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.
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 shoulders..to 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.
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?!
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.
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...
"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...