8th Battalion The Rifles?

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by wild_moose, Jun 23, 2008.

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  1. Was present during a conversation in which a TA Rifles officer talked about the possibility of The Rifles gaining a third TA battalion.

    Apparently this was to be achieved by rebadging 5RRF as Rifles whilst appeasing them with the knowledge that they still had a company of The London Regiment badged as Fusiliers.

    Whilst this would obviously be a bit of a coup for The Rifles is it wise? It would seem, to me at least, that the third TA battalion of any regiment would be far more vulnerable to future cuts than a single battalion of another.

  2. My Bold

    Perhaps that is the plan or am i just being somewhat cynical ?

    edited for tonk spelling
  3. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    One of the howlers from the new regiment was making the second senior Bn (1LI) number 5 being armd inf with Warrior it was believed that they would be too important to be scrapped in the future. Total rubbish as the links have been broken and renumbering happened in the old regiments. If I was a Budgie I'd be worried about assimilation by the Borg!