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Trafalgar cup 2019

Discussion in 'Jollies Bar' started by froggyrmc, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. froggyrmc

    froggyrmc New Member

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    Hi everyone, was just wondering where and when can you get trafalgar cup tickets and are they quite limited.

    Thanks,
    Tom
     
  2. Chelonian

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    For those unaware the Trafalgar Cup is the trophy for the annual Royal Marines versus Parachute Regiment rugby league match. In recent years the matches have alternated between Taunton, Somerset and Colchester, Essex. Occasionally other venues randomly occur, but that's the general pattern.

    Admission for most matches is free. Rock up on the day. Often they are mid-week fixtures, late afternoon kick-off and scheduled for July. The exact date, time and venue is often not announced until about May at the earliest. If anyone here has information on this year's match it will be @Mr D
    Cracking matches and the only occasions when military provost personnel have been impeccably courteous to me.
     
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  3. ex killick

    ex killick Ex-Matelot

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    Same. Used to get free lifts back on board! Love ‘em!!
     
  4. westy

    westy Well-Known Member

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    On that note, is anyone here going Army/Navy?
     
  5. Corvo50

    Corvo50 Royal Marines Commando

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    Damn right I am
     
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  6. dodgyknees

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    Always!! Can't believe the fun police have moved the Vets game from Kneller Hall this year to 'discourage all day drinking'.

    C'mon the Army!!;)
     
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  7. westy

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    It’s definitely the RNs turn to win ;)

    I can’t see that stopping the all day drinking to be fair, it’s my first time and I’m contemplating booking a week off work :D
     
  8. westy

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    Also, why were in about Army Navy, my mother in law has bought me a RN hoody and a t shirt to wear for the day, but I’m not in yet?

    Do I wear it for the day the pit it all away until I’m in and entitled to wear it?

    I mean, there’s loads of people that wear football shirts but have never played for the team??
     
  9. dodgyknees

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    Up to you but with the military it tends to be ‘don’t wear it if you haven’t earned it.

    Different if you are a 6 foot tall, blonde groupie of course!!
     
  10. Chelonian

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    Or as my matelot friends translate it "C'mon Fiji!" Not that they're bitter. :)

    I always try to catch the Oxford v. Cambridge varsity match. Been going to that with a few exceptions since 1972!
     
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  11. Corvo50

    Corvo50 Royal Marines Commando

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    Get it on mate, I’ll buy a aspiring bootneck a wet at the match. Just get me one on your kings squad pass out ;)
     
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  12. arny01

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    The question is tho, will you secretly want the Army to win? :D
     
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  13. Corvo50

    Corvo50 Royal Marines Commando

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    Haha not a chance Arny, the dark days are over. Saying that it always feel awkward cheering for the Navy when your part of the Corp
     
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  14. Chelonian

    Chelonian Moderator

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    As a UK tax payer you're already making a tri-service contribution to defence along with everyone else.
    Think of the privilege of wearing it as being a modest return on your investment. :)
     
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  15. westy

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    I’d hate to look a walt, but as I say I’ve worn football shirts before but Wenger never picked me :(
     
  16. westy

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    Slight problem, I’m going to be a matelot, but I’ll buy you a beer any day :D
     
  17. Corvo50

    Corvo50 Royal Marines Commando

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  18. westy

    westy Well-Known Member

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    Sorry mate, I’ll never be fit enough for a green lid and the clock is slowly ticking by too!! (33 in November)
     
  19. ex killick

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