Save The 2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment..Green Howards Petition.

#1
The 2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, also known as the Green Howards, is set to be axed under government plans to reduce the regular army by 20,000 regular troops. The Green Howards date back to 1688 and veterans have served in numerous conflicts including both World Wars, the Gulf War, Bosnia and Afghanistan. The Yorkshire Regiment is one of five historic battalions being lost; devastating for Teesside forces from which it is traditionally drawn.
We must ensure the dedication and bravery of our troops is recognised and that means ensuring that there is a job available for them.
Please show your support for The Green Howards and ask the government to reconsider its decision over the future of the Green Howards by signing this petition.

Do not disband 2nd Battalion,The Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards)


http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/35750

Most Appreciated.
 
#4
I don't personnaly know anyone in the 2nd Bn The Yorkshire Regiment, therefore I don't care if they are disbanded or not.
 

Grumblegrunt

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#7
1st battalion the Westminsters and 2 divisions of the Abbey woods office army.

Damn good battalion 1 GH, both now and historically, unlike 1 pwo who failed to get a proper identity and were never a 'family' battalion.
 
#9
I'd have to agree with you about the PW 'NO' - no one works harder than this bastard Bn. etc etc etc. God they were difficult when I had to interface with them.

My point, though, is that saving the GH (who arguably should have gone earlier, and would without some (very) senior sponsorship) will just mean the axe falls on another bunch who will then start another petition etc etc ad nauseam.

Don't focus on the axe, focus on the wielder.
 
#11
The 2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, also known as the Green Howards, is set to be axed under government plans to reduce the regular army by 20,000 regular troops. The Green Howards date back to 1688 and veterans have served in numerous conflicts including both World Wars, the Gulf War, Bosnia and Afghanistan. The Yorkshire Regiment is one of five historic battalions being lost; devastating for Teesside forces from which it is traditionally drawn.
We must ensure the dedication and bravery of our troops is recognised and that means ensuring that there is a job available for them.
Please show your support for The Green Howards and ask the government to reconsider its decision over the future of the Green Howards by signing this petition.

Do not disband 2nd Battalion,The Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards)


Do not disband 2nd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards) - e-petitions

Most Appreciated.
The lads will get moved to other Bns as neccesary.

Sad to see the Green Howards go, one of the last few 'pedigree' units (bar the Guards) up until the last round of mergers and now the first on the block.

But Bns have to go... and the Green Howards will go, just like 2RRF.

How 'ard?
 
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Los_Cojones

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#13
I hear on the 'vine' that there has been some significant and serious questions raised within the Reglt circles as to how a generally fully manned Bn like the 2nd Bn can be sacrificed when the P Dubs have (apparently) 'cooked' the manning figures and are woefully undermanned.
Seems like a plausible reason to ask for a review...
 
#14
It'll happen however many people put their names on the list. I'm not, despite serving 25 years with the Regiment, as I'm not that blind. Besides, and this is sour grapes, they didn't give a **** about a select few of us Warrant Officers when we left so why the **** should we care about what happens now. They were simply our employers.


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#16
I'd have to agree with you about the PW 'NO' - no one works harder than this bastard Bn. etc etc etc. God they were difficult when I had to interface with them.

My point, though, is that saving the GH (who arguably should have gone earlier, and would without some (very) senior sponsorship) will just mean the axe falls on another bunch who will then start another petition etc etc ad nauseam.

Don't focus on the axe, focus on the wielder.
That'll be the Army Board then.

The real point here - which my own mob (2RRF) are missing with their petition/campaign too, is that the upshot of these cuts is (a) illogical, because it spares under-achieving units whilst axing others more demonstrably capable, and (b) makes a mockery of the very same "Regimental System" that is supposed to underpin our Army's capability.

How the **** something that has Infantry 'Regiments' of all sizes from 1 to 7 Battalions, can be called a system, uttelry defies my understanding.

But, the Army Board, and the ConDems are going to get away with this, because every ****** is so fussed about the 'tree' that is their chosen Regiment, the 'wood' that is endangered - our nation's defence capability - goes unremarked.

Divide and conquer?

Petitions like this hand it to the politicos on a plate.
 
#18
So lose a world-famous dual role Light Infantry/ Cermonial Regiment to save one single role Light Inf Battalion?
Back in the day (in the 70's) Battalions multi roled. When i was in 1RGJ, we did mechanised, airportable and, oh yeah, we did a public duties stint as well. I'm not particularly impressed with your elite analogy and I don't suppose many others will be either.

Many fantastic regiments have taken a bash other the years and I do wonder why some people consider Guards Regiments should be above cuts to the Army when clearly, others could easily take on the ceremonial duties and do just as good a job!
 
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Zarathustra

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#20
Back in the day (in the 70's) Battalions multi roled. When i was in 1RGJ, we did mechanised, airportable and, oh yeah, we did a public duties stint as well. I'm not particularly impressed with your elite analogy and I don't suppose many others will be either.

Many fantastic regiments have taken a bash other the years and I do wonder why some people consider Guards Regiments should be above cuts to the Army when clearly, others could easily take on the ceremonial duties and do just as good a job!
Well we probably benefit from our ties to the Royal family, having the Queen as one of our company commanders probably helps.

I think Bns/Regts should be axed along lines of poor recruitment and things like performance on career courses, discipline and the like. If it were done this way I think the Foot Guards would still be untouched.
 

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