Guards TA Beret ?

#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.
 
#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 ?
 

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#4
As for the Blue Red Blue backing .......
A sign of things to come perhaps ?
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)
 
#8
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)
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.........
 

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#9
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.........
Was hard enough getting us to wear LONDONS rankslides .. . .
 

Pob02

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#14
And mens clothes.....

The CSM was far too convincing in his breakfast at tiffanys rig !
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
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)
missed you at the London district 7's mate

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

Pob02

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#16
missed you at the London district 7's mate

HAC won again narrowly beating the LIR 14-7 for top slot ,Jocks came third.
Next year, training clash this time. .I want that trophy to add to our runners up 2 years ago.
 
#18
I think the Lt Col that gentleman trooper alludes to is the former CO of the Londons who is serving somewhere in whitehall.
I think you'll find said individual is just a tool and as he is a Lt Col, just decided to make up his own headdress, much like he did when the rifle green beret first appeared. Which incidentally is not an official piece of dress policy. The guidelines are very fluid, as its to be worn in the field (is the range 'in the field'?) or when the occasion warrants the wearing of the Caubeen.

I once heard said Lt Col ask a Cpl in the LIR, "Cpl X, why are you not wearing your beret on the range?", Cpl X replies "Well Sir, I seem to recall that the Caubeen should be worn on special days, rather than the beret?" "That is correct" says said Lt Col in his slightly pig farmer-eqse brouge, "Well every day in uniform of the LIR is a special day Sir".....

Its only a matter of time before that Regiment gets a Household Div Beret, BRB TRF and the London Fire Brigade Cap Star.......
 
#19
I think you'll find said individual is just a tool and as he is a Lt Col, just decided to make up his own headdress, much like he did when the rifle green beret first appeared. Which incidentally is not an official piece of dress policy. The guidelines are very fluid, as its to be worn in the field (is the range 'in the field'?) or when the occasion warrants the wearing of the Caubeen.

I once heard said Lt Col ask a Cpl in the LIR, "Cpl X, why are you not wearing your beret on the range?", Cpl X replies "Well Sir, I seem to recall that the Caubeen should be worn on special days, rather than the beret?" "That is correct" says said Lt Col in his slightly pig farmer-eqse brouge, "Well every day in uniform of the LIR is a special day Sir".....
Oh dear - did he not promote you, and correctly identify you as a cock?

Its only a matter of time before that Regiment gets a Household Div Beret, BRB TRF and the London Fire Brigade Cap Star.......
Good!
 

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