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The Duke Of Lancasters Regiment

#1
Can anyone tell me there opinions on LANCS? Are they respected? Do they do a good job?

I start basic in Feb with a view to be joining them and I'd just like to hear any views on the Regiment from anyone in the know

Incoming shield up :tp:
 
#3
GIVE THE LADS A CHANCE..
you will find that serving soldiers work hard for a living..
the week end is upon us and most will be having a deserved lie in..

AS FOR ME..
this regt did not exist when i was in so i cannot say..
 
#5
i work with a man whos son is in the 2 lancs! he was in iraq couple of months back ,and they were doing the shit mate of what his dad says , also dont know if youve seen on tv , itv in the week , bout 11pm at night had soldiers stories on , and on it was the boys from that regiment talking , and they are spot on , as im sure what ever yoU JOIN will be mate , I DID get told if you have a choice of cyprus or catterick , choose catterick mate , my girlfriend son was stationed there and its not all sun and beach!! ha , anyway i sure someone on here can tell you alot more m8.!!
 
#6
red123234 said:
i work with a man whos son is in the 2 lancs! he was in iraq couple of months back ,and they were doing the s*** mate of what his dad says , also dont know if youve seen on tv , itv in the week , bout 11pm at night had soldiers stories on , and on it was the boys from that regiment talking , and they are spot on , as im sure what ever yoU JOIN will be mate , I DID get told if you have a choice of cyprus or catterick , choose catterick mate , my girlfriend son was stationed there and its not all sun and beach!! ha , anyway i sure someone on here can tell you alot more m8.!!
 
#7
red123234 said:
i work with a man whos son is in the 2 lancs! he was in iraq couple of months back ,and they were doing the s*** mate of what his dad says , also dont know if youve seen on tv , itv in the week , bout 11pm at night had soldiers stories on , and on it was the boys from that regiment talking , and they are spot on , as im sure what ever yoU JOIN will be mate , I DID get told if you have a choice of cyprus or catterick , choose catterick mate , my girlfriend son was stationed there and its not all sun and beach!! ha , anyway i sure someone on here can tell you alot more m8.!!
I will see if I can watch this programme when its on - sounds interesting. Thanks for the reply pal.
 
#8
Deanorecruit said:
Can anyone tell me there opinions on LANCS? Are they respected? Do they do a good job?

I start basic in Feb with a view to be joining them and I'd just like to hear any views on the Regiment from anyone in the know

Incoming shield up :tp:
I'm due to start training next week with them. They won't be any different from any other Infantry regiment at the end of the day. The major difference between regiments is the recruiting areas and the role they play ie. mech, light role etc.

Whilst some lads who are in the process of going to Phase 1 will bang on about the Rifles being 'the best' (i've lost track of the amount of times i've heard this and am still no the wiser as to why..?) you are more than likely to experience the same thing in 1 or 2LANCS as opposed to if you went in the Rifles. Correct me if im wrong anyone.

The Duke of Lancasters has a great reputation, but then again, so do most regiments.
 
#9
good regiment, top lads
go cyprus if you want to go on ops a lot and to stag on, cyprus is not a easy posting but can be good if you make it.
catterick was good when i was there
 
#11
Good stuff. I wonder why the Rifles has such a good reputation though? Is it because they are much larger?
As for the posting, I was under the impression you dont really get to choose your Battalion after training.
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#12
Deanorecruit said:
Good stuff. I wonder why the Rifles has such a good reputation though? Is it because they are much larger?
As for the posting, I was under the impression you dont really get to choose your Battalion after training.
more Bns equals more men equals bigger regy funds equals bigger advertising budget.
I was 1LI and worked with the Kingo's, good bunch of lads on Op Cara Cara in 87 I think!
 
#13
The King's are coming up the hill, boys
The King's are coming up the hill, boys
They all laugh at us, they all scoff at us
They all say our days are numbered.
Oh, to be a Kingo, victorious are we,
If you want to win the cup
Then you'd better hurry up,
'Cos the King's are coming up the hill.
Victorious and glorious,
One bottle of beer between the four of us,
Glory be to God there isn't any more of us,
'Cos one of us would drink the ******* lot!


Kingos
 
#14
ugly said:
Deanorecruit said:
Good stuff. I wonder why the Rifles has such a good reputation though? Is it because they are much larger?
As for the posting, I was under the impression you dont really get to choose your Battalion after training.
more Bns equals more men equals bigger regy funds equals bigger advertising budget.
I was 1LI and worked with the Kingo's, good bunch of lads on Op Cara Cara in 87 I think!
87!! Jesus that's going back a bit!
 
#15
The_Snail said:
The King's are coming up the hill, boys
The King's are coming up the hill, boys
They all laugh at us, they all scoff at us
They all say our days are numbered.
Oh, to be a Kingo, victorious are we,
If you want to win the cup
Then you'd better hurry up,
'Cos the King's are coming up the hill.
Victorious and glorious,
One bottle of beer between the four of us,
Glory be to God there isn't any more of us,
'Cos one of us would drink the ******* lot!

Great link Snail as ever.

Kingos
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#16
Deanorecruit said:
ugly said:
Deanorecruit said:
Good stuff. I wonder why the Rifles has such a good reputation though? Is it because they are much larger?
As for the posting, I was under the impression you dont really get to choose your Battalion after training.
more Bns equals more men equals bigger regy funds equals bigger advertising budget.
I was 1LI and worked with the Kingo's, good bunch of lads on Op Cara Cara in 87 I think!
87!! Jesus that's going back a bit!
Careful I only had a few months left to do then!
 
#17
ugly said:
Deanorecruit said:
ugly said:
Deanorecruit said:
Good stuff. I wonder why the Rifles has such a good reputation though? Is it because they are much larger?
As for the posting, I was under the impression you dont really get to choose your Battalion after training.
more Bns equals more men equals bigger regy funds equals bigger advertising budget.
I was 1LI and worked with the Kingo's, good bunch of lads on Op Cara Cara in 87 I think!
87!! Jesus that's going back a bit!
Careful I only had a few months left to do then!
Falklands?
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#18
Cara Cara was the support op in Fermanagh additional manning of PVCPs and rural patrolling I believe as a response to the increase in mortaring of RUC stations by Pira in the mid to late 80's.
 
#19
ugly said:
Cara Cara was the support op in Fermanagh additional manning of PVCPs and rural patrolling I believe as a response to the increase in mortaring of RUC stations by Pira in the mid to late 80's.
Oh yes I understand that, just that you said you were coming to the end of your service in 87' wondered if you had the pleasure of teaching the Argies a lesson in 82. Just tell me to shut it and stop being nosey!
 

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