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PostSubject: Bayonet   Bayonet Icon_minitime11/6/2011, 21:12


I was just watching the Trooping and suddenly noticed that the bandsmen seemed to be wearing a different bayonet to the foot guards.

It looked like the No7 knife bayonet (the one with brown Bakelite grips) but I couldn't be sure.

Can anyone on here enlighten me on this ?

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PostSubject: Re: Bayonet   Bayonet Icon_minitime11/6/2011, 23:57

Well spotted Brum...The bandsmen wear the old SLR bayonet.(why?I don`t know.)but the Corps of Drums wear the SA80 bayonet.
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PostSubject: Re: Bayonet   Bayonet Icon_minitime12/6/2011, 09:36

Gordon. wrote:
Well spotted Brum...The bandsmen wear the old SLR bayonet.(why?I don`t know.)but the Corps of Drums wear the SA80 bayonet.

Congrats on the step up, old chap. See you in my chateau later.

Thanks for the feedback on the bayonet, my old minces haven't quite packed up then !
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PostSubject: Re: Bayonet   Bayonet Icon_minitime12/6/2011, 10:46

It`s got something to do with the bandsmen being musicians first and soldiers second and their role in battle.Apparently the stretcher bearer role has been replaced by NBC duties and they are unlikly to ever need a bayonet..On the other hand the Corps of Drums are soldiers first and musicians second, and they form part of the machine company company..
There may be inaccuracies in there so liberal amounts of salt may be required. Laughing

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Only if you open the bog window.
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PostSubject: Re: Bayonet   Bayonet Icon_minitime12/6/2011, 12:34


I must say, watching the trooping, the massed bands seemed to out number the foot guards !

While I'm on. . . . what the hell was that uniform Steady Eddie had on ?
Apparently he's an honourary Lance-Jack in the Ruritanian Dental Corps.

I think the Royal gene pool could do with a splash of chlorine ! king
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PostSubject: Re: Bayonet   Bayonet Icon_minitime12/6/2011, 12:41

It was some obscure London Scottish Regiment

At first glance i thought it was someone out of "Brigadoon"


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Regiment
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PostSubject: Re: Bayonet   Bayonet Icon_minitime12/6/2011, 15:39

It was the uniform of the London Scottish.
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PostSubject: Re: Bayonet   Bayonet Icon_minitime12/6/2011, 19:29

a, t a ,regiment i think , but what were the medals he wore, 1, for eating acc cooked meals,2 ,firstman in the naafi queue ,3,best coal whitener in the british army.
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PostSubject: Re: Bayonet   Bayonet Icon_minitime12/6/2011, 22:28

Silver and golden judilee and a New Zealand medal of some sort.
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PostSubject: Re: Bayonet   Bayonet Icon_minitime13/6/2011, 19:26

going off track a little , i see there are ex acc personel on site, not being nasty but i would like to ask a few questions. just who did train army cooks, was it kgb., gestapo . or the pioneer corps, why was i always informed when i complained about catapillars and maggots on my vegatables , that i was stealing extra meat rations and extra protein , just having a laugh gents but having had to endure army food in the 50s , i had to ask these questions, ginger
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PostSubject: Re: Bayonet   Bayonet Icon_minitime13/6/2011, 22:32

Over to you Johnboy lol!

i vos only obeying orders Jim
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PostSubject: Re: Bayonet   Bayonet Icon_minitime13/6/2011, 23:43

Gordon. wrote:
It was some obscure London Scottish Regiment

At first glance i thought it was someone out of "Brigadoon"


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Regiment

HRH Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex is the Royal Honorary Colonel of the London Regiment, and was wearing the uniform of a Coonel of the London Scotish, which form A Company of the London Regiment, which gives him plenty of uniforms to play with LoL He just does not suit Commando Green....

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PostSubject: Re: Bayonet   Bayonet Icon_minitime14/6/2011, 07:57

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Silver and golden judilee and a New Zealand medal of some sort.

And next year he and the other royals get the Diamond jubilee medal..
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PostSubject: Re: Bayonet   Bayonet Icon_minitime14/6/2011, 17:35

See where HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh blah blah blah just turned 90 and is still a scrungy old codger. Our Prime Minister over here (Canada, for those of you who haven't been keeping up!) bestowed upon him the dual ranks of Admiral and General or something of both our Navy and Army, a rare honour apparently, and he is now entitled to play dress-up with the respective uniforms of said Canadian ranks! Oh, he will be pleased!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Bayonet   Bayonet Icon_minitime14/6/2011, 20:07

I don`t think another two appointments will bother him too much. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Bayonet   Bayonet Icon_minitime14/6/2011, 20:41

Stephen Lock wrote:
See where HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh blah blah blah just turned 90 and is still a scrungy old codger. Our Prime Minister over here (Canada, for those of you who haven't been keeping up!) bestowed upon him the dual ranks of Admiral and General or something of both our Navy and Army, a rare honour apparently, and he is now entitled to play dress-up with the respective uniforms of said Canadian ranks! Oh, he will be pleased!!!!

For all we moan about our Royals I think it's safe to say that the Queen deserves respect.

Watching her on the Trooping, sitting there in an open carriage with no protection at all from any passing looney with a gun. She might as well stick a zeroing patch on her forehead. That's courage.

I take my hat off to her.

Phil's a crusty old bugger, not afraid to say what he thinks, I like him too, and Anne, for the same reasons.

Wills & Harry ? I think Harry looks like one of the lads, well he has "done a bit" after all.

The rest ?

Watch and shoot . . . watch and shoot !
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PostSubject: Re: Bayonet   Bayonet Icon_minitime14/6/2011, 21:18

Gordon. wrote:
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Silver and golden judilee and a New Zealand medal of some sort.

And next year he and the other royals get the Diamond jubilee medal..

It is being issued as a bar to the GJM for those who hold it, and only as a new medal to those who do not!

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PostSubject: Re: Bayonet   Bayonet Icon_minitime14/6/2011, 23:40

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It is being issued as a bar to the GJM for those who hold it, and only as a new medal to those who do not!

Cheers for that Mike....I will watch the royal chests with much interest Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Bayonet   Bayonet Icon_minitime16/6/2011, 23:05

well the new royal's chest anyway
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PostSubject: Re: Bayonet   Bayonet Icon_minitime16/6/2011, 23:13

[quote="GordonCheers for that Mike....I will watch the royal chests with much interest Laughing [/quote]

Don't bother mate.

Flat, anorexic, bloody shame. Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Bayonet   Bayonet Icon_minitime13/11/2011, 16:21

I think he is also Admiral of the Fleet in Switzerland, and Chief Mountain Rescue in Norfolk, when at Sandrigham lol
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PostSubject: Re: Bayonet   Bayonet Icon_minitime13/11/2011, 16:47

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It is being issued as a bar to the GJM for those who hold it, and only as a new medal to those who do not!

Where can i get confirmation of that Mike?
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