RGJ in the North West...

#5
Because they only recruit soft southern shandy drinking woofters?
 
#11
backblast said:
Cuddles said:
Because they only recruit soft southern shandy drinking woofters?
There are load's of Scouser's in The RGJ,just wondered why they only ever had their TA Unit's in London and Milton Keynes ?
Scousers join the RGJ because they anticipate nicking really good stuff wherever the battalions are posted.
 
#14
That and the combination of laughing Jock W and Janner boy Neal the Man from MT...
 
#15
Its mainly because the TA units attached to the KRRC & RB were based in London. Historically the KRRC & RB recruited from London and the Home Counties even though officially they recruited countrywide. The Rifle Volunteer units outside London tended to get attached to the local county regiment.

e.g. The Leeds Rifles were attached to the West Yorks then RTR
The Liverpool Rifles were attached to the Kings, and so on

Hope this answers your question
 
#19
The-Daddy said:
The Leeds Rifles were attached to the West Yorks then RTR
and Royal Artillery. 7 West Yorks went to one and 8 West Yorks to the other.

At one stage in WW1, the Leeds Rifles had 6 battalions. I don't know of any other TA regiment that was as big as this, the 'regiment' is now down to 1 platoon and the next cuts will see its death.
 

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