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A year ago!

Discussion in 'Pass Out' started by MumtoRM, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. MumtoRM

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    image.jpeg Seriously? One year ago today my 'boy' passed out as a Royal Marine!

    Proudest day of my life!
     
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  2. Old Man

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    Am I the only one who thinks that bit of drill looks really, really silly.

    Almost Pythonesque?
     
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  3. Onyx2010

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    Not as silly as an old, ex sea HAT, posting a silly comment;)
     
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    SMAAAAAAASH.
     
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  5. Ninja_Stoker

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    The comment, I thought, was aimed at the drill rather than the people undertaking it, albeit maybe not the best thread to make the observation.

    A slight tangent: The Hornpipe, is not silly at all, of course.

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  6. ChattyMam

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    @MumtoRM Happy Anniversary!! (belated!!)
     
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  7. MumtoRM

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    @Ninja_Stoker - watch it! I performed the hornpipe in front of Her Majesty at the Royal Festival of Remembrance back in 1986!

    If I can find the video I'll give you all a treat!

    :D
     
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    Wow 4 dislikes, a lot of people seem to be taking themselves a bit too seriously. Yes it is a ridiculous bit of drill and some DLs genuinely cringe at having to put it in their routines however it seems to be the smartest way to un-fix bayonets without literally just taking it off like you would in the field
     
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  9. Ninja_Stoker

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    I rest my case. :D

    Now this isn't silly at all:

    Goat (2).jpg

    What's the betting @MumtoRM has a pet goat that's miffed with me too...?:(
     
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  10. Chelonian

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    The Parachute Regiment has a long tradition of pony mascots. Each pony has been named Pegasus and given a notional 'rank' of Lance Corporal. Most guys regarded the tradition as being a bit mental to be honest.
    When I was in, LCpl Pegasus had a reputation for being particularly uncooperative. I vaguely recall that he was jailed by an 'old school' (barking mad) RSM for defecating on parade.
     
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  11. MumtoRM

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    No, just a parrot who's miffed with everyone! :D
     
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  12. Chelonian

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    African Grey? Notoriously fickle and moody.
     
  13. MumtoRM

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    No, a conure! Small parrot with big parrot mentality!
     
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  14. Old Man

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    Dislikes, eh? I am of course, crushed.

    Drill, originally, was designed for practising moving large bodies of men, in concert, vital in the past for the battlefield.

    Logically, there's no point in Commandos doing drill, as they're supposed to be raiders.
     
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  15. 260714

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    And tank regiment are suppose to have tanks, aircraft carriers are supposed to have aircraft, paras are supposed to be para trained. Unfortunately the military doesn't follow logic nowadays!
     
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  16. Ninja_Stoker

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    In which case, that makes entire sense.
     
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  17. Ninja_Stoker

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    We're still waiting....
     
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  18. Chelonian

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    Nobody has yet been boring enough to claim that this particular rifle drill exercise looked smarter using the old L1A1 SLR. Please regard this as my self-nomination for the title of BOF.
     
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  19. MumtoRM

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    Monday maybe! If I can get video uploaded!
     
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  20. Chelonian

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    Unusually I have way too much time on my hands today so I searched the internet for an image of the WRNS dancing a hornpipe. While doing so I found this which of course is much better:

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