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Cavalry memorial parade

#1
Hi i'm abit undecided if I should attend this usually fabulous event, the problem is due to the cut back in mtd's and transport funding we have been told nobody is getting paid an possibly using green fleet. Now we don't get to do all the gucci things you see on the adverts - white water rafting etc so on this w/e we have a few beers around London followed by the parade sunday and then meet up with the oca. All this can be rather expensive and travelling there just for the parade is just too far to do, so what should I do :?:
 
#2
Brush your Bowler 'til it gleams, roll the brolly virgin tight, bull the shoes so that even the GSM would smile and


GO
 
#3
Its your Duty.
Honour the sacrifice others made
to give you the choice to attend a parade.
Yes I know it rhymes.
 
#4
brutus said:
Hi i'm abit undecided if I should attend this usually fabulous event, the problem is due to the cut back in mtd's and transport funding we have been told nobody is getting paid an possibly using green fleet. Now we don't get to do all the gucci things you see on the adverts - white water rafting etc so on this w/e we have a few beers around London followed by the parade sunday and then meet up with the oca. All this can be rather expensive and travelling there just for the parade is just too far to do, so what should I do :?:
I wish I was able to go, unfortuantely, I will be on duty that day, for the third time in a row :(

As to MTD's, I do not see why it should affect whether yougo. In an idea world, youshould be paid, but attending remembrance services should be some thing voluntary, to pay your respects.

My opinion

Jennie
 
#5
Jennie said:
As to MTD's, I do not see why it should affect whether yougo. In an idea world, youshould be paid, but attending remembrance services should be some thing voluntary, to pay your respects.
Jennie
Agreed.
 
#6
from what i hear it costs a mortgage payment an a half the amount you spend on ale and sausage rolls!

eds up!

but if i was free id go for free, wages who needs them we get a bounty!

£300 this year in the words of monty burns excellent
 
#7
just get your ass down there, i spend all weekend down there, get pi55ed saturday around covent garden then up the westend on the evening, march passed with a headache. cant beat it f@ck the cost, as the butler said its your duty your obliged to attend
 
#8
I won't get paid any extra for it, I'm broke and I still need to source suit/bowler/tie/brolly - but I won't be missing it for the world! Get your arrse down there and don't be a grumpy bugger.
You'll find me in the pub after doing caberet impressions :eek:) :eek:)

Btw - does anyone know where I can get a suitable brolly? Is there anything it should/shouldn't be? (I know that sounds daft but I can't think of another way of phrasing it. My brains gone on strike now it's end of a loooong term.)
 
#9
harrods £129.99 bargin it should be bright orange with pictures of naked women on it
 
#10
Not getting paid?
Got to use green fleet?
Oh my...you poor bugger!
Now stop moaning and get your arse down there.
Remember the people you're honoring would love to be there paid or not!

Rant over
 
#12
Thanks chaps your right I was just pissed off because they wouldn't even cover travel and rations then asked for max attendance, maybe I worded it incorrectly on my initial post. cheers
 
#13
Wyvern said:
I won't get paid any extra for it, I'm broke and I still need to source suit/bowler/tie/brolly - but I won't be missing it for the world! Get your arrse down there and don't be a grumpy bugger.
You'll find me in the pub after doing caberet impressions :eek:) :eek:)

Btw - does anyone know where I can get a suitable brolly? Is there anything it should/shouldn't be? (I know that sounds daft but I can't think of another way of phrasing it. My brains gone on strike now it's end of a loooong term.)
fulton make a nice black one with al the right fixtures and fittings for a gent.
available at all good stores
 
#14
Sadly I will be unable to attend again this year as I shall be working in the Middle East and unable to get back. My thoughts as always on that day will be with you all.

Quis Separabit
 
#15
brutus said:
Hi i'm abit undecided if I should attend this usually fabulous event, the problem is due to the cut back in mtd's and transport funding we have been told nobody is getting paid an possibly using green fleet. Now we don't get to do all the gucci things you see on the adverts - white water rafting etc so on this w/e we have a few beers around London followed by the parade sunday and then meet up with the oca. All this can be rather expensive and travelling there just for the parade is just too far to do, so what should I do :?:
You, Sir, are a fcuking disgrace!

