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"john boy"
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Number of posts : 939
Age : 57
Localisation : shrewsbury
Cap Badge : acc
Places Served : aldershot/albermarle bks ouston-father LI- gib- berlin NI- lemgo- colchester- shrewsbury-tidworth left82
Registration date : 2010-12-30

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PostSubject: cap badges   cap badges Icon_minitime15/11/2011, 18:59

from this cap badges Bs_ch_1635-r

to this cap badges Cap_badges


WHERE WILL IT END??????? lol! No doubt there are dozens more in between to many to name lol!
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ciphers
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Number of posts : 973
Age : 85
Localisation : Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7C5
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Catterick (1951) - BAOR (1952 -1954)-(Herford - Bunde - Munster) - Japan (Kure) - Korea (Pusan - Seoul) - Cyprus (Nicosia) - Suez Op (1st Guards Brigade) - UK (63 Sigs Regt TA, Southampton)
Registration date : 2008-06-30

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PostSubject: Re: cap badges   cap badges Icon_minitime15/11/2011, 20:13


I wrote the poem below sometime in the 1970's .. writing it today would need it to be encyclopedia size.

The Vanishing Regiments'


Reading through the Army List it soon becomes evident,
That the Army of old has taken punishment,
Gone now are the Lincolns and the South Stafford too,
Gone now are the Enniskillen who fought at Waterloo,
A hundred plus regiments from right across the land,
Were ordered for economy that they should now disband.

But you cannot disband loyalty or put it on a shelf,
For it is such loyalty that is the nations wealth,
So as we stand and listen to the Piper play Lament,
We should also take our caps off, to the Vanishing Regiment.

'they only fade away'.

Len Payne (Ciphers)
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"john boy"
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Number of posts : 939
Age : 57
Localisation : shrewsbury
Cap Badge : acc
Places Served : aldershot/albermarle bks ouston-father LI- gib- berlin NI- lemgo- colchester- shrewsbury-tidworth left82
Registration date : 2010-12-30

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PostSubject: Re: cap badges   cap badges Icon_minitime15/11/2011, 20:52

ciphers wrote:

I wrote the poem below sometime in the 1970's .. writing it today would need it to be encyclopedia size.

The Vanishing Regiments'


Reading through the Army List it soon becomes evident,
That the Army of old has taken punishment,
Gone now are the Lincolns and the South Stafford too,
Gone now are the Enniskillen who fought at Waterloo,
A hundred plus regiments from right across the land,
Were ordered for economy that they should now disband.

But you cannot disband loyalty or put it on a shelf,
For it is such loyalty that is the nations wealth,
So as we stand and listen to the Piper play Lament,
We should also take our caps off, to the Vanishing Regiment.

'they only fade away'.

Very touching and so very true

so is it true that by 2015 16,000 serviceman/women will lose their jobs .? A few less cap badges no doubt lol!

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brum
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 78
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

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PostSubject: Re: cap badges   cap badges Icon_minitime15/11/2011, 21:28

"john boy" wrote:
from this cap badges Bs_ch_1635-r

to this cap badges Cap_badges


WHERE WILL IT END??????? lol! No doubt there are dozens more in between to many to name lol!


Just to rub it in, that second list is now out of date. The Cheshires (and others), have been swallowed up by the Mercian.
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PostSubject: Re: cap badges   cap badges Icon_minitime15/11/2011, 22:54

And the Scottish regiments are now one..The Royal Regiment of Scotland.
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Chaz
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Number of posts : 20
Age : 52
Localisation : Norfolk
Cap Badge : RE
Places Served : Hameln,Chatham, Berlin, Maidstone, Munchengladbach, Conninsby, Hermitage (with the obligatory tours all over the world)
Registration date : 2011-11-03

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PostSubject: Re: cap badges   cap badges Icon_minitime15/11/2011, 23:34

RGBW, LI and Green Jackets are now the LI
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JPW
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Number of posts : 1100
Age : 78
Localisation : Berkshire
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Rotenburg Ploen Lippstadt Hamm Wetter Minden Munster Bielefeldt Dusseldorf
Registration date : 2008-11-09

