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Discussion in 'Jollies Bar' started by Caversham, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. Caversham

    Caversham Former RM Commando, Moderator

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    I always welcome those who successfully pass out as joining a special Club, that is the Corps. I saw this on FB on one of the RM sites and thought that it describes things a bit more in depth.

    Would I wear it? No, but I do like the sentiments.

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  2. ave!

    ave! Royal Marines Commando

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  3. Chelonian

    Chelonian Moderator

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    @Caversham It's more subtle than the bloke who frequents my local Co-op store wearing an SAS winged dagger t-shirt. Just in case anyone misses the reference he often also wears a gilet and a baseball cap both emblazoned with the phrase 'Special Forces'.

    He's about my age and I've been tempted to politely comment when in the bread aisle that he must have had an interesting service career. But I guess that he'll probably just hiss "Sssh! I can't talk about it!" -banghead-
     
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  4. Advocado

    Advocado Royal Marines Commando

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    How did you get a phot of my run ashore rig?
     
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  5. Rover

    Rover Moderator

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    Ah but does he wear HBM over his eyes?o_O:(

    If not a definite 'walt'!!!-doctor-;)

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  6. Caversham

    Caversham Former RM Commando, Moderator

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    I have the same sentiments about wearing anything Corps related. I was once invited to join the Exmouth RMA, (membership primarily former SNCO PWs and DLs), and I could then take my place at Tescos collecting funds on a monthly basis.

    They told me the rig of the day was grey flannels, blazer, medals and Green Lid. They were not impressed when I told them that if I were to take up their offer my rig would be Ron Hill shorts, OG T shirt and trainers, complete with lid and negative medals!

    I didn't join.

    Alan
     
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  7. The guide

    The guide Ex RAF, Ex Royal Marines, now RN.! go figure

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    The sentiment fine..the top...Hate it.!!
     
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  8. 03092014

    03092014 Royal Marines Commando

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    I saw someone in town recently wearing the CTC UIF green jumper with 'Royal Marines' and the Corps crest on the front.

    To anyone thinking of doing anything similar.....just don't!
     
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  9. Chelonian

    Chelonian Moderator

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    No, but he might have given a 'thousand yard stare' across the convenience food chiller cabinet. :)
     
  10. Chelonian

    Chelonian Moderator

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    My sentiments entirely. Ex-Paras are the worst offenders in this respect. I've seen RBL members wearing a regimental stable belt worn around a civvy blazer! Good grief!

    Ron Hill shorts or trackies. Understated quality. :)
     
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  11. sharpe

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    This is hazy going back to 1988 but we had a guy from I think 4 para on our shift, is that reserves? He swore by moustache , Harrington jacket and desert boots as the go to gear:)
     
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  12. Caversham

    Caversham Former RM Commando, Moderator

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    Add Levis and long hair you have the SAS rig for working undercover .

    Alan
     
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  13. Chelonian

    Chelonian Moderator

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    There were several thriving Parachute Regiment TA (Army Reserve) units in the 1970s. Many detachments now long gone and 16 PARA, which had a TA Pathfinder role, has vanished altogether.

    4 PARA: Manchester and Northern England
    10 PARA: London and South East
    15 PARA (SV): Scotland
    16 PARA: Lincolnshire and East

    The standard pub rig in Aldershot comprised blue jeans, maroon t-shirt, desert boots with paracord laces and a US MA-1 flight jacket. The only civvy clothes some lads possessed from memory.

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    Yep. But the look was so transparent. They might as well have worn uniform. :)

    Passing through a European airport about ten years back I noticed cluster of mahoosive American blokes attempting to be inconspicuous despite them all sporting big beards, wearing Oakley sun shades, 5.11 chinos and polo shirts. Only a placard with the slogan 'Private Military Contractors' could have made them more obvious. -banghead-
     
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  14. ex killick

    ex killick Ex-Matelot

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