What Now?

Discussion in 'Army Reserve' started by gazeranco, Jun 24, 2009.

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  1. As the world knows 33 sig reg is having cut backs or whatever it is... my unit is definitely getting closed and they have basically frozen everything which means no trade training....

    So, I have done CMSR and thats it... I am new to this TA Malarky and frankly quite cheesed off that I have waited so long to get CMSR done and now its done they're closing!!

    Anyways, does anyone know of any units in the north west looking for recruits fresh out of CMSR??
  2. msr

    msr LE

    All of them ;)

    You need to be a bit more specific about your location.

  3. I am near liverpool, manchester, chester, warrington.... anywhere near there.

    I was told I could go and be a driver or Medic or Mechanic over at G Sqn which Is local enough and I fancy any 1 of them 3 trades, however I called them up and the guy I spoke to had a shi**y attitude and told me there not interested unless I am already Trade Trained.

    I would like to avoid the engineers as thats my civvy job...
  4. msr

    msr LE

  5. Cheers MSR, thats actually very helpful theres 2 trades there that look superb, what I am wondering is this... are these 2 of them jobs that look really good but its highly unlikely I can do it as its what everyone wants to do or do you think these are jobs I could genuinely do?

    GUNNER Obs Post as part of a Fire Support Team. Part of a tight knit six man team, working on the front line embedded in a manoeuvre unit. Trained to plan and coordinate fire from artillery, naval guns and mortars as well as control attack helicopters and fast jets. Kit includes image intensifiers, thermal sights, MSTAR man portable radar and UHF/VHF/HF radios. There are FSTs in all AS90 and Lt Gun Regts (inc Para and Cdo).

    GUNNER Special Observer inserted behind enemy lines, by foot, boat, helicopter or vehicle. Special Observers operate in small 6 man teams, to provide intelligence and cue fires from artillery, aircraft or attack helicopters using encrypted communications. 4/73 Bty RA (5 Regt RA) and HAC is the TA equivalent.
  6. msr

    msr LE

    Seeing as I lead the team that does this: yes.

    The 'special' role (TA) belongs to the HAC.

  7. Thanks MSR, to clarify 'yes' its specialised and you have no chance or 'yes' open to all?

    and what is the HAC, Can I do one of them roles in the northwest?

    Thanks for your help!
  8. msr

    msr LE

    Yes open to all. We have this: Kit includes image intensifiers, thermal sights, MSTAR man portable radar and UHF/VHF/HF radios.

    Honorable Artillery Company, based in London, so not in the NW :(

  9. msr

    msr LE

  10. If you have a little hunt around this very forum you will find that a very nice man from 5MI is trawling for transferees. Go on, you know you want to - it's time to slime.

    edited to add: http://www.arrse.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic/t=122268.html
  11. Gazeranco-C & D squadron RMLY (Challenger 2 type stuff)
    ones in Chester the others Wigan could try them.
  12. I thought 33 was being scaled down to a Sqn in Liverpool, to be a Sqn of 32 in Glasgow?

  13. msr

    msr LE

    They will also have a Tp in Manchester.