INFO AND Q HCR

#41
Better! Rest, rejoin the class......too slow, back you come. Regt history test:

1. Explain the significance of the number 105 in your future regiment´s history.

2. Which "Blues" giant died at Abu Klea, Sudan in 1885?

3. Who is the most decorated serving NCO in the British Army today? (clue - he is in the regiment that you aspire to join).
 
#45
Anyone who says they don't know whether to be a cavalry officer or a trooper but might prefer being a trooper because they like getting stuck in is a walting mongtard of epic proportions. I should stick to Medal of Honor, son.
 
#46
Jorrocks said:
Better! Rest, rejoin the class......too slow, back you come. Regt history test:

1. Explain the significance of the number 105 in your future regiment´s history.

2. Which "Blues" giant died at Abu Klea, Sudan in 1885?

3. Who is the most decorated serving NCO in the British Army today? (clue - he is in the regiment that you aspire to join).
1: 105 was the number of the French regiment that the RHG captured at Waterloo

2: Hazarding a guess, the Bass horse of the band? I know they're big buggers. (a trip to wikipedia suggests that Colonel F.G. Burnaby of the RHG fell due to a spear through his throat).

3: Haven't got a clue. (and google aint helping either)


cunning_stunt said:
Ducky, the more I hear from you, the more I cannot imagine you in the officers' house. Don't mistake me for a cavalryman (I am far from it) but don't mistake yourself for one either.
Well I am hoping to join as a trooper.
 
#48
duckiciao said:
Jorrocks said:
Better! Rest, rejoin the class......too slow, back you come. Regt history test:

1. Explain the significance of the number 105 in your future regiment´s history.

2. Which "Blues" giant died at Abu Klea, Sudan in 1885?

3. Who is the most decorated serving NCO in the British Army today? (clue - he is in the regiment that you aspire to join).
1: 105 was the number of the French regiment that the RHG captured at Waterloo

2: Hazarding a guess, the Bass horse of the band? I know they're big buggers. (a trip to wikipedia suggests that Colonel F.G. Burnaby of the RHG fell due to a spear through his throat).

3: Haven't got a clue. (and google aint helping either)


cunning_stunt said:
Ducky, the more I hear from you, the more I cannot imagine you in the officers' house. Don't mistake me for a cavalryman (I am far from it) but don't mistake yourself for one either.
Well I am hoping to join as a trooper.
1. Nearly right - it was in fact the colours that were captured by the Royal Dragoons.

2. Correct - Fred Burnaby was also famous for crossing the channel hanging onto a rope suspended under a balloon. It had taken off before he had time to climb aboard. He was in fact on leave when he met his untimely death - he decided to take his leave on the Sudan campaign. A bit like someone going to Helmand Province on leave today.

3. As pointed out above, SCpl Flynn, another Blues and Royals giant.
 
#49
cunning_stunt said:
Good, I think you'll get on just fine. The answer to 3 is SCpl Flynn RHG/D CGC MC (not sure of the order of those two, I think that's right).
He is that man,was also on the patrol i believe in 1979, when dickie and anthony were killed :(
 
#50
Jorrocks said:
1. Nearly right - it was in fact the colours that were captured by the Royal Dragoons.
Dammit, my bad. I was going to put Eagle in there somewhere, just goes to show how proof reading stuff stop you looking like such a pillock.
 
#51
Jorrocks said:
Better! Rest, rejoin the class......too slow, back you come. Regt history test:

1. Explain the significance of the number 105 in your future regiment´s history.

2. Which "Blues" giant died at Abu Klea, Sudan in 1885?

3. Who is the most decorated serving NCO in the British Army today? (clue - he is in the regiment that you aspire to join).
Am I allowed to answer I have cleaned the first, Looked after the painting of the second and been slapped by the third for being a Crow> :roll:
 
#52
the_butler said:
Jorrocks said:
Better! Rest, rejoin the class......too slow, back you come. Regt history test:

1. Explain the significance of the number 105 in your future regiment´s history.

2. Which "Blues" giant died at Abu Klea, Sudan in 1885?

3. Who is the most decorated serving NCO in the British Army today? (clue - he is in the regiment that you aspire to join).
Am I allowed to answer I have cleaned the first, Looked after the painting of the second and been slapped by the third for being a Crow> :roll:
:D :D :D
 
#55
teen-smiler said:
I was wondering, do you have to go operational or can you just stay ceremonial???
Generally, all new lads will go over to the ceremonial side for the first few years. That way, it gives them a chance to gain experience and mature a little, before going over to the armoured recce side.

Then after about three to four years of service, you'll have the chance to specialize either as a farrier, tailor or sadler on the ceremonial side. Or sniper, laser bomb guider and few other gucci trades on the armoured side.
 
#56
The13thDukeOfWybourne said:
teen-smiler said:
I was wondering, do you have to go operational or can you just stay ceremonial???
Generally, all new lads will go over to the ceremonial side for the first few years. That way, it gives them a chance to gain experience and mature a little, before going over to the armoured recce side.

Then after about three to four years of service, you'll have the chance to specialize either as a farrier, tailor or sadler on the ceremonial side. Or sniper, laser bomb guider and few other gucci trades on the armoured side.
oh right ok
thank you,
gucci??

oo do they have chanel trades as well??

;) :D


Thank you for that infomation, it was really useful :)
 
#59
teen-smiler said:
Sorry Sir!!

Is there anything else on the ceremonial side apart from saddler/tailor/farrier??
Riding / equitation instructor.
State Trumpeter
Orderly ( you could end up a Butler :wink: )
 
#60
Yeh, but troop trumpeters even end up going to the regiment, they don’t stay on ceremonial for ever and apart from QLG and escorts they work in the yard, same as any one else in the troops.
 
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