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Hmmn I've heard conflicting ditties re this one, I'm sure you know.
Aren't they called planks? I heard its coz they run away from their guns. Is that true/false?
However, I was attached to 3 RHA several years ago in Topcliffe. What an excellent Regiment. any way the RHA distance themselves from the Field Artillery, dont blame 'em coz they dont wear white lanyards. Looks a bit daft if the truth be known.
yes we wear the lanyard on the other side to every one for leaving the Guns because the loggies delivered the wrong ammo and we took flight as well as some vital firing components the engineers used rope to fire the guns after getting the right ammo and get to wear a lanyard
that's also the reason for yellow stripe on stable belt.
BUT IT WAS ONLY MENT TO BE FOR 100YEARS. And as far as I can remember it was during the Boer war which finished in 1900 so eh Could the Royal Engineers please return the lanyards that belong to the RA?
I am well aware the RHA do not wear white Lanyards, I should know becauase I was posted to them for three years. They also commonly refer to the the other RA regt's as Flatties. So I hope that has cleared that one up.
The RHA boys wear Balls for buttons but no lanyard.
RA Regts wear lanyards for 2 reasons firstly, as a tinder light for firing cannons and then subsequently replaced with a cord to actually pull the firing mechanism to activate the guns because it was to dangerous to stand inside the trails.
Nurse. Know your limits. These are manly regular army things you are discussing and as a girly TA nurse you may be vulnerable.............oops sorry if you're in the Gunners or Cav site you are probably okay
Yes we were stable belts in ad but thats not strange as that is laid down in regs (boring I know). queersandsteers, well I am led to believe that is a welsh thing so maybe scots and brits not. All gun bunnys have to do is line it up and fire. us ad have to steer it for a bit. That takes brians and not brawn. so why do they send us brawn and not brain.