poilcy on armbands/why dont we celebrate St Georges day

#1
1.What is the poilcy on wearing Help for Heros armbands in uniform, as our RSM has banned the wearing of them with the threat of extras,I was on the understanding that we could wear them in uniform to show our support for a services charity

2.Why is it everything is pulled out to hold a FIJI Day but nothing is done to hold a St Georges day.

I have witheld my name and my Regt as I dont want to be the subject of a witchhunt if this post gets on the wrong side of people,it is not because I have no spine or guts but as a OR I dont need any pressure just because I voiced a view,I hope to get postive feed back to this post but I do expect negative as well
 
#2
done before, he make the rules live with it, do you really need to sport a rubber band on your wrist....really, do you?

plus two seperate issues, you are just whining ain't ya
 
#3
ghostrider1974 said:
1.What is the poilcy (!) on wearing Help for Heros armbands in uniform, as our RSM has banned the wearing of them with the threat of extras,I was on the understanding that we could wear them in uniform to show our support for a services charity
Entirely up to the legitimate authority. Which, as they are not covered in any uniform regs I have seen, is your RSM. Unless your CO is feeling exceptionally brave today. There was a nastynet poll on this some months ago.

2.Why is it everything is pulled out to hold a FIJI Day but nothing is done to hold a St Georges day.
Because you're not umpty-ump miles from home - take some leave and celebrate it yourself. These guys have travelled half way around the world to fill a hole in our Army. Give them a break. You still get Easter and Christmas off - except see RSM above - (and, in the right regt, get a leek stuck up your left nostril on St David's Day - or has that died with amalgamation?)
 

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#5
DPS(A) said:
2. The list of charities that have been officially recognised by all three Services is contained in JSP 813. In the past, support for officially recognised charities has been limited to the Poppy worn in all orders of dress supporting the Earl Haig Fund and Royal British Legion, although wristbands and coloured ribbons are other means of recognition.

3. H4H is on the list of officially recognised charities and, at Reference A, CGS has provided direction that its wristband could be worn in informal orders of dress, but not in No 2 Dress or on formal occasions. In addition, the Army Dress Committee has directed that only one wristband is to be worn in uniform at a time. No authority exists for the wearing of any other charitable item other than the Poppy and the H4H wristband. You also are reminded of Reference B, specifically 5.366c.
 
#6
ghostrider1974 said:
2.Why is it everything is pulled out to hold a FIJI Day but nothing is done to hold a St Georges day.
Because the English don’t need reminding.

And Idrach has a very, very good point. Plus any excuse for a piss up, why do you think the infantry have so many battle honours.
 
#7
As far as I understand it, the wearing of H4H wrsitbands in uniform is permitted unless on ceremonial duty (or perhaps guard) - CGS wrote a letter to all COs permitting it.

If you look at Queen's Regs, you will find that all Englishmen are entitled to wear a red rose on St Georges day, just as the Irish are permitted to wear the shamrock on St Pat's, etc... its up to you and your unit to do it.

Edited to add: QR para 5365
 
#8
ghostrider1974 said:
1.What is the poilcy on wearing Help for Heros armbands in uniform, as our RSM has banned the wearing of them with the threat of extras,I was on the understanding that we could wear them in uniform to show our support for a services charity

2.Why is it everything is pulled out to hold a FIJI Day but nothing is done to hold a St Georges day.

I have witheld my name and my Regt as I dont want to be the subject of a witchhunt if this post gets on the wrong side of people,it is not because I have no spine or guts but as a OR I dont need any pressure just because I voiced a view,I hope to get postive feed back to this post but I do expect negative as well

get into see the folks that matter, & request a transfer to the Fusiliers mate, they celebrate St Georges like you wouldnt believe :wink:
 
#10
Far too many "yes men" around here! Just wear it. Yes the RSM "makes the rules" but as quoted above in dress regs this one's above his pay grade!

Ubique
 
#11
The CGS allowed COs to use their discretion in allowing the band to be worn in non-ceremonial orders of dress. That means that some RSMs will allow it, others won't. If yours doesn't then tough luck, you've sh1t out.
 

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#12
You don't celebrate St George's Day, because he's not the patron saint of the Gunners.


Try St Barbara's Day (4th December)
 
#13
MotorMan said:
The CGS allowed COs to use their discretion in allowing the band to be worn in non-ceremonial orders of dress. That means that some RSMs will allow it, others won't. If yours doesn't then tough luck, you've sh1t out.
Fcuk 'em just wear it
 
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