Is 148 Bty being binned?

#1
I was just looking through the forum and seemed to notice several people saying that 148 is now a victim of sdsr just wondering if that's true. Does 148 do HALO/HAHO?
 
#2
Probably, but the capability is being retained by all accounts, probably doing it with bootnecks and matelots. And just standard parachuting.
 
#4
Yes. The Army has no requirement for the capability.
Tell that to all the army units in the falklands,the sas and sbs insisted on having their own teams, tell that to the scots guards or the paras, tell it to the us navy seals in iraq, i could go on but its lost on mouthey cnuts like you who no fuckall about 148 or ngs.
 
#5
Tell that to all the army units in the falklands,the sas and sbs insisted on having their own teams, tell that to the scots guards or the paras, tell it to the us navy seals in iraq, i could go on but its lost on mouthey cnuts like you who no fuckall about 148 or ngs.
Why do chavs like you make it past the NAAFI part of this forum?
 
#8
Tell that to all the army units in the falklands,the sas and sbs insisted on having their own teams, tell that to the scots guards or the paras, tell it to the us navy seals in iraq, i could go on but its lost on mouthey cnuts like you who no fuckall about 148 or ngs.
I wish to appologise to degeneral i got him mixed up with petardier, on the thread, the h.a.c. whats the point.
 
#9
Hey Plums,

'Mighty Meiktila' may yet go to the wall as the focus shifts towards re-investing equipment into batteries but the fact the Gunners are retaining loads of FSTs across the board means that the fate of 148 is by no means assured. Plenty of water yet to flow. But I think we'll see it disbanded - a real shame.

Worst case - lets merge the capabilities with 4/73 - I really do think any decision to bin specialist batteries likes these demonstrates that the Gunner hierarchy know the cost of everything and the value of nothing.
 
#10
Worst case - lets merge the capabilities with 4/73 - I really do think any decision to bin specialist batteries likes these demonstrates that the Gunner hierarchy know the cost of everything and the value of nothing.
Don't under-estimate an Army 4* led plan to either remove 3 Cdo Bde from the OrBat entirely, or take over the task (and money) from the RN and then subsume them into the Army and make it a rotational task - a bit like the Air Assault Bn in 16X...
 
#11
Hey Plums,

'Mighty Meiktila' may yet go to the wall as the focus shifts towards re-investing equipment into batteries but the fact the Gunners are retaining loads of FSTs across the board means that the fate of 148 is by no means assured. Plenty of water yet to flow. But I think we'll see it disbanded - a real shame.

Worst case - lets merge the capabilities with 4/73 - I really do think any decision to bin specialist batteries likes these demonstrates that the Gunner hierarchy know the cost of everything and the value of nothing.
A nice thought Lait, but 148,s, main focus is the 3 cdo brigade, B.R.F. /I.S.T.A.R. (which the army copied), but still made them selves available to all army units. On op herrick they have worked with every army unit, they are truly a national asset. So i think politics are involved, the same way the S.A.S. tried to take over the S.B.S. why would you want to disband such a versatile unit who are in great demand across the whole spectrum of infantry units by using the excuse they belong to the navy. Again tell that to all the army units since the second world war right to the present day who request their services.
 
#12
We get so wound up/distracted fighting off the RAF's grabs for our air assets we forget there is an arguably greater asset we have (3 Cdo in its entirety) that another service would quite like to nick/assimilate. Granted, I can't really think of some capability we're trying to extract from the other services right now? There must be something, I doubt we're innocent of this empire building.

Can't we all just get along!!




*NB I did however get wound up overhearing a RM Sgt in Faslane tell the RN Medic he was talking to 'Look, I don't know the Navy version of this system' - what colour's the ID card old chap??
 
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#13
We get so wound up/distracted fighting off the RAF's grabs for our air assets we forget there is an arguably greater asset we have (3 Cdo in its entirety) that another service would quite like to nick/assimilate. Granted, I can't really think of some capability we're trying to extract from the other services right now? There must be something, I doubt we're innocent of this empire building.

Can't we all just get along!!




*NB I did however get wound up overhearing a RM Sgt in Faslane tell the RN Medic he was talking to 'Look, I don't know the Navy version of this system' - what colour's the ID card old chap??
Your lot went out of the FJ business when u scrapped the FRS2!!
 
#14
I wish to appologise to degeneral i got him mixed up with petardier, on the thread, the h.a.c. whats the point.
I'm lost now; I thought this was about 148 Bty? Is someone now suggesting that there is a point to the HAC? (Apart from the very nice sports facilities they have just in front of the Royal Hospital in Chelsea of course).
 
#15
Tell that to all the army units in the falklands,the sas and sbs insisted on having their own teams, tell that to the scots guards or the paras, tell it to the us navy seals in iraq, i could go on but its lost on mouthey cnuts like you who no fuckall about 148 or ngs.
Agree - I refer you to the nearby thread about Willy McCracken of 148 Bty who pulled 3 PARA out of the pooh on Longdon...
 
#16
We get so wound up/distracted fighting off the RAF's grabs for our air assets we forget there is an arguably greater asset we have (3 Cdo in its entirety) that another service would quite like to nick/assimilate. Granted, I can't really think of some capability we're trying to extract from the other services right now? There must be something, I doubt we're innocent of this empire building.

Can't we all just get along!!




*NB I did however get wound up overhearing a RM Sgt in Faslane tell the RN Medic he was talking to 'Look, I don't know the Navy version of this system' - what colour's the ID card old chap??
Hence you never get Royal at Burger King flashing the ID card about to everyone in the queue for 10 pence off a Double Whopper meal, very much a perce thing and generally of the non committed type :)
 
#18
I'm lost now; I thought this was about 148 Bty? Is someone now suggesting that there is a point to the HAC? (Apart from the very nice sports facilities they have just in front of the Royal Hospital in Chelsea of course).
I refer you to the thread on this forum,h.a.c. What's the point to a post by pertardier.
 
#20
My best guess goes along these lines.

1. The Navy REALLY want 148 capability (they have said it over & over, and after ELLAMY last year they were chuffed to bits to have had a kinetic role)

2. The Navy don't care one way or the other about 29 ('cos they know if they stump up a brigade to go in the operations plot, then the army has to provide some sort of gunners)

3. 29 want to survive.

So I suspect what they will do is "hide" the NGS capability amongst the FSTs in 29 making it harder for the RN to cherry pick the bid they really want.
 
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