"Esprit-de-Corps" in The RLC

#1
Having read the continuing vitriolic comments between CEGs and especially aimed at AT's, is there any common cause that unites the Soldiers of the RLC?
 
#2
Yes we like to slag off Bomb doctors, stackers, flat liners, chunks, slops, flip flops, hand bags and whatever else you can think of. But its all in jest if we didnt have the banter we would probably sign off.
 
#8
Abandon-Ship,

You might want to watch SKY News today if you get the chance. 23 Pnr Regt have some excellent coverage in Afghanistan. That is the sort of thing that unites the Corps in feeling proud. 23 Regt are in the main fighting as infantry and reportedly doing an impressively professional job.
 
#9
Didn't we accept some time ago that the primary role of the Noble Pioneers was not to be infantry?

Just goes to show how far sighted the decisions of some of our better were. More humble pie DRLC? No I didn't think so!

Well done the boys of 23 Regt. Maybe you can re-start the campaign for your brown berets and Infantry courses again.
 
#11
We all enjoy the banter and poking fun at the various trades within the Corps however look at things like the RSMs convention.

Army wide convention 9 slots to brief the top brass, 6 slots filled by RLC.

Power behind the Punch!
 
#12
Herrumph said:
Didn't we accept some time ago that the primary role of the Noble Pioneers was not to be infantry?

Just goes to show how far sighted the decisions of some of our better were. More humble pie DRLC? No I didn't think so!

Well done the boys of 23 Regt. Maybe you can re-start the campaign for your brown berets and Infantry courses again.
they will never give us the beret back let alone the course - remember its the MOD we are talking about here - when was the last time they admited they wrong.....
 
#13
skellon said:
Herrumph said:
Didn't we accept some time ago that the primary role of the Noble Pioneers was not to be infantry?

Just goes to show how far sighted the decisions of some of our better were. More humble pie DRLC? No I didn't think so!

Well done the boys of 23 Regt. Maybe you can re-start the campaign for your brown berets and Infantry courses again.
they will never give us the beret back let alone the course - remember its the MOD we are talking about here - when was the last time they admited they wrong.....
They never admit that they are wrong, they well no doubt come up with an idea in years to come to separate the RLC, saying that it is too big and form smaller Corps such as a transport, ordinance and postal Corps
 
#14
Achilles_Toe said:
skellon said:
Herrumph said:
Didn't we accept some time ago that the primary role of the Noble Pioneers was not to be infantry?

Just goes to show how far sighted the decisions of some of our better were. More humble pie DRLC? No I didn't think so!

Well done the boys of 23 Regt. Maybe you can re-start the campaign for your brown berets and Infantry courses again.
they will never give us the beret back let alone the course - remember its the MOD we are talking about here - when was the last time they admited they wrong.....
They never admit that they are wrong, they well no doubt come up with an idea in years to come to separate the RLC, saying that it is too big and form smaller Corps such as a transport, ordinance and postal Corps
you missed of the pioneer corps - or was that on purpose :? :? :?
 
#15
skellon said:
they will never give us the beret back let alone the course -
The Army has got lots of Inf - we need, and have got, good pioneers - not the same thing.

If Sir needs his HQ guarded in the field, why not use a Coy or two of inf and use the highly diversly skilled pioneers to do what they are meant to do.

Not knocking what 23 have been up to lately tho - Bowler hat doffed in your direction.
 
#16
pipelinepete said:
skellon said:
they will never give us the beret back let alone the course -
The Army has got lots of Inf - we need, and have got, good pioneers - not the same thing.

If Sir needs his HQ guarded in the field, why not use a Coy or two of inf and use the highly diversly skilled pioneers to do what they are meant to do.

Not knocking what 23 have been up to lately tho - Bowler hat doffed in your direction.
Why use the infantry in the guarding HQ's in the field when the pioneers are there for that. There isnt enough infantry these days to spare them for that role.

As an ex pioneer that was infantry trained, i thought that it was a great skill to have under my belt in a role such as defensive security of a HQ in a war situation or convoy security and roles such as these.

and i agree with you 100% the 23 pioneer regtiment are doing a excellent job out in Ir and Afghanistan. They are flying the flag high for the RLC
 
#17
I just read some of the old messages -- "ordinance". Did we take on policy and doctrine for the Chaplain's Dept as well?
 

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