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jimsigs1
Let Gen
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 85
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

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PostSubject: Re: Head Dress   Head Dress - Page 3 Icon_minitime21/5/2012, 13:41

This is the chappie, and I'm not making any comments .

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bigmal
Maj
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Number of posts : 296
Age : 61
Localisation : Worksop, Notts
Cap Badge : R.E.M.E
Places Served : Fallingbostal, NI, Hohne, Fallingbostal, again.
Registration date : 2012-03-30

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PostSubject: Re: Head Dress   Head Dress - Page 3 Icon_minitime21/5/2012, 20:20

I can see why he gave it away.
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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: Head Dress   Head Dress - Page 3 Icon_minitime21/5/2012, 21:25

Gordon. wrote:
OK Ta..sniff!....Here he is in more pleasant surroundings

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The white bearskin was given to the Regiment by Tsar Nicholas II in 1894, on his becoming Colonel in Chief of The Royal Scots Greys.

The lad seems to be struggling a bit. I can't decide whether his bearskin has fallen over his eyes or his drum's hitched up too high.
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Hardrations
Let Gen
Let Gen
Hardrations

Number of posts : 1043
Localisation : Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
Cap Badge : RC Sigs (RTG Op) / CF Logistics (Cook)
Places Served : Germany, Egypt, Cyprus, CFS Alert and some other strange places
Registration date : 2007-12-16

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PostSubject: Re: Head Dress   Head Dress - Page 3 Icon_minitime21/5/2012, 23:02

So if the Tsar gave it to the Regt. does that make the bass drummer a Cossack?
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Shelldrake
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Shelldrake

Number of posts : 3027
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: Head Dress   Head Dress - Page 3 Icon_minitime22/5/2012, 05:41

He looks like a bit of a Cossack, he needs some rear view mirrors. Shocked
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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: Head Dress   Head Dress - Page 3 Icon_minitime22/5/2012, 08:54

so how long do these bearskins last then?
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PostSubject: Re: Head Dress   Head Dress - Page 3 Icon_minitime22/5/2012, 09:23

Decades Jim.Some still in use are said to be over 100 years old.
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bigmal
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bigmal

Number of posts : 296
Age : 61
Localisation : Worksop, Notts
Cap Badge : R.E.M.E
Places Served : Fallingbostal, NI, Hohne, Fallingbostal, again.
Registration date : 2012-03-30

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PostSubject: Re: Head Dress   Head Dress - Page 3 Icon_minitime22/5/2012, 16:06

How can he be a Cossack?

It`s a Russian motorcycle.

I know i used to ride one.

Well, i did when it worked, which wasn`t often.
No use for short journeys as it took ten minutes to start it up, quicker to walk.
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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: Head Dress   Head Dress - Page 3 Icon_minitime22/5/2012, 17:18


I often feel that some of the British ceremonial gear is getting a bit daft, then I look at those Greek geezers, mincing about in their tutus and I think, "well, they couldn't possibly sink THAT low !".
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PostSubject: Re: Head Dress   Head Dress - Page 3 Icon_minitime22/5/2012, 19:01

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I often feel that some of the British ceremonial gear is getting a bit daft

That`s coz you`r getting old and cynical. Laughing
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jim
Let Gen
Let Gen
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: Head Dress   Head Dress - Page 3 Icon_minitime23/5/2012, 08:46

Gordon. wrote:
Decades Jim.Some still in use are said to be over 100 years old.

WOW! and is it true they have to be barbered as the fur is still growing?
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PostSubject: Re: Head Dress   Head Dress - Page 3 Icon_minitime23/5/2012, 11:33

Don`t know about that Jim..I`m sure Shelldrake will be able to tell us..I think may be Barnes had one when he was a gunner. lol!
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Shelldrake
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Shelldrake

Number of posts : 3027
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: Head Dress   Head Dress - Page 3 Icon_minitime23/5/2012, 11:53

Don't think Barnes ever wore a Bearskin but Tsar Nicholas definitely wore one when he was a Lead Driver in Kings Troop at when they were at St Johns Wood.


