RLC to para Reg

Its become a kind of mantra. For it is written down that other units shall be known as hats.
Its almost obligatory for Paras to say it, but as you mention, the results can be many and varied!
As long as noone goes home crying at the end of the day, lets keep the banter (and the scrapping) going!
Try pointing out that Parachutists didn't actually capture Pegasus Bridge...
 
I have a feeling we will find out very soon. But yes, looks that way.
My suspicion was raised by him claiming to be in the Glosters, yet saying they merged with the Worcestershire Regiment when in fact the Glosters merged with the DERR to form the RGBW. You’d think he might know that.
 

Polyester

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My suspicion was raised by him claiming to be in the Glosters, yet saying they merged with the Worcestershire Regiment when in fact the Glosters merged with the DERR to form the RGBW. You’d think he might know that.
If it is him, hopefully he’ll get hoofed.
 

Aquavite

Clanker
Hello Fat Cav, I am currently getting assistance over using the Internet, after my wife died last year. I'm not young and spritely like you lot. My Mentor (He's the teacher from the Adult learning Center who started to help me back last September) suggested that i join a site that would interest me. We spent a month or so looking at the site seeing if that was the case. In the end we decided that it seemed to fit the bill. Especially the lad from the French Foreign Legion, marvellous posts, very entertaining. My Tutor is Video Conferencing me, each week, and helping me if i have any questions.
This Rob fella that you have linked me to 'with suspicion', the only reason he came up was a previous poster thought i might be him? I then asked about being baned and mentioned that if a person got banned then how could they re-post. Having read the explanation i remarked that it wasn't really banning. Somebody else posted a really funny picture with that odious Greta girl on it.
Next, Paras or not, even they have to undertake selection to join the Regiment. I joined in 1958, perhaps when you were a twinkle in your fathers eye? Selection today as i understand, is nothing like selection back then. I shall treat your comment about 'incoherent', with the contempt that it deserves, unless of course you yourself joined. But I feel not. Paras are also not considered Special Forces, there is 1 battalion that supports them, but that doesn't make them so.
As Polyester said, and i assume you all follow, if somebody claims to be something then it is best to wait-a-while (That is what we called a certain type of Vine whilst in the Jungle, if you walked into it, you waited a while and it slowly withdrew) before you pass judgment on them? I have provided a brief summary of what i have done, and why i thought that Arrse would be a good place to start on a web-forum. I actually thought that as you are all ex-soldiers you might find life as a Soldier from my day somewhat interesting. In return there have been numerous posts about me and this Rob Galla. If you lot think i am mistaken about this site, just say so and i'll find another one to join? But i was unaware that there was a 'Selection' process? I am also unaware why you might think I am this chap? Please enlighten. Some drongo, actually rattled on about 'Spidey Senses', and this an ex-soldier, allegedly. So having Spiderman Ability is a reddy reckoner for judgement is it? You are aware that Spiderman is just a cartoon in a comic strip, aren't you? Are you a junior leader?
Perhaps what you need is a part of the site where people introduce themselves, like other sites do?

Finally, what is a Sock Puppet?
You are. You mental no-mark dick.
 
Hello Fat Cav, I am currently getting assistance over using the Internet, after my wife died last year. I'm not young and spritely like you lot. My Mentor (He's the teacher from the Adult learning Center who started to help me back last September) suggested that i join a site that would interest me. We spent a month or so looking at the site seeing if that was the case. In the end we decided that it seemed to fit the bill. Especially the lad from the French Foreign Legion, marvellous posts, very entertaining. My Tutor is Video Conferencing me, each week, and helping me if i have any questions.
This Rob fella that you have linked me to 'with suspicion', the only reason he came up was a previous poster thought i might be him? I then asked about being baned and mentioned that if a person got banned then how could they re-post. Having read the explanation i remarked that it wasn't really banning. Somebody else posted a really funny picture with that odious Greta girl on it.
Next, Paras or not, even they have to undertake selection to join the Regiment. I joined in 1958, perhaps when you were a twinkle in your fathers eye? Selection today as i understand, is nothing like selection back then. I shall treat your comment about 'incoherent', with the contempt that it deserves, unless of course you yourself joined. But I feel not. Paras are also not considered Special Forces, there is 1 battalion that supports them, but that doesn't make them so.
As Polyester said, and i assume you all follow, if somebody claims to be something then it is best to wait-a-while (That is what we called a certain type of Vine whilst in the Jungle, if you walked into it, you waited a while and it slowly withdrew) before you pass judgment on them? I have provided a brief summary of what i have done, and why i thought that Arrse would be a good place to start on a web-forum. I actually thought that as you are all ex-soldiers you might find life as a Soldier from my day somewhat interesting. In return there have been numerous posts about me and this Rob Galla. If you lot think i am mistaken about this site, just say so and i'll find another one to join? But i was unaware that there was a 'Selection' process? I am also unaware why you might think I am this chap? Please enlighten. Some drongo, actually rattled on about 'Spidey Senses', and this an ex-soldier, allegedly. So having Spiderman Ability is a reddy reckoner for judgement is it? You are aware that Spiderman is just a cartoon in a comic strip, aren't you? Are you a junior leader?
Perhaps what you need is a part of the site where people introduce themselves, like other sites do?

