26 Nov 2013 14:41 1 Nearly 200 troops from the 1st Battalion (1RRF) have landed back on British soil after a six-month tour in Afghanistan Thousands lined the streets of Leamington this afternoon to welcome home our heroes from the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. Nearly 200 troops from the 1st Battalion (1RRF) have landed back on British soil after a six-month tour in Afghanistan and the appreciation and pride in our boys and girls of the armed forces was clear for all to see at a homecoming parade through the town this afternoon. Beaming family and friends were among those cheering the soldiers as they marched along the packed streets and onwards to the Town Hall where history was made when 1RRF became the first troops to be granted the Freedom of Warwick District.
Royal Regiment of Fusiliers parade The soldiers included members of The Colours, Corps of Drums and Military Band who also lined up for an impeccable inspection, before the finale of a civic reception.
Their celebrated homecoming parade follows their latest stint in Afghanistan where they helped support the transition of security responsibility to the Afghan national security forces.
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Thousands line streets of Leamington for Royal Regiment
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November 20th, 2013 | Outside the wire | Posted by Toni Rico 1 2 This photo of Cpl. Kristine Tejeda prompted an Army colonel to say that the service should not use pictures of pretty women and instead use average looking women in its campaign to integrate women into combat jobs. Would male soldiers and the American public be more likely to accept women in combat jobs if the women were ugly?
That s the assumption one Army colonel seems to be making, according to a report by Politico 3 . The colonel sent an email to a Training and Doctrine Command public affairs spokesman, writing that In general, ugly women are perceived as competent while pretty women are perceived as having used their looks to get ahead. Politico reported that Col.
Lynette Arnhart, the woman leading the Army s study on the impact the integration of women into combat arms would have on unit readiness and morale, advised against using pretty women for its communications. It might behoove us to select more average looking women, the email said, according to Politico. To illustrate her point, Arnhart cited a photo used with an article by Gen.
Robert W. Cone in Army Magazine. Cone, the TRADOC commanding general, wrote about Soldier 2020, the Army s effort to open up all Army jobs to women.
But it seems that Arnhart thinks the point of the article was lost because of the photo of an attractive female soldier that was used with the article. For example, the attached article shows a pretty woman, wearing make-up while on deployed duty. Such photos undermine the rest of the message (and may even make people ask if breaking a nail is considered hazardous duty), Arnhart wrote, according to Politico.
The email was forwarded to other spokespeople at TRADOC. According to Politico, the forwarded message included a comment asking the public affairs officials to avoid using photos that glamorize women and instead use real photos that are typical, not exceptional. This is the original photo of Cpl.
Kristine Tejeda used in Army Magazine. In the Army Magazine photo, Tejeda appears to be wearing bright pink lipstick. It s interesting to note that the photo of the pretty woman used in the article cited by Arnhart seems to have been slightly altered.
In the original photo, the soldier s lips are a neutral shade, while in the photo used in the magazine, the female soldier seems to have brighter pink lipstick. Maybe it s the print job? Take a look at the two photos yourself.
Meanwhile, we want to hear your take. Are the folks at TRADOC undermining their efforts to integrate women into combat by focusing on the looks of female soldiers? Is Arnhart perpetuating a stereotype by writing that ugly women are perceived as competent but pretty women are perceived as having used their looks to get ahead ?
Or do you think TRADOC is sending the right message by wanting to only use average looking women? Leave your comments below. UPDATE: Col.
Christian Kubik, the TRADOC PAO, responded to a request for comment from Army Times. Kubik is the PAO who forwarded Arnhart s email to other TRADOC spokespersons. The intent of the message was to help ensure that images depict professional female soldiers as they are, and to ensure they are recognized based on their hard-earned achievements as members of the profession of arms, Kubik said.
He said that the email in question was an internal discussion and that it did not reflect Army policy.
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Our third annual Jazz Night at Vitello s will be on November 25th at 6pm, the Monday before Thanksgiving. This is an evening dinner performance in the beautiful upstairs hall of the Studio City Italian Restaurant, Vitellos. For your dinning entertainment the Jazz Band along with various student combos will perform, while you enjoy delicious Italian dining.
