Where's the HAC?

Havent seen anyone I know from the HAC recently. Have they been called up? Acording to their website a few of them were out there for Telic 1 but havent seen anything else.

They always used to bang on about the fact that if anyone was going to get called up, they would be. Not trying to ask in a perjorative way, just interested.

Dont think this is an OPSEC issue at all but if it is, feel free to tell me to shut up! :D
Good point, well made. I just used to bump into them at various things so dont have their contact details.
You could always IM memsec.
well did they get called up or not I dont think it really opsec to say
yes or no or shall we just assume they not there and start slagging them off as stay behinds :lol:
mushroom said:
Several were there long before you.
Be honest, Mushroom, although they may be top blokes etc and throw ace parties, their NCOs don't do Brecon and their Grown Ups dont do PCBC and so they aint gonna go as anything other than individuals.
I'm not at all sure what the HAC does in detail and don't really care. Woody made a comment about slagging them off as stay behinds, and I said that some of them were there before Woody.

Do they have an infantry wing or are they still all Gunners. The chaps I saw were G2/Linguists.
They have a specialist role, and a number of other duties. Read all about them here: http://www.hac.uk.com/

Due to the extremely high calibre of recruit (just for starters!) the HAC often provides skilled manpower for a number of operations worldwide.


One member of the Regiment deployed on Op Telic and that was a chick sent to Media Ops. Very Special.


The_Sloping_Wire wrote:
During the recent war in Iraq, 15 members of the regiment were mobilised, and seven actually deployed to theatre, though most were not utilised in their specialist capacities

Translated as: 1 person actually went to war in role in Iraq - and she was Media Ops attached to HAC. STA patrols didn't get mobilised. If I've overlooked the odd signaller or bloke on attachment to 4/73, apologies.

HAC (or is it 24? Sorry) did nothing in Telic, whereas almost all other London units did - look at Londons and 4 PARA (been there continuously since the start). Nothing wrong with that. So what's the point of HAC?
OH Goody :lol: this topic has devolved into slagging off the hac always fun .Some of them were were their before me but then some of my unit
were there before me and I'm sure some will be after me .
All we asked was did the Hac deploy a formed unit or not ?
If mushroom had read my post properly I actually wanted to know wether they had deployed or not before i started slagging them off as stay behinds .I'm sure its a great unit and from the bits of the web page
I could read I'm sure its soldiers are highly skilled ,But as it didnt deploy
in any great numbers .
So we can slag it off :lol: joy
Ah, I wasn't aware that you wanted to initiate an HAC slagging, or a 'my dad is bigger then your dad' type argument! :D

Well, here's my tenpence worth!

They're extremely high calibre people, well trained, with a wide variety of skill sets, that significantly add to the capability of Advance Forces on operations worldwide.

It is unlikely that the HAC would ever deploy en masse - but then these types of units never do - other commitments preclude this.

HAC present a toolbox of capabilities - if you have a DIY task, you don't get every single hammer and screwdriver out to do it, do you? No - you select those with the desired functionality and capability. :D

Feel free to slag them off - for my part, I'm very pro-TA - indeed, the Army couldn't operate without them - all of them! :D


The_Sloping_Wire said:
Ah, I wasn't aware that you wanted to initiate an HAC slagging, or a 'my dad is bigger then your dad' type argument! :D
OK, if you insist. :D

The_Sloping_Wire said:
They're extremely high calibre people, well trained, with a wide variety of skill sets, that significantly add to the capability of Advance Forces on operations worldwide.
Worldwide!!? Err... Boz.

The_Sloping_Wire said:
other commitments preclude this.
Commitments: Garden parties, Ceremonial, cricket matches, summer balls....

The_Sloping_Wire said:
HAC present a toolbox of capabilities
True, they've got a ceremonial gun troop, a ceremonial band, a signals troop, nice MT with big green fleet, great cooks and an amazing property portfolio - fantastic capabilities. Maybe that's why one of them once told me "some of us refer to ourselves as 24."


Bite anyone?
Which kinda proves the point.

Note that PWRR, LONDONS and 151 (normal occupiers of the top 3 slots) have been mobilised in sub unit strength and, in the case of LONDONS, are sending another sub unit to carry out relief in place.

I heard a rumour that the HAC were invited to provide a plt/tp to augment an infantry sub-unit mobilisation but they held out for a better offer. Precious.

Let's put it this way, if they don't field a decent mobilisation soon (maybe they're too expensive to mobilise re: making up civvie pay) they might as well be removed from the TA ORBAT. They can concentrate on their property portfolio, parties, playing re-enactments.....

That said, they really are bloody good party hosts and very nice chaps.
Banter all you like chaps, but this looks very like fishing for information. If you needed to know you would know.

Flex won, you obviously know it all, so why don't you just leave it there.

I suspect that you'll get little response to your questions. If you needed to know you would. Those members of the regiment who DO know where their comrades are and what they are doing will, I am sure, be professional enough not to rise to the bait offered here.
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