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Post: #21   PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 4:49 am Reply with quote
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2diffs wrote:
Take a look at this clip, the Indian and Pakistani military have taken their British drill training to a different level. Try doing these moves in a Bearskin!

http://youtu.be/9dAMfjJugSA


I was waiting for the Monty Python team to pop up in the middle of that! Laughing
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Post: #22   PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:44 am Reply with quote
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Byker wrote:
2diffs wrote:
Take a look at this clip, the Indian and Pakistani military have taken their British drill training to a different level. Try doing these moves in a Bearskin!

http://youtu.be/9dAMfjJugSA


I was waiting for the Monty Python team to pop up in the middle of that! Laughing


Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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Post: #23   PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:07 am Reply with quote
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About the only good thing the British Raj left India and Pakistan. Laughing
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Post: #24   PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:13 pm Reply with quote
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Nothing new about wearing a turban in the Army
We had a sergeant in the REME in 1982 wearing a dark blue one
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Post: #25   PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:51 pm Reply with quote
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johnrose wrote:
Nothing new about wearing a turban in the Army
We had a sergeant in the REME in 1982 wearing a dark blue one



Dont think this has as much to do with the wearing or not wearing of a turban in the army, nor has it anything to do with racism. It has to do with the spectacle of the changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace and the image which springs to everyones mind when they hear it mentioned. It is a job which carries a uniform and uniform means just that....all the same. I may be wrong on this one but I believe the Scots Guards are doing the honours at the moment and no one is wearing a Tam 'O Shanter they are all wearing the uniform required for the job except one .
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Post: #26   PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:09 pm Reply with quote
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scottie wrote:
johnrose wrote:
Nothing new about wearing a turban in the Army
We had a sergeant in the REME in 1982 wearing a dark blue one



Dont think this has as much to do with the wearing or not wearing of a turban in the army, nor has it anything to do with racism. It has to do with the spectacle of the changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace and the image which springs to everyones mind when they hear it mentioned. It is a job which carries a uniform and uniform means just that....all the same. I may be wrong on this one but I believe the Scots Guards are doing the honours at the moment and no one is wearing a Tam 'O Shanter they are all wearing the uniform required for the job except one .


I wore a beret and he wore a turban that was the uniform required
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Post: #27   PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:19 pm Reply with quote
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johnrose wrote:
scottie wrote:
johnrose wrote:
Nothing new about wearing a turban in the Army
We had a sergeant in the REME in 1982 wearing a dark blue one



Dont think this has as much to do with the wearing or not wearing of a turban in the army, nor has it anything to do with racism. It has to do with the spectacle of the changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace and the image which springs to everyones mind when they hear it mentioned. It is a job which carries a uniform and uniform means just that....all the same. I may be wrong on this one but I believe the Scots Guards are doing the honours at the moment and no one is wearing a Tam 'O Shanter they are all wearing the uniform required for the job except one .


I wore a beret and he wore a turban that was the uniform required


And if you had been on changing of the guard duty you would have worn ???? That is the point if you dont want to wear the uniform required for a certain job you have to forego the honour of doing it . The changing of the guard is a tradition which requires a certain uniform. Goodness knows what will happen in the Tower of London lets do away with that tradition as well ....why not. . I am not particularly nationalistic and as a Scot I should not be concerned at all about what happens in London however I feel that one of the few things we have not been stripped of are our traditions so leave them as they are head wear included . Byker came up with a good idea that perhaps could be incorporated in some sort of rotatation but otherwise it does not work in my humble opinion Smile
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Post: #28   PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:04 am Reply with quote
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Due to the worlds finical situation, as well as ours we have had to put on hold our dream of living in Cyprus. I am beginning to think someone is giving us time to think it through again when i look at the time some have been forum members. Living on a beautiful island, all that sunshine, all those things to see and do, all those interesting places to go. And all you can do is argue whether TO WEAR A F***ING BEARSKIN ON THEIR HEADS OR NOT. Will the wearing of FAKE bearskin alter the way he carries out his duties?. Get off yer computers and enjoy Cyprus
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Post: #29   PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:01 am Reply with quote
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badger wrote:
Due to the worlds finical situation, as well as ours we have had to put on hold our dream of living in Cyprus. I am beginning to think someone is giving us time to think it through again when i look at the time some have been forum members. Living on a beautiful island, all that sunshine, all those things to see and do, all those interesting places to go. And all you can do is argue whether TO WEAR A F***ING BEARSKIN ON THEIR HEADS OR NOT. Will the wearing of FAKE bearskin alter the way he carries out his duties?. Get off yer computers and enjoy Cyprus
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Badger, think it through again, Cyprus isn't heaven (or hell), after all after the "fun" of moving, setting yourself up and finding your way around life settles down to a routine' different to the UK but basically a case of same s**t but better weather... Wink
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Post: #30   PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:04 am Reply with quote
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[quote="Byke[/quote]
Badger, think it through again, Cyprus isn't heaven (or hell), after all after the "fun" of moving, setting yourself up and finding your way around life settles down to a routine' different to the UK but basically a case of same s**t but better weather... Wink[/quote]


My God is that not the truth ??? Laughing
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Post: #31   PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:40 pm Reply with quote
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To uphold traditions, shouldn't they be armed with smooth-bore rifles and carrying greanades with fuses?

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Post: #32   PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:44 pm Reply with quote
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Kwacka wrote:
To uphold traditions, shouldn't they be armed with smooth-bore rifles and carrying greanades with fuses?
Nice one Kwacka Laughing I was thinking the same..... should some still not be wearing Armour and carrying shields .
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Post: #33   PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:10 pm Reply with quote
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spurs wrote:
Kwacka wrote:
To uphold traditions, shouldn't they be armed with smooth-bore rifles and carrying greanades with fuses?
Nice one Kwacka Laughing I was thinking the same..... should some still not be wearing Armour and carrying shields .


Forgot how long you guys memories were ypu want it the way you remember it and why not . Surprised at you Kwacka tradition is part of our culture there is more to it that support of a football team as with some. There you go you learn something every day. Laughing Laughing Laughing
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Post: #34   PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:20 pm Reply with quote
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Kwacka wrote:
To uphold traditions, shouldn't they be armed with smooth-bore rifles and carrying greanades with fuses?


Can you get smooth-bore rifles?

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Post: #35   PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:34 pm Reply with quote
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If you want to be stupid about it put them in dinosaur skin jock-straps and let them carry slingshots and a few pebbles... Rolling Eyes
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Post: #36   PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:04 pm Reply with quote
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It should be Bearskins or sod off and join another Regiment.
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Post: #37   PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:28 pm Reply with quote
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Larryand Sue wrote:
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To uphold traditions, shouldn't they be armed with smooth-bore rifles and carrying greanades with fuses?


Can you get smooth-bore rifles?


Nope, its an oxymoron.

I should have written 'smooth-bore muskets' of course.

My apologies, I'd just crawled out of the pit.

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