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#1 Post by Holger Danske » Sun 18 Mar, 2007 1:22 am

How much do you use the TA on international missions and in what role???
I know that the unit guarding camp bastion is from the TA, but are they used in other roles aswell?

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TA unit in Helmand supported by danish M113G3 crews.


We just started using our TA(HJV) in Iraq. These are specially selected from HJV's "eliteunit" SSR(special support and recon) and form 6 men protection teams, normally a job for our MP's.
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#2 Post by goldie ex rmp » Sun 18 Mar, 2007 6:44 am

The TA Royal Military Police do the same roll as full time RMP. Im sad to say that one from a local TA Unit was killed not that long ago. RIP mate.
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#3 Post by Tab » Sun 18 Mar, 2007 10:07 am

There was this story re the TA in the Daily Mail the other day

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/a ... ge_id=1770

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#4 Post by Holger Danske » Sun 18 Mar, 2007 3:09 pm

Tab wrote:There was this story re the TA in the Daily Mail the other day

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/a ... ge_id=1770
Very upsetting article.. :-?

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#5 Post by spiderbloke » Sat 14 Apr, 2007 8:18 pm

goldie ex rmp wrote:The TA Royal Military Police do the same roll as full time RMP. Im sad to say that one from a local TA Unit was killed not that long ago. RIP mate.
What exactly is the RMP's role abroad and at home mate?

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#6 Post by harry hackedoff » Mon 16 Apr, 2007 4:10 pm

Loafing about, having far too many "stand easys" and being absolute plums rates who couldn`t trap Paris Hillton with rohypnol 8)
Most were prefects at skool and see the mob as a springboard to international carreers in the ceramics industry 8)

That`s about right isn`t it Goldie :wink:
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#7 Post by goldie ex rmp » Tue 17 Apr, 2007 7:42 pm

harry hackedoff wrote:Loafing about, having far too many "stand easys" and being absolute plums rates who couldn`t trap Paris Hillton with rohypnol 8)
Most were prefects at skool and see the mob as a springboard to international carreers in the ceramics industry 8)

That`s about right isn`t it Goldie :wink:
Harry, you have us down to a T mate lol but is there such a thing as too many stand easys??, I think not Royal.
As for rohypnol, it hasn't let me down yet, just ask Mrs Goldie if and when she wakes up before her next dose :D :D :D
You`re also correct, I was a prefect, did you go to he same school as me? It was a good one as it had the word Approved before it!
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#8 Post by harry hackedoff » Tue 17 Apr, 2007 7:44 pm

You`ve got me sussed mate :roll:
third year milk monitor, I was :oops: 8)
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#9 Post by goldie ex rmp » Tue 17 Apr, 2007 7:51 pm

harry hackedoff wrote:You`ve got me sussed mate :roll:
third year milk monitor, I was :oops: 8)
I remember pulling your pig tails in the canteen mate. :-?
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#10 Post by harry hackedoff » Wed 18 Apr, 2007 5:56 pm

That was no pig-tail matey :o
I was doing hand stands 8)
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#11 Post by goldie ex rmp » Wed 18 Apr, 2007 6:01 pm

harry hackedoff wrote:That was no pig-tail matey :o
I was doing hand stands 8)
:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
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#12 Post by Holger Danske » Mon 05 Nov, 2007 12:45 pm

TA are guarding Camp Bastion.
Couldn't they also guard some of the large FOB's that has pop up all over Helmand?
Then the regulars can focus on patrols in the surrounding areas.
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#13 Post by Thrithraing » Fri 09 Nov, 2007 2:28 pm

The TA unit in Afghanistan with 2 Mercian ( I think it was the London Regiment) started out on Force Protection for Bastion but proved themselves capable enough to be used on operations that the Regualrs were doing.

It is a fact of life that Commanders will not trust TA units to carry out their jobs as well as Regualrs until they prove otherwise.
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#14 Post by harry hackedoff » Fri 09 Nov, 2007 3:40 pm

It`s also a fact of life that the Defence cuts of the eighties and particularly the nineties left the Armed Forces so severely over-stretched the Reserve Forces have been called upon in ways never before imagined.
It is to their general credit that they are performing so well.
I know there are examples where this isn`t true, but generally the whole of the Forces Reserve Community have proved themselves capable.
And good luck to`em, I say :wink:
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#15 Post by Thrithraing » Sat 10 Nov, 2007 3:01 am

True, very true.

The only advice I can give to Reserve soldiers called in to Regular service (as that what it essentially is), is to switch on to your new units SOP's and work really fookin hard. Be all you can be and they will respect you for it. You'll never win everyone over, but they will eventually realise that without you a 12 hour day becomes a 16 hour day.

It's very unfortuante that the TA infantry still seem to be training for wars that are long outdated. Why on earth they aren't given training for theatres like Iraq and Afghanistan is beyond me. There are a hell of a lot of senior ranks that have no idea what goes on after you've been mortared unless they've been in theatre - and I don't know any soldiers that are familiar with operating from vehichles in Theatre-specific enviroment that haven't been deployed.

What I'm getting at is, our Reserve would be better if they didn't have to learn everything about Iraq in a 2-4 week period. They have done extremely well just to get this far with the pace of operations going on.
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