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PostSubject: Re: cap badges   cap badges Icon_minitime16/11/2011, 22:34

Gentlemen

The situation is actually far worse

If the poster was produced today the badges would be

Top row
Five Foot Guards Regiments unchanged, delete The Royal Scots, add Royal Regiment of Scotland

2nd Row Total change delete the lot

Regiments now represented would be
PWRR, RRF, ROYAL ANGLIANS, Yorkshire Regiment, Duke of Lancaster's Regiment

Similar for third row which becomes
Royal Irish Regiment,The Rifles, The Mercian Regiment, the Royal Welsh Regiment and The Parachute Regiment

Leaving just two Regiments for the fourth row

The Royal Gurkha Rifles and the SAS
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Shelldrake
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Number of posts : 3029
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

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PostSubject: Re: cap badges   cap badges Icon_minitime17/11/2011, 13:06

I did read several years ago, when we had the last reshuffle, that the Light Dragoons were scheduled to be amalgamated with the Buffs. Apparently their new title was to be The Light Buffoons. Smile
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Mike_2817
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Number of posts : 643
Localisation : North Yorkshire
Cap Badge : RAOC
Registration date : 2009-08-27

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PostSubject: Re: cap badges   cap badges Icon_minitime18/11/2011, 20:47

Chaz wrote:
RGBW, LI and Green Jackets are now the LI

The Rifles

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BigJock
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Number of posts : 117
Localisation : €uroland
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Arborfield, Bordon, Osnabrück, Paderborn and once again Paderborn.
Registration date : 2011-06-14

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PostSubject: Re: cap badges   cap badges Icon_minitime29/5/2012, 08:36

Sad to see just how many regiments have disappeared, never to be seen again.
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PostSubject: Re: cap badges   cap badges Icon_minitime29/5/2012, 09:43

Yep! and more to go by all accounts Sad
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 78
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

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PostSubject: Re: cap badges   cap badges Icon_minitime29/5/2012, 10:28


I was quite surprised the other day to find the grave of a Pte in the Mercian. It feels like the regt has only been around for five minutes yet there he was, killed in Jul 2010.
Don't time fly eh ?

I noticed his number was 3005 ****. That's a big jump from mine !
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PostSubject: Re: cap badges   cap badges Icon_minitime29/5/2012, 10:35

Alas a lot of Mercian`s have lost their life lately. Sad .
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Teabag
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Number of posts : 960
Age : 69
Localisation : Merseyside
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Wildenrath Detmold
Registration date : 2008-10-30

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PostSubject: Re: cap badges   cap badges Icon_minitime29/5/2012, 21:53

brum wrote:

I was quite surprised the other day to find the grave of a Pte in the Mercian. It feels like the regt has only been around for five minutes yet there he was, killed in Jul 2010.
Don't time fly eh ?

I noticed his number was 3005 ****. That's a big jump from mine !

Numbering system has changed since our day Brum.
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PostSubject: Re: cap badges   cap badges Icon_minitime29/5/2012, 23:48

There`s a whole thread on the numbering system on here,somewhere
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pete26
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Number of posts : 209
Cap Badge : R.E.
Places Served : Farnborough, Hohne, Ulster, Berchtesgaden,Chatham..
Registration date : 2012-04-29

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PostSubject: Re: cap badges   cap badges Icon_minitime30/5/2012, 01:01

Shelldrake wrote:
I did read several years ago, when we had the last reshuffle, that the Light Dragoons were scheduled to be amalgamated with the Buffs. Apparently their new title was to be The Light Buffoons. Smile

Didn't they recently do a tour with the 1st Batt The Gay Gordons ?
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Shelldrake
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Number of posts : 3029
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

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PostSubject: Re: cap badges   cap badges Icon_minitime30/5/2012, 05:35

They did, the Bn was composed entirely of same sex married couples. They were relieved by the 1st Queens. I love you
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jim
Let Gen
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jim

