- 25-09-2010, 09:51 #1
Goodbye 40 Regiment Royal Artillery....
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- 25-09-2010, 10:46 #2
- Join Date
- Jul 2005
- Ruddy everywhere at the moment.
If fairness as they are in NI then the chances are retention would have fallen through the floor and soon there would have been no-one there anyway!
Apart from lads native to Northern Ireland, who the fcuk would want to be stationed there for their entire army career? The place is a turdhole with crap weather, annoying accents on the locals (most of whom know more about inbreeding than Thetford people), and a surging risk of terrorist attacks which is being studiously ignored by the political elite in London. Apart from a couple of rifle ranges, is there a single area in Northern Ireland that can be used for training (apart from going out on infantry patrols through the villages with live ammo and full armour)? I wasn't aware of anything suitable for playing with Guns.
Edited to ask: why can I not use the word E L I T E without it turning into some turdburgling hyperlink to some shitty shop?Wonders if all the rumours and gossip about the cock Camberwell Carrot being a pederast are true.
- 25-09-2010, 10:54 #3
- Join Date
- Dec 2007
After recently talking to a few of the seniors from 40 the other week, the news that they're been binned will be like all their Christmases coming at once. To a man, the lads hate Ireland and the restrictions been posted there involve. All they could talk about was putting their postings in to a UK based unit and being able to have a life again.
- 06-10-2010, 23:18 #4
- Join Date
- Oct 2010
I agree 40 look like they may lets see what happens
- 07-10-2010, 12:30 #5
Looks like there's hard time ahead for The Royal Regt, if my source is correct. Two CS Regts going, two AD Regts to merge and we'll need plenty of GX279 for the AS90s. Watch out for a bunfight between 26 & 3rd for the right not to join 40s exit stage left.
Expect Inf & CAV to take a shoe'ing too. And delete AT, insert J(ungle)T."Be England what she will, with all her faults she is my country still." Randolph Frederick Edward Spencer Churchill (May 28, 1911-June 6, 1968')
- 07-10-2010, 12:46 #6The harder the fighting and the longer the war, the more the infantry and in fact all the arms, lean on the Gunners - Field Marshal Montgomery.
- 07-10-2010, 12:58 #7"Be England what she will, with all her faults she is my country still." Randolph Frederick Edward Spencer Churchill (May 28, 1911-June 6, 1968')
- 07-10-2010, 13:47 #8
When it became clear that whoever was stationed in Colchester, had to lose a gun bty and be in the airmobile role, two things happened. The first, was that it was made clear that in no way would 3 RHA lose a bty and second, that our CO as his parting gesture, pushed for us to remain in the airmobile role, as we had been in it since it's inception with 6 AMB! We inherited a TA bty (269?) based in Leeds to make up for the missing gun bty, quite how that was to work once we moved to Colchester was never really thought out!The harder the fighting and the longer the war, the more the infantry and in fact all the arms, lean on the Gunners - Field Marshal Montgomery.
- 07-10-2010, 14:00 #9
I used to be in 40 Field RA / 38 Bty RA. How I ended up in the Lowland Gunners was a mystery to me being a Southerner (Oi shut it !!!) but i'll still be sad to see the Regiment go if thats going to happen?
Is there any facts behind this thread because the results of the SDSR aren't known yet or just a guess ?'Life is what happens arround you when everybody else is making plans' - John Lennon
- 07-10-2010, 14:06 #10
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