REME Lanyard

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Can anyone tell me if there is such a beast as a REME lanyard :? I seem to remember that many moons ago when I was able to fit into No 2's :oops: we always wore the lanyard of the parent unit.

I'm aware that a parent unit can insist attached soldiers wear one item of the parent units' dress.

If the beast lives, appreciate a photo.
 
#3
There was a lot of talk about introducing a REME lanyard to celebrate REME's 50th anniversary in 1992, however as is usually the case, it came to nowt!
 
#4
Thats cos the cheap commemerative coins they dished out were much cheaper to produce than expensive lanyards and other such stuff that could actually be sold to the troops rather than giving them away. I've still got my coin and a Zippo lighter in the loft somewhere - maybe worth enough for a cup of coffee in another few years :D
 
#5
I thought that at one time, the inception of the Corps in 1941, that there was a REME lanyard. Blue yellow and red, in that order, worn on the left shoulder in parade dress, when wearing battledress!! :?
 
#6
the only thing that would come close was the Brat school corp colour's for sport
 
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Gorbals, always nice to have a dig but you must be desperate to try in a topic about lanyards 8O

Anyway, if you look at which Corps has an awful lot of very senior officers floating in the corridors of power, I don't think RLC will be in the driving seat in any potential merger. Bet they wish they had not put the mockers on REME joining the RLC when it formed as they would have had the upper hand as a result of all the very senior RAOC officers that existed at the time :D
 
#9
airborne reme wear a lanyard, its blue same as the medics
 
#10
I once heard, don't know how true it is, that then reason we didn't have a Red Yellow Blue lanyard was because those were the colours of the ATS one (Not Apprentice Training School)
 
#11
I did have a recent prototype of a new reme lanyard, my dog wears it now!

Didn't survive contact with the dress committee, and it did look gash.
 
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EScotia said:
Can anyone tell me if there is such a beast as a REME lanyard :? If the beast lives, appreciate a photo.
I wore a REME lanyard on my No 2 Dress from 1964 to 1969 although I'm not sure how 'official' it actually was....!
 

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airbornereme said:
airborne reme wear a lanyard, its blue same as the medics
The RAMC lanyard isn't blue, it's dull cherry and worn on the right shoulder.

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wfnuk said:
EScotia said:
Can anyone tell me if there is such a beast as a REME lanyard :? If the beast lives, appreciate a photo.
I wore a REME lanyard on my No 2 Dress from 1964 to 1969 although I'm not sure how 'official' it actually was....!
Didn't realise they had digital cameras then!!
 
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airbornereme said:
airborne reme wear a lanyard, its blue same as the medics
The blue lanyard is worn by 2 Para and attached arms.
 
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Crazy_cellar_dweller said:
airbornereme said:
airborne reme wear a lanyard, its blue same as the medics
The blue lanyard is worn by 2 Para and attached arms.
A blue lanyard is also worn by the Scalies.

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#19
Call me cynical but I thought the only corps/regiments who originally wore a lanyard was units with Artillary Guns! The lanyard was worn by the guns no1 who fired the gun and was to prevent finger damage. Seeing as REME wasn't formed until 1941, long after the lanyard was obsolete, we never needed such an item. The lanyard was later worn as battle honour, hense the Engineers wearing the artillary dark blue ones, after the Planks ran away from their guns and the Engineers continued to fire them, they were awarded the Planks lanyard. Also believe the planks were ordered to wear yellow ones from then on? Not sure of my facts, but I believe this goes some way to explaining why REME don't wear lanyards. 8)
 
#20
If the REME don't wear a lanyard....



I take it they are the only Corps' or Regiment in the British Army who DIDN'T take over the Artillery guns, at an unspecified battle but probably Crimean, when the Gunners alledgedly fled the guns :D

Re Gunners and running away. Never happened, the whole British Army of the time did not run forward and man the guns.

RA wear white because they love blancoing things, and painting stones white. RHA DON'T wear a lanyard.

Royal Regiment of Artillery were made up of all the old "Arty" units ie Garrison Artillery etc.

Lanyards were used for other things. ie holding whistles, horsemen wore them later on to hold their hats etc.
 

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