Number of posts : 1291
Localisation : Sutton Coldfield
Cap Badge : RAOC
Places Served : Dad, Hamburg, Bad Oeynhausen, Iserlohn, Bury, Osnabruck, Worcester. Me Detmold, Bielefeld, NI, HK
Registration date : 2008-01-03

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PostSubject: Re: cap badges   cap badges Icon_minitime30/5/2012, 08:27

Where's the thread on the change in the numbering system?
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Wilf
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Number of posts : 314
Cap Badge : RAOC
Places Served : Bicester-Soltau-Canada-Kineton-Paderborn-Osnabruck (Inc Gulf 1) Donnington-Civy Strasse.
Registration date : 2008-10-22

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PostSubject: Re: cap badges   cap badges Icon_minitime5/6/2012, 09:19

Shelldrake wrote:
I did read several years ago, when we had the last reshuffle, that the Light Dragoons were scheduled to be amalgamated with the Buffs. Apparently their new title was to be The Light Buffoons. Smile

cap badges Smiley-laughing025

Very good.
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Wilf
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Number of posts : 314
Cap Badge : RAOC
Places Served : Bicester-Soltau-Canada-Kineton-Paderborn-Osnabruck (Inc Gulf 1) Donnington-Civy Strasse.
Registration date : 2008-10-22

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PostSubject: Re: cap badges   cap badges Icon_minitime5/6/2012, 09:25

Watching the jubilee concert last night there were several soldiers in uniform at the front of the crowd. I'm sure I saw two of them wearing dark blue berets with the parachute regiment cap badge! I know it sounds unlikely, but I'm sure I saw it!
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PostSubject: Re: cap badges   cap badges Icon_minitime5/6/2012, 09:38

Yep...I saw that too.. Suspect
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Number of posts : 314
Cap Badge : RAOC
Places Served : Bicester-Soltau-Canada-Kineton-Paderborn-Osnabruck (Inc Gulf 1) Donnington-Civy Strasse.
Registration date : 2008-10-22

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PostSubject: Re: cap badges   cap badges Icon_minitime5/6/2012, 09:43

Over the years several cap badges have been worn by members of my family, my dad and an uncle the Parachute Regiment, prior to that they were Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters and Royal Artilery respectively, another uncle was in the Staffordshire Regiment (North Staffs I think) my step dad was 1st Bn Kings Dragoon Guards and in the 1970's my bro and I joined the RAOC.

Of those cap badges the only survivors are the Parachute Regiment (For how much longer I wonder) and the Royal Artillery. Quite sad.
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Shelldrake
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Number of posts : 3029
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

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Wilf wrote:
Watching the jubilee concert last night there were several soldiers in uniform at the front of the crowd. I'm sure I saw two of them wearing dark blue berets with the parachute regiment cap badge! I know it sounds unlikely, but I'm sure I saw it!



Possibly new recruits to the Regiment who haven't yet undergone their Parachute training? The Junior Para at Pirbright wore blue berets with their Parachute cap badges.
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Number of posts : 166
Age : 74
Cap Badge : RA
Places Served : Pembroke Dock, Lippstadt,Plymouth, Middle east, Singapore
Registration date : 2011-07-15

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PostSubject: Re: cap badges   cap badges Icon_minitime5/6/2012, 13:44

Wilf wrote:
Watching the jubilee concert last night there were several soldiers in uniform at the front of the crowd. I'm sure I saw two of them wearing dark blue berets with the parachute regiment cap badge! I know it sounds unlikely, but I'm sure I saw it!
I think they were army cadets
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Number of posts : 3029
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

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PostSubject: Re: cap badges   cap badges Icon_minitime5/6/2012, 14:03

Dee Z wrote:
Wilf wrote:
Watching the jubilee concert last night there were several soldiers in uniform at the front of the crowd. I'm sure I saw two of them wearing dark blue berets with the parachute regiment cap badge! I know it sounds unlikely, but I'm sure I saw it!
I think they were army cadets



Have they not completed their Para jumps yet? Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
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