Welsh Regiments

#1
Apologies if this is covered elsewhere, however the grounds of my point are in bold:

Battle lost for regiments' names

Members of the Royal Regiment of Wales on parade in Basra
The battle to keep the historic names of two Welsh army regiments prominent when they are merged has been lost.

Army chiefs have rejected pleas to retain the titles Royal Welch Fusiliers and Royal Regiment of Wales before the new name.

Opponents described it as disappointing but said they had to accept the decision and move on.

The regiment will be called The Royal Welsh, followed by the old titles.

The Army Board's executive committee said on Friday it was satisfied that this was "the most appropriate solution", and that was accepted by Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon.

He fought for his country and died for it and now they've taken the name away

The Ministry of Defence said the new regiment would "offer a strong brand image and an effective way of maintaining a distinct Welsh identity for the future within the British infantry".

The MoD added: "There is also a real enthusiasm within the Army for pressing forward with all the changes, rather than looking back."

Barbara Edwards says her son Wayne would have opposed the change
Opponents of the new name said they wanted the same treatment as Scotland. Such Scottish regiments as the Black Watch will keep their traditional names upfront when they are reorganised.

But Sir Geoffrey Inkin, a former commander of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, said he was sure The Royal Welsh would retain its predecessors' traditions and pride.

We accept it's a fine point to understand unless you have been part of that organisation

Sir Geoffrey Inkin
The campaign was backed by MPs, peers, veterans, and the public, and Sir Geoffrey thanked them all.

"The name upfront has in our opinion more emphasis as to the origins of that particular battalion," he told BBC Radio Wales.

"But we accept it's a fine point to understand unless you have been part of that organisation."

Barbara Edwards, whose Royal Welch Fusilier son Wayne, of Cefn Mawr near Wrexham, was the first British soldier killed in service in Bosnia in 1993, also supported the campaign.

Mrs Edwards said: "Wayne would have been upset, and I'm upset because he fought for his country and died for it, and now they've taken the name away.

"I'll be sorry to see it go and I'm disappointed, but what can we do?"

Campaign group The Friends of the Regiments said it was "a great disappointment," but had to accept the decision.

A spokesman said it was "time to move on" and to make it "the most successful regiment in the army."
When such a strong family and tribal identity is represented by the MoD and its' PR advisers as a 'brand image' or any other such trivial marketing phrase, it's time to look to your roots and think Nationalism. If I was Welsh I'd definitely be voting Plaid Cumry (or whatever.) If I still lived in Scotland I'd be shouting 'Heugh' from the hilltops and swinging the big swordy thing. These cnuts think they can dispense with the real, live, cultures of the people of these islands. Fcuk 'em.

(What the hell do the folk of Norfolk do when they want to make a dramatic, sword-and-helmet gesture against the Invader? The haven't got any craggy hills. Answers on a broadsword to WB).
 
#2
Politicians....gotta love em :roll:

Ever wanting to leave their mark on history, or looking to save a few pence to add to the ever increasing NHS bill or the Social security services bill :twisted:

So what will come next after cutting us to the bone :? Another round of cuts in 5-10 years, how will they try to justify that to an already under-strength services?
 
#3
heritage only applies to spending millions on broken down castles, making sure that we have a lot of grade on elisted buildings, and spending lots on our heritage!! but was not guns and hunting our heritage as well? ho many other things have they shut down that was 'heritage'?
 
#4
Opponents of the new name said they wanted the same treatment as Scotland. Such Scottish regiments as the Black Watch will keep their traditional names upfront when they are reorganised.
I don't think this statement is quite correct. Current Scottish Regiment names will be bracketed additions only, to numbered battalion names.
It's part of the "golden thread" smoke and mirrors.
 

Goatman

ADC
Book Reviewer
#5
Whiskybreath said:
(What the hell do the folk of Norfolk do when they want to make a dramatic, sword-and-helmet gesture against the Invader? The haven't got any craggy hills. Answers on a broadsword to WB).
Ahh.....we lures 'em off the hard standing with our tricksy liddle loights see ...then pull 'em down into the marsh with the nets and drown 'em buoy...them Outsiders got no gills nor webbed feet to help 'em get about see ?


OR...make them drink Norwich bitter till they run away screaming !

Le Chevre - Barton Turf Sec Det ( 1964)
 
#7
what a suprise

the scots get what they wanted pretty much because the Blackwatch got sent North for a couple of weeks, and the welsh get **** all, never mind that rrw are about to go on their second tour to iraq in 18months and the rwf were there in the shit over the summer
 

Arfur

Old-Salt
#8
Whiskybreath said:
(What the hell do the folk of Norfolk do when they want to make a dramatic, sword-and-helmet gesture against the Invader? The haven't got any craggy hills. Answers on a broadsword to WB).
Shag their sisters, no?
 
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