Like the Avatar BTW, Gordon.
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Dee Z
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Dee Z

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: Head Dress   Head Dress - Page 3 Icon_minitime24/5/2012, 19:02

Saw more on that clip than the BBC coverage...Some very smart gunners there (sook) but where were the scaleys?only saw one and he was para sigs
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bigmal
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Number of posts : 296
Age : 61
Localisation : Worksop, Notts
Cap Badge : R.E.M.E
Places Served : Fallingbostal, NI, Hohne, Fallingbostal, again.
Registration date : 2012-03-30

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PostSubject: Re: Head Dress   Head Dress - Page 3 Icon_minitime24/5/2012, 20:47

With the REME in the bar.

We don`t do parades, too much like hard work.
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jim
Let Gen
Let Gen
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: Head Dress   Head Dress - Page 3 Icon_minitime25/5/2012, 09:29

Very stirring, I always loved watching the parades and stuff.
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bigmal
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bigmal

Number of posts : 296
Age : 61
Localisation : Worksop, Notts
Cap Badge : R.E.M.E
Places Served : Fallingbostal, NI, Hohne, Fallingbostal, again.
Registration date : 2012-03-30

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PostSubject: Re: Head Dress   Head Dress - Page 3 Icon_minitime25/5/2012, 15:43

Exactly, Jim, watching, not doing.
Doing is for Woodentops.
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PostSubject: Re: Head Dress   Head Dress - Page 3 Icon_minitime25/5/2012, 17:45

You and me are on the same wavelength Mal..
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Shelldrake
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Shelldrake

Number of posts : 3027
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: Head Dress   Head Dress - Page 3 Icon_minitime25/5/2012, 18:08

I loved all that stuff - "I left you in this position", "Taking you a stage further", etc.............. bounce bounce
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bigmal
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bigmal

Number of posts : 296
Age : 61
Localisation : Worksop, Notts
Cap Badge : R.E.M.E
Places Served : Fallingbostal, NI, Hohne, Fallingbostal, again.
Registration date : 2012-03-30

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PostSubject: Re: Head Dress   Head Dress - Page 3 Icon_minitime25/5/2012, 18:38

Gordon. wrote:
You and me are on the same wavelength Mal..

Great minds think alike.


Or should that be ..`Fools seldom differ`?
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ciphers
Maj Gen
Maj Gen
ciphers

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: Head Dress   Head Dress - Page 3 Icon_minitime26/5/2012, 18:31

After watching the Muster Parade a couple of times I couldn't fathom what did not seem right to me. Then I heard deep in my memory the voice of RSM Jimmy Derwent bellowing, don't bend your elbows, clench your fist, thumb on top and cock your wrist.

With the exception of the RAF Regt everyone was swinging their arms with a bent elbow, I thought bent elbows were only allowed after 1700hrs in the mess.

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PostSubject: Re: Head Dress   Head Dress - Page 3 Icon_minitime26/5/2012, 19:42

Marching at ease Ciphers.
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ciphers
Maj Gen
Maj Gen
ciphers

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: Head Dress   Head Dress - Page 3 Icon_minitime26/5/2012, 21:22

I can never ever remember 'marching at ease' behind a band or on a parade where the 'Colours' were carried.
Marching to the cookhouse, on a route march or to work station, if the NCO i/c was in the mood maybe.
I guess a lot has changed since my day of 'eff ri, 'eff ri, 'eff.

Len (Ciphers)
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Shelldrake
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Shelldrake

Number of posts : 3027
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: Head Dress   Head Dress - Page 3 Icon_minitime27/5/2012, 05:39

Gordon. wrote:
Marching at ease Ciphers.




That's bent legs in the Wehrmacht. Laughing Laughing
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