London Regiment - why so unpopular?

What is going wrong?

  • The headshed are MBE chasers who aren't in it for the right reasons

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#1
Does anybody have an insight as to why the London regiment is so poorly manned these days?

It surprises me that in a City of 10+ million they struggle to fill platoons / get get critical mass on weekends etc...

What is going wrong? Are other units in the same position?

Are Londoners just a lazy bunch, or are the headshed MBE chasers who aren't in it for the right reasons?
 
#2
Or..

c) You're a cock.

Answer: c) You're a cock.
 
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swampmonster

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#3
er who said they were unpopular.....?

I was in Warcop last weekend with them and never heard any of that...
 
#4
I agree with Scavenger.

What you mean is, you were a member of the London Regiment. You have been for about 5 years, and have never been promoted for being fcuking useless. Now they've booted you out for being fcuking useless. But you assume that because you went on loads of weekends and at least thought about going on tour, it can't be your fault, it must be the fault of the people at the top of the chain who couldn't pass a CFT or an APWT and just want some post nominals.

Don't worry, there are plenty of people in the TA who feel the same.
 
#5
I was at Warcop last weekend also.

It might be all the crazy headdress they are made to wear.

There was all kinds.
 
#7
70% of the London Population is is foreign

There you go

Magic
 
#8
Ohh! A londons thread, not had one of them for a while. I'd thought they'd disbanded... Odds on a HAC thread in 2 weeks.... No bets on a RSigs/BOWMAN/2 Sig Bde thread though
 
#11
crow_bag said:
Just make sure you watch out when there's a GPMG WHT being carried out
hehehe
 
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swampmonster

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#12
kieranhw100 said:
There was fecking loads of them at Warcop on the weekend just gone, ******* even got longer on HMG than we did. Hiraldo's!
Thought the PARA's stole most of the Heavy Wpn time?... :desertsoldier:
 
#13
The_Magician said:
70% of the London Population is is foreign

There you go

Magic
Actually, it's the other way around. 30% of people Greater London were born overseas and a fair amount of them are actually British Citizens who happened to be born abroad.

More to the point around 11% of the British Army are foreigners, so it's not necessarily a bar to recruitment is it?

To the original poster. Among all the other things that glaringly absent from your list of reasons, you neglect to mention that the Londons are far from the only TA Infantry unit that recruits in the TA. There's also 7 Rifles, 4 Para and 3 R Anglian.

Hope everyone learned something new from this post. Consider yourselves educated! :D
 
#14
kieranhw100 said:
There was fecking loads of them at Warcop on the weekend just gone, ******* even got longer on HMG than we did. Hiraldo's!
Funnier :lol: That 4para full screw had me in stitches, he was like a young Alf Garnett :D
 

The_Duke

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#15
RIGRAT said:
kieranhw100 said:
There was fecking loads of them at Warcop on the weekend just gone, ******* even got longer on HMG than we did. Hiraldo's!
Funnier :lol: That 4para full screw had me in stitches, he was like a young Alf Garnett :D
Breath like a shit smuggler's duffle bag, and teeth like a Kosovan graveyard? :D

Still more impressive than the oatmeal savages falling out of the transport stinking of booze and fags, then walking round in a fog of cheap beagle fumes all weekend!
 
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The_Duke said:
RIGRAT said:
kieranhw100 said:
There was fecking loads of them at Warcop on the weekend just gone, ******* even got longer on HMG than we did. Hiraldo's!
Funnier :lol: That 4para full screw had me in stitches, he was like a young Alf Garnett :D
Breath like a shit smuggler's duffle bag, and teeth like a Kosovan graveyard? :D

Still more impressive than the oatmeal savages falling out of the transport stinking of booze and fags, then walking round in a fog of cheap beagle fumes all weekend!
That's the badger!
 
#18
Suprised no-one has mentioned this yet. The LONDONS are unpopular because of 7 RIFLES. Why? because we are the dogs bollocks and as such have plenty of blokes walking through the door. We even cater for different backgrounds: middle/upper class - F Coy, lower working class - G 'geeza' Coy. :D
 

The_Duke

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#19
Iron_Man said:
Suprised no-one has mentioned this yet. The LONDONS are unpopular because of 7 RIFLES. Why? because we are the dogs balls and as such have plenty of blokes walking through the door. We even cater for different backgrounds: middle/upper class - F Coy, lower working class - G 'geeza' Coy. :D
Of course you are the dogs danglies - that is why I have sent 4 of my rejects your way in the last month.

They apparently go from being weak, feeble, gutless individuals to "swift and bold" by the simple expedient of completing the transfer paperwork! :D
 
#20
Iron_Man said:
Suprised no-one has mentioned this yet. The LONDONS are unpopular because of 7 RIFLES. Why? because we are the dogs balls and as such have plenty of blokes walking through the door. We even cater for different backgrounds: middle/upper class - F Coy, lower working class - G 'geeza' Coy. :D
I've even heard tell that 7 rifles are going to start trying to recruit intelligent people with reasonable levels of personal hygiene too. Having said that, it's just a rumour and most people I ask don't believe it to be true.
 

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