Regimental ties

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

  1. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    But would you?

    Nope, I could wear a Grenadier Guards, Wiltshire Regt or RAF tie to honour family members but as I wasnt in any of them I wouldn't.

    I hate wearing ties anyway.
    Only at weddings , christenings & funerals.
  2. KevinT

    KevinT Senior Member

    Some years ago I recall being with my father in his local one night when a radio “celebrity”, who happened to live nearby, came in. He was wearing a Royal Artillery tie. My father, a Gunner with over 26 years regular service, was a quite man but would always make a point of passing a few words with other ex-servicemen. He asked the “celebrity” how long he had been in the Royal Artillery. When the expected “I’ve never been in the Artillery” came, my father then asked him why he was wearing a Royal Artillery. I never saw him in the pub wearing the RA tie again.
    I think it was more a matter of principle with my father, a sort of “if you don’t support the team, don’t wear their colours”, wearing it out of respect for someone else was a different issue altogether.

  3. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    I have to say that as a means of recognition my tie fails lamentably.

    In the many years since I first had it given me, I have yet to spot another person wearing the same tie.

    I live, however, in hope. :)

  4. bob90

    bob90 WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Try wearing a Guards Tie front of Wellington Bks when your 5ft nothing and run when you see the Sergeant of the Guard face, despite the spit and polish. bob90
  5. sparky34

    sparky34 Senior Member

    I was in the ROYAL SIGNALS but was attached most of my service to the 11TH HUSSARS
    so I suppose I qualify to wear either ..
  6. LCplCombat

    LCplCombat Member

    In the many years since I first had it given me, I have yet to spot another person wearing the same tie.


    THIS is why you wear a regimental tie. You are in the same club, a form of recognition. I have an RAOC tie and a British Bulldogs American Football team tie, which are worn on the appropriate occasion.You wouldn't wear a tie from a school that you didn't attend.
  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    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:

    I have a Royal Corps of Signals tie. I've only worn it once and that was to Niccars funeral-It seemed to be more apt than a black tie. :(
  8. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I suppose what's needed is some sort of "Sweetheart' tie rather than the one indicating service with the regiment. :rolleyes:

    It is strange that in so many spheres, it is perfectly normal to show one's liking for something (I have a habit of displaying the 'Norton' logo but I've never worked for them) but with anything military, there is the suggestion of pretence

    Why should something as obscure, uncomfortable and obsolete as the early 20th Century necktie have assumed such significance and why are they still in use ?

    Bring back the cravat !
  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    I wear a 3 RHA T-Shirt with a big Red Rodent on the back with the 'The Rat Returns' underneath it. Never served with them, or the US Rangers, SeALs, D Boys, 4 Armd Bde, some Jock Unit and a whole host of other military T Shirts I wear.

    I don't really get what all the fuss is about and certainly wouldn't give a t**s what other thought.

    Some bloke rocked up at TNA last year in full DPM with his Beret looking like a HLS - Me and Jedburgh looked at each other and said 'Walt' together and started laughing. He'd gone before I thought to grab a snap but he looked like an extra from Soldier Soldier.
  10. militarycross

    militarycross Very Senior Member

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

    And tell them your name is Walt!
  11. redtop

    redtop Well-Known Member

    Wearing a tie can be a disadvantage .A workmate of mine long-gone was a POW of the Japs.
    He said he helped strangle a particular nasty Korean guard with his own tie (The Guards) whilst the relieving forces looked the other way..

    But back on track Walt's wearing a Regimental tie to deceive usually fall at the first hurdle when questioned or at the first punch if they try it around Colchester.
  12. Staffsyeoman

    Staffsyeoman Member

    Several Walts often fall at this hurdle - the notorious one who turned up proclaiming to be SAS with every gallantry award going and medals all over the place in order, fell short of an SAS tie, wearing instead the kind of shiny floral tie the 1990s forgot. My partner's brother - who has never been in any kind of uniform save primary school - occasionally wears his late father's RNVR tie. I have no problem with that.
  13. JDKR

    JDKR Member

    See my post #76 at Wear a Tie with a Suit to see this walt in all his bemedalled glory.
  14. 14/264

    14/264 Active Member

    I wore a York and Lancaster tie as the TA unit in which I served was the vestigial remnant of the regiment, D Coy (Hallamshire) 1st Battalion Yorkshire Volunteers; additionally my grandfather had served in the York and Lancs in the First World War, so was also a tribute to him.

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