the future of 1rtr

#5
Likely to stay CBRN for the forseeable future, they still have an armoured squadron in Warminster though which gets considerably more tank time than any other armoured unit in the Army.

The future obviously is not certain but they are now the worlds best CBRN troops as well as being fine Tankies.
 
#7
Give it 2 years and I think everyone in the RAC will have a clearer view of what the future holds corps wide.
 
#8
How likely is it that 1RTR will continue to have tanks for the foreseeable future ? Will the time come when the powers at be strip them of the tanks, and due to the high standards on the NBC side, and give them nothing but the CBRN?
 
#9
I've got a horrible feeling that once 2RTR are back in Tidworth with KRH (becoming QRH end of 2007 I believe) the Opfor/Crew Comd/Tp Ldr course duties will be shared between them, possibly meaning A Sqn 1RTR going back to the face-wellies too. Unfortunately this isn't my own little fantasy but a rumour I've heard from those well above my pay scale.
 
#10
We all know how well rumour control is to be trusted though don't we Brillo? When are the mighty Second due to come back to the Uk anyway?!

Can't be too long till you get to sew on the dogs bollox can it?!
 
#11
There are no plans to "arms plot" another regiment into the CBRN role in place of 1 RTR. This was looked at but the cost element and loss of expertise made this a non starter. It is a concern within 1 RTR that the arrival of 2 RTR in Tidworth in 2007 might mean A Sqn going to CBRN with the rest of the regiment and 2 RTR taking over the Warminster duties currently held by A Sqn 1RTR
 
#12
We know what that means when 2RTR are back in Tidders.Knock off Friday dinner time,fill up with combatgas and a mad rush for the west country...just like the last time in the 70's :lol: :lol: :lol: B4 the 3rd joined the 2nd.
 
#13
tankie88 said:
We know what that means when 2RTR are back in Tidders.Knock off Friday dinner time,fill up with combatgas and a mad rush for the west country...just like the last time in the 70's :lol: :lol: :lol: B4 the 3rd joined the 2nd.
It was the 90's K*n :wink:
 
#15
tankie88 said:
some of us wuz there in the 70's,when A Sqn wuz in warminster. :lol:
Yeah i no mate, how's the sign doing now fella? Do you still work with L** M*tch*ll? If so can you le him know i'm trying to get hold of him.

As for thr future of the First, i reckon it could be more to the point of the future of the Second bearing in mind on amalgamation they always go to the lowest number etc - can't imagine that they're gona keep loads of armoured units around for ages, it's not like they aint busier than ever is it now??? :cry:
 
#16
The sign is ok.I left the hospital as security bod over 2 years ago.L** is now workin for Falmouth council as a sexton havn't seen him in ages.I now work as storeman/forklift bod/maintanace bod/security bod and general dogsbody for a furniture removal company.
 
#17
seeing 2rtr on a daily basis-there are more 1in fally than 2 at pres-its a takeover from the inside-plus theres an upserge in hubcaps going missing a sure sign 1rtr s about.norfern monkeys.
 
#18
tankie88 said:
We know what that means when 2RTR are back in Tidders.Knock off Friday dinner time,fill up with combatgas and a mad rush for the west country...just like the last time in the 70's :lol: :lol: :lol: B4 the 3rd joined the 2nd.
1 RTR were in Tidworth 1975/76 and it was a "chilled out" relaxing time, a break from the "intensity" of BAOR, they went back to Tidworth in 1993/94 and they were just as busy as they had been in Hildesheim!! I would suggest that UK postings for armoured regts are no longer the cushy experience they were during the cold war.
 
#20
It is possible that once 2 RTR have moved to Tidworth mid 07 that they will take over the A Sqn lark, however it leaves the rather gloomy prospect that a few years later 1 RTR will cease to be Tank trained and become a purely CBRN trained organisation. I bet they will still be called 1 RTR just to confuse people though......
 

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