Steaming ahead or boiler explosion?

#4
I was there on the day and have to say that other than the big wigs who were there for a free lunch and a bit of networking, the only civvies apparent were those of the anorak wearing train spotter types.

Have to say that HRH wearing wellies was a nice touch.
 
#5
Hairy_Maclary said:
Am I alone in thinking that this is a bad idea.

www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/HistoryAndHonour/Ta100SteamsAheadWithEngineRenaming.htm


The TA fit for the 21st century, "I know lets name an obsolete form of transport after it, that is the image we want."

Or am I being too precious?
So 50 years after renaming a train the most innovative idea we can come up with is.... temporarily renaming a train.

I do hope the Review Team come up with something more original and longer lasting.

msr
 
#6
The only people who give a sh!t about trains are old people and pedophiles.

(Yes I have seen the obvious joke before some ARAB pipes up)
 
#7
Wish i'd have known about this as I only live about 3 miles away and my Husband's unit is the closest at about 4 miles away. Oh well, mind you as he is in a sandy place we didn't get invited to The TA centre on Sunday as usual either, kids and I went to the parade and straight home again, not even the offer of a cuppa with the other families.
 
#9
Hairy_Maclary said:
And another thing I have just realsied that the TA 100 'year' of 'celebrations' actually lasted from 1 Apr to 11 Nov.

Talk about short changed!
Any more days than that and they have to give us paid leave............
 

The_Duke

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#10
Anymore than that and I would have had soldiers topping themselves with boredom and frustration at wasting that much time for the TA "aren't we all great" events.
 
#11
The_Duke said:
Anymore than that and I would have had soldiers topping themselves with boredom and frustration at wasting that much time for the TA "aren't we all great" events.
I know Exactly what you mean. I (and another 200+ blokes form our unit) went along to one of those TA100 parade things. It would've been ok if it wasn't for the fact that you could count the ammount of TA there on your fingers and even those that had bothered there arse to turn up looked like a sack of sh1t.

Definately not the future for me when I hang up my combat jacket in the near future.
 
#12
Travis_Bickle said:
The_Duke said:
Anymore than that and I would have had soldiers topping themselves with boredom and frustration at wasting that much time for the TA "aren't we all great" events.
I know Exactly what you mean. I (and another 200+ blokes form our unit) went along to one of those TA100 parade things. It would've been ok if it wasn't for the fact that you could count the ammount of TA there on your fingers and even those that had bothered there arse to turn up looked like a sack of sh1t.

Definately not the future for me when I hang up my combat jacket in the near future.
Don't worry, with that attitude you would not be welcome anyway.

msr
 
#13
At least the steam one is still running. The modern one named last summer at York is now laid up out of use. Or perhaps its withdrawal is a subtle message that the TA is past its prime?
 
#14
msr said:
Travis_Bickle said:
The_Duke said:
Anymore than that and I would have had soldiers topping themselves with boredom and frustration at wasting that much time for the TA "aren't we all great" events.
I know Exactly what you mean. I (and another 200+ blokes form our unit) went along to one of those TA100 parade things. It would've been ok if it wasn't for the fact that you could count the ammount of TA there on your fingers and even those that had bothered there arse to turn up looked like a sack of sh1t.

Definately not the future for me when I hang up my combat jacket in the near future.
Don't worry, with that attitude you would not be welcome anyway.

msr
If his claim to fame was being photographed erecting tents with different TA nationalities would he then be welcome?
 
#17
Blyth_spirit said:
zenith69uk said:
Someone really pays attention reading TAQ!
Well at least one regular poster gets named and pictured in the latest one.
:)
 
#19
I was invited and for all of the reasons above, sent my apologies.

A Virgin High speed train? - maybe, but not an old chuffer.

Old, past it's prime, of no use to deliver real utility in the modern era, inefficient, and slightly odd looking as compared to it's modern counterpart? - definitely not the message we want to send...but we did.
 
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