airborne rifles

Discussion in 'Infantry' started by LCL 0509, May 9, 2013.

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  1. I was wondering whether there still an airborne unit in the rifles regiment or is there only a commando unit?
     
  2. 1 Rifles aren't in 3 Cdo Bde anymore (or won't be very shortly).
     
  3. Really? Where are they going?
     
  4. Back in their box.
     
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  5. then are 3 commando getting another unit to replace them? and are 16 air assault getting any other units?
     
  6. Yeah the RAF reg. 1/4 of the 'Big Four'...
     
  7. Serious question: I thought the end of the arms plot meant the end of battalions being posted hither and thither. So why are units attached to 16AA and 3Cdo Brigades still being rotated?
     
  8. agreed.
     
  9. 3 Cdo Bde will return to being solely RM Units, plus 29 Cdo RA and 59 Ind Sqn RE. There is a general belief within the Army that if the RN want things for the Royal Marines then the RN can pay for it.
     
  10. Yeah but in the end, it just means that the army dont get commandos...
     
  11. Which is why the Navy has Royal Marines
     
  12. That, and we need a nice frilly gown for our dressing up box.
     
  13. No one gets commandos.
     
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  14. Oh no, what will we do, now that we won't have people who can do what any normal Infantry do anyway...
     
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  15. BuggerAll

    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Surely it's the taxpayer wot pays for it.

    I never fully understood the rational for having an Ind BG in 3 Cdo Bde.


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