Ever Wonder Why We Call Ourselves BRATs?
Did you know there are more than 10 million Americans that call themselves Brats? Brat is the name children of military parents call themselves with love and honor.
According to the Williamsburg Military Insider, “The NDU library came through. A researcher there found a book written in 1921 which described the origins of the term. It came, like many of our military traditions, from the British Army. It seems that when a member of the British Army was assigned abroad and could take his family (mostly in India), the family went with the member in an Admin status entitled: BRAT status.
BRAT is now defined by history
It stands for: British Regiment Attached Traveler. Over the years, it was altered to refer only to the children of the military member (the wives of the British Army [who were all males] objected to the term referring to them). And the term not only stuck, but in many cases was adopted world-wide.”
Get on the inside by reading Life On Base: Quantico Cave and be a Brat in February.
Dianne Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Reviews said, “Anyone who wants to know exactly how base life is perceived by the young will find Life on Base: Quantico Cave engrossing and unparalleled in its descriptions of military base life’s impact on family and friendships.” Read all of Donovan’s review.