""TA" to be "AR"" Topic
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| 20thmaine ||14 Oct 2012 7:59 a.m. PST|
Uk plans to rename the Territorial Army (TA) as the Army Reserve (AR).
Lets hope they don't append regional titles though –
English Army Reserve – EAR
Northern Irish Army Reserve – NIAR
Scottish Army Reserve – SAR
and the Welsh Army Reserve – WAR (presumably their cap badges would have the motto – "Huh ! What is is good for y'all ?")
I guess the new name more accurately describes their intended role.
|Streitax ||14 Oct 2012 9:10 a.m. PST|
Thinks it's a step away from the idea that 'those damn territorials' aren't REAL army?
|Cincinnatus ||14 Oct 2012 10:20 a.m. PST|
Changing the name won't fix that attitude.
|skippy0001 ||14 Oct 2012 11:35 a.m. PST|
Not being British, I can only think you could use a 'New Model Army'.
| Rrobbyrobot ||14 Oct 2012 4:34 p.m. PST|
Oh so smart. Britain, like a great many other nations is experiencing economic problems. So, of course, it's high time to do something that can't help but cost lots of money. And why? To make the Territorials feel better about themselves?
There really should have been some adults in the room when this was considered.
|Martin Rapier||15 Oct 2012 2:42 a.m. PST|
"And why? To make the Territorials feel better about themselves?"
No, to reduce the size of the regular army and replace the regulars with reservists.
| 20thmaine ||15 Oct 2012 3:31 a.m. PST|
As ever the Mash has a fairly amusing take on the story :
|kreoseus2 ||15 Oct 2012 5:14 a.m. PST|
|Streitax ||15 Oct 2012 10:49 a.m. PST|
"However my wife has just announced that her recently divorced sister is coming over for a weekend-long Jude Law DVD marathon at which I will be the unofficial butler.
"Suddenly being dropped into a cave complex full of heavily armed psychopaths is quite appealing."
|SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER ||15 Oct 2012 6:27 p.m. PST|
You can borrow my tent at Renaissance Streitax.