Interesting court martial on the horizon, General in the dock.

Nothing wrong with the RLC, a lot pass through ATC(P) & all keen to join.
Get a career, good qualifications and perhaps see some of the world whilst getting paid.
But with the military the Corps or Regiment you serve with is the best that's why you joined it.
In your own time carry on.

Ps have you read the thread?
 
Of course - there's no monopoly on bellend decisions whatever the cap badge or whatever the rank or service despite what some people on here might have you believe.

My point is that being attached as a 'supplier' doesn't make you 'understand' an infantryman.
I never said I understood the infantry core role I can however understand thick ******* doing something because that's the way it's always been done so it must be right.
 

CrazyLegs!

War Hero
27 Regt seems to have more than a few problems at the moment.
You won't agree with this of course, but I expect that the 'utter *******' were those that bleated about being a technician rather than a soldier, followed by saying that cam cream made their skin itch and that scrim nets weren't part of their vehicle CES.

They'll also be the ones who have been dying in droves for the Russian Army.

Other views are available of course.
It appears the Russians are dying in large part because their CSS is shit/non existent.
 

Bubbles_Barker

LE
Book Reviewer
It appears the Russians are dying in large part because their CSS is shit/non existent.
And what there is is ill-disciplined and easily found.
 
Ahem, can I just throw a little 3/8” wrench in the works of your RLC love-in?

There’s only one Technician trade in the RLC and it’s got F All to do with stacking. Unless you’re talking pallets of ammo.

Carry on :D
 

Bubbles_Barker

LE
Book Reviewer
Ahem, can I just throw a little 3/8” wrench in the works of your RLC love-in?

There’s only one Technician trade in the RLC and it’s got F All to do with stacking. Unless you’re talking pallets of ammo.

Carry on :D
Technicians/tradesmen…meh.

Actually I’m not so sure, Marine Engineers are surely technicians even if they’re not called that. Indeed the ammunition trade call themselves technicians but they are still a ‘trade’ as the Army apparently defines it.

Good to see that stacker MBLU types are now ‘operational hygiene specialists’ though…
 
Technicians/tradesmen…meh.

Actually I’m not so sure, Marine Engineers are surely technicians even if they’re not called that. Indeed the ammunition trade call themselves technicians but they are still a ‘trade’ as the Army apparently defines it.

Good to see that stacker MBLU types are now ‘operational hygiene specialists’ though…

Probably have to wear cam cream while they are setting up showers, it makes their officers think they are on the same level as the SAS.
 

Union Jack

War Hero
I remember a talk from a Clubs and Vice officer who had been attached to the RMP (or RMP SIB at that time) in the Falklands, post-war, for the purpose of bringing an end to a situation involving serving WAAFs, WRACs, and WRENs. His memorable comment was regarding the level of desirability of the suspects, inasmuch as the financial opportunity for them to engage in the oldest profession would never have arisen if the Falklands sheep had been slower runners.
I hope I may be forgiven for saying that if there were any WAAFs left over from when the WAAF became the WRAF in 1949, the Falklands sheep wouldn't even had to break into a trot......:eek:

Jack
 

Truxx

LE
Ahem, can I just throw a little 3/8” wrench in the works of your RLC love-in?

There’s only one Technician trade in the RLC and it’s got F All to do with stacking. Unless you’re talking pallets of ammo.

Carry on :D

Technicians/tradesmen…meh.

Actually I’m not so sure, Marine Engineers are surely technicians even if they’re not called that. Indeed the ammunition trade call themselves technicians but they are still a ‘trade’ as the Army apparently defines it.

Good to see that stacker MBLU types are now ‘operational hygiene specialists’ though…
The same thought occurred to me. From Comms Specs to Systems Analysts I expect that many trades could claim to be technicians even though that word does not appear in the job title.

Even Dvr Tk Tptr were (maybe still are?) "A" trades.
 
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Bubbles_Barker

LE
Book Reviewer
The sane thought occurred to me. From Comms Specs to Systems Analysts I expect that many trades could claim to be technicians even though that word does not appear in the job title.

Even Dvr Tk Tptr were (maybe still are?) "A" trades.
A trades disappeared a while ago. I can recall the angst in my first regiment when movers went from A to B (the ex- Saopers were incandescent).
 

Ritch

LE
Moderator
Have I mistakenly wandered into the Poo Poo Handbags thread and B2B has morphed into stacker1 .?

FFS Grow up.

THIS

Some of you may have forgotten this isn't the Hole. If you want to go sling mud at each other, go there.

Thread bans have been issued and more will follow as previous warnings have fallen on deaf ears.
 
THIS

Some of you may have forgotten this isn't the Hole. If you want to go sling mud at each other, go there.

Thread bans have been issued and more will follow as previous warnings have fallen on deaf ears.

And somebody on another thread said there wasn't a God. How wrong could they be.
 
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Because he's sitting down, and a sash would look odd?
No, as this wider view demonstrates;



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It is however odd that Cpl/LSgt/CSgt Beharry VC wears white gloves given that L/Sgts in the Guards do not, and PWRR only in No1 & No3 Dress.
And certainly there is no provision for either to wear Masonic gloves.

I guess though for those that subscribe to the belief that VC holders can do what they what, it's fine.


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Back to CM's (or potential thereof):


Six soldiers and a veteran have been arrested on suspicion of drugs and money lending and laundering offences, the Ministry of Defence has said.

The MoD said six Irish Guards troops and a Coldstream Guardsman veteran were arrested by the Royal Military Police as part of a "planned operation".
 

Brotherton Lad

LE
Kit Reviewer
No, as this wider view demonstrates;



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It is however odd that Cpl/LSgt/CSgt Beharry VC wears white gloves given that L/Sgts in the Guards do not, and PWRR only in No1 & No3 Dress.
And certainly there is no provision for either to wear Masonic gloves.

I guess though for those that subscribe to the belief that VC holders can do what they what, it's fine.


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White gloves are worn in chapel at Sandbags every Sunday for turning a page in the Book of Remembrance, so this may be similar.
 
White gloves are worn in chapel at Sandbags every Sunday for turning a page in the Book of Remembrance, so this may be similar.
I'd suggest that that is more for the preservation of the Book, rather than ceremonial reasons.

Oddly enough, the Small Arms School Corps have enshrined in Dress Regs, a 'Chapel Order' which for Sgt's & WOs, is cloth belt and no gloves.
 

Brotherton Lad

LE
Kit Reviewer
I'd suggest that that is more for the preservation of the Book, rather than ceremonial reasons.

Oddly enough, the Small Arms School Corps have enshrined in Dress Regs, a 'Chapel Order' which for Sgt's & WOs, is cloth belt and no gloves.
It is to keep the pages clean after 70 years' worth of thumbing, but it is also ceremonial.
 
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