Commonwealth Traditions in the Army.

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First British unit to join a major engagement by glider when it landed in Sicily as part of 1st Airborne Division. (KOBR)
 
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Well, I learnt something and found a mail article interesting. Someone hand me a webley.

Well done that man though.
 
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I am now officially an old codger.

That is ****ing stupid.
He is in the British Army. on parade before his monarch.
He should not be indulding in his "traditional tribal" nonsense.
 
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I am now officially an old codger.

That is ****ing stupid.
He is in the British Army. on parade before his monarch.
He should not be indulding in his "traditional tribal" nonsense.
Some on here will be firing the bus up with language like that :).. Lucky they didn't parade with weapons... What a dilemma that would have thrown up.

If he did it off hat without a prior nod from the sheds then he certainly has some bo11ocks.

Whilst I would love it to be so I cannot quite see it. If it catches on they will have to writing some new drill movements for it at Pirbright.
 
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I can't see what's wrong with it to be honest.

If it is a mark of respect then so be it, we are not the GB Colonial Gun Boat team anymore.

Stand down the OR Bus
 
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I can't see what's wrong with it to be honest.

If it is a mark of respect then so be it, we are not the GB Colonial Gun Boat team anymore.

Stand down the OR Bus
Waving your penis at someone is a mark of respect in some traditions, as is kissing on both cheeks.

How about some of that next time HRH is visiting?
 
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Quite, why on earth would we expect some form of discipline and common standard in the ranks. My issue is not that that he performed a native mark of respect - its that he did anything contrary to standing where he was told looking where he was told and breathing when he was told - a parade is not a garden party - he is not there representing himself or his culture. There is of course the chance his actions were pre-authorised - in that case Im sure the Pde Comd really thought through the image it portrays from a Regimental point of view. Its warm today and I've not had my lie down yet.
 
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The fact that he was rolled out to the media afterwards to explain what he did would indicate the CoC knew about it and it was pre-planned. I would be pretty sure HMQ was briefed before hand as well just to make sure she didn't turn round and say 'what the ***** is that dusky chap doing? Have him flogged immediately."
 
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I think it was the Staffords had the same.
1 Border held the western perimeter at Arnhem, and IIRC had the highest casualty rate of all the Bns during Market Garden. The South Staffs and KOSB were the other Bns in the Airlanding Brigade.
 
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Publicity stunt. Staged to highlight the now diverse nature of our armed forces. In ten years time there will be token trannies wearing pregnancy 'sympathy belts' doing public duties no doubt.
 
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1 Border held the western perimeter at Arnhem, and IIRC had the highest casualty rate of all the Bns during Market Garden. The South Staffs and KOSB were the other Bns in the Airlanding Brigade.
Right. I didn't know why, but do remember a Staffords Captain cutting around HQ RCZ with a glider badge
 

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well done that man, his ancient customs and usages are encouraged and preserved by our commonwealth.
 

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