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Johnny_Anonie

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All the Acronyms on the RM forum! Luckily only a parent but have to keep asking son what everything stands for!...Still learning.
CC1,

CivPol at RV are threaders. 2i/c thinks we are jack and OC thinks it’s hoofin. Better craic than watching pongo EOD trying to defuse a misplaced Dhobi. Civpop advised to take KFS to galley and tuck into a banjo. All C/S encouraged to spin dits about the oggin.

JA out.


(See- it could always be worse :D)
 

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CC1,

CivPol at RV are threaders. 2i/c thinks we are jack and OC thinks it’s hoofin. Better craic than watching pongo EOD trying to defuse a misplaced Dhobi. Civpop advised to take KFS to galley and tuck into a banjo. All C/S encouraged to spin dits about the oggin.

JA out.


(See- it could always be worse :D)
I'm Hoofin that, but that is probably a perverse name for something totally unrelated!!
 

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CC1,

CivPol at RV are threaders. 2i/c thinks we are jack and OC thinks it’s hoofin. Better craic than watching pongo EOD trying to defuse a misplaced Dhobi. Civpop advised to take KFS to galley and tuck into a banjo. All C/S encouraged to spin dits about the oggin.

JA out.


(See- it could always be worse :D)
I'm off to see if google translate has Royal Marine option.
 

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A few more to 'cross reference'.;)

ROYAL MARINE JARGON



ABC

Abbreviation of All Been Changed; a change of detail.

ACE

Good, excellent.

Airy Fairy

A member of the Fleet Air Arm.

A1

The very best.

B


Bandie

Members of the Royal Marines Band

Banjo

A sandwich; broken or broken down.

Banyan

A picnic on a boat or beach.

Basha

Originally a temporary jungle shelter, now applied to any temporary shelter in the field.

Belay

To cease an action; to cancel.

Bimble

To walk casually; to wander.

Bish

A Naval padre.

Bite

To be drawn into an argument or be wound up.

Bivvy

A bivouac - temporary field shelter, constructed with a waterproof poncho.

Blues

The ceremonial blue uniform of the Royal Marines.

Bootie

RM and RN abbreviation of the term used for a Royal Marine (see Bootneck).

Bootneck

A Royal Marines Commando.

Bombed out

Crazy; exhausted.

Bonedome

Protective helmet, particularly applied to that worn by pilots.

Brill / Brills

Brilliant, magnificent.

Brammer

Oustandingly good.

Bronzy

Suntan.

Bronzy time

Sunbathing.

Brown Hatter

See Snapper.

Bubbled

To be found out or ‘rumbled’.

Bug - out

To conduct a military withdrawal.

Bunting tosser

A member of the RN signals fraternity. (see also ‘Flag wagger’ and ‘Sigs’).

Buzz

A rumour.

BZ

Bravo Zulu - Well done.

C


Cabin

A room, usually a bedroom.

Can spanner

A tin opener (see ‘Spanner’).

Charlie - G

The 84mm Carl Gustav anti - tank weapon.

Chin stay

The strap used to secure a cap, or helmet to the head.

Chopper

A helicopter.

Chippie

A carpenter.

Chit / Chittie

A small piece of paper.

Chuck one up

A salute.

Chuck up

a. Praise (see also ‘Recommend’).
b. To smell badly.

Chuffed

Pleased.

Chunter

To mutter or mumble (see also ‘Drip’).

Church key

A device equipped with both bottle and can opener.

Civvies

Civilians / Civvian clothing.

Clear lower deck

When personnel of a unit are called together for an address by the Commanding Officer; a 100% turnout.

Cloggie

Cloggie A Dutchman.

Club swinger

A Physical Training Instructor.

Come alongside

To make the grade; to agree.

Common dog

Common sense.

Compo

Composite Rations, Ration Pack.

Crab

A member of the Royal Air Force. or Lacking in personal hygeine.

Crab Air

The Royal Air Force.

Cracked it

To achieve.

Crack - up

To lose ones patience.

Crappers

To be very drunk.

Crash out

To fall asleep.

Cream in

Collide.

Chrimbo

Christmas.

D


Dank

Miserable.

Dhobi

To wash or launder.

Dig out (blind)

To make an all out effort.

Dink

To give or receive a blow.

Dip out / dip

To come off worst in any situation.

Ditch

To throw away or discard.

Dog robbers

Jacket and tie.

Dog Watch

Two short watch periods that equalise the watch roster. Someone who has been in a ‘Dog watch’ means one who has little experience.

Donkey Wallopers

The Cavalry.

Down on your chin straps

To be exhausted.

Dregs

Ugly; unappealing.

Drip

To complain.

Drip sesh

A period organised so that complaints can be aired.

Drives

The driver of a vehicle.

Drop a sprog

To give birth.

E


Ear pounding

To give or receive a verbal warning.

Earwigging

Eavesdropping.

Eating Irons

Eating utensils.

Endex

The point an exercise ends.

Essence

Beautiful, usually applied to ones Pash or Party.

F


Fang Farrier

A dentist.

