47 and 12 regt being amalgamated

#1
Has any one heard a buzz about 12 and 47 being amalgamated?

I doubt this one but the rumours still out there,

I would have thought if savings are required you would get rid of over written cowboys like 4/73 first
 
#3
DB I agree, they need to re role as light gun Regts - the lads would love it

We don’t need AD we’ve got the USAF and Gun pigs really do have more fun
 
#5
I real don’t know how you motivate a young lad on a HVM/Rapier crew

Go on Exercise, come into action, and stare at the sky (huh!)

Where’s the mud, blood and trail rash?

And then while gun bunnies go on TELIC as INF and on OTX the AD crews got to Cyprus (again) or sit in camp waiting for the STANEVAL team to turn up and **** them about

I haven’t got anything against cloud punchers - I just feel sorry for them
 
#6
I've got a lot of mates in 47, or rather 21 bty - the old P Tp and I can well understand how frustrated they get, especially on Telic 1 but times they are a changing as the old song goes and right now we need manpower across the board in the light gun regiments. So fcuk 'em! :D
 
#7
Yep
12 Regt will be drawing out of Germany in the next year and relocate at Thorney Island to marry up with 47 Regt, also 16 Regt are moving to North Luffenham Summer 07, 8)
 
#9
No Duty rumour Manky_cat, FACT Matey :D

16 are off to North Luffenham, our QM's Maint and Tech were up there a couple of weeks ago to look around the camp area, they also have detailed plans of the whole area, Hangars, airfield where there is a 9 hole golf course,etc, also we are told there aren't enough Married Quarters to go around, about 20 - 30 short usual Mod dross they give us :twisted:

And 12 are drawing out of Germany to marry up with 47 to bulster there HVM assets etc.
 
#10
I think inevitably 47 and 12 will amalgamate. There is no chance that we will switch to light gun, but 47 are re-rolling into UAV for the next 2.5 years at least! The bigger worry is for all the upheaval for families bearing in mind lack of schooling and quarters! Bless the Labour chappies again families and soldiers alike have been truly Arrse invaded! :threaten:
 
#11
Dead_man996 said:
I think inevitably 47 and 12 will amalgamate. There is no chance that we will switch to light gun, but 47 are re-rolling into UAV for the next 2.5 years at least! The bigger worry is for all the upheaval for families bearing in mind lack of schooling and quarters! Bless the Labour chappies again families and soldiers alike have been truly Arrse invaded! :threaten:
Is the re-role to UAV set in stone ? I ask as it ties in with soething mentioned to me last night and would make sense
 
#13
You might be interested to know that some of the Bty's in 47 are re-roleing to UAV....that came from some of the GCC boys in the Targeting branch and a buddy in 21 Bty.....
 
#14
It is also being reported as two batteries in Soldier Magazine

Ready for take-off

TWO new unmanned aerial vehicle batteries are being formed for service in southern Iraq and Afghanistan, where the British Army’s ability to detect movement from the air has been of vital importance on operations against insurgents.

The UAV batteries will be generated from 47 Regiment RA for a period of up to two-and-a-half years to meet the demands of current operations.
 
#15
Two batteries, for two theatres, at the same time for about 2 1/2 years! Blimey they'll be on for some major LSA/POTL/Carry forward of leave. Oh and don't forget the divorces. :omfg:
 
#16
A Bty should have been put forward from 16 Regiment. They have not deployed for a while now and are getting fed up of maintaining the Stenna Stair lifts in Woolwich. It would have made sense to get some of their lads an operational tour and take the pressure off 47 Regt. :thumright:
 
#18
its about time the mighty 47 got somthing good to do. a regiment can only do so many cyprus tours. plus we can take some heat away from our airborne assault warriers. them boys get hammerd.
 
#19
7th? Been out once recently as i recall, some other units/sub units are on constant rotation 16, 47 and 12 need to be thrown into the mix otherwise thier future as Regiments is seriously in doubt.
 
#20
5 and 32 have the busiest sub units in the Arty, only they don't go anywhere as formed regiments. Constant Ops since Kosovo with only very short periods with no units away.
 

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