Ranger Brigade(s)

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US SF (“Green Berets”) conducting special operations with 4 RIFLES integrated into their Ops.

Good thing the Rangers have no idea what they’re doing…

1. As you well know that's an exercise, not operations.

2. USSF exercise with all sorts from Gambian Police to the UK Army Reserve. It doesn't, in itself, show any real sort of equivalence, much as PR machines might like to give an alternative impression.
 
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ZW Clanger

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Ummmmm.........camu, ....uflage.....?

We just painted everything gray.









Hehehehe see what I did? Gray instead of grey. Did he pop a valve?
They may go camo…
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US SF (“Green Berets”) conducting special operations with 4 RIFLES integrated into their Ops.

Good thing the Rangers have no idea what they’re doing…
Who were/are, wearing the two different, unrecognised, Scandinavian-cross "recognition flashes" ?!
 

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US SF (“Green Berets”) conducting special operations with 4 RIFLES integrated into their Ops.

Good thing the Rangers have no idea what they’re doing…
Hit-and-run is pretty much within the skillset of good-quality light infantry. It's stock-in-trade if you look back through their histories - skirmishing, essentially. Not necessarily 'special' so much as good-quality 'professional'.

In a face-to-face encounter, my money's still on that pesky tanks-and-artillery stuff.
 
1. As you well know that's an exercise, not operations.

2. USSF exercise with all sorts from Gambian Police to the UK Army Reserve. It doesn't, in itself, show any real sort of equivalence, much as PR machines might like to give an alternative impression.
You earn trust through exercising together; trust then gets you on Ops. And I didn’t see the Gambians exercising as an integrated force on the 5th SFG’s certification exercise, do you?
 
Hit-and-run is pretty much within the skillset of good-quality light infantry. It's stock-in-trade if you look back through their histories - skirmishing, essentially. Not necessarily 'special' so much as good-quality 'professional'.

In a face-to-face encounter, my money's still on that pesky tanks-and-artillery stuff.
Pity the “good quality light infantry (or Light Infantry) weren’t there then…
 

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There is due to be an oral statement in the House of Commons in Thursday at 11 am in which the death of the Regiments making up the new Ranger battalions will be mentioned. Also there will be statements regarding the surviving SCOTS Regiments and also some more information in basing.

This will see the end of the oldest Infantry Regiment, The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment).

Formed by Royal Warrant in 1633 then stabbed in the back in 2006 after 373 years service to the Crown.

30th November,St Andrews Day, is the last day for The Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland and the cutting of the final thread to so much service and history!
 

Cold_Collation

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There is due to be an oral statement in the House of Commons in Thursday at 11 am in which the death of the Regiments making up the new Ranger battalions will be mentioned. Also there will be statements regarding the surviving SCOTS Regiments and also some more information in basing.

This will see the end of the oldest Infantry Regiment, The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment).

Formed by Royal Warrant in 1633 then stabbed in the back in 2006 after 373 years service to the Crown.

30th November,St Andrews Day, is the last day for The Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland and the cutting of the final thread to so much service and history!
An immense sadness on so many levels.
 

LD17

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Ok if they wanted “Rangers” so badly why did they need to form a new Regt?
Couldn’t they have just nominated a Bn as “Rangers” from The Riles, Scots, Queen’s & King’s ?
It’s like some demented freshman college student who plays Call of Duty in his mom’s basement is coming up with all this, a total clusterfuck!
 

Cold_Collation

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Ok if they wanted “Rangers” so badly why did they need to form a new Regt?
Couldn’t they have just nominated a Bn as “Rangers” from The Riles, Scots, Queen’s & King’s ?
It’s like some demented freshman college student who plays Call of Duty in his mom’s basement is coming up with all this, a total clusterfuck!
Because it’s the New Big Idea.
 

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