Fanny - rat

A stacks rating who is never satisfied with the Pash / Party he has.

G


Galley

The kitchen and / or dining hall.

Gannet

One with an insatiable appetite.

Gash

Rubbish, waste.

Gash Hand

Spare rank.

Gen

Genuine; the truth.

GD

General Duties rank.

Gizzit

Items that are given away, usually for public relations purposes.

Glimp

To peer or peep.

Globe and Buster

The Corps Crest (the Globe & Laurel) or the Royal Marines magazine.

Glop

To slurp or drink hurriedly.

Glophead

A habitual drunkard.

Goffer

a. A wave (sea water vareity).
b. A cold drink.
c. A punch (fist type not drink).

Gonk

To sleep.

Gopping

Extremely unpleasant. Usually used to describe ugly women.

H


Hand

A member of an organisation / crew. Commonly used to refer to an individual of good repute.

Hangfire

Wait a period of time.

Hanging - out

To have given 100% physically.

Harry

Superlative eg ‘Harry Crappers’.

Heads

Toilets.

Honking / Honkers

Intoxicated; smelly.

I


Icers

Very cold

Ickies

Money

Inboard

To come out on top, to succeed.

J


Jack

A member of the Royal Navy.

Jack up

To arrange or organise something.

Jenny

A member of the Women’s Royal Naval Service.

Jimpy / Jeeps

General Purpose Machine Gun.

Jolly

An easy job or organised recreatiion. (see ‘Swan’).

Jollies (HM)

Original name for citizen soldiers of the Trained Bands of London in 1664, from whose ranks Marines were first formed. Later became RN slang for a Marine, hence Kipling’s ‘HM Jollies’.

Junglies

Members of the Naval Air Commando Squadrons.

‘JWH’

Abbreviation of Jersey Wool Heavy - the issue pullover.

K


Kag / Kaggage

Unwanted or useless equipment.

Kit muster

A check, in which an individual’s complete equipment is laid out to ensure all is accounted for. The term is also used to describe the act of vomitting.

Knack all

Nil, nothing.

Knacker / fat knacker

A person who is unfit and / or overweight.

L


Lash up

To treat

Laughing kitbags

To find something very amusing.

Leg it

To run.

Limers

A soft drink.

Loafer / loafing

One who sits back and lets others do his share of the work.

Lovats

The No 2 dress uniform of the Royal Marines, lovat green in colour.

M


Magic

Marvellous.

Make ‘n’ mend

A period allocated to the maintenance of an individual’s equipment, or personal administration.

Manky

Filthy.

Maskers

Masking tape. Uses for this valuable commodity are many and varied. Also known as ‘Ha rry black’ or ‘Harry black maskers’.

Matelot

A sailor.

Mess deck dodger

The person responsible for tidying a mess deck or barrack room.

Micky duck

A cartoon film.

MOA

Abbreviation of a Marine Officer’s Attendant - the equivalent of a batman.

MOD Plod

Ministry of Defence Police.

Muscle bo’sun

One who prides himself on the strength of his body.

N


Nause

Nausea, inconvenience.

Neaters

Undiluted spirits. (Navy Rum ration traditionally was condenced)

Nine o’ clockers

Mid evening snack.

Nod / Noddy

A Royal Marines recruit. (Changed to "Wink" due to presure from the media about name calling - i.e. a Nod is as good as a Wink.

Nutty

Confectionary.

Nutty fiend

One who has a sweet tooth.

O


‘OD’

An abbreviation indicating ‘ Other Denomination’ as a persons religous conviction or commonly used as a derogatory term for someone who should know better.

Oggie

A pasty.

O Group

A meeting whereby orders for an operation are given to subordinate commanders.

Ooloo

Originally the term applied to jungle. Now sometimes given to an area of rough country or heavy vegetation.

Oppo

A close friend.. The ‘opposite number’ of a two man team; a system used to ensure maximum effectiveness in military activities.

P


Party

A female.

Pash

A female, with whom a marine has formed a more than casual relationship. A fiancee.

Percy

A soldier (see also ‘Pongo’).

Phot

A photograph or photographer.

Ping

To recognise or identify; to catch out.

Pingers

Members of the RN anti - submarine helicopter squadrons.

Pipe

To broadcast a message; usually via the public address system on board ship or in barracks.

Piso

Careful with money.

Pit

A bunk, bed or sleeping space (see also ‘Scratcher’).

Plums

Nothing. (see also ‘Dip’). Often used in the context of ‘Trapping’.

Plums rating

One who is continually unsuccessful with women.

Pole - up

To appear, to arrive suddenly.

Pom

Dehydrated mashed potato.

Pompey

Portsmouth.

Pongo

A soldier; derived from the common naval belief that soldiers never wash.

Prof

To acquire.

Provie

A member of the Provost Staff, the Regimental or Unit Police.

Pussers

Appertaining to the Service; stores and equipment issued from Service sources. Anything done unimaginatively or ‘by the book’ is done in a ‘pussers’ manner.

Pusser’s hard

Issue soap.

