Which unit should I join

#1
I dont mind being mobalised to Iraq etc but dont really want to get blown up by a suicide bomber. Just the fact that you dont have a fighting chance really bugs me. In respect of this what unit should I join? Do TA infantry have to do street patrols etc in Iraq?
 
#5
Chaps - just be a bit careful here - this looks suspiciously like someone out for a day's fishing......
 
#6
Thanks very muhc for the responses guys. I am nervous about joining but also dont want to regret not giving it a stab later in life. One major problem I have is the girlfriend and mum wouldnt be too keen...lol
 
#10
JohnDutch: If you can play a musical instrument, the Salvation Army sounds right up your street.
 
#11
JohnDutch said:
I dont mind being mobalised to Iraq etc but dont really want to get blown up by a suicide bomber.
I can quite understand that this would ruin your day. It would also put an unacceptable burden on your colleagues as they cover your duties and would cause much resentment. Probably best not to get blown up, then.

JohnDutch said:
Do TA infantry have to do street patrols etc in Iraq?
Of course not. Remember, the TA are VOLUNTEERS. You don't have to do anything unless you want to. If your Platoon Commander says, "Come on, JohnDutch. Would you like to go on foot patrol in Basra and get blown up by a suicide bomber?" Just say "No thanks, but feel free to ask again next week." It won't be a problem.
 
#13
I was under the impression having read verious comments on this board that once out on deployment with the regs you are just one of them. ie if you refuse orders you will suffer the same consequences as your regular counterparts?
 
#14
Oh God! It was a joke. The only voluntary part of it is whether you sign on or not. (Just the same as the Regulars really).
 
#16
"if you refuse orders you will suffer the same consequences as your regular counterparts?"

And rightly so.

Too many people are screaming out to be treated the same as our regular counterparts.
JohnDutch get yourself into an TA centre and ask anyone who's been ina few years, take it with a pinch of salt and come back and ask again.
 

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