Cav nicknames ??

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  1. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    scuse the intrusion......who the hell were/are "The Armoured Farmers" ? KRH ?
  2. Royal Hussars and 3 RTR were both known as the Armoured Farmers.
  3. 3 RTR, Oi's told...
  4. ? Devon and Dorsets
  5. Royal Anglian Regiment from the nickname the poachers
  6. Armoured Engineers for as long as i can remembered have always been called armoured farmers.
  7. In the CAV,world,it was 3 RTR,because they recruited,from the South.The R Hussars were mostly refered to as `Crap-hats`due to the brown beret,or Cherry Pickers;Apparently because they were in an orchard picking cherries,as a battle was going on.

    Though,some wags say it´s because they went raping and pillaging,in a convent! :twisted:
  8. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    Ta ....what on earth is the lad in the picture doing - climbing into a WWF ring to take on some Brit ?!
  9. Not Royal Hussars (or 10th or 11th Hussars)- they are the Cherrypickers, never heard them be refered to as anything else.
  10. 3 RTR were the armoured farmers due the recruiting area of devon, Cornwall Somerset & Dorset.
  11. I thought it was because of the cherry-red trousers they wore.
  12. Gawd,never thought of that!Actually I felt sorry for the R Hs,being amalgamated with 14/20,(first hand experience in Höhne),at least they got their revenge with the trousers and beret. :p
  13. 4/7th RDG...........Smell on Wheels!
  14. Midnight...could you comment on your negative experiences with the 14/20H? Were the 10/11H (or RH) a more efficient and effective regiment? Just curious.
  15. Definitely 3RTR, where visiting brass were warned that if a trooper saluted and said "Good morning, me deear," there was no need to worry - that's just how it was done in the regiment. The West Country thing, you know.
    However, somewhere in the back of me mind is the nagging thought that the D&Ds were at sometime in an armoured role and were also known as the armoured farmers.