Whats in a name? Tankie or Cav

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  1. As an ex-tankie (1RTR) I have always assumed that the only 'tankies' are the Men in black.
    I was talking to a lass at work about the forces etc and when she found I was a tankie said "Oh, my hubby was a tankie" When asked which regiment she replies "5th Skins". When I informed her that in actual fact her hubby was a bog trotting donkey walloper not a tankie she got a wee bit funny with me!
    So, do you Cavalry types refer to yourselves as Tankies or Cav??
  2. As an ex tankie (2RTR and 3RTR) I am sure that they (Cav) prefer donkey walloper......now we will hear all about Council House Cav I suppose!
  3. Is it me or did they miss out the "h" between the C and the a?? :lol:

  4. The Household Chav-alry - those shiny helmets do look a little bit like they have come from the Argos jewelry catalogue don't they!


    Argos Cat No 233/1870 £69 Shiny Helmet Polisher
  5. Nah, I think there made by Burberry!
  6. I think they are bloody smart and should still be worn into battle.
  7. mysteron

    mysteron LE Book Reviewer

    Chav like to call themselves Tankies so that they can be up to the standard. Must be embarrasing continuing on for hundreds of years being sh!t on donkeys only to be moved to tanks and be shown up there to.

    Show some sympathy guys....... in fact don't bother.
  8. I think that non-RAC call all the RAC'' tankies'' , yet those who are ''Cav'' call themselves ''Cav'' . FR call themselves Recce first then Cav .To be in the ''Cav'' and then to be called ''tankies'' is insulting , i guess its the reverse for the ''tankies'' to be called ''Cav''. Sorry sounds confusing i am under the influence .
  9. mysteron

    mysteron LE Book Reviewer

    Very lucid Recce Cpl for someone under the afluence of incolhol!!!

    Also very correct.
  10. The MIB will always be tankies. We led the way and when the "cav" were told to get off their horses I seem to recall that their was much wailing and nashing of teeth. My heart bleeds.

    The question is who's great idea was it to take the finest Tank regiment off their Tanks and turn them is a CS regiment?!? Save us from the JNBCR or is it JCBRNR?
  11. mysteron

    mysteron LE Book Reviewer

    I know that you know that I know, the answer to that question!
  12. As ex 2RTR I am under the same understanding as trelawney.

    RTR know as Tankies

    Cavalry referred to as Cav

    And those pretenders that prance and mince about London on a horse...
  13. hell yeah tankies are the armoured corps(though the whole MIB thing must be relatively new)
    and as for cav
    fractions dont sit well with anyone
    or am i mistaken
    (also 2RTR)
  14. Is it Tankies or Navel gunners? either way if you ain't Cav you ain't.
  15. who shoots from the belly button?