Questions about deployment

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  1. lloydy2412

    lloydy2412 New Member

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    Hi everyone, I really want to join the reserves, I’m just curious about the frequency of deployment for reserves in the present and the likelihood of me actually being deployed as I would hate to join up only to realise I’m not going to actually see any action! I’ve been wondering if it’s more worthwhile just going full time, or are reserves actually being deployed at the moment? Many thanks and kind regards!
     
  2. arny01

    arny01 Ex Pongo.

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    Hardly anyone is seeing any action at the moment! With no overt conflicts going on, the chances of getting rounds down anytime soon is virtually nil!
     
  3. codycaesar

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    Isn’t there still some deployments going to Afghan for op herrick?
     
  4. arny01

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    I believe there is a small training contingent supplied by the Army, not sure of any Royal Marine involvement? Op Herrick tho is officially over.
     
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  5. ThreadpigeonsAlpha

    ThreadpigeonsAlpha Royal Marines Commando

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    Hedrick is long gone. Only people deploying are NCOs with an SQ needed for training teams.
     
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  6. Corona

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    On facebook etc I see quite a lot about the Army deploying places as training teams and such (saw something about the army helping hunt poachers recently) but never see the RM doing anything like that, is it something only the army do or am I just not seeing it?
     
  7. Jaykay2343

    Jaykay2343 Royal Marines Commando

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    While it would be good to get involved in things like this, still less than 12months ago 40 Commando deployed to the Caribbean in the wake of Hurricane whateverhernameis, to provide disaster relief, aid, construction work assist with the police to help deter looters and to help round up prisoners who had done a runner from the damaged jail.

    Still shows the capability that a whole unit can upsticks to the other side of the globe in days and get straight on the ground and be effective.
     
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  8. ThreadpigeonsAlpha

    ThreadpigeonsAlpha Royal Marines Commando

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    The training teams are small niche teams of SNCOs and not usually your bog standard squaddie.

    Only place your likely to deploy as a squaddie is Kenya.

    RM have training teams in various places, but it’s kept quiet. And there’s a few more “deployments” on the horizon to various other places.
     
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  9. arny01

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    That’ll be Kenya as mentioned by @ThreadpigeonsAlpha
     
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  10. Chelonian

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    I'll throw my threepence in. It's probable that tri-service training teams are widely deployed (with minimum publicity) as a means of projecting the influence of the UK.

    Army personnel assisting with conservation issues in Africa is a gift to the MoD publicity machine. Hence its appearance on FB and wider media exposure.
    Speculation on my part here but RAF personnel assisting Saudis in Yemen wouldn't be broadcast with equal enthusiasm. :)
     
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    Ah, how often do you get to go on exercises?
     
  12. beans

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    I’d disagree reference the deployment point. Lads in EOD are being sent on STTTs all over the shop from all ranks.
     
  13. Ninja_Stoker

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    As stated above, a dozen specialists out of an Army of 80,000 is hardly an advert for overseas opportunities.

    The Royal Marines number 7,000 and the percentage serving overseas is considerably higher & significantly more likely in an operational capacity.

    There are still minefields in the Falklands for those who fancy EOD jobs overseas, 36 years after the action. The bulk of UK Armed Forces EOD involves clearing ordnance deposited over 70 years ago in and around UK.

    For those not getting the foreign drafts & deployments, the advice is to volunteer rather than drip because someone else got it.
     
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  14. ThreadpigeonsAlpha

    ThreadpigeonsAlpha Royal Marines Commando

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    EOD is niche. It’s hard to get in, as the billets rarely move.
     
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    EOD sounds like an amazing job but pretty much everywhere I read it always states about how hard it is to get in.
    Focus at the minute is actually making it into the marines anyway so that can wait.
    Reading through the official navy page about current marines deployments, and the stuff mentioned on here seems like they're more active with them than I originally thought.
     
  16. Chelonian

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    A sound approach. But nobody should be knocked on this forum for wanting to dig into the stuff that perhaps inspires their career choice decision. It's worth bearing in mind that as one learns more about the job interests may change. Particularly once one is in RT and then at a unit and learns about both the opportunities, prospects and the realities of different specialisations.
     
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    Engineers wise it’s pretty easy to get a posting to Wimbish at either 35 or 33 reg. Lads will get loaded on to a search course then they’re good to go. The sign off rate is incredible even with the opportunities to get away. Joining as an Ammo Tech is a much longer process as well as more technical.