Guards TA Beret ?

Discussion in 'Army Reserve' started by gentleman-trooper, Apr 19, 2011.

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  1. Saw a Lt Colonel from the London Regiment sporting a beret over the weekend at the ranges ,It was Rifle green with a Blue Red Blue Household Div Backing and LIR capbadge.

    I understand that the regiment is now Guards TA but is this the new regimental identity and will it be rolled out across the battalion ?
    Also I thought the company in question had remained in Caubeens ?

    In fairness I thought it looked really smart although I am sure some of the LIR may have their own opinion.
  2. He must be a walt?
  3. The Rifle Green Beret (without Brigade Backing )was introduced to D LIR coy in 2004 after it was passed by the army dress commitee and was issued to the LIR members of the regiment.
    It recieved a mixed reception and did not seem to really get off the ground with the troops predominatley wishing to remain in caubeens,the beret remains an emotive subject with some of those in the company and regimental association but still a form of dress for the unit(which is largely not used).
    As for the Blue Red Blue backing .......
    A sign of things to come perhaps ?
  4. Pob02

    Pob02 War Hero Book Reviewer

    Just a matter of time before you end up with the horrible crest they created as your capbadge . . ..(well at least it is a good rumour to throw around and upset people with)
  5. I think the Lt Col that gentleman trooper alludes to is the former CO of the Londons who is serving somewhere in whitehall.

  6. For some time now I've wondered if the LIR Regimental Association holds itself in slightly too high esteem...
  7. Ash ranges?
  8. got to love a good rumour ....
    My personal favourite was the one that your platoon was fed by a rather creative RGJ CSM on telic when you were told you'd all be wearing RGJ capbadges on blue R SIGS berets due to being Divisional troops.

    Oh how a certain person bearing a cartoon character dogs nickname blasphemed.........
  9. Pob02

    Pob02 War Hero Book Reviewer

    Was hard enough getting us to wear LONDONS rankslides .. . .
  10. I was only joking...
  11. It was indeed....
  12. And mens clothes.....

    The CSM was far too convincing in his breakfast at tiffanys rig !
  13. No dramas mate not digging at you ...
  14. Pob02

    Pob02 War Hero Book Reviewer

    or clothes at all, a certain Pl Sgt getting caught in 3 Sections tent when he thought they were out on an escort (got cancelled) . .. .
  15. missed you at the London district 7's mate

    HAC won again narrowly beating the LIR 14-7 for top slot ,Jocks came third.