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A 266 Bty OP party fetched up at a reserve bridge demolition some years back. The party included a couple of Gunner badged GVA, a REME badged lad and a couple of odds and sods who had come to make up their MTDs. No one in the party was under the rank of Sgt. One of the bridge guard seeing all of these wierd and wonderful badges spilling out of the back of a 432 put 2 and 2 together and asked "What's the GVA mate?" "Golf Five Alpha, need to know mate..."
32 jam butty battery and 14 handbag battery.
I dont know why 14 was called the handbag battery (although I can guess)
but 32 got that nickname in the early 80s whilst on exercise, some general turned up to inspect a Rapier posistion and the sentry was chomping on a jam butty.
The WO in charge in 84 (Queens parade in Dortmund)was the GSM later BC 1st Bty.I don't remember packs of RSM's roaming around,though you are speaking from an RHA perspective which might explain the need for a lot of overseeing by said mob of razzmans.We were generally left alone until the setting up of the avenue of guns,must of been something to do with our capbadges not being brooche's. Just having a laugh honest!!!!