Apologies, I am sure this has been discussed before, but today is the last day for the RGJ, in name anyway!

God Bless the Black Mafia, and thank you for evrything!


War Hero
Its like the pop star Prince - who became "symbol" - then Prince again

Rifles - Rifle Brigade - RGJ - Rifles. So still "Green Jackets"

(I know that the Rifles will be made up of all sorts but lets face it - they have been assimilated! :boogie: )
I did pre NI training in 72 with 3 RGJ showing us how it should be done; a great bunch of lads who I know many of 49 Fld are greatfull for their professionalism and paience!
In later life when thinking if I did it again who would I do it with, it would have been the RGJ.


War Hero
The Royal Green Jackets.

Some of the best days of my life. Some of the best mates I've had. Travelled the world. Grew up. Experiences that changed me for the better for ever. A formidable history, a superb tradition.

I will go to my grave knowing that, whatever else - good or bad - may happen, for a time I belonged to something truly EXCELLENT.

Tonight I'm raising a glass or two for the Jackets. Then, FORWARD THE RIFLES! (que distant sound of bugles...)


War Hero
Are we just americanising the army?

Oh the irony. 60th (Royal Americans) became 60th (KRRC) became 2 RGJ and as from midnight tonight becomes The Rifles. Nobody with a better claim to be "American".

logical_log, I can only assume that some swift and bold rifleman came along in his dapper green uniform and shagged your bird/mum/dog...sorry that last one was 3 para mortars....

I'll drink to the RGJ and The Rifles!


I worked with some great characters from across the 3 (as was) battalions, especially 'The Flying Bugles' parachute display team, affectionately referred to as 'The Tumbling Trumpets'.
Well done 'The Jackets' but, forward 'The Rifles'. (raising a glass)


ha ha! Yes, I think Logical-Log you must have massive carry that chip on! This post was started simply to toast a regiment that has one hell of a history as do all the regiments in the British Army, not a chance for people to snipe away showing a little too much of their self-confidence problem. We can all find stories which show various regiments in a bad light so for one evening alone lets not nit pick and take the chance as others have on this page to remember the RGJ with pride and look forward to an equely illustrious future with The Rifles..The best of luck to all serving members.
Logical log no response required knob

Highest regards to the Jackets especkly the boys out in Basra


to borrow from another regiment forming part of the Rifles
'I rise again in increased splendour' - the name changes, the traditions don't die

Good luck Rifles
Just ignore that prick logical log, his missus was obviously gang****ed by rifle company at some point, he always pops up where he isnt wanted.
My old man was 3 RGJ in the seventies so no doubt me and him will end up raising a few glasses later on.
He was arrested on his stag night for singing "My son will have black buttons on his chest..." Pity I joined the RMP eh?!


War Hero
The RGJ are in fine company. They only seem to kill off the good regt.s Black Watch etc. Maybe it's the new test for a unit? Get binned, amalgamated into a new identity. See how long it takes to stamp your identity and ethos on the new unit.


My dad was 2RGJ (KRRC), I was born with the sound of Bugles playing the advance. Proud to say I was RGJ TA. Nearly 40 years of association with this great Regiment. A sad day but Forward "The Rifles"




If I could upload the tune I have sunset and retreat!
I was one of the LI ex JLs that turned up as Shrewsbury wouldnt take us. unexpectedly it seems. Still geordie P@**erson and the RSM made us welcome. It was a great 8 weeks and actually relaxing after 42 weeks of bed blocks to be trusted as adults for the first time. It did mark me out as there were no adults into the Bn until over 6 months later from the Rifle depot. I stood out slightly!
I have shed loads of bugle calls etc on MP3 so idf any one wants some, for mobile phones etc drop me a pm!


As of Midnight tonight the RGJ are nomore,it was an Honour to of been part of and served in the Finest Infantry Regiment in the British Army.To all My Riflemen Brother's outthere "Swift and Bold" wherever you are... RIP The Black Mafia...


logical_log said:
hip hip....hooray !!!

will these new rifles inherit the title 'falling plates' ?
thats one of the best nicknames I have ever heard !!

talking of the falling plates, sorry Greenjackets, I noticed another army brutality/bullying story on the news this week that emerged from their barracks.

keep up the good work guys! You are doing a fine job in helping keep the recruiting figures low. It will soon be time to disband some more regiments. tee hee
"Jealousy" that's all i could think of after reading this Gobshite's post,your a F*cking Two Bob C*nt Fella,and it's obvious to Me that whatever Regiment it is that you are apart of are nothing to be Proud of,therfore you go about attacking other people's,there is Banter and there is the Sh*t that you Spout,C*ck...

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