Pusser’s planks

Military skis.

Pusser’s red devil

The standard naval issue bicycle. Invariably painted red.

Puzzle Palace

A Headquarters building.

R


Rabbits

Gifts or souvenirs, obtained by going on a ‘rabbit run’.

Recommend

Formalised approval or praise - ‘take a recommend.

Redders

Opposite to Icers.

Rice

Effort. To ‘give it rice’ means to apply a considerable amount of effort in a direct manner.

Rig

A mode of dress. To ‘get rigged’ is to get dressed.

Rock / Rock all

Nil, or nothing.

Rock ape

RAF Regiment.

Rug rat

A baby (see also ‘sprog’).

Run

A trip or journey.

Run ashore

To leave ship or barracks for recreation or relaxation.

S


Sandies / Sandy Bottoms

The last ‘sippers of a wet’.

SB

Abbreviation for Special Boat Service. One who has joined the SBS is said to have gone SB. Sneakey Beakeys


Scran

Food.

Scran bag

A bag on a mess deck in which spare or damaged clothing and rags are collected. One who is untidily dressed is said to ‘look like a scran bag’.

Scratcher

A bed, bunk or bedspace (see also ‘pit’).

Scronky / Scronks

Untidy (see also ‘scran bag’).

Sea Daddy

An experienced marine or sailor who looks after a recruit to ‘show him the ropes’.

Secure

To finish; to tidy away after a job or watch.

Shave - off

An expression of exasperation; to speak out in turn.

Shreddies

Underpants.

Sigs

A radio operator.

Sin Bosun

A Naval Padre.

Sippers

A liquid measure; a sip offered from one’s own drink.

Skin

Immature or inexperienced. Lacking in facial hair.

Skin Mag

Playboy or similar magazine.

Slide

Butter or margerine (see also ‘grease’).

Smally

Small.

Snaps

A photographer (see also ‘phot’).

Sneaky Beaky

Intelligence staff or their operations.

Snurgle

To advance warily, or to crawl.

Snapper

Someone who is gay.

Sods opera

A show produced by a ship’s company or unit to entertain themselves.

Spanner

Any food or implement.

Spitkid

A waste receptacle.

Sprog

A baby, or youth lacking in experience.

Spud locker

Vegetable preparation room.

Stacks

The opposite of ‘plums’. To receive overmuch. Usually used to describe one who has great success with woman.

Stand easy

An official break in the work schedule; equates with a tea / coffee break.

Steamer

A ship.

Stick

a. Abuse.
b. A grouping of manpower for amphibious operations.

Stickies

Cakes.

Swan

An easy or enjoyable journey or job, (see also ‘jolly’).

Sweating neaters

To be worried.

T


The Corps

RM and RN generic term for the Royal Marines.

The Dark Side.

SBS

Thin out

To depart.

Threaders

To be fed up, to have had enough of something.

Three Badger

A marine or sailor of low rank but great experience. Derived from the good conduct badges (chevrons) worn to denote years of service, three badges being the maximum.

Trap

To successfully attract a member of the opposite sex.

Troop bible

A book containing all the relevant details of the individuals in a sub unit.

Trough

To eat.

Turn - to

To parade or begin work.

Twos - up

To take a turn at / with something.

U


Uckers

A board game. Adult version of Ludo.

Up homers

To be invited home.

Up the line

To travel away from base, originally referring to a train journey.

V


Vittled up

To be subjected to heavy and effective gunfire.

W


Wallah

The operator of a small shop or stand, usually unofficial (eg ‘Goffer Wallah’).

Watch

Sentry Duty; male only.

Waz / wazzer

Fantastic.

Wellie

To punch or hit.

Wet

A drink of any description.

Winger / wings

A comrade or close friend (see also ‘oppo’).

Woolly pulley

Pullover (see also ‘JWH’).

Work your ticket

To arrange to leave the Service.

Y


Yaffling spanners

Eating utensils.

Yeti

A spectacular fall whilst on skis.

Yomp

To force march with a heavy load.

Z


Zap / zapped

To shoot or be shot.

Zeds

Sleep.
 

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@Rover that thread kept breeding....
what i was trying to say was....

Banyan??? A picnic on a boat or beach???
Bronzy Time???? Sunbathing???
Sorry but i think you Marines are The Airy Fairies!!
I'm sending my son to be a man not have a gay day picnicking in the sun!!
I only read as far as B as got bored!
 

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I think there should be a sub forum for this type of thing.

Back to rants. Not being able to use the stuff I want to in the gym because it's hoaching with schoolies who are too busy taking selfies to actually exercise.
 

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Heads Pussers name for the toilet, came about from saving the modesty of the highest ranking officer on ship. If the officer needed the toilet he would hang himself over the edge while a cry of 'Heads' went out.
The cry was to ensure all lower ranks turned their heads away to save the modesty of the officer. This ensured his modesty could never be questionned and also help to avoid mutinies. Or so a Jack told me!
 

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The amount of horse *text deleted* on the paths and cycle paths on my area is a joke
 

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