Why join the TA and why stay in?

#1
Ladies and Gents

A serious question.

I was wondering what the general feeling was amongst those considering joining the TA or even amongst recent recruits was.

Any comments on why you joined or why you are considering joining. What your expectations are. Your reason behind the choice of arm. In fact any constructive comment is welcome.

I stress I would like meaningful comment from interested parties. If you have an axe to grind open your own thread.

I confess my interest is not purely altruristic. I want to gauge the impact recent deployments has had and what can be done to rectify any errors or capitalise on any successes.

I belive this is suitable for this forum. If not I apologise.
 
#3
yes join and find out ..... but i'll say this i want to rejoin cos i want to do some good instead of sitting on the side lines while people are putting their lives on the line to keep what peace they can.
that is why
 
#5
Doesn't sound much like a tabloid wallah to me. Sounds a bit more "political"
 
#7
Mr Mackay - I suspect that it would be in your interests to clarify your intentions etc although I suspect you may have already blown it.
 
#8
Mr_McKay said:
I confess my interest is not purely altruristic. I want to gauge the impact recent deployments has had and what can be done to rectify any errors or capitalise on any successes.
I belive this is suitable for this forum. If not I apologise.
I'm in exactly this situation (will be attested as soon as our PSAO gets back from holiday) but given the number of people posting in exactly this manner who are of the journalistic (axe-grinding) variety I'm not willing to explain my reasoning without a better idea of who you are. Sorry.
 
#9
Mr_McKay said:
Any comments on why you joined or why you are considering joining. What your expectations are. Your reason behind the choice of arm. In fact any constructive comment is welcome.
Thats easy I joined the Infantry so that I could travel the world. Visit underpriviliged countries that need our protection and guidance. Then go bush with a Big Green vehicle and one of the finest Assault Rifles in the world, then kill the Local population that do not want to enter into a civilised culture. I do not see myself as a harvester of death, more as a hand of the mighty one 'GOD' :lol:

Hope that answered your enquiry.
 
#11
Waaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh
 
#12
Im, with Sweatysock!
Sweaty your Arcs are 6 to 12,
i,m off for a brew,
and can't agree enough about the A2, Grand old Rifle!(Only lazy Buggers Dont know how to clean/Maintain the thing)
A BAD TRADESMEN ALWAY BLAMES HIS TOOLS
"Sweaty"he should sit in on some of your lessons!

and why did i join?
Green matches my eyes.
 
#13
You want an answer to your question?

Because I want to be seen as a person who gave to this country. Not some f**king w**ker who knocked it at every opportunity, if you are a journo (probably the Daily f**king cnut, sorry mail) I hope this gives you the answer that you require, you f**king spineless office dwelling cnut. If you are not, but I doubt it due to your absence, then I hope you understand the first sentence of the post, ignore the rest and take it on board.

It may get you another story for your paper but it's another nail in the coffin of this country and the people who try to protect it, the same people who would die to protect your freedom of speech which you may or may not be abusing.
 
#14
Jesus you people are parnoid. No I am not a journalist. If you want to sling abuse about be carfeul who you aim it at.

I am interested because I am worried about the numbers we are now working with. I asked for anonymous and constructive comment, not your bank account details or inside leg measurments. I thought there may be some new recruits or recent leavers who may have some serious points.

If none of you are interested f**k off!

PS: Children I've had harder sh*ts than some of you.
 
#15
Mr M,

You might like to open your bidding with a description of the problems you are facing at your unit, before you fire off a raft of questions...

msr
 
#16
Every time I do a CFT I say to the guy next to me 'remind me why I'm doing this again?', as to why I joined I think it was a rush of blood to the head and wanting to do something more interesting and challenging with my life. I enjoy it though, I think....

I joined the Infantry because it was the closest TAC and I thought I might enjoy running around a field wearing face paint and damaging my hearing a little more than say stacking blankets.
 
#17
"Because the voices in my head told me to"
 
#18
You could start with telling us who you are, or hinting at it "McKay"

Vermin , less fruit in the language please.
 
#19
Yes boss, my apologies to all concerned, yes Mr M that includes you, I was pi**ed up, sorry I was drunk when I replied, got to caught up in the paranoia the thread was laced with! :oops:
 
#20
MSR - OK.

1. I'm concerned that training may not reflect the things we are currently being deployed to do,ie: too much general war and not enough PSO.

2. I've been told by some that the tempo after completion of RT W/E and CIC is too slow. Is this true?

3. Aside from the obvious, Why whenever the acronym CFT or BPFA appears on the training programme do we get around half a dozen, but put Parade on and we get every punter? Maybe we should write "Parade" in really big letters and "for you TACFT/BPFA" in really small ones just after it!

4. I also hold the opinion that those of us who have been mobilised have not been used in any structured way to train or help plan training. In fact I feel in some ways the deployments have been pushed into the background by training teams who did not deploy! (There is a nice juicy one to wind a few people up).

5. Lastly I feel strongly that the TA is at a crossroads. With FIS / FAS are we in danger of loosing all the expertise some of us sweated cobs getting?
 

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