3 Royal Anglian back on the Order of Battle

OK so 3 Royal Angian as a Bn is to be re created from the TA Royal Anglian Battalions of old (OK via the EER).
Good news or bad?
Now the tough question should the nick name be 'The Pompadours' as per the old Bn nickname or 'Steelbacks' as per the old 5th Bn nikname?
Give me your thoughts guys

Well asking around seems there is a split most SNCO's and below from the old Bn seem to think the old name should live on ie The Pompadours. However there are those of the very senior officer fraternity who seem to think its a bad idea - so I guess the jury is still out on that one - or are they out of touch?

Pompadours makes sense as it's neither the nicknames of the tw previous TA Bns.

You'd also have the honour of celebrating Salamanca day.

The 1st Bn have the Essex connection in their title but I'm sure they wouldn't begrudge the nickname. Thank Christ the unloved East of England title didn't last long.
I think you will find the Steelbacks was really a Northamptonshire nickname. I think to resurrect the old nickname would be a good thing especially for those in the Essex, Beds & Herts area. However I'm not sure how will it go down with the pointy heads. ie the Norfolk and Suffolk mafia.
The Norfolk company could call themselves the "Holy Boys" after their old nickname (apparemtly having Brittania on their colours during the Penninsula war made the Spanish think they were a holy order of the catholic church and had Mary on their flag!)
Pompadours gets my vote..................those were the days!
What about the Steeladours? :wink:

Or maybe try to be original and come up with a new one - like the "Beenshaftedbutbackinthefolders" or "Buttfuckedbutnotbendinganymoregang" or my favourite "TheMasseyMassive"!
It's like the Mafia but without the smart suits..........

baz44, Purple signaller etc

Do you have the Salamanca Eagle stitched inside your Mess Kit Jackets?
The Essex company should have the right to call themselves Pompadours (as they do already) but i think it a bit bad taste to call the whole Bn it.

Will the new Bn all wear the same flash or continue to wear different company one's ? Why cant each company have their own nickname.
When you got purple in your blood it never goes away :)
Actually it has always been my favourit colour for some reason everything I own seems to be purple! drives the Mrs nuts.
Personally (and trying real hard not to be bias - Ok damn it I will) I agree it should be Pompadours but reckon political correctness will probably out in the end. Its still a TA Bn and Steelbacks was the last serving TA Bn nickname as the other TA Bn's at the time did not have one.
I think those at the Regimental Council never released the name as it was felt when the Army expanded the 3rd Bn would once again rise from the ashes and the Eagle reborn. It has, however not sure they invisaged it would be a TA Bn and thus - they ain't going to let it go! fact that as far as I am aware the Royal Anglians of the EER has a very high proportion of regular service now through Op Telic tours seems to weigh little in defence - cest la vive

As for the eagle - why of course plus the standard issue purple underpants, socks, mug, buffalo mountain jacket, folders, parker pen etc......I could go on!
Actually I get off lightly the Mrs likes Lilac - so Purple is just a dark Lilac right! :)
LostBoss said:
Do you have the Salamanca Eagle stitched inside your Mess Kit Jackets?
AKA- The Essex Chicken
Its all gravy to me :)
No go for a Hertfordsire Regt nikname !

The Peace makers

works on all levels e.g... politically looks good ,
blessed are the peace makers.., with echo's of talk softley and carry a big stick ... and all that !

A winner all round.... well it is to us fed up with all the purple stuff rammed down our throught Baz !
Herts guards
2nd Micks ..... .....trying to think or more Hertford nick names ....?

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