Equestrian regiments

#1
Ok,
So from the responses to my previous post I cannot afford the HCav so my thoughts turn to another FR regiment.
My main sports are hunting and polo and I live in Somerset. I have no family ties to the military and thus no allegiance to any regiment.

What are the characteristics/stereotypes of the other FR regiments (QDG, LD, 9/12th I believe)

Many thanks
 
#2
Had an old troop leader some years ago (QDG) whose mess drinks bill every month came to more than what the army paid him..........mummy, daddy, can I have a top up please ? There endeth the lesson.
 
#3
I thought the RHA were the best horsemen, and indeed women, in the Army? :twisted:

I'm sure one of the commentary team mention this during Trooping the Colour on the Beeb last year. But he might have been ex-RHA.
 
#4
The most successful UK Military Rider is at the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment.......
The King's Troop manage to fukc up their rank-past HM every time they do it...........
The finals of this year's Military Show Jumping competition were unique as the King's Troop did not manage to qualify.....
As usual, the BBC is talking balls.
Rant over.
 
#5
Funny that you want to join just because you ride horses, shouldnt you be more interested in what your going to be doing, rather than joining for fun.
 
#6
If you can afford to play polo I would have thought you could afford the mess bills. Perhaps I'm out of touch.
 
#7
rjh15 said:
Ok,
So from the responses to my previous post I cannot afford the HCav so my thoughts turn to another FR regiment.
My main sports are hunting and polo and I live in Somerset. I have no family ties to the military and thus no allegiance to any regiment.

What are the characteristics/stereotypes of the other FR regiments (QDG, LD, 9/12th I believe)

Many thanks
Either learn to read...........the RAC forum is full of these questions(complete with answers) or join these as you are less likely to get anybody killed or get a good kicking from a pissed-off troop corporal who´s sick of listening to a whingeing `impoverished ossifer`! :evil:
 

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#8
scarletto said:
Funny that you want to join just because you ride horses, shouldnt you be more interested in what your going to be doing, rather than joining for fun.
This is the 21 Century you tttttttttwwwwwwwwaaaattttttttt - RTR speak for knob, cnut and useless individual - not even the cav would want someone with what seems a poor understanding of the RAC. I suppose you need a batman as well.
 
#9
I understand that it is the 21st Century. I have decided to join a FR regiment and to the best of my knowledge they all perform largely similar roles, if I am wrong in this please correct me rather than abuse me for trying to find out as much as I can before making a rather important reason.

I would have thought that the sport and character of each regiment was a rather large part of regimental life, obviously correct me if I am wrong.
 
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rjh15 said:
I understand that it is the 21st Century. I have decided to join a FR regiment and to the best of my knowledge they all perform largely similar roles, if I am wrong in this please correct me rather than abuse me for trying to find out as much as I can before making a rather important reason.

I would have thought that the sport and character of each regiment was a rather large part of regimental life, obviously correct me if I am wrong.
You're totally right and provided you were a good officer you would also be a very welcome addition to any regiment's sporting agenda. I really think you need to contact the Home Headquarters of the FR recce regiments and get a chat with someone, possibly arrange a visit to the mess before deciding where to apply. You'll find that they'll all have livery for your own ponies and they will all have polo teams who play very competitively.

You need to be aware that junior ranks dominate these forums, hence the abuse you've been taking. You'll also find those very uncouth RTR chaps in here. Take no notice of them.

Mind you, if you really want to play with the best, join the QRH and forget this FR nonsense. 8) :p
 
#11
Oh yes Polo and point to point is such a part of regimental life, along with pig sticking and beating your servants.
 
#12
scarletto said:
Oh yes Polo and point to point is such a part of regimental life, along with pig sticking and beating your servants.
I was sure pig sticking had been banned?
 
#13
GDav said:
You'll also find those very uncouth RTR chaps in here. Take no notice of them.
ODWSO. the_Butler will help if you 'No Habla'

Much more to the point, you are well out of date. I have it on very good authority that many of the chaps are now house trained, some even able to walk on their hind legs.

So, take your scurrilious innuendo away with you.

Pah, bloody equine types!
 
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PE4rocks said:
GDav said:
You'll also find those very uncouth RTR chaps in here. Take no notice of them.
ODWSO. the_Butler will help if you 'No Habla'

Much more to the point, you are well out of date. I have it on very good authority that many of the chaps are now house trained, some even able to walk on their hind legs.

So, take your scurrilious innuendo away with you.

Pah, bloody equine types!
They may be able to walk upright but the inevitable scuffing of the knuckles slows the loaders down and scares the horses.
 
#15
GDav said:
PE4rocks said:
GDav said:
You'll also find those very uncouth RTR chaps in here. Take no notice of them.
ODWSO. the_Butler will help if you 'No Habla'

Much more to the point, you are well out of date. I have it on very good authority that many of the chaps are now house trained, some even able to walk on their hind legs.

So, take your scurrilious innuendo away with you.

Pah, bloody equine types!
They may be able to walk upright but the inevitable scuffing of the knuckles slows the loaders down and scares the horses.
Good point, well made. Why not use a machine gun like we do? I mean the horses will get use to it, and if not there's always the 'Knackwurst and a beer' route.
 

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#16
GDav said:
You need to be aware that junior ranks dominate these forums, hence the abuse you've been taking. You'll also find those very uncouth RTR chaps in here. Take no notice of them.
And a few of us self centred nag noshing, bratwurst loving SNCO's :evil: :wink:
 
#17
PE4rocks said:
GDav said:
PE4rocks said:
GDav said:
You'll also find those very uncouth RTR chaps in here. Take no notice of them.
ODWSO. the_Butler will help if you 'No Habla'

Much more to the point, you are well out of date. I have it on very good authority that many of the chaps are now house trained, some even able to walk on their hind legs.

So, take your scurrilious innuendo away with you.

Pah, bloody equine types!
They may be able to walk upright but the inevitable scuffing of the knuckles slows the loaders down and scares the horses.
Good point, well made. Why not use a machine gun like we do? I mean the horses will get use to it, and if not there's always the 'Knackwurst and a beer' route.
We've tried that but the horses had difficulty holding the weapons.
 
#18
elovabloke said:
GDav said:
You need to be aware that junior ranks dominate these forums, hence the abuse you've been taking. You'll also find those very uncouth RTR chaps in here. Take no notice of them.
And a few of us self centred nag noshing, bratwurst loving SNCO's :evil: :wink:
 
#19
Some of the best Officers I worked with had no or very little private means,but worked hard to make up for it and as far as I know were never ridiculed by fellow Officers because of it,but that was QDG many years ago when it was very much a S/NCO led Regt,ie day to day running did not really include junior officers-they were expected to keep out of the way!

One non-privatel means officer was so bad we threw him to 1RTR,not because he was poor,but because he was a p*ss poor officer!(Always wondered what happened to him?)

Although QDG had/has? an excellent Polo team,they have sadly been interupted by 3 tours to Iraq in 3 years,which might just cramp your handicap.

Also, Junior Officers now lead from the front,as can be seen on the casualty list from both Iraq and Afghanistan.The soldiers that you will command wíll not give a rats arrse about your financial status,or the fact that you can ride like Zorro,they will expect you to work and look after their welfare,just as they will keep you in medals and promotion.

NB Capt Mark Philips QDG,Olympic Champion and ex of Anne was a great horseman,but that didn´t help his military career did it?Forget the Nags and concentrate on being a good officer!
 
#20
scarletto said:
Funny that you want to join just because you ride horses, shouldnt you be more interested in what your going to be doing, rather than joining for fun.
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
He does want to be an ossifer!!
 
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