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Old 09-08-19, 11:15 AM
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Default New names for SA regiments

Read it and weep...

https://www.defenceweb.co.za/feature...ce-unit-names/

Among the names set to disappear are Cape Town Highlanders, Transvaal Scottish, Witwatersrand Rifles, Regiment de la Rey, Prince Alfred’s Guard, Regiment de Wet, SA Irish Regiment, Natal Carbineers, Transvaal Horse Artillery and others.
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Old 09-08-19, 11:31 AM
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Politically correct nonsense with no respect for previous heritage nor for the history written by these fine regiments.

Can't wait until we have the Jeremy Corbyn Fusiliers, Gerry Adams Rangers and Tony Blair Rifles - what a load of BS.

South Africa I share your pain.

PL
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Old 09-08-19, 12:20 PM
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Sad day indeed, at least they haven't been disbanded like the Commando's (around 2005?) Regards Mark
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Old 09-08-19, 07:13 PM
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Things do certainly appear to have come full circle.


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Read it and weep...

https://www.defenceweb.co.za/feature...ce-unit-names/

Among the names set to disappear are Cape Town Highlanders, Transvaal Scottish, Witwatersrand Rifles, Regiment de la Rey, Prince Alfred’s Guard, Regiment de Wet, SA Irish Regiment, Natal Carbineers, Transvaal Horse Artillery and others.
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Old 10-08-19, 07:45 AM
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Senseless...
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Old 10-08-19, 08:34 AM
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Why replace with political names? It's enough to make you weep.
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Old 10-08-19, 10:07 AM
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Well, at least the badge manufacturers are set for an increase in their business. I suspect that within ten years they will revert to their old names again. What goes around comes around (hopefully)!

Dave.
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Old 10-08-19, 01:07 PM
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The problem is the regiments often rely on their history to attract volunteers. They may not be around in 10 years, which might be the underlying aim here.
Also, some of the new badges for these regiments are rubberised plastic, so not much chance for huge profits there...
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