SAVE THE QUEEN'S LANCASHIRE REGIMENT
- Warren Wolstencroft
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Save The Queen's Lancashire Regiment....
Whitehall is trying to force on us the worst and most ill-conveived changes in
the long history of the British Infantry. If this miserable effort is allowed to succeed..
LANCASHIRE WILL LOSE ITS ONLY COUNTY REGIMENT AND THE DEFENCE OF THIS REALM WILL BE IRREVOCABLY DAMAGED...
The British Infantry Regimental System, which has been developed and refined for over three hundred years, relies on fierce local loyalties and inherited traditions to produce closely-knit fighting teams of battle-proven effectiveness. The same strong local character of these Family Regiments is the basis of their appeal to recruits. Our incomparable Infantry regiments are envied and emulated the world over, and set the standards for the whole Army. The Regimental System works consistently well today and, being infinitely
flexible, can adapt with ease to any future challenges.
Whitehall now proposes to destroy this outstanding successful system by forcing regiments like the Queens Lancashires to merge into large characterless regional units, thereby losing long-standing and carefully nurtured links with local communities which sustain both recruiting and high morale. Rather than tearing the pulsating heart out of our Army, defence planners would be well advised to reinforce a great British success.
We demand that the government keeps its hands off our local regiments, and The Queens Lancashire Regiment in particular, and abandons this foolish plan which gambles recklessly with the backbone of Britain's security.....
This petition will accompany a member of the regiment to number 10 Downing street. Your signature will contridute in massive ways.
The SAVE THE QUEEN'S LANCASHIRE REGIMENT petition to Tony Blair was written by Warren Wolstencroft and is in the category Military at GoPetition.