Guards or a line battlion

#2
Bugger all difference frankly. Both training to do the same jobs and AP with each other.
 
#4
Yeah the guards tend to be a bit more disciplined due to all them hours spent standing still or whatever they do.
They also keep them fitter. Cant be having a little tubby outside Buc now can we!
 
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trojan

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#5
I was in a guards battalion and it was crap. Doesn't mean all guards battalions are crap though. When they are good they are very good.When they are bad they are appaling.
 
#8
go with the Guards, their less likely to be chopped in defence cuts.

personally i think i'll stick with the RGJ, far less bull sh1t and things get done quicker/ better
 
#9
Spent 12 years with 2SG. Fcucking good battalion, unfortunately, don't exist anymore. But yeah, they aren't likely to be axed and its highly unlikely they'll be dubious 'amalgamations'. But you also need to remember apart from public duties (hated the job, loved the social life, London is full of delightful young ladies) you are a soldier first.
 
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ACAB said:
Spent 12 years with 2SG. Fcucking good battalion, unfortunately, don't exist anymore. But yeah, they aren't likely to be axed and its highly unlikely they'll be dubious 'amalgamations'. But you also need to remember apart from public duties (hated the job, loved the social life, London is full of delightful young ladies) you are a soldier first.
They did a good job down south when they took Mt Tumbledown. Unfortunatley the reputation of the Guards was let down by IWG. As trojan said when they are good they are very good, but when they are bad they are really bad. That wasnt a dig on the welsh guards by the way, just an observation.
I expect the guys hate doing public duties but they sure look good when they troop thier colour in june.
 
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trojan

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#11
ACAB said:
Spent 12 years with 2SG. Fcucking good battalion, unfortunately, don't exist anymore. But yeah, they aren't likely to be axed and its highly unlikely they'll be dubious 'amalgamations'. But you also need to remember apart from public duties (hated the job, loved the social life, London is full of delightful young ladies) you are a soldier first.
I was in chelsea sharing with 2SG. Are you familair with the hieland laddie web site ?

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hielanladdieclubMk2/?yguid=58404434
 
#14
I stand ready for correction, I honestly do. It is my understanding that the original designation 'light infantry' pertained to role and that the various incarnations of light infantry and rifle regts were technically of the line. I don't dispute that the light infantry were and still are distinct in ethos from the rest of the infantry, yet they are numbered and take their place in the line along with every regiment that is not of the Household.

I'm not sure where this places the Gurkhas though.

It's all silly semantics and history but where would we be without it.
 
#16
scouser06 said:
Is this tru ,I herd you have to be 6ft to be a irish guard
You heard wrong
 
#17
Really Big Guardsmen tend to be put in the first rifle coy (no 1 Coy, COLDM GDS, Queens Coy GREN GDS, Prince of Wales Coy WG). So you get a hundred or so really big people. The remainder are relatively normal looknig (any woodentops who can comment?)

Lt Div are most definately 'line'...and nothing wrong with that!
 
#18
GROWNUPS_BEWARE said:
Really Big Guardsmen tend to be put in the first rifle coy (no 1 Coy, COLDM GDS, Queens Coy GREN GDS, Prince of Wales Coy WG). So you get a hundred or so really big people. The remainder are relatively normal looknig (any woodentops who can comment?)

Lt Div are most definately 'line'...and nothing wrong with that!
Queens Company of the Grens and Prince of Wales coy of the Welsh guards have or used to have untill recently a height restriction of 6'. The other regiments follow a similar trend of putting the 6 footers in one coy but I don't think its as strict. The rest of the companies are no different to any one else.
 

oldbaldy

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#19
GROWNUPS_BEWARE said:
Really Big Guardsmen tend to be put in the first rifle coy (no 1 Coy, COLDM GDS, Queens Coy GREN GDS, Prince of Wales Coy WG). So you get a hundred or so really big people. The remainder are relatively normal looknig (any woodentops who can comment?)

Lt Div are most definately 'line'...and nothing wrong with that!
I was Right Flank 1SG. When we arrived in the Battalion the Adjutant decided on our Company by size. 6ft + Right Flank, 5ft 10 Left Flank & the rest with the rabbits in C Coy.
Did have it's disadvantage though. Guards of Honour sir, yes Right Flank can do that.
 
#20
GROWNUPS_BEWARE said:
Really Big Guardsmen tend to be put in the first rifle coy (no 1 Coy, COLDM GDS, Queens Coy GREN GDS, Prince of Wales Coy WG). So you get a hundred or so really big people. The remainder are relatively normal looknig (any woodentops who can comment?)

Lt Div are most definately 'line'...and nothing wrong with that!
My son's ex Grens (now Guards Para) and was sent to Queens Coy, being 6'3". A short while before he left, they had a cull and anyone under 6'2" was kicked out the Coy. The Queen's boys have to be big'uns!
 

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