QDG's Good reg?

#1
As in title, are the QDG's a 'good' regiment?
Professional, respectable, good rep , well structured , what are the officers like etc..
 
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#5
A mate of mine is QDG, all I ever heard from him is how shit they were when he was there and how much they are/were getting fucked around recently.
 
#6
what recce regiment would you say was best then? Ive just come from hohne where 9/12 are based as dad served 24 years but heard they are a pile of ****.
 
#7
QDG are good, I've worked with them once in the last couple of years and was quite impressed. As with all regiments, there are good and less good individuals but overall the good outnumbered the bad by a long way.

I would suggest you probably ought to be at least a little bit Welsh if you are joining as a soldier.
 
#8
I was born in bristol so I guess thats probably the closest to welsh and englishman could be.
However I like the look of the light dragoons, can only find comments of praise for the regiment
 
#9
In reality they are all the same. we all have our 'in house' regimental rivalry but thats how it goes. they all do pretty much the same job in pretty much the same places. some just do it more often than others thats all. it wont make much difference which one you join, its what you make of it and not necessarily what they make of you.
 
#10
In reality they are all the same. we all have our 'in house' regimental rivalry but thats how it goes. they all do pretty much the same job in pretty much the same places. some just do it more often than others thats all. it wont make much difference which one you join, its what you make of it and not necessarily what they make of you.
In theorey yeah all soldiers are trained by the same poeple to the same standars etc...
However Ive seen my dad move around to different regiments and he has recently signed off after 24 years service because of the officers in his last regiment,
dont know what the exact details are, but i do know they were not very good at looking after the 'lads', and didnt have much bother for there job roles.
Ive seen first hand that some regiments carrying out the same job role and trained in the exact same place are better than others...
 
#11
I was born in bristol so I guess thats probably the closest to welsh and englishman could be.
However I like the look of the light dragoons, can only find comments of praise for the regiment
If you were born in Bristle young fellow me lad, then you certainly would not consider yourself Welsh in anyway. Forest of Dean with six fingers & married to your sister then I could understand the confusion ;-)

Cheers

Phil
 
#15
All the times I have come across QDG they have been decent lads, never worked withing their CoC but the regiment has a good rep. As for amalgamating with SCOTS DG, don't hold your breath. I have heard this rumour over and over again the last few years
 
#17
They probably won't be around for much longer as they (hopefully) will be amalgamating with ScotsDG (FijiDG)! ;-)
Is this the rumour being put around as a means of stopping the two RTR regiments being amalgamated into one? Have to say I hadn't heard it before and I'd like to think I'm reasonably current.
 
#19
Is this the rumour being put around as a means of stopping the two RTR regiments being amalgamated into one? Have to say I hadn't heard it before and I'd like to think I'm reasonably current.
I do hope they don't amalgamate the two remaining RTR Regts as they have have borne the brunt of disbandments/amalgamations in the past! Tis about time the Cav take their fair share and stop pulling the 'We've been around for over 300 hundred years you can't touch us bolleux!
 
#20
I do hope they don't amalgamate the two remaining RTR Regts as they have have borne the brunt of disbandments/amalgamations in the past! Tis about time the Cav take their fair share and stop pulling the 'We've been around for over 300 hundred years you can't touch us bolleux!
Might be somewhat of a moot point. Most of my RAC contemporaries are increasingly starting to consider themselves just that, RAC officers. The days when we could afford to have a parochial cavalry vs RTR attitude are long gone.

Leaping to the 5x MRB therefore 5x Armd Regts and 5x BRRs assumption, meaning that one RAC regiment needs to go and accepting a greater degree of cross posting between RAC regiments (which is already happening); the logical conclusion is either to retain the maximum number of unique capbadges or to go to a single "multi-battalion" RAC with the same capbadge. If we do go to the 5 and 5 model keeping different capbadges, there would seem little to be gained financially for re-roling 1RTR to become an Armd Regt and then getting rid of another regiment that is already in that role. Given that money is the key driver and there is always a reluctance to see capbadges die out, I would expect to see 1 and 2 RTR amalgamate to form The RTR, with the surplus manpower distributed as required across the rest of the RAC. Of course this assumes the retention of 10 RAC regiments at the next SDSR, post HERRICK.

Personally, my favoured option would be the single capbadged RAC with five light and five heavy Bns/Regts within and trickle posting between them (think RIFLES). Perhaps the individual regiments could continue to wear different coloured berets as the SCOTS do with their hackles...
 

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