Royal Anglians

#1
Hi all just trying to get some more information on the royal anglians and how the lifestyle of a royal anglian is.

i understand that they are currently based in germany and going off to afghanistan in next few weeks.

i have my selection up in lichfield in 2 weeks and planning on getting on a cic few weeks after that, then want to join the anglians
 
#5
is the poachers a different bn within the anglians like the 1st bn vikings.

i was recruted in northampton had my final interview 2day
 
#6
Ben

Do you no know anything about your future Regiment/Battalion? Is this due to the fact that you only joined the Royal Anglians due to Ross Kemp. Thought that looks like fun I'll have a go!!!

Or you could ask to use the family brain cell, and try to Google Royal Anglian Regiment!

Here you go I have done it for you!
Royal Anglian


Stilts
 
#7
no i spent 2 years at college doing a public services course and based many of my essays on the royal anglians and its history .

i admit yes i watched the ross kemp thing but dont belive that it is a true likelyness, things were edited to make the best viewing.

i have always been umming and arring about the anglains and it did help me make my decision but no matter how many books i read about it, it wont compare to some 1 actually serving there and their experiences and lifestyle
 
#8
Ben, one of my choices is 2 R ANGLIAN, but the poachers website its bloody awful, But its basically light role (currently in the desert rats, so you bob about in a land rover) so have a look on other regiments websites that are light role, like PWRR, Irish rangers etc. 1 R ANGLIAN is armoured infantry, they humm about in vikings(?) i believe.

Cal
 
#9
Ben

A fine Infantry Regiment (but then I am bIas). Three Battalions is the regiment at present 1st, 2nd and 3rd. 1st and 2 are Regular Battalions based in Pirbright and Celle (Germany) respectively with the 3rd (TA) across most on the eastern seaboard of the UK. No matter which Bn you join you will visit somewhere sandy within the next few years.

Don't know uless you try but if you go to the 2nd then it sounds like you will have a good chance of being with guys from your local area.

Rest assured what Ross showed you was a true reflection of that Op, its not fun, its damn dangerous and its probably the best thing you will ever do if you get the chance. Like every Infantry Bn and Role there will be highs and lows but hopefully for you more highs. Its a fast pace of life but if you are up for a challenge then your local county regiment is going to be good for you.

Good luck and there was no harm in asking.

Hope this helps

Cheers
Baz

P.S Don't judge by a website - there are plenty of Units with great websites - but thats about all! :)
 
#10
Baz44 said:
Ben

A fine Infantry Regiment (but then I am bIas). Three Battalions is the regiment at present 1st, 2nd and 3rd. 1st and 2 are Regular Battalions based in Pirbright and Celle (Germany) respectively with the 3rd (TA) across most on the eastern seaboard of the UK. No matter which Bn you join you will visit somewhere sandy within the next few years.

Don't know uless you try but if you go to the 2nd then it sounds like you will have a good chance of being with guys from your local area.

Rest assured what Ross showed you was a true reflection of that Op, its not fun, its damn dangerous and its probably the best thing you will ever do if you get the chance. Like every Infantry Bn and Role there will be highs and lows but hopefully for you more highs. Its a fast pace of life but if you are up for a challenge then your local county regiment is going to be good for you.

Good luck and there was no harm in asking.

Hope this helps

Cheers
Baz

P.S Don't judge by a website - there are plenty of Units with great websites - but thats about all! :)
I'll second that
 
#12
If you join then don't forget to call them the Angle Irons - its a nickname that they are proud of and goes way back to their formation 8)
 
#13
Well the 2nd Bn are a tad busy right now - I guess updating their website is probably not at the top of their agenda right now so I will cut then some slack. But your comments noted Cal I will pass them on.

Anyway I am sure they will have plenty to update it with in the future :)

Cheers
 
#14
cheers for all your help guys.....i looked at other websites and it has really opened my eyes to alot more.

just going to have to think about it b4 i go up to selection
 
#15
Baz44 said:
Well the 2nd Bn are a tad busy right now - I guess updating their website is probably not at the top of their agenda right now so I will cut then some slack. But your comments noted Cal I will pass them on.

Anyway I am sure they will have plenty to update it with in the future :)

Cheers
Baz, what are they up to at the mo?, they somewhere sandy?, cant find any info on them all i get is 1nd bn ross kemp stuff :wink:

Cal
 
#16
They are indeed a fine Bn. They are like any line Bn in the British Army and the things they do are veried. If that is who you have set your heart on then go for it.

Like othes have said, if you get through Catterick then you will find your self in snady places at some point. It might not be like RK's doc as all tours are different, but it will stay with you. Hopefully in good ways and not bad.
 
#17
A great and good line infantry Regiment, who like many others go about their business quietly and professionally. They are my favourite as I was in them in the 70's and 80's (Poachers and Pompadours). Still doing incredible work, but in fairness so are all those with sandy feet.

heads Down lads
 
#18
to be honest it does seem the best, maybe because i have had my heart set on it for such a long time.

at least i will have summit to talk to people as we will all be from the same area.

apparently they are goig to iraq in few weeks and currently based in germany, my recruitment officer told me they were also goin afghan soon as well but been told different
 
#19
I am about to leave The Vikings after 22 odd years of service, it is a fine battalion and the Regiment is about as good as it gets. If you are from Northamptonshire mate then I would say go to The Poachers (I originate from the Rose of The Shires as well), to keep the regimental line going. And do not calle the Angle Irons as suggested by a previous poster. The 1st Bn are currently converting to BULLDOG and are due another hot and dusty tour in 2009. The 2nd Bn are now in Germany and are a WARRIOR unit I believe. Anyway good luck to you young 'un!!
 
#20
loaded_not_ready said:
I am about to leave The Vikings after 22 odd years of service, it is a fine battalion and the Regiment is about as good as it gets. If you are from Northamptonshire mate then I would say go to The Poachers (I originate from the Rose of The Shires as well), to keep the regimental line going. And do not calle the Angle Irons as suggested by a previous poster. The 1st Bn are currently converting to BULLDOG and are due another hot and dusty tour in 2009. The 2nd Bn are now in Germany and are a WARRIOR unit I believe. Anyway good luck to you young 'un!!
It was a non R Anglian joke. I know how touchy you lot are about your name - I met a few when the R Anglian were part of 24 Airmobile. calling them Angle Irons, Anclican, and even plain ol' Anglians got them upset!
 

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