- 12-04-2011, 17:14 #21
I think this post has been answered, the Army Air Corps, Paras and Special Air Service all originated from the same Glider Pilot Origins, the maroon beret was originally GPR then AAC, before being donated to the Paras after we found a colour closer to God."We, the willing, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have now done so much for so long with so little, we are now capable of doing anything with nothing."
The quartermaster has only two sizes, too large and too small.
- 12-04-2011, 17:52 #22
As an adjunct, a colleague and I were returning from Munich and stopped off a a large Commonwealth War Graves Cemetary. I can't immediately recall it's name, however, the point being, within, lay 12 graves with similarly engraved headstones. Further investigation through the Association revealed that these lads had also been murdered at Moussey.The artist formerly known as Bob_Lawlaw
And I said to the man who stood at the Gate of the Year " Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown".
Neca eos omnes. Deus suos agnoscet.
- 12-04-2011, 20:49 #23
All Parachute Bns took on the Parachute Regiment capbadge and maroon beret well before the D-Day landings. I beleive it was intially classed as an attachment in the early days which is why you see the VC winners claimed by both the Paras and their former units even though the guys in question were no longer with their former units when they done the deed.
Although some Bns had the core of their manpower formed from particular volunteer Bns any formal connections with the former unit was in spirit only as all Parachute Bns were rebadged on completion of formation and came under the Parachute Regiment which itself came under the old AAC.
You might want to look closer to home in regards to the stealing of Battle Honours considering the modern day AAC pinched the GPR's collection not that long back.
- 12-04-2011, 21:06 #24
With the consent of the GPR...who, incidentally during the founders dinner stated that "they hold the AAC in higher regard than Para Regt when embracing them as a family".
- 12-04-2011, 21:08 #25We should remember the tremendous contribution of the Queen Mother to the war effort:
As the BBC pointed out, she 'bravely remained in London beside her husband' during the war.
This contrasts sharply with the actions of my grandfather who, on the declaration of war immediately left his wife and children and pissed off, first to France, then North Africa, Italy, France (again) and finally Germany.
The shame will always be with us.
- 12-04-2011, 21:16 #26
- Join Date
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- 17-04-2011, 19:21 #27
I thought the "I put on a para smock but suddenly I ran out of food and ammo and had to surrender" was a good baitingOn a Hot morning in cyprus I found the meaning of anger. Fortunataly I was comftably numb.
The RSM and various other NCO's seemed very agitated.
maybe they should look into counselling?
- 18-04-2011, 00:17 #28
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- Jan 2005
- 18-04-2011, 19:50 #29
Basically everything you need to know is on the following link, including the underrated Col Rock;
John F Rock | ParaData"Tell off for equipment check" !
- 19-04-2011, 12:33 #30
Being ex AAC I had my Father in law (Ex Para) going for months with that one.
He thought he was being smart when at an airborne forces do, introduces me to one of the old and bold (Who got stabbed through the throat with a bayonet at Arnhem) and says tell this crap hat that the Paras never came under the command of the AAC IN ww2.
Old boy agrees with me.
I told them they could keep our maroon berets....................Chindoi, doo lay, sap gau !