Chelsea Pensioners

#8
CunningLinguist said:
can anyone enlighten me as to whether ex Riflemen can wear black buttons on their tunics if they become a Chelsea Pensioner?

I wouldn't imagine so, what the pensioners wear is a uniform, if you start with riflemen wearing black buttons you'll next hav eex RWF wanting to wear a flash on the backs of their collars, the Jocks will want to wear the kilt and the Irish will want green uniforms. Much as I can appreciate the thought behind the black buttons I don't really see how it's practical.
 

Flyingrockdj

War Hero
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#9
What a collection of excuses you could use.
It will be like being posted to Rintlen as Underwater knife fighting instructor!
 
#10
IIRC on the program about them they wear uniform as stated and buttons of the Royal Hospital Chelsea. They can wear the rank and medals/awards they were entitled to wear on discharge, plus any others after i.e MBE etc

that's not gospel by the way!!
 
#11
Flyingrockdj said:
What a collection of excuses you could use.
It will be like being posted to Rintlen as Underwater knife fighting instructor!
I thought Rinteln was a hospital not a knife combat school.
 
#12
can anyone enlighten me as to whether ex Riflemen can wear black buttons on their tunics if they become a Chelsea Pensioner?
Used to get some of them (Ex KRRC & RB) turn up regularly on remembrance day at the mess in Davies Street, I presume some still do. Never saw one wearing black buttons and am pretty sure they would have had it been permitted. The fellas I met were mafia through and through.

Ditto no black on green chevrons etc.
 

Ventress

LE
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#13
Twizzlelehope said:
Flyingrockdj said:
What a collection of excuses you could use.
It will be like being posted to Rintlen as Underwater knife fighting instructor!
I thought Rinteln was a hospital not a knife combat school.
As a front, Rinteln supplied the infamous "Bus load of nurses" which tormented the dreams of the youth in BAOR!
 

Ventress

LE
Moderator
#14
Twizzlelehope said:
Flyingrockdj said:
What a collection of excuses you could use.
It will be like being posted to Rintlen as Underwater knife fighting instructor!
I thought Rinteln was a hospital not a knife combat school.
As a front, Rinteln supplied the infamous "Bus load of nurses" which tormented the dreams of the youth in BAOR!
 

Ventress

LE
Moderator
#15
Twizzlelehope said:
Flyingrockdj said:
What a collection of excuses you could use.
It will be like being posted to Rintlen as Underwater knife fighting instructor!
I thought Rinteln was a hospital not a knife combat school.
As a front, Rinteln supplied the infamous "Bus load of nurses" which tormented the dreams of the youth in BAOR!
 

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