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Royal Marines London 2014 ref only

Discussion in 'General Figure Talk' started by Gra30, Jun 20, 2014.

  1. billyturnip A Fixture

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    Not heard that saying for awhile.
  2. Helm A Fixture

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    England
    The earliest publication attesting the phrase is John Davis's The Post Captain; or, the Wooden Walls Well Manned; Comprehending a View of Naval Society and Manners (1804):[1] "You may tell that to the marines, but I'll be d----d if the sailors will believe it." Apparently even then nobody thought the Marines were too bright :smug: :troll:
    Steve
  3. billyturnip A Fixture

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    England
    We used to have a saying "I'm sweating like a three badge bootneck with a spelling test" right that's enough for now, I'm going to paint. :)

    Roger.
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  4. Waterman Active Member

    It was originally said by someone famous, but I forget who. He was told some fact that he was not familiar with. He said Go tell it to the Marines,and if they believe it, then it must be True. As a separate point Fellas, I am supprised that we have not been barred on here,for going off topic and away from modelling. Someone has got to keep to form and lodge a complaint.
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  5. martin tabony Well-Known Member

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    Just so you know it wasn't easy being a tourist attraction you know, having to deal with all those nubile young women from all over the world. It was hell I tell ya, hell!! :)

    Martin
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  6. Waterman Active Member

    Yea but how the hell did you do it on a horse? You couldn't even walk in them boots let alone shag.
  7. martin tabony Well-Known Member

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    The boots are excellent for taking phone numbers etc. There was one lad had a message that was just a hotel and room number and the message read "bring your boots"!! So when I asked if he was going, he said he couldn't remember if it was a girl or a bloke.:)
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  8. Waterman Active Member

    Knowing the Guards, most probably a Bloke.
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  9. martin tabony Well-Known Member

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    If the price is right!!:D

    Martin
  10. jimmyoc Active Member

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    How did I miss this one :):),,
    that's it, I was in London,,trying get Cpl McLaughlin a medal.

    Attached Files:

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  11. Helm A Fixture

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    Well deserved I'd say Jimmy (y) How did it go ?
    Steve
  12. jimmyoc Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi, it was great turn out, 400 plus blokes from all corners of the UK, took the time and trouble to support a colleague. We now await a response, I have to say that the MOD response, given to the media on Friday, is just wrong, and needs to be changed. It makes me angry every time I see it. A lot of people asked me, what our next move is, obviously we have to wait and see what response we get, in the meantime we need to keep pushing the petition. What did come across loud and clear on Friday was, that all were up for the fight, but that's hardly surprising, it's what we do!
    Nice to see the bootneck support,
    http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/60561
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    Lieutenant-General Sir Hew William Royston Pike KCB DSO MBE
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    me in the middle..
    Every man an Emperor..

    Cpl McLaughlin’s case has been maintained by family members and former comrades for many years.
    In that time, a number of facts and documents have been discovered, all of which lead to the conclusion that it was the intention of the Battalion Commanders intension for Cpl. McLaughlin to be recognised for his actions during the battle.
    General Pike and the Parachute Regimental Colonel, Colonel Wills, met with members of the McLaughlin family and former comrades

    in April 2013.
    At that meeting, Cpl McLaughlin’s outstanding bravery and exemplary leadership were acknowledged and the lack of award for him in 1982 was agreed to be a significant failure of the awards system at that time.
    The Regimental Colonel was very familiar with Cpl. McLaughlin’s actions during the battle for Mount Longdon and said that he was held in such high esteem by those that have since joined the Regiment that Corporal McLaughlin and his actions are now “in the DNA of the Parachute Regiment.”
    Cpl. McLaughlin was recognised as an extremely brave soldier who is strongly deserving of recognition. However, the CGS reiterated that the honours system does not allow retrospective awards and he could not see how an award could now be made.
    Undeterred. General Pike sough further advice directly from the Chairman of the Operational Awards Committee.
    The Chairman was, unfortunately, unable to make any such recommendation as the awards system was unable to consider retrospective awards.

    At all levels and in all meetings, every officer that has discussed Corporal McLaughlin’s case have been unanimous in recognising his
    bravery and in agreeing that he should have been recognised for his actions.
    The only barrier to this now being achieved is the system itself.

  13. Helm A Fixture

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    England
    Signed mate (y)
    Steve
  14. DEL A Fixture

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    Scotland
    Signed buddy (y)
    It's sickening when outdated beaurocracy gets in the way of common sense and 'doing the right thing'
  15. jimmyoc Active Member

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    Cheers chaps (y)
  16. Waterman Active Member

    This really pisses me off, the establishment falls over themselves to honour Celebrities and Pop Stars Etc , but our true heros that fought and died for this country are shunted off with lame excuses. I don't know how these bastards sleep in their beds at night. The very people that make the rules never spent one day in uniform. I have no respect for any of them, they think F /-: K all of those of us that fought and served. But they are quick to latch onto our past glories come Rembrance Sunday. Then for the rest of the year they conviently forget about us. Ok but those of us that did serve, we do remember.
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  17. Old Pete Active Member

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    Scotland
    This is par for the course,look back through history in this country it,s always been the same you are suposed to come home alive and well or in a box if they bother to bring you home at all.If any goverment cared at all there would be no need for the British Legion or the regimental accociation.besides anyone who joins up and thinks the goverment will look after them dos,nt have the brains to be in the forces in the first place.Rant over.
    George
  18. billyturnip A Fixture

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    England
    Kipling had it right, Tommy this an` Tommy that.
  19. Helm A Fixture

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    England
    Hasn't changed a jot since then Rog in fact it's probably worse now than it was then :mad:
    Steve
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  20. Waterman Active Member

    Old Pete you have misunderstood my point, I don't think any of us were under the illusions that our government would look after us. My point is that when a man does a brave deed as Cpl Mc Laughlin did and it's noted and considered worthy of reccomendation by his Officers and Comrades, why should faceless suits who are not even accountable to us be allowed to devalue the mans actions with petty rules that suit only them. The last part of your statement with regards Brains and being in the Services, I find pretty offensive.
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