Th ere will be a $10 cover charge, which supports our music department, and children under 13 are free. We hope you will join us for what will surly be delightful event. Jazz Night at Vitellos 6:00pm November 25, 2013 Vitello s Restaurant 4349 Tujunga Ave.
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The Royal Regiment of Scotland were given the freedom of South Ayrshire last week after their latest tour of duty in Afghanistan.
The regiment paraded through the town, received a civic reception and were cheered on by the crowds.
have a look at our slideshow of photographs of the parade.
Miniatures by Front Rank. In April 1809, Lt Gen Sir Arthur Wellesley was ordered back to Lisbon to command an army of 20,000, including German regiments. The army crossed into Spain and won a grim but defensive victory at Talavera on 27 July 1809.
Outnumbered two to one, the British suffered over 5000 casualties and were forced to retreat the next day.
Two officers and 64 men from the 82 nd who had been left sick in Lisbon fought with a makeshift Battalion of Detachments ; five of these men were already casualties.
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20 Nov 2013 09:46 1 180 soldiers from the 1st Battalion will march through the streets of the town next Tuesday Road closures will be put in place for a homecoming parade for the 1st Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. Around 180 soldiers from 1RRF and a band will march through the streets of Leamington next Tuesday as the town prepares to welcome them home. The parade will start at 2.30pm from Beauchamp Road and will proceed down The Parade to a civic reception at the Town Hall.
Parts of Beauchamp Road, Euston Place, The Parade, Regent Street and Hamilton Terrace will be closed during the afternoon. Chairman of Warwick District Council, Councillor Richard Davies, said: We are delighted to welcome the Regiment home as they have unbroken links to Warwickshire which go back to 1674. It s especially good to be able to welcome them all home from Afghanistan.
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Congratulations to our Royal Regiment Band and Dance Team for winning 1 st place in their division at the Granada Hills Highlander Competition! As a result of the student s dedication, talent and hard work, the group scored higher than 22 other bands as well as placing 2 nd in percussion and 2 nd in auxiliary. Congrats to all on a job well done!
Up and Coming! On Wednesday evening November 13th , the Marching Band and indoor Drumline will perform at 5:30pm in the Magnolia school parking lot, for our first ever North Hollywood High food truck night ! The performance is free the food will be delicious!
This Friday November 15 th at 7:00pm in the school auditorium, we are having our first ever Chamber Music Concert . This event features small ensembles including duos, trios, and quartets; all performing various classical and modern pieces. The evening is especially important to our students as gives them an opportunity to showcase their talents, in an intimate concert setting.
Finally on November 25 th we will be having our 3rd annual Jazz Night at Vitellos! This is an evening dinner performance in the beautiful upstairs hall of the Studio City Italian Restaurant, Vitellos. For your dinning entertainment the Jazz Band along with various student combos will perform, while you enjoy delicious Italian dining.
Please join us for what is sure to be a lovely evening!
There will be a $10 cover charge which supports our music department, and children under 13 are free.
Please mark your calendars and bring friends and family to this entertaining and tasty event!
South Ayrshire Council will bestow the Honorary Freedom of South Ayrshire on The Royal Regiment of Scotland The Royal Highland Fusiliers 2nd Battalion, servicemen and women at a special ceremony on Wednesday 13 November 2013. To mark the occasion, service personnel returning from their third tour of Afghanistan, will parade through Ayr town centre. Speaking prior to the event Provost Moonie said: I am delighted that I will be presenting the Honorary Freedom of South Ayrshire to the soldiers, it is one way of showing our appreciation for all their hard work and the sacrifices that they and their families make.
I would encourage people to come to Ayr and see our brave service personnel parade through the town. Lining the streets and cheering on our troops is a great way to welcome the soldiers home after their latest tour of Afghanistan. If you would like to turn out and support our troops here is the timetable: 11.30am; The parade will form up on Pavilion Road, it will include a brass band, and a military pipe band.
12 noon; The parade led by their Shetland pony mascot will march past the Cenotaph in Wellington Square, proceed through the town and salute at the Wallace Tower in Ayr.
12.15pm; Parade arrives at Ayr Auld Kirk for presentation ceremony.
1.15pm; Parade leaves the Ayr Auld Kirk and marches to Ayr Town Hall for a civic reception.
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