Uncle Dermotts Regiment only joking
Most of the guys and girls on the forum are aware of the UDR/RIR but are they aware of the dedication of these guys/girls during the troubles in N Ireland. Correct me if wrong but there were the regulars and part time. The regulars worked all hours God gave and then some. The part time had a regular job and after work then patrolled the country. I know my mate who was part time did a days work then went on patrol with the UDR to the early hours, got home for a few hours sleep then off to work again. I know it wasn't for the money as it was not that much. The work of the UDR/RIR took a lot of pressure off the Army and RUC and many of them paid the ultimate price .
Well done lads
there u go i didnt know that,,i was rir for 10 years,,but i joined just as the 7th b came 2nd,,it must have been then it changed,,am i right,,then there was all those mergers,,well m8,,i cant seem 2 get any work at all at this game,,i quite a good cv aswell,,5 years 2para,,10 years rir with a iraq tour,,i mean what do i have 2 do like,,any tips m8
Hi SOC, I see going by your post your trying to get on the cp circuit... got some news for ya mate that might be of interest... (CRG) Control Risk group are Recruiting for a contract down in Basra with Shell Oil... I know there running a free 4 day Hostile Environment Courses for the contract, So maybe give them a phone.... and ask for Tony Morel. If you have your SIA and have completed a CP course, You might be in with a chance.
I am suprised no on has started this earlier.
Any way my name is steve and I am ex 1st Batt RIR and 9th Bat RIR.