A squaddies friend

#5
Cowhead said:
Outstanding said:
Hey Jay,

whats the Eagle all about then - is this a RAF tradition from the Napoleonic wars?
Ahhh, RAF Reg baiting. Brilliant sport, let me pull up a seat...
Enjoy it while you can. The rumour I heard was that Brown was going to turn back the clock to 1st April 1918 and reinvent the RNAS and RFC. Good thing too IMHO. :wink:
 
#6
Marc_St_Hilaire said:
Cowhead said:
Outstanding said:
Hey Jay,

whats the Eagle all about then - is this a RAF tradition from the Napoleonic wars?
Ahhh, RAF Reg baiting. Brilliant sport, let me pull up a seat...
Enjoy it while you can. The rumour I heard was that Brown was going to turn back the clock to 1st April 1918 and reinvent the RNAS and RFC. Good thing too IMHO. :wink:
Biggles to Ginger, over
 
#7
Cowhead said:
Outstanding said:
Hey Jay,

whats the Eagle all about then - is this a RAF tradition from the Napoleonic wars?
Ahhh, RAF Reg baiting. Brilliant sport, let me pull up a seat...
But what a fair question :clap: - come on, answer please. Or Clyde turns right.......
 
#8
Hugh_Jardon said:
Marc_St_Hilaire said:
Cowhead said:
Outstanding said:
Hey Jay,

whats the Eagle all about then - is this a RAF tradition from the Napoleonic wars?
Ahhh, RAF Reg baiting. Brilliant sport, let me pull up a seat...
Enjoy it while you can. The rumour I heard was that Brown was going to turn back the clock to 1st April 1918 and reinvent the RNAS and RFC. Good thing too IMHO. :wink:
Biggles to Ginger, over
Yes but don't forget Algie and the other spiffing chaps of 266. That's when pilots were pilots. :D
 
#9
It seems a fairly simple thing to answer. the alternative is to find out which Sqn it is and provide old Jay with the answer. Does he wear " Jay Dee " on his growbag?
 
#11
Outstanding said:
OK Found it - 63 Sqn RAF Regt (Queens Colour Sqn)
Link here:
http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafregiment/rafregimentsquadrons/63_sqn_history.cfm

Most interestingly from their web page:
The Squadron also performs regularly on television appearing most recently on “Jim Davidson’s Generation Game”

How excellent that must feel!
And at the bottom of the link it says they are commanded by non other than Mr W Rooney, a chimp incharge of some rock apes
 
#12
Outstanding said:
OK Found it - 63 Sqn RAF Regt (Queens Colour Sqn)
Link here:
http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafregiment/rafregimentsquadrons/63_sqn_history.cfm

Most interestingly from their web page:
The Squadron also performs regularly on television appearing most recently on “Jim Davidson’s Generation Game”

How excellent that must feel!
Same SQN in name only diffrent roles, todays 63 SQN is a field SQN.
When i served on 63 SQN it was a rapier SQN (Yipe i know rapier heard it all before) like everyone else i went to where they told me to go, hated rapier
 
#13
jaybee2786 said:
Outstanding said:
OK Found it - 63 Sqn RAF Regt (Queens Colour Sqn)
Link here:
http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafregiment/rafregimentsquadrons/63_sqn_history.cfm

Most interestingly from their web page:
The Squadron also performs regularly on television appearing most recently on “Jim Davidson’s Generation Game”

How excellent that must feel!
Same SQN in name only diffrent roles, todays 63 SQN is a field SQN.
When i served on 63 SQN it was a rapier SQN (Yipe i know rapier heard it all before) like everyone else i went to where they told me to go, hated rapier
Every man with his own samsonite........

Come on, explain the eagle!!!!
 

napier

LE
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#14
The 2 (para) sqn page makes for interesting reading - especially when you consider that it is an official site.

Remarks such as

In July 1996 II Squadron assumed responsibility for the defence of divisional assets in the Former Yugoslavia Republic (FYR). During the deployment the Squadron expanded its role in the theatre that was itself contracting. The initial task was a mundane guard task made worse by the poor standards set by previous units. The Squadron soon set about rectifying this after taking over responsibility for the various sites.
and

Two sections were alerted as a QRF and under the command of Flight Sergeant Ramsey, deployed to Banja Luka rescuing the RMP patrol and bringing back the confiscated weapons, which included an Armoured Personnel Carrier and various heavy weapons. The RMP claimed the responsibility for this minor victory but had it not been for the speedy and aggressive response by members of the Support Weapons Flight the weapons would not have been recovered and the result for the RMP could have been much different.
along with all the tales of operations they were nearly sent on and their almost SF status really mark them out as well balanced and not chippy in the slightest.
 
#15
Bambi said:
jaybee2786 said:
Outstanding said:
OK Found it - 63 Sqn RAF Regt (Queens Colour Sqn)
Link here:
http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafregiment/rafregimentsquadrons/63_sqn_history.cfm

Most interestingly from their web page:
The Squadron also performs regularly on television appearing most recently on “Jim Davidson’s Generation Game
”

How excellent that must feel!
Same SQN in name only diffrent roles, todays 63 SQN is a field SQN.
When i served on 63 SQN it was a rapier SQN (Yipe i know rapier heard it all before) like everyone else i went to where they told me to go, hated rapier
Every man with his own samsonite........

Come on, explain the eagle!!!!
POP into the union jack club sat 26 may and ask yourself if you want,i will buy you a pint
 
#16
Talking to Raf Regt in Kandahar. They believe they are part of the SF Triangle. PARA, RM,RAF REGT. A strange triangle. Where do the boys in black sit???????????? Or is it now a square or rectangle. The only triangle the RAF regt sit in is around the scout leader on pack holidays.......

Right turn clyde
 
#17
napier said:
... along with all the tales of operations they were nearly sent on and their almost SF status really mark them out as well balanced and not chippy in the slightest.
Such as when they almost were tasked to take Safwan Hill?? Wonderful...
 

napier

LE
Moderator
Kit Reviewer
#18
I particularly enjoyed their Falklands War tales:

On the 30 May the Commanding Regiment Officer stated that the Squadron was to prepare for a possible parachute insertion into the Falkland Islands. Further planning took place, which was only to be reversed in June when the emphasis was again to be a Light Armour Squadron deployment. As the month progressed it looked less likely that the Squadron would be employed and on 30 June the task was cancelled.
So basically they didn't go to the Falklands...
 

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