Buck House Garden Party TA 100th Anniversary

#1


Its on the 10th July and I've been told I am on the list but have received no official contact yet. I would like to know (1) What time it kicks off (2) What's the dress code for (a) serving TA members and (2) civvies.
Can anyone help with these queries? (I want to plan transport, accommodation etc.) :?:
 
#2
theres i hierachy for dress starting with no'1s down to cs 95 medals to be worn with all dresses but wait for confermation on cs 95, you will find out in due course on the rest like parking and stuff

dress code for civvies is bolloky buff
 
#3
I shall be abroad on holiday.

But after receiving my medals (a) in the post and (b) at an informal BBQ it all seems a trifle insignificant - and I am still serving!
 
#4
The garden party should be attended in service dress. Turn up in CS95 and hopefully you'll get booted out.........or dicked for panbash.
 
#5
FiveAlpha said:
The garden party should be attended in service dress. Turn up in CS95 and hopefully you'll get booted out.........or dicked for panbash.
thats not according to the letter from londist
 

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#6
squigeypie said:
FiveAlpha said:
The garden party should be attended in service dress. Turn up in CS95 and hopefully you'll get booted out.........or dicked for panbash.
thats not according to the letter from londist
Which states No1 dress, or No2 or CS95.

Why settle for DPM pyjamas when there is plenty of time to sort out No2s?
 
#7
any suggestions for accommodation? received the confirmation letter but no details obviously regarding car parking or accomodation. i presume its our own responsibility
 
#8
When I went to a bash last year, parking is arranged in the local roads, a card should be included in the pack sent with the ticket. Just show to the local plod. Best to go in via the back gates and leave via main entrance otherwise you queue for ever.
 
#9
fusilier50 said:
any suggestions for accommodation? received the confirmation letter but no details obviously regarding car parking or accomodation. i presume its our own responsibility
basha up in the gardens seems to be the best bet. Let everyone leave and then pitch tent by one of the small ponds. By 2am, you should be in a nice warm cell for free.
 
#10
So if it's down to choice (and availability) which uniform do you choose?

Number 1's: Could be seen as pompus if worn, however not many people get the opportunity much (except perhaps at an oppos wedding) - but looks dead smart. AND can be hired if Units/Regiments have none. Best option for pride.

Number 2's: the safe bet because the majority of soldiers own (or can get hold of) a set easily. But not as smart/formal as 1's. But there's no sword to lug around!

C95's: Look shit for formal occasions and as we wear them on a regular basis, the "special occasion" feeling is lost. May as well get in fighting order, cam cream and fix bayonets!

A character-defining moment maybe?
 
#11
Certainly would be good to be wearing Yeomanry Blues to Buck House, but I can see no.2s being the order of the day for the reason set out by Cav: the majority of attendees will either already own a set or there is a surplus lying around in stores.
 
#12
fusilier50 said:
any suggestions for accommodation? received the confirmation letter but no details obviously regarding car parking or accomodation. i presume its our own responsibility
Perhaps William might be running a taxi service?
 

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#13
GuybrushThreepwood said:
Certainly would be good to be wearing Yeomanry Blues to Buck House, but I can see no.2s being the order of the day for the reason set out by Cav: the majority of attendees will either already own a set or there is a surplus lying around in stores.
The instruction is quite clear, and is as previously stated. Uniform, with medals. No1s, No2s or worst case scenario CS95.

If you have blues or access to blues then why not wear them? As for swords, I doubt they will be required!
 
#15
I have just spoken with my Regt and find that no financial assistance is being given in the form of travel or accomodation expenses Also as it is voluntary no TA pay is being authorised.
By the way the Union Jack Club and Victoria Club(if that is the other quasi military hotel) are full.

Is this across the board or are my lot being tight?
 
#16
The_Duke said:
The instruction is quite clear, and is as previously stated. Uniform, with medals. No1s, No2s or worst case scenario CS95.

If you have blues or access to blues then why not wear them? As for swords, I doubt they will be required!
I think what GT (and I) are saying is that there'll be a limited number opting for 1's due to either not having access to, nor wanting to hire a set. Those of us who do have access to or can hire a set, could wind up looking like prize pricks at an orgy.

Personally, I think that anything state-related or ceremonial should be in 1's - they're sleeker, smarter and (for want of a better word) sexier. Plus, usually tailored and cleaned for you. But I wouldn’t want the rest of the guests to think that I was parading myself around like a cheap brass at midnight!

p.s. I thought swords were part of said uniform?
 
#17
Hello chap's,

I too got a letter this morning saying I'm going!

It looks like i'm getting my two's issued and tailored next week also for the occasion.


See you there :D


W-60
 

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#19
MonkeyJim said:
I have just spoken with my Regt and find that no financial assistance is being given in the form of travel or accomodation expenses Also as it is voluntary no TA pay is being authorised.
By the way the Union Jack Club and Victoria Club(if that is the other quasi military hotel) are full.

Is this across the board or are my lot being tight?
There is a TA100 MTD pool that can be used for TA100 events. Your lot are being tight!
 

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#20
GreenSlime said:
Here we go, from the Defence Intranet:

Army
No 1 or No 2 Dress with Sam Browne belt (without sword, insignia of Orders, decorations or medals)
The LONDIST instruction states that full size officially sanctioned medals and awards should be worn. It also states that approval for uniform to be worn is still pending, so who knows!
 

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