8 Regt to Disband

#1
It's official; 8 Regt has been given the nod that they are to disband. Timeline given was that by this time next year the Regt will be officially wrapped-up!

I wonder if this will now open the flood gates to the other low hanging fruits around the Corps and the Army as a whole.

What a sad day for a Regt with such auspicious lineage.
 
#3
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#4
I've heard the 79th Mess tin & KFS repair unit are also facing the chop? Let's be real here - Cavalry regt's with over 300 years over history have been slammed together losing their own personal identity, really you're just losing one regt and the capbadge and theme stays the same. You can't complain all too much now can you.
 
#5
GM, It will be a sad day for the Corps when the 8th of Wheel disband. Having worn my Scorpion with pride, I will look back with fond memories.

Ex donkey man - your point is well made, however, at least let people mourn 8 Regts passing. After all, you are surfing the RLC site!!
 
#6
It's official; 8 Regt has been given the nod that they are to disband. Timeline given was that by this time next year the Regt will be officially wrapped-up!

I wonder if this will now open the flood gates to the other low hanging fruits around the Corps and the Army as a whole.

What a sad day for a Regt with such auspicious lineage.
What auspicious lineage?

Please clarify.
 
#8
I've heard the 79th Mess tin & KFS repair unit are also facing the chop? Let's be real here - Cavalry regt's with over 300 years over history have been slammed together losing their own personal identity, really you're just losing one regt and the capbadge and theme stays the same. You can't complain all too much now can you.
Is that the same cavalry that's losing 50% of its fighting platforms but retaining nearly 100% of its manpower?

Get a life!

The time is for change and must be capability driven - the days of preserving a regiment because they once defended King Flannel in the 17C or because Tpr Tiddlypush won a VC at the battle of Bongo-Bongo for a single horse cavalry charge, i'm afraid are gone.

Structures based on heritage not capability will end us in another fine mess, be sure of that.
 
#9
Never has a Regt been so messed about than 8. Never served with them, but i know a lot who did, and did so proudly. The ARRC had a fob for a while, as did a lot of NATO units, but only 8 kept it. Was on my JMQC with a couple of blokes from 8 who refused to remove the fob when told to do so by DS. They got RTU'd for attitude (told Mitch to fook off '2 Group'). Top blokes who i doubt got a bollocking on return to Munster.
 
#12
Have you never seen 'Ice Cold in Alex'?
Yeah, Run Away Someone's Coming, let's pick up a spy and we're gay because we didn't spit-roast nursie in the minefield as a danger fcuk.

Hardly Balaclava, old boy, now is it?
 
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#16
Hardly Balaclava?

If you mean did they lose lots of ground, issue shite orders, lose hundreds of blokes and achieve a resounding defeat, then no, Ice Cold in Alex is nothing like Balaclava.

One is a fictional triumph of the human spirit over adversity, one is a case study in why chaps should not be allowed to run wars! (See Gen Newton's theory about wars being lost by chaps, regained by blokes and then chaps taking over again once peace breaks out.)
 
#18
Hardly Balaclava?

If you mean did they lose lots of ground, issue shite orders, lose hundreds of blokes and achieve a resounding defeat, then no, Ice Cold in Alex is nothing like Balaclava.

One is a fictional triumph of the human spirit over adversity, one is a case study in why chaps should not be allowed to run wars! (See Gen Newton's theory about wars being lost by chaps, regained by blokes and then chaps taking over again once peace breaks out.)
Excellent point, eloquently put!

Balaclava, for all it’s failing in command etc. did give birth to cavalry style, panache and esprit de corps, and ‘Ice cold in Alex’ gave birth to a charming Carlsberg ad’
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There’s still debate, is there not, whether the RLC as the b@stard offspring of a bad experiment was still-born and revived or an abortion that just wouldn’t die!
 
#19
Excellent point, eloquently put!

Balaclava, for all it’s failing in command etc. did give birth to cavalry style, panache and esprit de corps, and ‘Ice cold in Alex’ gave birth to a charming Carlsberg ad’
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There’s still debate, is there not, whether the RLC as the b@stard offspring of a bad experiment was still-born and revived or an abortion that just wouldn’t die!
There's only one issue here.....the "cavalry style, panache and esprit de corps" that you talk of is about all the cavalry have in their favour today (and in the future). The end of tank on tank battles is long dead.....we have Apache for that trivia.

It is, after all, why the tankies and cavalry have been crawling over broken glass to drive the new breed of UOR 'armoured vehicles' that they see as their saving grace. Most, if not all of those tankies and cavalry with any sense can see the writing on the wall and in a amateurish protectionist move have tried to hold onto a slice of the operational pie.

Nice try but the logic is flawed. However, the RLC will always be at a disadvantage given the number of donkey whallopers who inhabit the upper echelons of the Army.
 
#20
Oh, and whilst I'm at it, I'd suggest that the only lunatics that believe that the cavalry have style, panache and esprit de corps are the cavalry themselves. The rest of the Army think you're a bunch of guffawing tossers with over inflated egos without the minerals to back up your exaggerated claims of greatness.
 

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