ARRSE - In the Times letters

#2
Sir, The dismal Geoff Hoon’s Treasury-driven Army cuts (report, December 17) have failed to dent the sense of humour for which the British squaddy is famous.
The Army Rumour Service website notes that the amalgamation of the Prince of Wales’s Own Regiment of Yorkshire, the Green Howards and the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment has created a unit that could be known as The Prince of Wales’s Green Wellingtons.
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#3
The Army Rumour Service website notes that the amalgamation of the Prince of Wales’s Own Regiment of Yorkshire, the Green Howards and the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment has created a unit that could be known as The Prince of Wales’s Green Wellingtons.
The Prince of Wales’s Light Green Wellingtons.

The Regiment is likely to have LI Coys in the TA Bn :twisted: :twisted:
 
#4
While serving on the same camp as the Queens Own Highlanders during the last round of amalgamations it was suggested that after their amamlagamation with The Gordon Highlanders, that they should become known as Gordons Own Highland Queens.

Needless to say not many of the Jocks found this one funny but we got a laugh out of it for a couple of weeks

Zippy483
 
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#5
If these amalgamations keep going we may soon have :

The Royal Medical, Intelligence, Logistics Military Police.

The Royal Para Signals Engineers Band (Amphibious) (V)

:D

Anybody think of any more?
 
#6
Biscuits_AB said:
If these amalgamations keep going we may soon have :

The Royal Medical, Intelligence, Logistics Military Police.

The Royal Para Signals Engineers Band (Amphibious) (V)

:D

Anybody think of any more?
the royal armoured air force marines?
 
#7
During the last round of cuts (only that time they were done to us by our chums the Tories), various new units were speculated about - 'The Foreskins' were the amalgamation of the 4/7 DG and 5th Skins!! And the greatest regiment on earth became, amongst other things, Camilla's Commandos, Squidgey's Own, Di's Guys.....when losing their name and being polluted by the Hampshires. Add to this the 'Power Rangers' (no doubt their wives club will become in time the 'Flower Arrangers' - in fact that's not a bad name for 1 Para themselves) as formed by that unholy alliance of TCH and the Poodle of Darkness.

Let's all emigrate - I hear Baghdad is nice at this time of year.......
 
#9
A not so recent round of cuts and mergers prompted one of my ilk to write a letter to the SofS proposing a merger between the Royal Green Jackets and the Life Guards to become the 1st Life Jackets.
 
#10
Tyne Tees/Yorkshire Television Bn (VR*), with Richard Whiteley as Col in Chief.

Another consonant please Carol!

* VR - Virtual reality orbat: answer phone at RHQ with hologram rifle coys. Just think of the savings!
 
#11
Apparently soldiers are now being told that they do not need to buy name tags for their jackets. After the last :D lot of cuts the entire Army will be on first name terms! :D
 
#15
MrPVRd said:
Sir, The dismal Geoff Hoon’s Treasury-driven Army cuts (report, December 17) have failed to dent the sense of humour for which the British squaddy is famous.
The Army Rumour Service website notes that the amalgamation of the Prince of Wales’s Own Regiment of Yorkshire, the Green Howards and the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment has created a unit that could be known as The Prince of Wales’s Green Wellingtons.

I remain, yours faithfully,
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Christ! Was that a year ago! I still wonder what Mr Perryman's Arrse name is.....
 
#18
tomahawk6 said:
Looks like the RN is in pretty bad shape as well.

By JOHN KAY
A ROYAL Navy officer is heading a multi-national task force — from a US warship.

Severe cuts have left no suitable British ship from which Commodore Bruce Williams can command Task Force 58, which protects vital oil platforms off Iraq.

So an SOS went out to the US Navy. And they made the missile cruiser USS San Jacinto available.

It is the first time a Royal Navy flag has flown from a US warship since 1917. Navy chiefs plan to get a British warship to the Gulf before Commodore Williams formally hands control back to the Americans in April.

A senior Navy source said last night: “In this, the 200th anniversary year of the Battle of Trafalgar, Lord Nelson must be turning in his grave. The Royal Navy has been cut to ribbons and it is really showing.”

Former Naval officer Mike Critchley, editor of Warship World, said: “It is utterly humiliating for the nation that once proudly ruled the waves.

“Because of these cutbacks, the Royal Navy has had no option but to ask the US Navy for a ship on which to base the senior Royal Naval officer and his staff in the Gulf.”

The cuts mean more and more ships have been scrapped or sold to foreign governments.

The Navy now has one destroyer, HMS Manchester, in the Mediterranean and just one frigate, HMS Montrose, to guard Middle East oil supplies.

In a statement to The Sun, the Ministry of Defence said: “The coalition appoints the most appropriate ship in the region as the Command Ship.

“It is entirely appropriate for the British Commander to exercise his command from a US ship.

“Next year it is planned that a British command ship will assume this responsibility.”
Christ!!Bad enough joining the Navy but to then go to sea on a septic ship!!
That'd be enough to make anyone jump ship!!!! :lol:
How about the Military Police joining forces with the Vetinary Corp?

BTW,with the new amalgamations,what colour wold the berets be??Pink for a Para? Taup for the SAS? :lol:
Maybe Laurence L-Bowen could design the uniforms & mess dress??
 
#20
The long proposed merger (or should that be reintegration after the split?) of the Royal Artillery and Royal Engineers has an easy solution to the name problem.

We take the "Royal" from the Engineers and the "Artillery" from the Artillery, making the new unit the Royal Artillery.

honour served all round, I would suggest.
 

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