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In pictures: 16 Air Assault Brigade in Afghanistan

pierre_pierre
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In pictures: 16 Air Assault Brigade in Afghanistan

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-14764737
the non military photraohers were not allowed to travel with the 16th, and these were taken by a serving photographer, they are currently on display in Colchester
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tinto
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Re: In pictures: 16 Air Assault Brigade in Afghanistan


I can't identify the cap badge the Para in the second image is wearing
Can anyone satisfy my curiosity?
pierre_pierre
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Re: In pictures: 16 Air Assault Brigade in Afghanistan

I am not on a big machine ,but if you go to this article it links to each unit
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/16_Air_Assault_Brigade
Current formation
    D Squadron, Household Cavalry
    7th Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery
    21 Air Assault Battery, Royal Artillery
    23 Engineer Regiment (Air Assault)
    216 Parachute Squadron Royal Signals
    The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland
    1st Battalion, The Royal Irish Regiment (27th (Inniskilling), 83rd, 87th and Ulster Defence Regiment)
    2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment
    3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment
    Pathfinder Group
    3 Regiment, Army Air Corps
    4 Regiment, Army Air Corps
    9 Regiment, Army Air Corps
    13 Air Assault Support Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps
    16 Medical Regiment, Royal Army Medical Corps
    7 (Air Assault) Battalion, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
    156 Provost Company, Royal Military Police
Note: In 2006 it was announced that the United Kingdom based battalion of the Royal Gurkha Rifles would be assigned to 16 Air Assault Brigade, and would rotate in the air assault role with 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment and The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland - each battalion will spend five years with 16 Air Assault Brigade, followed by two years with 52nd Infantry Brigade in the standard light infantry role.[citation needed]
pierre_pierre
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Re: In pictures: 16 Air Assault Brigade in Afghanistan

this is who is in picture two
My name is Rupert Frere. I am 28 years old and I am an Army Photographer with the Royal Logistic Corps.
My home town is Guildford, Surrey, and currently I am working with 16 Air Assault Brigade.

Cap Badge
The RLC cap badge is an amalgamation cap badges of the forming corps:
    The star is from the Royal Corps of Transport
    The crossed axes are from the Royal Pioneer Corps
    The laurel and garter band is from the Royal Engineers
    The shield in the centre is from the Royal Army Ordnance Corps
    The motto, "We Sustain", is from the Army Catering Corps
The inscription on the garter band "Honi soit qui mal y pense" can be translated as "Evil to him who evil thinks". It is often seen on the insignia of Regiments and Corps with 'Royal' in their title.
tinto
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Re: In pictures: 16 Air Assault Brigade in Afghanistan

Ta much P-P, and happy landings to Rupert
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pierre_pierre
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Re: In pictures: 16 Air Assault Brigade in Afghanistan

Out of interest, they are just recording the Rememberance Sunday BBC Songs of Praise from a very old church in Colchester that overlooks the old 16 Air Moblie Barracks
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Songs of Praise will shoot two special episodes at St. Boltoph’s Church in October.
The BBC will record a special Remembrance Sunday programme dedicated to the town’s servicemen and garrison.

http://www.stbotolphs.org/