Aldershot Show

Discussion in 'Army Reserve' started by Goatman, Jul 10, 2008.

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  1. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    For anyone who attended whether TA or Reg, Stab or Arab, some pics from the event here

    local paper:


    Don Cabra
  2. RP578

    RP578 LE Book Reviewer

    The STAB parade actually wasn't too shabby at all (note pic 21, we're all still in step!). That's actually more of a feat than it sounds. We'd been thrown together at silly o'clock that morning, told we'd have to to a bit a of drill. Then told it would be heavy drill, despite us being Riflemen! Then set about practicing under the tuition of a Guards WO (who in fairness, was gentle with us), but with the fine points being changed with each practice. Didn't help that CO felt marching to tune of his own bugler either.

    Still it all came together in the end! The whole day was nice and even the sun came out to play in the end. The horse-love going on in pic 15 is a bit disturbing though.
  3. The parade itself was good - there was slight concern after seeing the rehearsal in the morning that it was going to be emotional but in the end it was a proud moment for the TA.

    Heartfelt thanks must go out to 101 RLC, who during their demonstration of a Combat Logistic Patrol managed to smoke off the assembled great and good in the VIP enclosure with some accuracy - twice.
  4. Why does image 18 have a female sgt marching with no beret?
  5. Perhaps it was just a warm day, so she took it off?
  6. For us it was a complete waste of time. 20 blokes turned up to man a stand. We were told that vehicles would be suplied, so no need to bring our own. Nothing turned up apart from one vehicle that was manned by it's own crew ( who understandably didn't want us near it). Didn't stop the Health and Saftey Nazis demanding a Risk Assessment on a non existant stand though!. So tried to fill the day walking around ooking for something to do. The Boss was livid went he turned up.

    Stand of the day must go to 21 SAS. Worlds most obese soldier, uniform in rag order - unironed, boots not polished. What were they thinking, or was it a joke?