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  • #46
    Originally posted by paul g View Post
    It actually makes perfect sense, there is no reason for troops to drive hundreds of miles along a motorway in the rain or wet in a TCV to get to a training area. I'd rather the fun police get in the way then have a few soldiers killed in a RTA.
    I should have added to my earlier post it's very common these days to see soldiers being bussed around in transit type vehicles in this part of the world. Often they (the transits) travel in two's or three's.

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    • #47
      Originally posted by paul g View Post
      It actually makes perfect sense, there is no reason for troops to drive hundreds of miles along a motorway in the rain or wet in a TCV to get to a training area. I'd rather the fun police get in the way then have a few soldiers killed in a RTA.
      you are right Paul G (i don't say that very often!) - we had 8 soldiers killed in a 4 Tonner in Cyprus, the same accident / fatalities may not have happened if they had been travelling in a coach.
      RGJ

      ...Once a Rifleman - Always a Rifleman... Celer et Audax

      The Rifles

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      • #48
        Originally posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post
        get it right folks - we [The British Army] CAN and we DO drive troops in the backs of TCV's (Troop Carrying Vehicles i.e. 4 Tonner / Bedford / DAF / MAN) on normal public roads.
        Just of of curiosity, have they ever used trains?

        It's just something I saw last year.

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        • #49
          Originally posted by pmtts View Post
          Just of of curiosity, have they ever used trains?

          It's just something I saw last year.
          sometimes we transport vehicles by train in the UK (i've driven my Saxon onto a rail carriage) but i've only ever travelled 'as a unit' by train when we were in Germany headed to Poland, never in the UK.

          however 'Train Driver' is still an active trade in the British Army with the Royal Logistics Corps and we still have our own trains:


          www - Army Train Driver


          the Royal Anglian Regiment also have a train named after them!
          Last edited by RoyalGreenJacket; 22 September 2009, 23:57.
          RGJ

          ...Once a Rifleman - Always a Rifleman... Celer et Audax

          The Rifles

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          • #50
            Imagine being in the Thomas the Tank Engine Corps
            Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
            Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
            The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
            The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
            The best lack all conviction, while the worst
            Are full of passionate intensity.

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            • #51
              Originally posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post
              30 miles - is that it? been there done that for breakfast - try being in the back of a Bedford from Dover to Edinburgh (total of 490 miles each way) - took us about 13 hours each way from what i remember.
              Ah but TD was talking about Irish roads. Back when we used the Bedfords it took 13 hours to do the 30 miles!!!!!!!!!!!!
              Without supplies no army is brave.

              —Frederick the Great,

              Instructions to his Generals, 1747

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              • #52
                Originally posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post
                sometimes we transport vehicles by train in the UK (i've driven my Saxon onto a rail carriage) but i've only ever travelled 'as a unit' by train when we were in Germany headed to Poland, never in the UK.

                however 'Train Driver' is still an active trade in the British Army with the Royal Logistics Corps and we still have our own trains:


                www - Army Train Driver


                the Royal Anglian Regiment also have a train named after them!
                So do REME, a First Great Western HST.

                There used to be an Ambulance Train in the RAMC (I did a few exercises with them - a strange lot! I believe they are now 335 Medical Evacuation Regiment). ISTR that the engine that pulled it in Germany was rumoured to have been used at Auschwitz!
                'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
                'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
                Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
                He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
                http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by Flamingo View Post
                  So do REME, a First Great Western HST.

                  There used to be an Ambulance Train in the RAMC (I did a few exercises with them - a strange lot! I believe they are now 335 Medical Evacuation Regiment). ISTR that the engine that pulled it in Germany was rumoured to have been used at Auschwitz!
                  feckin hell, anyone smell gas?
                  RGJ

                  ...Once a Rifleman - Always a Rifleman... Celer et Audax

                  The Rifles

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                  • #54
                    your not tommy tiernan by any chance
                    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
                    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
                    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
                    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
                    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
                    Are full of passionate intensity.

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                    • #55
                      no!
                      'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
                      'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
                      Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
                      He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
                      http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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                      • #56
                        no idea pal
                        RGJ

                        ...Once a Rifleman - Always a Rifleman... Celer et Audax

                        The Rifles

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post
                          30 miles - is that it? been there done that for breakfast - try being in the back of a Bedford from Dover to Edinburgh (total of 490 miles each way) - took us about 13 hours each way from what I remember.
                          Your "King" trumps my "Jack".....
                          "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by hedgehog View Post
                            your not tommy tiernan by any chance
                            Originally posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post
                            feckin hell, anyone smell gas?
                            Originally posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post
                            no idea pal
                            http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...255125020.html
                            "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by hedgehog View Post
                              Imagine being in the Thomas the Tank Engine Corps
                              A transferrable skill to bring back to civvy street.... bearing in mind that the
                              average Brit squaddie cannot serve to 60 years old...
                              "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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                              • #60
                                The RLC has 2 railway squardons, one regular and one TA. The TA one recruits only employees of rail companies, so if anything it's civvy street bringing in the skills.

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