New major general Household Division July 2013

#2
Golly Gosh - he is a Guardsman!

Seems a bit over the top having a 2 star in charge of shining boots and coordinated walking!
 

Joker62

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#8
Christ, that's big news, "man gets new job"
 
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#11
Golly Gosh - he is a Guardsman!

Seems a bit over the top having a 2 star in charge of shining boots and coordinated walking!
L/Cpl James Ashworth VC wasn't shining his boots or doing any coordinated walking when he was killed in action, neither was anyone else in all the regiments of the Household division when they were on tour in Iraq/Afghanistan.
 
#12
L/Cpl James Ashworth VC wasn't shining his boots or doing any coordinated walking when he was killed in action, neither was anyone else in all the regiments of the Household division when they were on tour in Iraq/Afghanistan.
Uncle Ho has just thrown smoke - I hope he has the wit to retire sharpish.

The death of a soldier on ops, is irrelevant to this discussion, which is about having an expensive top bloke in charge of periodic public Line Dancing displays, funded out of a severely stretched Defence budget.
 

Auld-Yin

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#15
Unk ho's point is similar to that of the Paras. Someone has criticised the Household Line Dancing Troupe so he jumps to their defence; IA for Woodentops. In the same manner that reminding Paras that they are no longer required to actually parachute into action, any criticism, implied or direct must be attacked :thumright:

Right, that is Household Div and Airborne insulted, who next?
 

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#16
Unk ho's point is similar to that of the Paras. Someone has criticised the Household Line Dancing Troupe so he jumps to their defence; IA for Woodentops. In the same manner that reminding Paras that they are no longer required to actually parachute into action, any criticism, implied or direct must be attacked :thumright:

Right, that is Household Div and Airborne insulted, who next?
Porridge-gobblers, surely?
 
#17
Uncle Ho has just thrown smoke - I hope he has the wit to retire sharpish.

The death of a soldier on ops, is irrelevant to this discussion, which is about having an expensive top bloke in charge of periodic public Line Dancing displays, funded out of a severely stretched Defence budget.
Looks like they (re)created this 2* position for the Household Division at the last minute.

Look at the Army2020 brochure. http://www.army.mod.uk/documents/general/Army2020_brochure.pdf

Look at page 4: No sign of London District at 2*. Note the number of brigades and nomenclature.
Jump to page 11: Still no sign of London District at 2* but infantry brigade for London and an engineer brigade as the SE (territorial) brigade.

Now look at the Army2020 Basing Plan: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploa...data/file/136406/regular_army_basing_plan.pdf

Look at page 2: London District at 2* and another infantry 1* (11) appearing in Aldershot alongside the engineer brigade. London infantry brigade gone.

Was this apparent change to provide another general 1* slot or to provide a guaranteed 2* slot for the Household Division?
 
#20
Unk ho's point is similar to that of the Paras. Someone has criticised the Household Line Dancing Troupe so he jumps to their defence; IA for Woodentops. In the same manner that reminding Paras that they are no longer required to actually parachute into action, any criticism, implied or direct must be attacked :thumright:

Right, that is Household Div and Airborne insulted, who next?

As we have **** all Navy left, we cant really mount an invasion can we so, the obvious target are the booties
 

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