which ta unit??

Discussion in 'Join the Army - Reserve Recruitment' started by bert1992, Nov 13, 2011.

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  1. Hi, this is my first post so apologies if i've got it wrong.

    I'm looking to join the TA and am stuck between 2 units; 54 Military Intelligence Company and 243 Field Hospital (both local units for me).

    My main goal in the TA would be an operational deployment to afghan.

    Which is the best unit for a tour? (out of these 2).

  2. Probably MI. But it won't be instant.
  3. Are you a 19 year old Walter Mitty war tourist?
  4. You can get an operational deployment with any unit to Afghanistan via an attachment regardless of what your unit is, but its dependant on vacancies and on completion of your phase 2 training plus any relevant specialist training.

    Oh, by the way, I'd say the SAS is the best unit for a tour.
  5. Bert.

    Have you spoken to either unit or were you more attracted to Arrse?
  6. Not probably, almost certainly MI. And it might not take as long as you think.

    But the problem the OP will have - as a 19 year old - is demonstrating the maturity, life experience and all that bollocks to pass the OP MI course and convince the staff they are ready to deploy. It's certainly not impossible and I'd urge him to have a go, just be aware it will be a challenge.
  7. Thanks for the replies. Have spoken to MI and they're sending a pack out for me. I would've spoken to them first but; 1) They were closed/out of office, 2) On here i can get more than 1 persons opinion.

    Thanks again for the help.