Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup - a Royal Engineer

#1
On his tour of Iraq, Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup was photographed wearing a Royal Engineer Beret!

Is the RAF yearning for their glorious past? :wink:
 
#3
I'm sure this was covered before?? Including pictures of him in RE beret, tri-service belt and RAF rank! Apparently it has something to do with him being honorary colonel (or some such) of an engineer unit?
 
#4
blonde_guy said:
I'm sure this was covered before?? Including pictures of him in RE beret, tri-service belt and RAF rank! Apparently it has something to do with him being honorary colonel (or some such) of an engineer unit?
Ah yes 'Honour', seems the blue jobs have to get it where they can?
Nothing in Jock's CV to show this honour though?
 
#5
He is an Honorary Colonel of a TA Engineer Regt - but not sure which one. Phone the EinC(A) with my compliments and ask him which one :twisted:
 
#7
Thank you Blonde Guy, says it all to me.................
Top bloke is a Royal Engineer Walt!
 
#8
blonde_guy said:
http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/Forums/viewtopic/t=66387.html

the original post!

He is Honorary Colonel, 73 Engineer Regiment (V)
Now I know it probably matters little when you're at the dizzying heights of CDS but, genuine question, shouldnt he therefore wear Colonel's rank? Is he in mixed dress? Surely he's come as an RAF Officer (and wears RAF coloured beret with appropriate badge and RAF rank) or he comes as an honourary RE Colonel (and etc). Are thare any precedents for serving senior officers who are also honorary colonels?
 
#11
CDS is no longer 73 Engr Regt(V)'s Honorary Colonel, this honour has now passed to Air Chief Marshall Sir Glen Torpy, Chief of the Air Staff.
 

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