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    Posted: 18 Jul 2009 at 13:16
 
...Afternoon everyone...
 
...this might be considered a bit self-indulgent but i thought i would post a couple of pictures from the homecoming parade (from Iraq) of my county's regiment, the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment (The Tigers)..accompanying them were some older veterans and the Kohima Regimental Band...there was a march through the main high street followed by a drumhead service in the local Dane John Park....
 
..this is not about politics or god forbid, the polticians..just something for those who respect and admire the military tradition (like me)....the pics are not great as there were many people in the crowds and i also had my young son with me which made it quite difficult to naivigate into suitable positions!!!...
 

 

 

 

 

 

....all the best....AoO...

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jul 2009 at 13:25
Which ones you in the second pic down?
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Originally posted by Paul Paul wrote:

Which ones you in the second pic down?
 
...LOL....the one at the back with the Captain Birdseye beard...Big smile


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no guns?  they know kung fu?  and where is captain beefheart?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Parnell Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jul 2009 at 14:32
Wow... Britain really does still have a strong military tradition. Where this to happen in local town we'd come out to laugh at them as they marched past.
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Our chaps just land and go back to their homes.

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Being an ex-pat for so long, I've actually noticed this quite a lot - recently, in Winchester, we had a cadet's parade in the cathedral. Not only do we have military flags all over the cathedral nave anyway, but we still retain some highly redundant posts such as the lord leftenant and the city champion which are highly militaristic and are only ever at functions such as this. That said, I have a soft stop in my heart for the British military - not in any serious sense, but just because they contribute so much to the national stereotype of Englishmen that I love! Although it is a pity our boys don't look like this anymore:

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Originally posted by rider rider wrote:

Our chaps just land and go back to their homes.

 
...but to be fair, its not about the soldiers 'showing off', its more about the residents of the town having a rare opportunity to show some appreciation for the job they do, along with the contributions the battalion makes to the community in supporting charity's, school projects and much more...not to mention that there are many soldiers who are local...the whole event is supported and organised by the civic authorities to enable the towns people to have that opportunity..the regiment is part of this town and its indentity....in very cynical times, it is easy to dimiss the military profession as a whole but these parades (coupled with fairs and events for children) are a chance to pay a little respect to the individual soldier.....


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Originally posted by Act of Oblivion Act of Oblivion wrote:

 
...but to be fair, its not about the soldiers 'showing off', its more about the residents of the town having a rare opportunity to show some appreciation for the job they do, along with the contributions the battalion makes to the community in supporting charity's, school projects and much more...not to mention that there are many soldiers who are local...the whole event is supported and organised by the civic authorities
 
As a side note, the famous British Regimental System has been imitated, but never duplicated here in the USA. In WWII, U.S. observed noticed that British "ordinary conscript" units had noticably fewer incidents of desertion, self inflicted wounds / illnesses, discipline problems etc. than many equivelant  "cookie cutter" U.S. units. A study was conducted and the strengths of the British Regimental system learned (distinct regiments with distinct traditions, life long service, affiliation, identification with a local area etc). After the Korean war, the U.S. copied some aspects of the BRS , but never managed to duplicate it.
 
One can really see the the BRS has some very strong psychological advantages. For example, the parade is joined by not only elder veterans, but elder veterans of that particular regiment. The parade is not through any town, but a town in the Regiment's home area. These and other psychological  factors ensure that British recruits are less likely to disappoint their elders and community by poor military service.


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It's a pity they wore camouflage denims. I'm glad for them as individuals that they don't have the bull to do that we had in dress uniforms (though I luckily spent most of my service in civilian clothes).
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Funny, we do this for returning sporting teams...
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The tradition of troops returning from combat parading in city streets is one, imo, which should never be discontinued.
 
Whether or not we support the cause that had politicians sending them off to war is irrelevant. We should turn out to welcome them home and to remember those were killed or injured in battle.
 
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