Proposal for a British Foreign Legion.

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In 1949 a proposal was put forward for the formation of a British Foreign Legion using Polish and Czech soldiers who had fought with the British during WW2. This idea was put to one side, following the increase of National Service (Draft) in 1950 to two years + 4 years TA or R.

Demob from a serving unit was not the same as discharge from military service. So until you receive a letter from the authorities you could be recalled at any time.
 

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Would've been interesting. Britain had tonnes of foreigners fighting within her armed forces during ww2. Especially a large number of poles.
 
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Would've been interesting. Britain had tonnes of foreigners fighting within her armed forces during ww2. Especially a large number of poles.
yeah... i believe they had a lot of foreigners too in the Royal Pioneers. Even some German Jews who fled Germany. doing mainly manuel building work. working with the Engineers. The poles helped a lot with pilots too as in the Battle of Britain & having airborne troops too. yep...good people the poles.
 

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Arse locks ...iin't the Macenzie tinkers (Back Watch) Who set the way ?
Often, us highlanders were there and with better results than the Paras or Marines
PostShitum : wait yous the unawarears after the Brit Exit (in 3 months)
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Fucque your traditions
 
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Arse locks ...iin't the Macenzie tinkers (Back Watch) Who set the way ?
Often, us highlanders were there and with better results than the Paras or Marines
PostShitum : wait yous the unawarears after the Brit Exit (in 3 months)
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Fucque your traditions
oh aye the Black watch had a reputation. Remember being on a driving course was a lot of paras there.. not a peep out them because there was a lot of scottish infantry there. they got a good kicking in the Naffi bar one night.
 

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Anything grown below the river Tweed, is brought up on soft water....Paras or Marines with out tatties and neeps, dosen't taste the same
 

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oh aye the Black watch had a reputation. Remember being on a driving course was a lot of paras there.. not a peep out them because there was a lot of scottish infantry there. they got a good kicking in the Naffi bar one night.
Funny! Thought it was the other way!
 
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Funny! Thought it was the other way!
Haha...take it you're an Ex para? Was two of US learning in each Truck the other guy with me was a 2 Para guy. He was OK. He got bust... When there..LOL liked his beer
 

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Haha...take it you're an Ex para? Was two of US learning in each Truck the other guy with me was a 2 Para guy. He was OK. He got bust... When there..LOL liked his beer
1para. 71-75 army# 24232565
 

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Little Napoléon has big ambitions and Paras, Marines are not part of them. ..
 

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We have no wish to be part of them! Besides where did little napoleons ambitions get him!?
No Ranks, no thanks
No Tanks, no thanks
No Paras or Marines, no thanks
Just me and my yellow fluo staff (cafard premitting)
 

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As If we left you the choice
For your information little caporal there were many good units in the British army and still are. Wether regular infantry / artillery/ engineers / signals and the like. I respect them all! If you have a thing against the paras or Royal Marines that’s your problem!
 

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