well, how about the TA CFT going next year, we'll all have to do the 8 mile tab carrying same weight as regs
Haha, that should be something to see! Better find out where that PTI is hiding-looking at some of the folks they've got their work cut out for them.
Now this I can't wait to see :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Anyone know where I can get front row seats????
 
#15
Purple_Emperor said:
8 miler is a bit harder - might have to do a bit of phys before ITD weekend this year :(
Its already 1 hour of boredom why make it more? So we all suffer cause a few can't hack it, doubling the time/distance won't sort out their fitness. Doing more than 1 CFT a year might help that.
 
#16
Sorry to contradict you polar - but last year I did 4 (or was it 5) TA CFT's because I turn up a lot!! (read broke, scrounging civi)

Many of the BIFFs in my unit of the time did not manage the 4 miles, and those that did haven't got a hope in hell of passing in 8 miles since the army introduced its pansy crappy fitness tests wearing trainers and PT kit.

Am I just a wingeing old fart, or are they re-inventing the TA of the 80's (i.e. BAOR).

The answer is yes to both of the above!!!!!! :roll: :roll:

And just toi add a bit of spice - If the girlies in the TA (the ones with breasts - not the corps in general) are going to bang on about how they are as good as blokes and do the same jobs as blokes and get the same bounty as blokes Blah Blah Blah...... Are they going to do the same test as the blokes with the same weight in the same time, or can we pay them a smaller bounty to match their smaller achievement in the CFT?????????????
Oh I say steady on....
 

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#17
msr said:
I believe the paper is called 'Future Utilisation of the TA', although I have not seen a copy

msr
So I take it the acronym used for this will be FU TA. :twisted: What do you think the response will be? :D
 
#18
X-Inf said:
msr said:
I believe the paper is called 'Future Utilisation of the TA', although I have not seen a copy

msr
So I take it the acronym used for this will be FU TA. :twisted: What do you think the response will be? :D
FU TA = Fcuk U TA
 
#19
Kel said:
Well, how about the TA CFT going next year, we'll all have to do the 8 mile tab carrying same weight as regs. Don't panic yet though, you will have two hours to do it in. However, it will be a requirement to pass, not just attempt it, to qualify as FFR and get bounty, you can panic now. I know I can pass it, but I do know several in our unit who struggle/fail current four mile tab, they've no chance with eight miles.

Here's something else slightly interesting. From next year we won't have the (V) on the tail end of units title. I take this means all reservists are going to be lumped together, (as discussed elsewhere on ARRSE), TA and regular reserve.

Something I didn't know until yesterday, Mat Regs have been replaced by JSP's. Must have fell asleep when that was announced.
See - three interesting things about the TA that only a select few knew. That news about the CFT, if true, is completely hilarious. Looking forward to it!
 
#20
Dr Evil said:
Kel said:
Well, how about the TA CFT going next year, we'll all have to do the 8 mile tab carrying same weight as regs. Don't panic yet though, you will have two hours to do it in. However, it will be a requirement to pass, not just attempt it, to qualify as FFR and get bounty, you can panic now. I know I can pass it, but I do know several in our unit who struggle/fail current four mile tab, they've no chance with eight miles.

Here's something else slightly interesting. From next year we won't have the (V) on the tail end of units title. I take this means all reservists are going to be lumped together, (as discussed elsewhere on ARRSE), TA and regular reserve.

Something I didn't know until yesterday, Mat Regs have been replaced by JSP's. Must have fell asleep when that was announced.

See - three interesting things about the TA that only a select few knew. That news about the CFT, if true, is completely hilarious. Looking forward to it!


Me too wonder how the Really Large Corps will manage???? 8O :lol: 8O :lol:
 

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