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I guess that I keep showing my age but we didn't have a giant list of things we had to do in order to send folks out on domops when I was doing RSSO. Essentially our volunteers showed up, were given a kit check to make sure they wouldn't freeze to death and had a sleeping bag and given a paysheet to sign so that they were "legal" and on duty before we put them on a truck.Apparently, and ironially, dozens of Class A reservists are begging to be called up to help with the floods in BC, but the red tape is proving harder to get through than the flood waters
Mind you, in those days I could run a recruit through enrollment processing, including a medical, in about a week. Officers took a bit longer. (A lot of the guys I enrolled ended up in the Reg F as officers and WOs so we must have been doing it okay)
I never cease to be amazed at the bureaucratic bull**** that today's Res F (and in fairness the Reg F too) have to put up with in order to satisfy the risk averse leadership that has been allowed to proliferate.
Edited to add:
Just came across this which made me feel better.
Bombardier Alina Liang from 5th (British Columbia) Field Artillery Regiment and Master Bombardier Joseph Rozario from 15th Field Artillery Regiment build a sandbag wall behind residential homes in order to protect them against potential flooding in Chilliwack, British Columbia on 29 November 2021.
Please credit: MCpl Nicolas Alonso, Canadian Forces Combat Camera, Canadian Armed Forces Photo