Welsh and Scots Guards- Battle of Buckingham

#2
Ah - the dear old Litter Tray in Artillery Row, yards from Buckingham Palce indeed, approximately 1100 of them!! It isn't as if the pub was a nice little Westminster snookery...it is as rough as a badger's ringpiece in there.
 
#4
Ahhh, but did they do it all with a regulation pause of TWO THREE.

Rumour has it they formed on the march to draw up the battle lines and the unofficial colours of twenty five gaffa taped wet beer mats were trooped prior to combat.

Could someone just pass me my coat........no the other one.....ta. :cyclopsani:
 
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#8
It is rare for so many soldiers to be involved in one fight.
Bloody cutbacks.
 
#9
At least five carloads of civilian police rushed to the scene but refused to get involved when they realised the fight was between soldiers.
So it's not just Monkeys who stand outside and wait to catch the stragglers!
 
#10
Bet it wasn't as good as the Battle of Tidworth.
 
#11
My only comment about this is that it is an utterly disgraceful show....... where were the Micks?
 
#12
mistersoft said:
Bet it wasn't as good as the Battle of Tidworth.
Ah, you are showing your age now! That was the three quarter lancers and the "Rarely Irish" Rangers as I recall...over who had the "walking out" rights at the time. Strangely I can find no reference to this major running battle on t'interweb but I recall the local television going on about it for weeks.

jacob1650 said:
My only comment about this is that it is an utterly disgraceful show....... where were the Micks?
They play the winners in the semi-finals I believe, at the Strutton Arms!
 
#13
I seem to remember the Paras were involved as well.

Now that's unusual.
 
#14
Was that the one on Station Road kicked off by an over zealous RMP LCpl?
 
#15
Not sure, I watched it on New At Ten at home, a Friday night I think.

Must have been 1980-ish at a rough guess.
 
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mistersoft said:
Not sure, I watched it on New At Ten at home, a Friday night I think.

Must have been 1980-ish at a rough guess.
Might have been late seventies Mistersoft! I believe that it was kicked off by the return of the lancers from NI who accused the Rangers of being a bunch of plastic paddies and war dodgers. Stung by this assault on their Birmingham/Liverpool/anywhere other than Irish honour, a rumble was arranged. A very large number of soldiers from each regiment then got it on...cue major press and civic pontification and lots of Colchester vacations!
 
#17
I was stationed at Middle Wallop when it kicked off so anytime between Sep 79 and Mar 81 would fit the bill.
 
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mistersoft said:
I was stationed at Middle Wallop when it kicked off so anytime between Sep 79 and Mar 81 would fit the bill.
Perhaps it was while you were in Colly - which explains why you can't quite place the date!!
 
#19
That was DEFINITELY Feb 80.
 
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