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Old 24-11-21, 05:18 PM
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Default Wots this new "Ranger Regiment"?

Is this supposed to be a new individual regiment, or some sort of other tactical unit manned by battalions borrowed from other regiments? Is there a badge to come along?

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Old 24-11-21, 05:36 PM
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https://www.army.mod.uk/news-and-eve...f-the-rangers/

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rang...nited_Kingdom)
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Old 24-11-21, 06:09 PM
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To be confirmed, but there may be a design for a cap badge consisting of an eagle with outstretched wings over a scroll 'RANGERS'. Apparently not unlike the badge of the Selous Scouts?

The Formation Badge might (emphasize might) look like the opposing FS knives previously used by Army Commandos.

The four battalion TRFs will consist of an olive green square with merrowed edges:
Roman I with blue merrow, Roman II with black merrow, Roman III with buff/sand merrow, Roman IV with green merrow.

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Being a Yank, I have always thought this was the role of the SAS? I can see I am wrong, but not sure I understand the difference?

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Being a Yank, I have always thought this was the role of the SAS? I can see I am wrong, but not sure I understand the difference?

Terry
Ive heard, that the SAS/SBS are struggling with members passing selection ! And won't lower their standards, hence this new Regiment ?
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Old 24-11-21, 09:44 PM
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Rangers in the US aren't special forces. The Selous Scouts were.
The bird on the Selous Scouts insignia is an osprey not an eagle.
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Old 24-11-21, 06:29 PM
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To be confirmed, but there may be a design for a cap badge consisting of an eagle with outstretched wings over a scroll 'RANGERS'. Apparently not unlike the badge of the Selous Scouts?

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Hope that’s not true, design sounds very American. No offence to our US cousins.
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A thread from afew months back:

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...hlight=Rangers
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I agree that eagles are not a very appropriate symbol for the British Army. I would hope they can avoid the ubiquitous daggers, skulls, lightning bolts etc. too, but I don't hold out much hope.

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I agree that eagles are not a very appropriate symbol for the British Army. I would hope they can avoid the ubiquitous daggers, skulls, lightning bolts etc. too, but I don't hold out much hope.

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I agree Romans, French and US armies have eagles. The only ones in the British Army should be the ones borrowed from Napoleon.

My hope would be they go Back to the Future and utilise designs derived from some of the historic Rangers formations.
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