I am a TA INF soldier and am thinking of going on an OP Tour. Could someone please tell me what tours are currently available and possibly their start date. I have already done several tours in NI as a reg and am looking for somthig different. Any help would be appreciated.
Posted in several places on the MoD and Army web sites so 'in the public domain'....
"Following a review of FTRS by the Executive Committee of the Army Board on 12 September 2003, very few FTRS (Full Commitment) appointments will be offered for the remainder of this financial year. This severe restriction will be kept under constant review and any changes will be notified as soon as possible. There are much reduced opportunities to serve on FTRS (Limited Commitment) and FTRS (Home Commitment)"
.....The 'bean counters' simply ran out of money!
I know several officers that have completed 3 year FTRS contracts and they have been told that there is now little or no money for FTRS, but that also there are no longer the number of vacancies existing in the Regular Army compared to four or five years ago when FTRS hit its peak....at least that's what I've been told!