Guards TA Regiment

#1
From the Guards Division official MoD website:

The Guards TA Regiment (The London Regiment). This new addition to the Househlod Division happend in 2006 and has now given the Division its own TA Regiment, this is a welcomed assesset and will enable soldiers from the Guards Battalions and The London Regiment to work along side each other in the future. There is a link to the London Regiments web site at the bottom of this page, which explains their history and how to jion.
http://www.army.mod.uk/infantry/org...of_the_infantry/the_guards_division/index.htm

They even have a badge of the regiment but its a bitmap and can't be shown here
 

oldbaldy

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#2
TheSpecialOne said:
From the Guards Division official MoD website:

The Guards TA Regiment (The London Regiment). This new addition to the Househlod Division happend in 2006 and has now given the Division its own TA Regiment, this is a welcomed assesset and will enable soldiers from the Guards Battalions and The London Regiment to work along side each other in the future. There is a link to the London Regiments web site at the bottom of this page, which explains their history and how to jion.
http://www.army.mod.uk/infantry/org...of_the_infantry/the_guards_division/index.htm

They even have a badge of the regiment but its a bitmap and can't be shown here
Who ever did the page might have run it through spell check!
 
#3
I'm not a LONDONer, but I suspect you're wrong about the badge - its the usual Household Div " Seven in One " insignia which is used for all generic blue-red-blue purposes. And the Portcullis insignia on the LONDONS website has been their RHQ's insignia since its inception.

Lots of spelling mistakes on that site, how chippy eh? :wink:

Charlie
 
#4
oldbaldy said:
TheSpecialOne said:
From the Guards Division official MoD website:

The Guards TA Regiment (The London Regiment). This new addition to the Househlod Division happend in 2006 and has now given the Division its own TA Regiment, this is a welcomed assesset and will enable soldiers from the Guards Battalions and The London Regiment to work along side each other in the future. There is a link to the London Regiments web site at the bottom of this page, which explains their history and how to jion.
http://www.army.mod.uk/infantry/org...of_the_infantry/the_guards_division/index.htm

They even have a badge of the regiment but its a bitmap and can't be shown here
Who ever did the page might have run it through spell check!
Oh, come on. They're not called Woodentops for nothing.
 
#5
TheSpecialOne said:
From the Guards Division official MoD website:

The Guards TA Regiment (The London Regiment). This new addition to the Househlod Division happend in 2006 and has now given the Division its own TA Regiment, this is a welcomed assesset and will enable soldiers from the Guards Battalions and The London Regiment to work along side each other in the future. There is a link to the London Regiments web site at the bottom of this page, which explains their history and how to jion.
http://www.army.mod.uk/infantry/org...of_the_infantry/the_guards_division/index.htm

They even have a badge of the regiment but its a bitmap and can't be shown here
another typo.

I know that the badge is the HD badge but its also used as the link to the London's website.
 

Pob02

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#6
TheSpecialOne said:
I know that the badge is the HD badge but its also used as the link to the London's website.
Just a matter of time . . . . . . :?
 
#7
Now that's how to do a TA website!

London Regiment

Unlike my local TA.

Not that it matters anyway :frustrated:
 
#10
forniup said:
TheSpecialOne said:
Are all the PSIs from the Guards yet?
Yes, I'm led to believe they are
Not quite yet - B (Queen's Regiment) Company PSI's are PWRR and I believe C (City of London Fusilier) Companys' are still RRF. The London Jocks and London Micks do now have Guards PSIs and several RHQ posts are now filled by Guards Officers and SNCO's.

The badge shown on the website is the Regimental Crest (2nd Type) adopted after the London Regiment was augmented by the two RGJ Companies. The original crest had four unified swords signifying the original four companies in 1993.
 
