Regimental ties

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by teletypeman, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. teletypeman

    teletypeman Senior Member

    Question? Are there any hard and fast rules or regulations about purchasing and wearing a British Army Regimental tie? If you like a unit/regiment is there anything wrong with wearing it. Are they sold only for soldiers/veterans who served in that unit? I wish to purchase a few, and want to know what is right and wrong. Any help would be appreciated.
    Regards
    Ttyman
     
  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Fill ya boots - Lots on Ebay but I'd suggest buying them from the Regt Museums as it will probably put some money in their coffers.
     
  3. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    There is nothing wrong with wearing a regimental tie, other than if you are wearing it in order to deceive others in thinking that you were a member of that particular regiment.

    I wear such a tie on specific occasions.

    Ron
     
  4. hutchie

    hutchie Dont tell him Pike!!

    You are only wearing a tie I don't see anything wrong, I do know impersonating a armed forces personnel (other than reenactment) is illegal, but the can't say nothing about you wearing a tie
     
  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    You are only wearing a tie I don't see anything wrong, I do know impersonating a armed forces personnel (other than reenactment) is illegal, but the can't say nothing about you wearing a tie

    So if you get stopped by the Fuzz say you are reenacting :D
     
  6. teletypeman

    teletypeman Senior Member

    You are slaying me! I can't stop laughing. Thanks for the info.
    Regards
    Ttyman
     
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  9. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Just realised to my horror that I'm entitled to a certain service Tie...
    [​IMG]
    It'd have to be a nasty polyester to match that uniform though...


    Not that I'd wear one, as I haven't worn a tie since school.

    Nor would I wear a Regimental one I'm not entitled to.
    Sure there's no law against it, it just being a tie, but isn't it the sort of thing a Terry Thomas character would do?
     
  10. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    The 4th QOH have a fairly distinctive one.

    Have to say that I never bought mine, it was a birthday gift from my younger sister, but it get's trotted out whenever it is appropriate.

    I could of course also wear a Royal Artillery tie but the 4th QOH one meets the bill.

    Ron
     

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  11. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Just been & scanned mine.
    Admittedly it's a 43rd Wessex Division tie bought at the DCLI Museum in Bodmin but it's blue with a yellow wyvern same as we had in Wessex Regiment .
     

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  12. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic

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    Nor would I wear a Regimental one I'm not entitled to.
    Sure there's no law against it, it just being a tie,......

    I agree with Adam, assuming he is saying what I think he is saying! Collecting something is one thing (not sure what the name for a 'tie collector' is) but using it in such a way as to even possibly deceive or imply some sort of connection is surely wrong, even if mildly wrong...and what is the point anyway? Is this not a case of it being how it is perceived by others rather than what is intended by the, in this case, wearer? I must admit my view is due directly to my own experience with my fathers former Regiment (24th Lancers) where I used to run the 24th Lancers Old Comrades Association: after organising my first five or so annual Reunions, I was presented with a 24th Lancers tie by the Old Comrades and they insisted I wear it on 'special occasions' notably Annual Reunions and during ceremonies in Normandy. I consider this an honour and have never worn it on other occasions...and it is now safely tucked away as the Association has now been disbanded. Just my way of showing respect etc.
     
  13. Combover

    Combover Guest

    Nor would I wear a Regimental one I'm not entitled to.
    Sure there's no law against it, it just being a tie, but isn't it the sort of thing a Terry Thomas character would do?

    A friend of mine wears a Guards Tie on Rememberance Sunday because of his Grandfather who was killed whilst serving with the Coldstream Guards in Holland in 1945. He himself has never been in the Guards.
     
  14. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    A mate of mine wears a para tie on Remembrance Day, when he first started work he was befriended by an Arnhem Veteran . He wears it to pay tribute to him.
    His own Grandad* was in the original IRA, pre & after partition.

    * thinking about it, might have been his great-grnadad.
     
  15. hutchie

    hutchie Dont tell him Pike!!

     
  16. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    QUOTE SDP: Collecting something is one thing (not sure what the name for a 'tie collector' is)

    Just a bit of useless information ;)

    A "Grabatologist" is someone who collects ties.
    Well you learn something new everyday:)

    Lesley
     
  17. teletypeman

    teletypeman Senior Member

    I guess that is my real intent, to honor the men who served, fought and died in that Regiment. Just want to be right and proper in what I do. I do not want to disrespect anyone least of all any veterans. There are two Regiments I have been keen on since my teen years. I know where the Regiment Museums are so will contact them. Once again thanks guys. I appreciate it.
    Regards,
    Ttyman
     
  18. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    A friend of mine

    A mate of mine
    But would you?

    Like I say, I don't really care and see no need to get het up about such small things in the grand scheme, - but I still wouldn't.

    Only the 'Presentation' ones seem somehow OK to me if you weren't a member of a specific mob. And even then, only really proper when hanging about with the people who presented it.

    I'm discussing Ties... this is a new thing for me.
    If the other half notices, she will laugh... a lot. :unsure:
     
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  19. teletypeman

    teletypeman Senior Member

    Now I think I'll just stick with some lapel/stick pins for the two units. I did get a good laugh from your last comment von Poop. Thanks
    Regards,
    Ttyman
    P.S. Would not want to be seen as a Grabatologist!
     
  20. Staffsyeoman

    Staffsyeoman Member

    Well, I'm entitled to a few...

    Royal Regiment of Fusiliers due to Cadet service
    King's Regiment due to affiliation of UOTC
    Staffordshire Yeomanry (there never seemed to be a Queen's Own Mercian Yeomanry tie, so we wore Squadron ones)
    14 Regt RA - affiliated unit to the ACF Bty I commanded and presented with it by the OC
    Royal Regiment of Artillery. (Both stripe and crested)

    I wear my father's 'crested' Royal Warwicks tie from time to time.
     

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