A bit like plasticine when you were a kid.I think you are supposed to mix the colours to get the.............. errrrr............................ rarer blends
Kingsman is a much bigger problem and will have the new powers that be in melt-down. Kingsperson? Personperson? What about The Persons Dragoon Guards? Where does it end?Sorry but certain things shouldn’t change, just to attract potential infantry recruits.
Dropping the ranks of Rifleman or Kingsman to what Private?
As far as I’m concerned, a lot of what makes our forces is Tradition. I do realise we have to move on, but surely for certain units male or female if you really want to join that Regt you should accept the units traditions. If the person joining the King’s for arguments sake is any good they won’t stay a Kingsman for long.
Kingsman is a much bigger problem and will have the new powers that be in melt-down. Kingsperson? Personperson? What about The Persons Dragoon Guards? Where does it end?
Not acronyms - appointment titles.I recall, with a certain affection, many of the acronym's used during Op Banner which were mostly non-sexist back in the day - so one could argue that the old and bold were the pioneers of woke-speak. I give you a few for example..................the sting, however, is in the tail:
SUNRAY (not only a 'Banner thing', but hey!)
SUNRAY MINOR (admittedly a bit 'ageist')
There were of course, many others, but the most ingenious non-sexist one had to be that applied to the ladies of the WRAC
I give you ...............................COFFEE POT
Correct..................so I would have to describe Felix as an ATO to get my acronym.............but hey, its late, i'm tired, getting older, my dog wants walkies, my spouse wants to got to bed and turn the light off and I am, thus, a little diverted from the finer points of grammatic convention.Not acronyms - appointment titles.
One thing I have realised over the years is that it’s not for our benefit, it’s for the young’uns.
I can’t fault your logic, much SM engagement is virtue signalling (esp on twitter to their 2RO). And I think a lot of it is to silence our critics who love tho throw the army is an ‘ist’You would be surprised how many young 'uns dont give a ****.
Ive written before about the time when the Army flew the pride flag nation wide, a Lesbian Cpl was asked to pose for a photo under the flag for a PR shot and she refused, which seem to catch the CoC off guard. Clearly she should have been grateful to the army...
Similar thing when I had (young) BAME soldiers, they all wanted to refuse BAME meetings with the brigadier/colonel.
Generally these things have little to do with the young uns and more to do with someone wanting to make a name for themselves.
I can’t fault your logic, much SM engagement is virtue signalling (esp on twitter to their 2RO). And I think a lot of it is to silence our critics who love tho throw the army is an ‘ist’
And you’re right again; the current (and last) generation of juniors really don’t give a shit about who you shag. But these people have made it through Ph1 & 2, they understand that you’re judged on ability and being a team player.
The army is out the news again, Royal Wooten Bassett and Helmand are fading/faded from the national consciousness, especially the younger generation who were very small children at the height of HERRICK/TELIC. It’s all back to stereotypes and what their mates say on SM as to how they judge things. For a young gay man or woman just leaving school they do still look at the army in a certain light, hence the latest recruiting campaigns being the way they were. If it means a quality individual who didn’t think the army was for them clicks on the link, sees it and visits an AFCO then it’s done it’s job.
However, we’re both old enough to remember when gays were allowed to join, and the piss taking and comments that went along with it. The comments that pervade the Instagram pages (where i think the argument came from), show that our generation still hasn’t grasped what it’s about, and the comments show that even twenty years on the flag is needed.