I couldn't agree more I saw that doco and it was good ,the best thing Forces TV does is show the archive docos ,I saw a brilliant one about the Navy in the early sixties ,there must be loads of these gathering dust .
3rd Bn was still in service ( as was I). Black Mafia referred to that battalion, before the others borrowed it. The 'obblie gobblies - as mentioned earlier were the 1st Battalion, The Oxs and Bucks. It was 3 RGJ that was split between the other two bns.Good link, thanks I enjoyed watching that. Bit of a look at life in an Inf Bn in the 70s.
I have an uncle I haven't seen since I was very young, he was a Jacket in this era I beleive (early 70s to mid 80s). Think I will do a bit of family digging and see what I can turn up. I know he lives down south now. From, a very distant, memory I recall he was very lucky to survive a shooting incident/contact in NI which killed 2 other lads? Sound familiar to any of you ex RGJ lads? Think he made it to Colour Sarjeant and pretty sure I saw a photo of him winged up aswell?
Not sure which Bn he was in? Was it 3 Bns the RGJ had back then? He was a geordie. Would geordies join the RGJ? Which Bn woukd they likely be sent to? Was the Black Mafia a 1st Bn nickname only?
Cheers Rat, Rig.
Yes, one of the RFN (initials TI) was a C/Sjt in the mid-80s.
It was 3 RGJ that was split between the other two bns.