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I am very dismayed and heartfelt to read all the comments on the disbandment, amalgamation and loss of many British Army Regiments. I served for 12 years a lot less than most 8 spent in the RAPC [now gone]. During those years I spent many happy times with a number of regiments and battalions. One of the best with 5 RTR, I was disbanded 7th Dec 1969. Why should I a mere ‘Corps Attached” remember this. It’s part of our history, being British, being English, being Scots. But after WW1, did we keep all the battalions raised, no we didn’t need them. Again after WW2 did we keep the Regiments, no we didn’t need them.
Now according to President [I’m God] Blair, we’re at peace. Oh sorry except for the odd terrorist and the odd country that doesn’t toe the line of the Blair/Bush coalition vision of the world.
Sorry I’m not a Blairite. the sooner this jumped up barrister [And they all rip us off anyway, barristers that is] is put in his place the better. He is a public civil servant.
A little more ‘Public’
A little more ‘Civil’
A little more ‘Servant’
- Excuse me, as I step down from my soap box, I get carried away -
“If” we don’t need these units do it with dignity, but I feel we need them desperately. A recent report says that the forces are stretched to nearly breaking point. There “unfortunately” is a shortage of funds - Too much is being spent on the “Skivers Battalions” of Asylum Seekers and Social Security, not to mention “The Outreach Workers & Managers & PC Brigade”
Who’s fault ? MINE & YOUR’s, or those who don’t go to the election booth or stand in general & local elections to oust these pests
You can grumble all you may in this chat room but it’s “Boots on the ground” that count.
This country has a history of forgetting Tommy when the fighting is over. Can we not change that ? ?