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No worries about telling it like you see it, nor any need to be over-zealous in conforming. Just a night at the pub with mates.
The Rifleman said:Don't you think that "our Colonial Cousins" sounds good? Its not an insult - just an affectionate term.
As for the Septics - they do have some excellent kit - but the way they go about business in foreign lands does beg the question "do we copy them or do what is right?" I'm not anti US, far from it, just they don't have the common sense to operate with regard for human life.
I have operated with and trained alongside Canadian forces and believe me - you do not need to lower your standards to keep in with the folks down south!
tomahawk6 said:The Labor government continues to whittle away at Britain's defense establishment.Very sad to see.Socialism doesnt work and unless the UK and Europe move toward a US type economy the budget woes will only get worse.
Jungle said:When you have to choose between PPE and ceremonial eqpt, the decision is easy.
GO!!! said:Maybe I'm way off base here, but if I'm not mistaken, in Canada, the ceremonial dress money comes from the Regiments and NPF, correct? So if the unit wants to buy kilts and puttees and pithe helmets, they are more than welcome to, but the CF is not on the hook for it.
Would this system have some use in the UK? Force the individual units to spring for their own ceremonial dress, and let the military concentrate on equipping soldiers for war?
I'm not advocating a complete seperation with tradition here, but it is rather wasteful to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars so that a unit can wear an order of dress with no modern relevance twice a year.
Recce41 said:Kilts are CF supplied, only ceremonial dress is puchased for the Regt by the Regt or Guilds. Each Regt does get some monies for those. But it is very small. Only the Foot Guards, Fort Henrys, RNBRs and some other tourist Regts get theirs paid, as I believe out of a tourism.
GO!!! said:Now there's an idea for the brits!
If someone (outside of the UK military) wants a platoon/coy/bn on parade in Kilts, let them pay for it!
Perhaps the cost could be downloaded to a tourism organisation, private industry, or, god forbid, the world's richest woman herself, the queen!
GO!!! said:the world's richest woman herself, the queen!
JK Rowling has become the world's richest author and the richest woman in the UK.
The richest woman in Britain is Lady Grantchester, whose fortune of one-point-five-billion-pounds
more than two billion dollars is reported to make her some six times wealthier than the Queen.