Army battalion kept from Iraq to guard Queen

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    Members of the 1st Battalion, Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment (1WFR) had carried out reconnaissance in the Basra area before Christmas with a view to bolstering British forces. But insiders say its deployment was cancelled at short notice after it was decided ceremonial duties should take precedence.

    Full story-

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-2003790,00.html
     
  2. Diagnosis: Overstretch
     
  3. Woofers(Pass the Regimental Sauce) & Shirewood Forseters (Hope the're more use then their local police who after 600 years still haven't caught Robin Hood. Looking after Ar Liz! Ah troops cumming home !
    john
     
  4. Jon Willy I was in the Robin Hood Rifles (D Coy 3WFR) way back when Mate, why would we catch him?
     
  5. Keep Prince John appy.
    young will scarlet vairiaty.
     
  6. http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/54788.html

     
  7. An alternative view would be that 1 SG and 1 WFR would have totally different roles in Iraq - one has Warriors and the other... doesn't. They are not like for like replacements.

    Idiotic non-story pointless article.
     
  8. If this story is true then perhaps the powers that be need to think about all infantry commitments both operational and ceremonial and decide where the priorities really are. This issues was discussed recently on ARRSE, see this thread

    http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/Forums/viewtopic/t=26602.html
     
  9. Far from it Barbs. The whole point is that it gives the Herald another excuse to throw a wedge between
    Scottish and English soldiers, with the Jocks going off to fight England's war while their soldiers stag on in
    safety. Bizarrely, I thought we were all British soldiers.
     
  10. Scots Guards are Scottish? :lol:
     
  11. I thought they all came from the North East.
     
  12. Just trying to start a rumour?
     
  13. Not so sure, WFR's probably the most unknown regiment in the UK, it gets kept at home to allow anothers Regts to be in the lime light.
    The Mercians will have this problem aswell, they've already made plans to disband Mercian TA Coys to allow more famous Regiments to their Coys within its TA Battalion.
     
  14. Merlin , heard the rumour , is it confirmed?
     
  15. Nice story - only been back from Iraq since May - but conveniently neglecting to comment that the WFR only came back from Afghanistan themselves in April! So they've hardly had their 24 months either, have they Mr Bruce?