Why TA?

Discussion in 'Army Reserve' started by johnnyVB, Apr 30, 2010.

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  1. Just interested behind the reasons to why people have joined the TA.
    Does anyone want to be deployed? improve their fitness? new friends? any other reasons ?
  2. Duty
  3. msr

    msr LE

    Duty free
  4. A mate of mine told me beer was cheap and somebody would pay me....
    Almost 7 years later and i'm still doing it.

    oh yeah duty, looking for a challenge, great mates but don't tell anyone that, I joined for the cheap booze 'onest guv.
  5. I joined the regs in '79 and left in '84--and joined the TA in '86 and still in and off to 'gan yet again later--keep in for the mates, pay, doing different stuff to yer work mates, was the shagging but that's gone downhill since it all started getting serious :( :cry: , you join now and yer defo going on ops-or at least you should be. Also the pride in being nearly 50 and still being fitter than the youff of today.
    Just try ignore the politics which there are plenty of - you'll get true mates in the TA and hopefully still be able to giggle while the s##t hits the fan...
    24 years on and we still manage to have a laugh - take up mountain biking and get paid to do it-result :D
  6. join for the OP's, AT, Mates

    in that order,

    before any one says why not join the regs, cause i get more money in civvy street and the freedom to do what I want when I want, :)
  7. Bravo Bravo joined to dodge tours ;)
  8. I joined because my "promising" career in the regs was cut short by the SDR. I joined because I missed something, didnt know then it wasnt the bullshit or the parades or the endless politics, what I missed was the brotherhood, the craic and feeling of actually achieving something very few civvys will.
  9. Pob02

    Pob02 War Hero Book Reviewer

    because I've got nowhere else to go . . .. .
  10. msr

    msr LE

    Because the voices in my head told me to...
  11. My Bird said I would look good in the uniform, She left me.... My New bird doesnt like the TA so im still in just to piss her off :p
  12. Because I was asked to by the then CO.
  13. Exactly the same with me. SDR cut short my (as well as many others) regular career.

    After some time in civvy street, I decided that I was missing out on something and wanted to be back in the gang (but only at weekends and tuesdays :) ).
  14. The bigger boys made me
  15. So I could dress up in uniform and look at myself in the mirror all day and to help me pull women as my personality is comparable to that of a digestive biscuit