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

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  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. Or the lib dems...

    (despite trying to associate themselves with explosives...)
  4. chrisg46

    chrisg46 LE Book Reviewer

    RGBWLI have not served as a unit, but have in afghan.
  5. They've serviced an Afghan....

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

  6. Salvation army but they are on OPTAG training for telic 9.

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

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

  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?
  10. Woofers were in afgahn IIRC not sure about the other two
  11. The_Duke

    The_Duke LE Moderator

    Cheshires Basra T3 or T4
  12. Duke - thought so but their web site has no info
  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.
  15. napier

    napier LE Moderator Reviewer