WELCOME RGBW

#1
On behalf of myself and all fellow jackets i would like to welcome rgbws over to the light side.im sure our future together will be a good one.
 
#4
hollos. if your refering to the rifles taking on your drill then sorry m8 but how can we be swift & bold at your pace?

we have all given something up in this change we are not that happy about loosing our cap badge,so you cant expect us to loose our drill.
 
#5
swift said:
we have all given something up in this change
Some more than others, D&D's and RGBW's have been stripped of all their previous identity's (except the back badge on caps dress forage )

Mac over at www.farmersboys.com somes it up nicely:

Looking to the future beyond this I see this as an exercise to get the Infantry arm into a position whereby the 5th Battalion of the 'Blankshire' regiment will drop of the end of the table on the next reorganisation with the minimum of fuss. The precedence has already been set in the past when the 4th LI (formerly Durham Light Infantry) and the 4th Queens (Formerly the Middlesex) got the chop. Both those battalions were splendid outfits so history and service appears to only play a small part.
 
#6
Barrack Room Lawyer said:
swift said:
we have all given something up in this change
Some more than others, D&D's and RGBW's have been stripped of all their previous identity's (except the back badge on caps dress forage )

Mac over at www.farmersboys.com somes it up nicely:

Looking to the future beyond this I see this as an exercise to get the Infantry arm into a position whereby the 5th Battalion of the 'Blankshire' regiment will drop of the end of the table on the next reorganisation with the minimum of fuss. The precedence has already been set in the past when the 4th LI (formerly Durham Light Infantry) and the 4th Queens (Formerly the Middlesex) got the chop. Both those battalions were splendid outfits so history and service appears to only play a small part.
And in ten years time, the old boys who remember the antecedent battalion are that little bit older. The guys getting out are less vocal, and for the guys still in, well, if they want to stay in, get promotion and not get their card marked as a troublemaker, they have to make the most of their opportunities.

Still think we'll see the day when it's a Corps of Infantry and numbered battalions within that Corps.
 
#7
Mr_Relaxed said:
Still think we'll see the day when it's a Corps of Infantry and numbered battalions within that Corps.
Yep, near enough full circle to the old regimental numbers, apart from they probably wont go much number past 10, the Guards and the Para's wont get molested though - their protected by the prince of darkness himself.
 
#11
Yes (Newbury).

msr
 

chrisg46

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#19
2 RGBW C Coy, then RRV (RGBW) B Coy, now RRV (RGBWLI) HQ Coy, soon to be 7 Rifles. All in Swindon.
 
#20
Rifle-Green-Sex-Machine said:
Anyone from the old Wessex Volunteers out there? (Swindon/Reading)
Newbury...in a galaxy long long ago! 2445....as a clue to my vintage!
 

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