Troop deployments in Iraq.........

#1
Not sure if this is in the right thread but here goes.........


Just out of interest does anyone know of any Regiments/Units/Corps whatever that haven`t.............

Yet served in Iraq?
 

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#2
Apparently no-one in the Parliamentary Labour Party...
 
#3
Themanwho said:
Apparently no-one in the Parliamentary Labour Party...
Or the lib dems...

(despite trying to associate themselves with explosives...)
 

chrisg46

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#4
RGBWLI have not served as a unit, but have in afghan.
 
#5
chrisg46 said:
RGBWLI have not served as a unit, but have in afghan.
They've serviced an Afghan....

Now I know they had a mascot...but good god man...that's taking things a bit far!

:)
 
#7
paveway_3 said:
Salvation army but they are on OPTAG training for telic 9.

Are they going to be doing battlefield conversions?...

And I thought that they had been Band from theatre ....

(groan)
 
#8
Plenty of TA units won't have served as a unit.
 
#9
TA RAMC Field Hospitals have been called up en mass but TA Infantry/Arty/etc are only mobilised on company lines due to scaling (Inf companies are only scaled for two platoons - the third is made up of reservists - a cold war system that needs changing!) and in reality they only have one platoon that is fully trained and immediately available to meet the call up criteria. That's why TA Inf Bns only send composite companies so that comment is a bit misleading.

I don't remeber hearing of the Cheshires in the Sand Pit

or the RHF

or the Woofers

maybe someone can throw some light on these?
 
#13
I'm sure the RHF have been. Cant be definite on it though.
 
#14
The RHF visited Iraq three times whilst based in Cyprus.

Firstly as as a Bn minus one company for 4 months in 2004
Secondly as a Bn minus one company for a 6 week EHRR tour in Jan 2005
Thirdly a couple of companies in Winter 05 for a surge deployment.

More importantly... has any line infantry battalion averaged more than 6 months a year in barracks for the past couple of years? Doubt it.
 

napier

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#15
1 CHESHIRE BG - Op TELIC 4
 
#16
Cheers Guys, so it looks like on the RBWGLI or whatever there name is these days are the only ones. That is interesting, but I suppose theres bags of time for them yet?!
 
#17
If other posts are correct then its quite possible that the RGBWLI/1 Rifles will be taken out of line to train for their new role as commandos - Telic might be long over by then (if Bliar isn't blying!)
 
#18
The-Daddy said:
If other posts are correct then its quite possible that the RGBWLI/1 Rifles will be taken out of line to train for their new role as commandos - Telic might be long over by then (if Bliar isn't blying!)


That is interesting, will they then re cap badge have another name???
 
#20
bensonby said:
Plenty of TA units won't have served as a unit.
Most TA units (Inf) will have sent coy groups already some are on their third hit.....

7 scots are in for Telic 9 (Third time as a formed unit)
6 Scots are in next year (Third Hit)
and as far as I Know (And Im not saying I'm right here)The LCV now 4 Lancs were in third tour now as a formed unit!

and i'm sure many more other TA Inf....good luck to you all... :wink:
 

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