Bandies

nutty_bag

War Hero
danny said:
Do the bandies get to wear the green beret or not? am i right in thinking they dont do the 32 week traing?

No Danny they dont. As far as i remember the bandies do the first 15 weeks at CTC then get sent to Deal. However Deal has been closed for a number of years now so i'm unsure what happens.
 

Jimmy_Green

War Hero
The bandies now do their band training at HMS Nelson.

Always wondered if any bandy did the All Arms Course to entitle them to wear the Green Beret.
 

Seadog

War Hero
Moderator
Seen lots of Bandies over the years, yet to see one with a green hat. Doesn't mean the odd one hasn't gone through. With their medical orderlies' heads on they may be threaders to see Commando qualified MAs and Doctors alongside them.

But I'd never mock. Bandies are more Corps Pissed than any Commando and (as our American cousins would say) a proud part of our military/naval heritage.
 
Got a mate who is a bandie and told me once that they used to get the green lid without doing the full 32 week course, however this have now been changed and if they want the green lid they do the full course.

It is optional though.
 

nutty_bag

War Hero
phil1972 said:
Got a mate who is a bandie and told me once that they used to get the green lid without doing the full 32 week course, however this have now been changed and if they want the green lid they do the full course.

It is optional though.

That was true phil, think the people who sweated blood sweat and tears were a tad pissed off so it was changed
 

Greendeath

Lantern Swinger
Yes the Bandies used to get a complimnetary Green Lid, but this changed.

However, they are without doubt one of the finest military bands in the world. The music they play boosts your pride.

Regards

Green Death
 

copenhagencup

Lantern Swinger
Bandies waste of time, outsource them to a local brass band or even Serco, sodexho like all the rest of the second line jobs. Totally superfluous
lets spend our money Operational commitment.
 
Copenhagen Cup, Of course and while we are at it:

Get rid of No 1 Uniform,
Saluting Officers
Marching
Military Hospitals (sorry, done that)
Remembrance Sunday

All complete distractions from operational commitment.

NOT!!!
 
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