Any one else changing to the rifles ?

#1
alright guys, im up north just shy of the Durham L.I catchment area, but still badged L.I, any of you guys changing to the rifles in feb 07?
 
#2
My good lady and all of 'E' Coy YACF will be.
 
#3
is there a big do on like? what county is that matey?
 
#4
The official line is that all RGJ and LI cadets change to The Rifles along with Regular & TA units. Whether this will be in February or later or actually happen to all cadet units, I would not like to place bets on.
 
#6
...and a few TA LI will become 4 Mercian.

But if the LI are changing to Rifles in Feb 07, and 4 Mercian doesn't form until Aug 07, doesn't that leave a few orphaned LI for 6 months, or will they change to Rifles, and then change to 4 Mercian?

My Head Hurts,

Best Regards,

b_flat
 
#8
Hi,

Mercians will be formed using the current Cheshires (1 Mercian), Worcestershire and Sherwood Forresters (2 Mercian), Staffords (3 Mercian), and a TA unit, The West Midlands Regiment (4 Mercian).

The West Mids is multi capbadge after "Options for Change", and contains Staffs, Woofers, Fusilier and LI companies, so these last two will also become 4 Mercian.

http://www.army.mod.uk/img/infantry/img/ABN_28_05_FIS_Final.doc

Best Regards,

b_flat
 
#9
PartTimeSJT said:
is there a big do on like? what county is that matey?
God's Own County (Yorkshire :lol: )

I've not heard any detail yet (probably be all last minute like ours was), but will post when I know more.
 
#10
received over. i beg to differ about gods county because every one knows Co.Durham is Gods country :p
 
#12
Hi new to the forum. i know somke of bristol acf are badged RGBW at the moment. Sadly it seems they wont be rebadging as the rifles, more likely logistics.
 
#13
all of us in BucksACF are changing over, ofcourse were all RGJ at t'moment, i expect a rebadging ceramony, it'd be nice for it t'be a big public one, bring t'ACf more into the public eye. aparantly though our band might be staying as RGJ for a while, so i get to wear both badges (at diff times). im gonna miss being RGJ but shit happens. eventually weel all be merged into one big regiment. then theyll start raising new one i spose
 
#14
well i get to wear my no2's for the last time as LI this year on nov the 11th it will be a proud moment and one can only imagine what next year will bring.
 
#15
You'll still be in LI kit next year old chap.

There will be quite a gap before any ceremonial kit works it's way as far as the ACF.
 
#16
oh well good good, how long do you reckon?
 
#17
I really have no idea. However, there is no sign of ceremonial kit in the Yorkshire Regiment yet (formed in June), even the soldiers who supported us on camp were still wearing their old collar dogs, etc with the new cap badge (although they were wearing beret badges on caps, so the new cap badges can't be available yet).

On this form, it will be years rather than months before the kit filters down to the ACF.
 
#18
apparantly were not getting our cap badges until annual camp
 
#19
To be truthfully honest here guys im not bothered, there MAY be people who want the rifles as there cap badge but me personally id like to stay LI as long as i can
 
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