RAF Regiment to expand

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by jaybee2786, Jul 9, 2009.

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  1. Their waistlines??

    In all seriousness, the situation in Iraq was stupid, with armour inside the COB and RAF Regt patroling outside in soft-skinned vehicles because they always claimed they were the only ones trained to deal with the threat. Considering that Regt gunners died, I think that this was an unnecessary stance to take and common sense should have prevailed.
  2. I'll take your word for it then.
  3. 'In Afghanistan, the regiment protects airfields at Kandahar, Bastion and Kabul, while in Iraq it has recently completed six years safeguarding the airfield at Basra International Airport.'

    Thats bad- claiming credit for something the TA have been doing for years.

    tut tut!
  4. FFS WHY

  5. Yes funny how they forgot us..and all the FP Infantry Company lads.. :roll:
  6. the_boy_syrup

    the_boy_syrup LE Book Reviewer

    All ready happening in the band :D

  7. Regiment have taken over at Bastion as far as I am aware, FP Coy are getting a spot of *cough* 'local colour' up the road.
  8. Just imagine what the TA infantry would be capable of if we got half the kit lavished on those boys.

    So we are part-time, do the very minimum training, have sweet feck all kit and still they want to be like us!

    Its nice to be appreciated!
  9. So did we ffs, and still managed to guard the airfield. As did the Rifles before us, and the Londons before them...
  10. Jobs for the Boys - CDS!
  11. Of course they are; it was announced a couple of months ago that Special Forces were to be expanded...

    INCOMING!!! :twisted:
  12. [​IMG]

    Sweet mother of god - WTF is that thing on the right as we look at it? And shouldn't this be in the "fucking ridiculous looking heffalumps" thread?
  13. Well whatever you think of thier role the RAF Regiment currently deploys 2 of its 8 Fd Sqns at any one time.So currently you are likely to deploy every other year.

    This is unsustainable, hence the expansion.
  14. Previously tasked FP Coy are now involved in 'kinetic operations' so FP is a bit of a misnomer here.