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Lord Mayors parade time soon?

#1
In light of the recent TA sign off....
I imagine the LMP this year will have a few empty slots as no military truck will bother turning up??

..more slots for 'random clubs' from the ghetto's to show the world the home made kites or something like that?!!

rememberance day is a separate matter and money must never come into it ...but a long boring day on a float??!

Any unit playing?
 
#4
To expand slightly on my answer. People who are on Facebook and Arrse are sometimes the same but certain demographics appear to be dominating the two seperate sites.

I might (and it wouldn't make a change would it) be wrong, but the TA management 'glue' has gone into union mode and is not on this site. Well not entirely absent but you need to be looking for it. In their mind LMP would be off, so you may have the chiefs and some injuns but nowt inbetween.
 
#8
How feckin boring are these TA threads getting now and before you start i was in the TA but even i can see why people are slagging you down you just keep starting shit threads we ve heard it now for f*cks sake LMP :roll: i ask you who cares about that :x
 
#9
Simple,don't do it.The general public prob dont know anything about the cuts/training suspension.So to not turn out for lord mayors show may bring it into public eye.
As for remembrance,will be doing it but in civvies with old and bold. :x
 
#10
I expect many of the units participating in the show will be pulled so there will be gaps in the parade. I expect the program is already printed so the absentees will be noted by the public (and the media).

The Show is the largest unrehearsed ceremonial event of its kind in the world and cannot take place without the Marshals, about 120 of them, all of whom are reservists. The RNR, RMR and RAuxAF provide about 25%, the balance come from the TA. I spoke to one of them this evening. He's still going to turn up (unpaid) and thinks most of his comrades will do likewise. COS Londist will order regular Officers to fill any gaps.
 
#11
Hardly on the ME, is it? Not very KAPE, not heavily televised, not frightfully interesting. It may have been a good excuse for a pi55 up but as for pushing the alarm bell because the order of march looks a bit thin, boo hoo.
 
#12
Well, is this an indicator of the reservist's resilience in face of adversity?

Every single one of the Parade Marshals has agreed to turn up on the Lord Mayor's Parade, even though it has been declared C1 training (although as we know, a 2* has to sign off on T&S, so not much chance of that).

It appears that a number of Marshals have been doing it on a C1 basis for some time!

So no requirement for any Regular backfilling of reservist posts :) Not often we get to say that!.
 
#14
Jagythistle said:
Fredflintstonesdog said:
As for remembrance,will be doing it but in civvies with old and bold. :x
Anyone else been told their usual remembrance parade is 'for regulars only?'
No - and I wonder if the Bde Comd knows ?

Where has that bit of unpleasantness come from ? The bowels of South Queensferry or the Castle ?
 
#15
Getting a bit fed up with all the bollix about 'I will do it regardless' / 'I will do it in civvies just to prove a point' / 'I will not do it just to prove a point'

RBL (for example) do not get paid, don't worry about C1 or whatever, they just polish their kit and get on with it.

Could you perhaps learn something from this?

And before you jump back at me I know that the LM's Show is different (but in your context not very different) to Remembrance Sunday but does the same principle not apply?

FFS make your mind up what you want to do, do it, and stop bleating about it.
 
#17
deefadog said:
How feckin boring are these TA threads getting now and before you start i was in the TA but even i can see why people are slagging you down you just keep starting s*** threads we ve heard it now for f*cks sake LMP :roll: i ask you who cares about that :x
Could not give a flying fcuk. 10-15% of my unit are students, there's quite a few of the old-and-bold where the TA pay makes a significant input to their monthly wage. Those groups have been right royally screwed for no good reason.

I don't give a flying fcuk if it bores you, it's important to a hell of a lot of other people. The TA aren't the only ones screwed, SLA, the ACF, and the OTC have also been fcuked over. NO ONE is exempt from the mis-management involved. I'm loathe to blame HQ LAND, they are trying to fit everything into the constraints set down by this p1ss-poor government.

Don't ever think that we are going to take this shafting lying down though. We'll remember, just the same way that the miners remember the Strike.
 
#19
MikeMcc said:
deefadog said:
How feckin boring are these TA threads getting now and before you start i was in the TA but even i can see why people are slagging you down you just keep starting s*** threads we ve heard it now for f*cks sake LMP :roll: i ask you who cares about that :x
Could not give a flying fcuk. 10-15% of my unit are students, there's quite a few of the old-and-bold where the TA pay makes a significant input to their monthly wage. Those groups have been right royally screwed for no good reason.

I don't give a flying fcuk if it bores you, it's important to a hell of a lot of other people. The TA aren't the only ones screwed, SLA, the ACF, and the OTC have also been fcuked over. NO ONE is exempt from the mis-management involved. I'm loathe to blame HQ LAND, they are trying to fit everything into the constraints set down by this p1ss-poor government.

Don't ever think that we are going to take this shafting lying down though. We'll remember, just the same way that the miners remember the Strike.
No you wont. If you were that bitter you would all hang up your uniforms and leave The TA centres empty for 6 months, you would attend Rememberance Sunday in a suit to march with the old and bold and you certainly wouldn't be thinking of encouraging recruitment until they had mastered retention.

This will all end and those of you that are left will talk about it but carry on regardless until you next get shafted!
 

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