Defence recruitment is making me fork out money! (Australia) - Page 8




 
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August 3rd, 2005  
Wallabies
 
Thanks for mentioning that, I was tossing up my preference between 3RAR and 6RAR. Think I will just go 6RAR now.
August 3rd, 2005  
mahon
 

Topic: Wallabies..


Mate where are you at in the pipeline? Your general enlisting I take it? I have a mate in 6rar recon, he loves Brisvegas. Just don't set your heart too early on a particular unit. People also joina unit think yeah I'll have a go at the SFET or transfer closer to home but you normally build up pride in your unit and every other unit becomes inferior... hahaha I know guys who are all over the shop but after 12 months they all seem happy and settled.

I wonder what will happen to the old faithful when the Woodside thing comes up - morale ?heaps of guys discharging? and everyone going through Singo will be posted to 3rar, and they will not deploy for a few years until they build back up.

I think Sydney losing a general entry battalion will hurt their recruiting chances in NSW. So many reserves go reg to join 3rar. I understand them losing their wings, you don't need 3 & 4 to be airborne.

Some guys in my unit have gone away with 3rar to tullyand other exercises, and they get the hard word put on them to go full-time into 3rar. They rig it so they know they going to 3 when they start their reg IET's.

this post goes on and on....

Cheers!!!
August 3rd, 2005  
Wallabies
 
Yeah I'm going to ARTC 26th sept for regs then singo for IET. I'm from the Gold Coast so Brisbane is only an hour away in some places.
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August 4th, 2005  
LIPS
 
 

Topic: Re: Wallabies..


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Originally Posted by mahon

Some guys in my unit have gone away with 3rar to tullyand other exercises, and they get the hard word put on them to go full-time into 3rar. They rig it so they know they going to 3 when they start their reg IET's.
I have spent many years in "Old Faithful" and I have never come accross what you are talking about so I think some one is "pissing in your pocket" now that I have said that I have a few mates that are still there and I will give them a call to see what the go is. So wait out.
August 5th, 2005  
AussieNick
 
Part of the reason 3RAR is looking to move back to Woodside is because that is where they are originally from. It is their "spiritual home".

As for people discharging due to a move. I doubt that totally. Why on earth would you discharge just cos your reg gets moved. It is an integral part of military life, you get posted where they want you. If they want 3RAR in Sydney, Adelaide or bloody Hobart, you go there.

As for more on why they are doing it. It has to do with the expansion of Adelaide defence. With the move of one of 1st Armoured sabre Squadrons to Cultana (on rotation mind you), DSTO, RAAF Edinburgh, Air Defence Destroyers, Collins class subs etc etc etc, it's all part of a build up towards Adelaide being more of a "defence hub"as it has been refered to.
August 5th, 2005  
Wallabies
 
Got to defend against Antarctica.
August 5th, 2005  
skipper
 
If 3RAR is losing its wings, which reg is going to take over the Para role?
August 7th, 2005  
Wallabies
 
I think they will just leave it to 4RAR to cover that role.
August 8th, 2005  
Bory
 
 
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Originally Posted by Wallabies
Got to defend against Antarctica.
Yeah, I hear those Penguins are pretty vicious
August 8th, 2005  
Kilgore
 
Yeah and them whaling boats pack a punch :P