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#1
A couple of questions, excuse the excessive Xmas Port intake...

1. ACF in NI. Is there such a thing and, if so, do they really have RGJ affiliated units?

2. Can't bloody remember...I blame the Port.

Ta
 
#3
why the really in the would they have RGJ/Rifles?

IIRC ACF in NI still have Royal Irish Rangers.
 
#4
Cheers, Gremlin. It's the Port, I tell you...I forget everything! Who could forget Caubeen?


Seriously, the reason I'm asking is my son started a new job recently and mentioned I had served to his boss. The fella told my lad he had been in the Army for 6 years, which later became 6 months in the RGJ including service in NI and subsequently (which isnt easy to type when pished) became ACF 'service' in NI. I say he's a tw@t. I asked my son to ask the fella for his reggy no. and the answer was 42. Incredible, but true.
 
#5
chocolate_frog said:
why the really in the would they have RGJ/Rifles?

IIRC ACF in NI still have Royal Irish Rangers.
Sorry, was remembering the old 'Falling Plate' nickname or Leeson St references from the 80s. No insult intended, just thought it would be unlikely, bit like having a Para cadet unit in Derry.
 
#6
Ooooh, its all coming back to me now...

Q3. What was that movie with Ollie Reed where he ended up wrestling naked in front of the fire? My lad has also started 'grappling' training at a local kick-boxing gym and I want to be able to really take the p1ss.

Q4. Possibly done before but Walts wearing medals...why doesn't anyone read the name round the edge? all mine have my name on them. Unless, of course, I bought them from someone on Ebay who has exactly the same name and Reggy No.
 
#7
redsquirrel said:
chocolate_frog said:
why the really in the would they have RGJ/Rifles?

IIRC ACF in NI still have Royal Irish Rangers.
Sorry, was remembering the old 'Falling Plate' nickname or Leeson St references from the 80s. No insult intended, just thought it would be unlikely, bit like having a Para cadet unit in Derry.
Falling plates were the Green Howards, not the RGJ.
 
#8
redsquirrel said:
Ooooh, its all coming back to me now...

Q3. What was that movie with Ollie Reed where he ended up wrestling naked in front of the fire? My lad has also started 'grappling' training at a local kick-boxing gym and I want to be able to really take the p1ss.

Q4. Possibly done before but Walts wearing medals...why doesn't anyone read the name round the edge? all mine have my name on them. Unless, of course, I bought them from someone on Ebay who has exactly the same name and Reggy No.
Q3 - possibly "Women in Love" an adaptation of a ghastly DH Lawrence novel with Oliver Reed and some quite well thought of actors who should have known better

edited to add: was it Alan Bates

http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt0066579/ an yes - Glenda Jackson
 
#9
Poppy said:
redsquirrel said:
Ooooh, its all coming back to me now...

Q3. What was that movie with Ollie Reed where he ended up wrestling naked in front of the fire? My lad has also started 'grappling' training at a local kick-boxing gym and I want to be able to really take the p1ss.

Q4. Possibly done before but Walts wearing medals...why doesn't anyone read the name round the edge? all mine have my name on them. Unless, of course, I bought them from someone on Ebay who has exactly the same name and Reggy No.
Q3 - possibly "Women in Love" an adaptation of a ghastly DH Lawrence novel with Oliver Reed and some quite well thought of actors who should have known better

edited to add: was it Alan Bates
T'was Alan Bates.......


Points #1 and #2, but most importantly 'blooding up' in #3:

http://www.bubblegun.com/features/15oliver.html
 
#10
Thanks, CQMS, I stand corrected. In my befuddled state, I had it in my mind Falling Plates was 1RGJ, Black Mafia was 3. It just shows one should never trust what is scrawled on a Soltau Sh1itter wall. much less attempt to quote the same when left alone with Xmas Port.

Poppy, cheers too. I'll check that out.

I always try to do my research before I start taking the p1ss. Saves face later.
 
#11
In answer to your question vis-a-vis R.G.J. NO, vis-a-vis R.I.RANGERS,up to recently, YES, now all rebadged to the Royal Irish Regiment,(the lets pinch other peoples hard earned efforts(exempt home service)ones) the guys a Walt!
 
#12
redsquirrel said:
Q4. Possibly done before but Walts wearing medals...why doesn't anyone read the name round the edge? all mine have my name on them. Unless, of course, I bought them from someone on Ebay who has exactly the same name and Reggy No.
Nato/UN medals don't have names on them.

My real medals are at my parents house the ones are wear on my NO2s are copies because I don't want to lose/damage the originals. (Quite a few people do this)

Most engravers can put names and numbers on them if a walt really wanted to try hard.
 
#13
What the fuck is this doing in here?

I at present have nothing witty and amusing to add to Naafi but this thread has wasted 30 seconds of my life and is diluting the pool of far more worthy threads.

Hole!
 
#14
supermatelot said:
What the * is this doing in here?

I at present have nothing witty and amusing to add to Naafi but this thread has wasted 30 seconds of my life and is diluting the pool of far more worthy threads.

Hole!
OH good go back to t'the rum,we're trying to out another possible walt.
 
#16
CQMS, the Green Howards may also have got the monika but the RGJ, specifically the 1st Bn if memory serves, were also referred to as the 'falling plates'.

Slightly unfair, as at one time the RGJ were doing practically back to back tours in NI, and at one point had EVERY regular Bn of the Regiment in province at the same time. I don't think any other Regiment has managed to acheive this accolade....

Not sure why this nick name would preclude the unit having ACF in NI, or why it would be locsen, after all it was a Army nickname. The Paras in Londonderry is valid... as would be the RGJ in Cyprus :twisted:
 
#18
Stacker. Yep and cheers, I've done exactly the same thing myself. Real medals in their boxes in my safe and copies (engraved appropriately) worn out. I just thought that since it was so expensive, would a Walt bother? And surely if as we know, many of them source their stolen valour through ebay, etc., that it would be hard to change the original owners name?

Choccy Frog. Thanks for clearing that up. I knew the reference had some veracity. It wasn't so much the nickname precluding NI from having an ACF equivalent that I was trying to suggest. I was thinking more about the likely animosity and attention that the more notorious regiments might attract.

Double Crease. You know me soooooo well. Happy Xmas you old duffer. See you in the new year! Have a good one.

Van, Yep. A total feckin Walt. My son has taken his bosses bluffing personally given my service and wanted some additional ammunition to present to his colleagues.
 
#19
redsquirrel said:
Stacker. Yep and cheers, I've done exactly the same thing myself. Real medals in their boxes in my safe and copies (engraved appropriately) worn out. I just thought that since it was so expensive, would a Walt bother? And surely if as we know, many of them source their stolen valour through ebay, etc., that it would be hard to change the original owners name?
there are many walts who will spend thousands of pounds to verify their stories. probably because they too have started to believe the story. so I wouldn't suggest medal engraving as being too expensive!

as for changing the name etc.. if you buy a blank medal as a walt, whilst the medal shop might want proof before engraving, the engraving bloke on the saturday market probably won't be so stringent. Tell him what you want engraved and where you want it, and he'll tell you a price. Simples.
 

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