Finally, what is a Sock Puppet?
Oh FFS !

Please try harder.
 
One of our very highly regarded WO2 PSIs ( later RSM briefly) had not long been back from a highly kinetic tour. in Wr. Neal had been nearly killed by an RPG, and had a number of very close calls.

As well as being a big lump, he had - understandably - a bit of a short fuze.

In Dave's cookhouse in Pirbright a 4 PARA recruit muttered, as Neal went by, "hat".

I think he regretted it.
Except this never happened.
 
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  • See my post above.
  • You both have poor spelling / grammar.
  • You seem to know plenty about Arrse from long before you joined.
  • You have the same favourite military hardware.
  • You joined by pure coincidence a couple of days after Robme was banned.
I'm calling it. @Once.a.Pilgrim is @Robme.
I will add that the fantasist @Robme claimed:
I have recently discovered that I could as a 17 year old joined the Rhodesian Army, simply by applying at Rhodesia House in London
After mooching around a bit and a spell in the Rhodesian Army
Strange that they both mention the Rhodesian army in addition to all the other stuff.

It's like someone is regurgitating (and rehashing) their old talking points.

I am still open to the possibility that I'm wrong. Can anyone do an IP address check?
 

Polyester

Old-Salt
I will add that the fantasist @Robme claimed:



Strange that they both mention the Rhodesian army in addition to all the other stuff.

It's like someone is regurgitating (and rehashing) their old talking points.

I am still open to the possibility that I'm wrong. Can anyone do an IP address check?
Nah, I think you’ve cracked it. It’s got to be him.
 
Try pointing out that Parachutists didn't actually capture Pegasus Bridge...
I once watched an entire programme about Pegasus Bridge which was “6th Airborne“ this and “D Coy airborne troops“ that. Without once mentioning the 2nd Bn Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry.
 
My suspicion was raised by him claiming to be in the Glosters, yet saying they merged with the Worcestershire Regiment when in fact the Glosters merged with the DERR to form the RGBW. You’d think he might know that.
And saying how accurate the Air Despatch was in the jungle.
 
Somebody has also posted that that Paras are brighter than the RLC, not in my day they weren't. We had RASC Air Dispatchers (predecessors of the RCT and RLC) resupplying us from the air, in Malaya and Borneo and later in Oman, can't remember if we were resupplied in Aden from the Air. They used to drop through jungle and hit the target almost every time, that takes some doing. I dont want to be rude about the Paras, but they are not picked for their brains, they are picked for their brawn.
So joining the Regiment in 1958 during the Malayan campaign and serving in Borneo, Aden and Oman would suggest serving with them until at least 1976 when Op Storm finished.
I spent around 6 years with the lads, back then, i can honestly say i dont think i can remember anybody shouting at me, either in selection or in the Regiment,
But then says that he served around six years with the Regiment which would take us up to 1964, a year after the start of the Borneo campaign
By the way I was at Malvern not Hereford.
When the Regiment left Malaya in 1959 they moved to Malvern for a few months before moving to Bradbury Lines Hereford in 1960.
After mooching around a bit and a spell in the Rhodesian Army i came to England and eventually joined up in 1956, 2 years later undertook selection and eventually did 30 years (Not all in the Regiment). Retired as a Major (QM)
Yet now has completed 30 years service and retired as a Major (QM) though not all in the Regiment.
Well that's another one that a bit tricky and not one i heard either in the Regiment or when I was PS at 21 Sqn.
Whats a PS at 21 Sqn? Presumably meant to be a PSI 21 SAS.
coz they had to work the drill out for whatever new rifle the army was getting. Now theres a lot whose IQ takes some beating, at the bottom of the scale that is. Coz
Coz? Thats a word used by the modern generation, not one educated in the forties or fifties.


I smell the ghost of Robme or the son of Robme.
 
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Whats a PS at 21 Sqn? Presumably meant to be a PSI 21 SAS.
How strange.

In a now deleted post, Robme was recently referring to 21 Sqn when he meant 21 SAS.

Post was deleted by a moderator because it was giving terrible advice.
 

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