Visit of CinC to 23 Pioneer Regt

#3
what happened to Corp Pride, and no I'm not going for commisioning
 
#5
Commissioning, surely?
 
#7
Spelling is the least of my worries for commissioning, that fact that i know what I'm talking about ie Logistics is the reason why i won't get commissioning.
 
#8
"i.e." shurrrely? And remarkable proof that there is a place in our glorious organisation for the widest range of skills and expertise. Thank heavens you're a "logistics" expert, it allows me more time to contemplates the higher things in life.
 
#9
No stable belt.

Hmmm, what is Corps policy at the moment?

Maybe it's a Pioneer thing.
 
#10
Perhaps its an 'in the field' thing. I recall reading that Corps policy was to wear the belt in barracks only and the revert to green when on ops or field training.
 
#11
I got told to take mine off, SNCO's only! waste of a fiver!
 
#12
Isn't there some tosh about who can wear the metal or the leather buckle versions as well? How's it go; officers wear the leather, ORs wear the metal one?
 
#13
Dragstrip said:
Perhaps its an 'in the field' thing. I recall reading that Corps policy was to wear the belt in barracks only and the revert to green when on ops or field training.
This was a visit by CinC though, with lots of shiny new looking tools by vehicles and things in boxes, not Ops or field training.














Note subtle dig at 23. We love you really.
 
#14
Corp Pride, why would you?, what does it do for us? Plus I fully agree with at_ease, why wear something that isn't issued. If they want us to wear it they should give it us for free. We wouldn't pay for CS95 just as a Tesco worker wouldn't pay for their uniform.
 
#15
Bah_Humbug said:
Corp Pride, why would you?, what does it do for us? Plus I fully agree with at_ease, why wear something that isn't issued. If they want us to wear it they should give it us for free. We wouldn't pay for CS95 just as a Tesco worker wouldn't pay for their uniform.
The corps, the leadership and all that sail on it has turned around 5 disparate organisations into 1 holistic ship sailing in the right direction in around a decade.

It has reformed, reshaped and constantly reorganised beyond belief in order to fit into the new world (dis)order.

Life pre-cold, war for loggies was very easy. Just open the doors of the depots, issue stuff, truck it to the front line job done. There was no jointery, no expeditionary ethos and mind-bogglingly limited conceptual logistic thought.

If you want to kid yourself into believing that the RAOC/RCT etc were better places to be then do so. If you want to bleat that corps ethos was better in the forming corps then do that too.

But, by my reckoning even the longest serving non commissioned soldier today has spent more time under an RLC capbadge than any other – so if you’ve got no pride then I’m afraid its your own fault, its what you’ve made it into - thanks for your lack of effort, but me and my generation are now prepared to make it better

I meet people on a daily basis who are in true “capbadge denial”, who don’t wear stable belts, TRFs or Corps rank slides....and guess what fellas, you stick out a mile…you say to me “I’m a bit embarrassed about being a loggie, so instead of trying to make it better, I’ll try to hide”

Very big rant over!

And regarding not being issued a stable belt and therefore not wearing it, FFS grow up!!! That is the attitude of a bitter, passed over JNCO, which is what I expect, for those good reasons, you probably are.
 
#16
really?_fascinating said:
Corps pride, surely?
I think Corps' pride?

Edited to move that S, one pace left....genuine typo (honest guv!!!)
 

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#18
Goon its probably a uniformity thing. We were often ordered to take certain purchased items of clothing on certains jobs for photo ops. Very often the kit would be ignored and everyone would be in denims, KF and Cbt Jckt as that was uniform. The only kit that we really had no get out of was the No2 belt which was very smart and if really necessary could be borrowed for a parade but was as cheap as the stable belt at the time. Pride in your unit is one thing but the unit should have pride enough in its men to provide uniform items of kit. I gave away all my purchased bits when I left as I thought this was the right thing to do. As I was a sweat in Recce I went to my old rifle coy and dumped the lot in a room and told the lads to help themselves. A few beers were bought for me that night. What would I need a black sd belt with silver buckle and bugle badge in civvi strasse for? Oddly enough I kept the stable belt which seems to have shrunk but the new regt wears them differently anyway. They were so cheap that 5 wouldnt get you a decent leather banded beret in the 80's.
In my section there was an ex RGJ lad who still wore his stable belt and no one noticed. He got away with Black buttons on his 2's as he never wore those for 3 years either.
 
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#19
goon_bde said:
really?_fascinating said:
Corps pride, surely?
I think Corp's pride?
So who is this Corp that you refer to? I thought it was the Royal Logistic Corps. According to Lynne Truss (who quotes Fowler's Modern English Usage) is should probably read Corps's, if your intent is to use the possessive apostrophe. The Corps may chose for it to be Corps', but Corp's is definitely wrong.

Did you find it hard to be both pompous and correct?

Hopefully you are not DRLC, or I'll be destined for the HLI. I had a sh1t day at work so will take the gamble.
 
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