Regimental Stories

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  1. Awesome.... what a great series from the BBC.

    Pity that the only people in the Parachute Regiment able to wear their capbadges correctly are the 'old boys'. Even RI's are teaching Nigs to wear it on the left side of the head over their ears!!!

    Are the Para's..... British or French?

    Since when has the centre of the capbadge over the centre of the left eye changed. RSM..... get a grip.

    Bloody hooligans, the lot of you. Even HRH PoW wears it correctly!

    I still agree with the statement that there are only 2 things that drop out of the sky, and both are closely related!
  2. If you want to be obsessed about their capbadge, then join the paras and earn the beret, badge and wings yourself. Otherwise why on earth should they even listen to you. It has become their regimental style, so it isn't your business.

    Has it happens, the programme was pretty good but at only half an hour long, the makers would have to cut out loads of interesting stuff.
  3. Oh dear, the 'Regimental Style' issue comes out. Predictable. And by the way I did do P-Company, and I passed, and I ALWAYS wore my capbadge correctly.

    I am not a Frenchman, and I never played the 'We want to be different' card. You don't need the capbadge on the side of your head for everyone to know that!
  4. You slapped him down, not just slapped him, biatch slapped him!
  5. daywalker

    daywalker LE Reviewer

    So what you were is a stinking hat who passed a 3 week course, which gives you no ground whatsoever to gob off about how parachute regiment soldiers wear their headdress.

    Most of the toms you saw on that programme have probably spent more time in contact than you spent in the scoff house, and just for the record I'm a para reg SNCO and my beret is like that and so are 99% of the blokes in my plt.

    Why don't you get a life and stop complaining about something which doesn't matter in the big scheme of things.
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  6. Why do it then? Seriously, why do it? Would you wear your wings anywhere else other than where the army tells you to? I think not. So why wear your headress like either a. a flat cap, or b. a Parisian tart!

    It's the slippery slope to the swimcap like and naked man-love Friday...

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  7. overopensights

    overopensights LE Book Reviewer

    The few seen wearing them at Arnhem wore them correctly; but they were mostly Infantrymen converted.
  8. So you were a boring bastard then?

    Tell you what, get on to the program makers and to the BBC and have them broadcast an appolgy for this cap badge heresy. I'm sure they'll be only to pleased to address this highly important issue. [That bit was just mean to be a bit sarky, you understand.]
  9. daywalker

    daywalker LE Reviewer

    Why not.... It doesn't affect you so why do you care so much?
  10. That's almost as childish as 'Because', well done you. It's great to see which orders and instructions people choose to follow and ignor. I can't wait til bearskins are worn at jaunty angles... oh, that would never happen...
  11. Oh I'm sorry, do dress codes not apply to Para's? Are they a Law unto themselves? Does Pirbright know of this?

    Stinking Hat..... what a feeble attempt at an insult. And for the records.... 99% of your plt are wearing their cap badge incorrectly. As an SNCO you'd best be letting them know then!
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  12. daywalker

    daywalker LE Reviewer

    I can't be arsed arguing....
  13. Yeah, hard to do so when the book says you're wrong and your defence makes you look like a 'hat' sweating off the double pie and tripple chips...
  14. daywalker

    daywalker LE Reviewer

    Why would pirbright need to be aware of this?

    I have more respect for my blokes than to spend all day picking them up for berets that may offend a nobody, I'd much rather spend my time picking them up for their soldiering skills..... You know the little things that might keep them alive in a firefight.
  15. daywalker

    daywalker LE Reviewer

    Not really, I just have better things to do with my day than reading the book on dress regs and wandering around camp trying to pick blokes up.