I am sure that those that had the ultimate sacrifice forced upon them and their comrades that will go and march having scraped from their pensions over the past 12 months the return price of a coach from Aberdeen to Victoria and 1 night's B & B in a Bayswater Roach Motel will not miss your presents.

Please state that you will not be attending. I am sure I am not the only person having read you pathetic whinnings that feels sick to imagine we might breath the same air, let alone march shoulder to shoulder together!

You should be horsewhipped at the earliest opportunity before being lead to a room with a table with a Webley upon it!
 
#16
No doubt he'd then whinge because the cuts mean we can't afford the ammunition for said Webley.

I bankrupted myself for my first few years at the parade buying the beer for my troop. At least I could guarantee maximum attendance for that weekend...
 
#17
CaptainPlume said:
No doubt he'd then whinge because the cuts mean we can't afford the ammunition for said Webley.

I bankrupted myself for my first few years at the parade buying the beer for my troop. At least I could guarantee maximum attendance for that weekend...
Excellent idea! An empty revolver so one has to beat one's self to death with it or ask a friend to do so for one!

However, seeing as he actually posted his original thread he obviously:

a) Wouldn't have the balls to do so (unless paid)

b) Doesn't have any friends to do so for him!
 
#18
Before anyone else has a rant let me give you abit more info, you are implying by calling me Sir that i'm an officer no i'm not if I was I'd own a vineyard in France & there would be no problem. I'm an unemployed OR if you'd bothered to read my other post I said I worded it incorrectly being new to this. we was told green fleet ours being stripped down landrovers and that nobody gets booked in so by the time we get down there frozen, I then dig my rather creased suit out of my bergan attend the parade, pay my respects then either go and spend some money which I havn't got or shoot straight back to tac, If you still feel I shouldn't be breathing the same air come and let me know on the parade I'll be the one in the creased suit looking rather cold. I hope you don't just rant on this site as I will accept your apology.


You, Sir, are a fcuking disgrace!

I am sure that those that had the ultimate sacrifice forced upon them and their comrades that will go and march having scraped from their pensions over the past 12 months the return price of a coach from Aberdeen to Victoria and 1 night's B & B in a Bayswater Roach Motel will not miss your presents.

Please state that you will not be attending. I am sure I am not the only person having read you pathetic whinnings that feels sick to imagine we might breath the same air, let alone march shoulder to shoulder together!

You should be horsewhipped at the earliest opportunity before being lead to a room with a table with a Webley upon it![/quote]
 
#19
If youare unemployed, ask the PASO for any other jobs in the unit. If you are in the regt I think youmay be, there are often days avaialble.

Additianlly the PASO might be aware if the OCA has hired a coach or two, in the past, said coacehs have arrived ay my squadron, as we have been hosts in the past.

Jennie
 
#20
brutus said:
Before anyone else has a rant let me give you abit more info, you are implying by calling me Sir that i'm an officer no i'm not if I was I'd own a vineyard in France & there would be no problem. I'm an unemployed OR if you'd bothered to read my other post I said I worded it incorrectly being new to this. we was told green fleet ours being stripped down landrovers and that nobody gets booked in so by the time we get down there frozen, I then dig my rather creased suit out of my bergan attend the parade, pay my respects then either go and spend some money which I havn't got or shoot straight back to tac, If you still feel I shouldn't be breathing the same air come and let me know on the parade I'll be the one in the creased suit looking rather cold. I hope you don't just rant on this site as I will accept your apology.
I was indeed NOT implying you held a Queen's commission, my use of the term 'Sir' was both patronising and sarcastic (soz it went way over your head, but hay ho).

I am sorry to hear that as a highly trained TA Yeomanry soldier you are unable to find full-time civilian employment - perhaps you could use this site to network for employment rather than debate as to whether you should or should not attend May's parade and the cost involved.

In closing, I am so, so sorry you posted your original post showing a level of naivity as to the responses you were likely to recieve (must be a CR2 replacement not a 'recce' yeoman!), I am so, so sorry you are likely to be unable to attend unless the bill is picked up by the taxpayer via MoD, I am so, so sorry that even if you do attand you will look like a bag of sh!te as you are unable to fit a steam iron AND your suit into your bergen!

Thanks for accepting my apology in advance - and you are one and a sad one at that!
 
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