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Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP14 Oct 2012 8:59 a.m. PST

Uk plans to rename the Territorial Army (TA) as the Army Reserve (AR).

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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 Inactive Member14 Oct 2012 10:10 a.m. PST

Thinks it's a step away from the idea that 'those damn territorials' aren't REAL army?

Cincinnatus Inactive Member14 Oct 2012 11:20 a.m. PST

Changing the name won't fix that attitude.

skippy0001 Supporting Member of TMP14 Oct 2012 12:35 p.m. PST

Not being British, I can only think you could use a 'New Model Army'.

Personal logo Rrobbyrobot Supporting Member of TMP14 Oct 2012 5:34 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 Rapier15 Oct 2012 3:42 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.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP15 Oct 2012 4:31 a.m. PST

As ever the Mash has a fairly amusing take on the story :

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kreoseus215 Oct 2012 6:14 a.m. PST

I like T&A

Streitax Inactive Member15 Oct 2012 11:49 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."

Love it!

SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER Inactive Member15 Oct 2012 7:27 p.m. PST

You can borrow my tent at Renaissance Streitax.

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