#12
Time to mention the "Shiny Seventh" battalion of the Londons then. The story in the regimental history goes that early in WW1 the battalion was resting by the roadside when a guards battalion marched past on its way to the trenches. The guards looked at the terriers and their immaculate turnout and jibed that they wouldn't look so pretty once they'd been in the trenches like real soldiers. The Seventh Londons then pointed out that, in fact, they'd just finished a week in the line and were still better turned out than those making the joke and who on their way to the trenches rather than coming back from them :D ...
 
#13
oldnotbold said:
Time to mention the "Shiny Seventh" battalion of the Londons then. The story in the regimental history goes that early in WW1 the battalion was resting by the roadside when a guards battalion marched past on its way to the trenches. The guards looked at the terriers and their immaculate turnout and jibed that they wouldn't look so pretty once they'd been in the trenches like real soldiers. The Seventh Londons then pointed out that, in fact, they'd just finished a week in the line and were still better turned out than those making the joke and who on their way to the trenches rather than coming back from them :D ...


What utter knackers.
 
#14
oldnotbold said:
Time to mention the "Shiny Seventh" battalion of the Londons then. The story in the regimental history goes that early in WW1 the battalion was resting by the roadside when a guards battalion marched past on its way to the trenches. The guards looked at the terriers and their immaculate turnout and jibed that they wouldn't look so pretty once they'd been in the trenches like real soldiers. The Seventh Londons then pointed out that, in fact, they'd just finished a week in the line and were still better turned out than those making the joke and who on their way to the trenches rather than coming back from them :D ...
Which has presumably now been replaced by the story in the regimental history which goes that early in TELIC1 the battalion was resting by the roadside when a guards battalion marched past on its way to the Bank. The guards looked at the terriers and their turnout and jibed that they didn't have a proper job like real soldiers. The Seventh Londons then pointed out that, in fact, they'd just finished two weeks on camp and were still better paid than those making the joke and who on their way to the Bank rather than coming back from there.
 
#15
The regimental history of the 7th Londons tells that they were brigaded with Rifle regiments before the Great War and were the only soldiers with shiny gilt buttons as all of the others had black buttons. It was the riflemen that nicknamed them the Shiny Seventh and it stuck.

Anyone returning from the trenches would have looked like a bag of shoite - no matter who they were.
 

BuggerAll

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#16
I think it is understandable why the London Scottish and Irish should retain their Regimental ID withing the London Regt and the Guards Div I a, more curious about why the 'English' companies have not rebadged to Grens and Coldstreams.

You can convincingly argue that the Jocks and the Micks are a Subset of the SD and IG, but you can't really make the same argument about the PWRR and Fus guys.

No doubt it would be painful for the existing soldiers to be told to rebadge - but plenty of others have been told to rebadge recently and not much sympathy was shown to them.
 
#17
Genertally those rebadging have done so when their former capbadges ceased to be - eg. RGJ / LI etc to the Rifles. The PWRR and Fusilier guys have their own Regular units who are still extant.

I was PRT last year at Hythe, on a range with a Welsh Guards officer. He made some light-hearted comment about some upstarts joining the Guards; I did not have the heart to tell him that my Redcoated TA chums have a somewhat longer history than his Regiment.

Good bloke, though; smoked like a chimney and had just lost two stone on JWIC, skinny fcuker.
 

BuggerAll

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#18
Bravo_Bravo said:
Genertally those rebadging have done so when their former capbadges ceased to be - eg. RGJ / LI etc to the Rifles. The PWRR and Fusilier guys have their own Regular units who are still extant.
My point being that their regular counterparts are now Guards not the PWRR or RRF.

Bravo_Bravo said:
I was PRT last year at Hythe, on a range with a Welsh Guards officer. He made some light-hearted comment about some upstarts joining the Guards; I did not have the heart to tell him that my Redcoated TA chums have a somewhat longer history than his Regiment.
Your Hodden Grey chums beat them into existence by 56 years and beat them into action in the Great War by at least 18 months and when it comes to style they still beat them. Strike Sure!
 
#20
Indeed B-B and hanging on the line alongside them were the Bill Browns, who they were integrated with for their first whiff of grapeshot...
 

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