Volunteering for CCRF

Discussion in 'Army Reserve' started by Chalky, May 10, 2006.

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  1. I've been looking at volunteering for the Civil Contingency Reaction Force for my area (midlands) and was wondering if anyone knows how you go about it, or if someone can give me more details on it.

    Any help would be appreciated :)
  2. Get the wonderfully exciting glossy pamphlet from your PSAO,fill in the form at the back,attend the midnight initiation ceremony in the old haunted church and you're in. :lol:
  3. Don't forget to roll your left trouser leg up with a twisty.

  4. Does it involve anything like 'Belts off, trousers down', or am I just going to have to hang a round the docks, as usual?
  5. It involves inserting large blunt objects in your arse.. they will stop when you start to wince or enjoy it too much.
  6. So it's like hanging out with bootnecks then?
  7. Chalky,

    I don't know how things are done in your neck of the woods but as far as CCRF is concerned these days if you are a member of the TA and you haven't opted out then you're in!!
  8. I'm in a specialist unit and have heard nothing about it.

    The Sabre website also suggests that CCRF is entirely voluntary.

    Otherwise, I have no idea.
  9. If you believe this you may want to try:

  10. Hmm. Point taken.
  11. CCRF is sooooo poo... such a load of horse penis discharge, never anything to get wet about.
  12. As I understand it

    a) big issue on local news
    b) grab your shit, get into TAC
    c) wait for coy and pl comds to get in
    d) when comd staff arrive, be told that police have all control, and you can f**k off
    e) If not told to f**k off, you can stand and "advise" civpop not to move into the shark infested custard
    f) civpop go into shark infested custard
    g) civpop die
    h) ENDEX
  13. Yes I can imagine the scene

    There's been an explosion at Little Nethering in the Wolds, the nuculear generator has brewed up and the core has gone into meltdown.

    Meanwhile in a control bunker for the CCRF, which looks surprisingly like a cupboard under the stairs, a phone rings. Red phone - panic for the use of.

    "CCRF tactical ballistical whimsical cell. Lowest rank in the naafi standing to attention SIR"

    "Ah sig Smith, its the Duty Police cock up controller again, we have an incident at Little Nethering on the Wolds, its nuculear I'm afraid and worst of all the only way into the facilty concerns 2 long planks some rope and 4 oil drum."
  14. It might be the case for the actual CCRF Bns but for many regiments supporting such tasks is their primary role (its not back filling regular units). I think our job is interesting and we have been given this job over the regular army (which isn't exactly true). If we loose this role cause it appears TA hate it etc then we loose another couple of thousand TA soldiers (couple of thousand on paper anyway)
  15. chrisg46

    chrisg46 LE Book Reviewer

    As far as i am aware, CCRF is pretty much compulsory if you are in the TA. However, the exercises are often mor useful for the headshed than the ordinary bods. My experience on these things so far has consisted of standing by a door for 12 hours in an unheated hanger, and only allowing 1 person to go to the outside toilet at a time, my contribution to national security!
    Apparently last year, they stood outside next to a wrecked train in full NBC gear for 12 hours....