who and what are the marines?

andy5sm

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just a rant really because im fed up to death with people not knowing what the marines are, countless occasions i had friends saying *text deleted**text deleted* like 'so you going on a submarine then and othe navy stuff' etc etc ,
in fact i got that fed up with it now when people ask what im doing with myself i just tell them im a carpenter and going travelling soon, saves all the why you want to do it bull shi t ,
just thought i would put it out there, anyone else experience similar?:fight:
 

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It is often the case that civilians are unaware what the Royal Marines do.

They are right in some respects inasmuch as Marines are sometimes "delivered" by submarine in specials ops & regular Marines can expect to serve on warships, especially if they specialise as LC.

What a lot of people do not realise is that Royal Marines are often employed on a warship in exactly the same role as their Royal Navy counterparts, keeping sea watches on the bridge, gangway duties (sentries), damage control & fire-fighting drills, boarding teams, the lot. Going back still further the Royal Marines traditionally used to man one of the gun turrets on the older warships with multiple turrets - often firing the big guns at a swifter rate of fire than their Naval counterparts.
 

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I am *text deleted* tell all the girls i am a dolphin trainer. and i cant stay in one place to long because i follow the dolphins around the world. and that i work for seaworld.

Hey mate dont feel obligated to tell anyone what you are doing. its none of there business and if they are not going to be supportive of you tell them to get f*text deleted*cked. you know that you will be a royal marine so everything else doesnt matter.

tell them your going to africa to learn how to be a gay cannibul or something

Tom
 

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I often get the same problem, they are usually like "oh Edd is joining the Army" and I get really pissed off, either that or they don't know what Marines are.
 

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im a *text deleted**text deleted** apparantly *text deleted* im joining the army : ) haha...well that was an observation of a jealous friend of my girlfriend *text deleted* (im gna kill him one day)

i always say that the Royal Marines are part of the navy to everyone...and that the are NOT the army, but that confuses people more... hehe

now i get called navy boy by the GF and her sister...nice

ah well i know what im doing, i can only try my best to explain , if they still dont get it...what more can i do ?!
 

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i get stick for saying i *text deleted* join....they reckon im trying to be action man or sommet
 

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Haha most people think i'm joining the army, but it works better when you mention the 'commando' bit of royal marines commando, people tend to know what that is because of the movies. But yeh, when it comes to the idiots i just say i'm joining the navy or the navy's infantry(an easier way of putting it).:fight:
 

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Occupation

Another occupation title I used to use for civvies was: A Biscuit Designer. *text deleted*

Generally Sports Biscuits.


Cheers


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i know what you mean lad, the best thing to do is pick out one of your mates to come and watch you on famly day and then they will see what you do and go back to civi street and hopefully tell the rest of your mates what your doing and stuff like that
 

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hmm.. telling people another occupation other than im going to be a marine sounds good.. only to girls i aint trying to impress, and obviously other guys. *text deleted*.
not quite sure what to use though =S

i currently play a game with my friend where when we meet a girl we call ourselfs by completely different names. just a bit of fun really.
 

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Had this a few times myself, esp the bit about "so does that mean you're going to be working on a submarine" ? I just say to my mates and that who ask, that the Marines are basically the "Navys Army" *text deleted*
 

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heres a couple of the replys i get....

"ohhhh i love going on big boats"

" oh cool, so when will you start Army training?"

:evil::evil::evil:
 

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I get asked questions like

"when are you going to America"

:flushed:
 

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steve being an aussie i usually can balgg my way into making people believe i work for seaworld as a dolphin trainer(over seas any way).

But i think i like your idea of being a Biscuit Designer. that is brills mate

Do you mind if i steal that one ?

Cheers Boys.

Tom

PS dont get to caught up in trying to convince people who you are or are trying to be. in the end its what you and your maker beleive that counts.
obviously correct any BS but dont go outta your way to bully them into seing your point of view
 
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i can do an aussie accent pretty good, me and my mate do a pure "chopper" accent sometimes talking to randoms when we are pissed at the end of the night,..conclution girls...no actually everyone loves aussies! you have it good my friend.
 

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Guys: Feel free to use some of my occupational lines or lets add more suggestions. They're also good for picking the birds up.

Biscuit Designer
Lighthouse Keeper
Giraffe Walker
Lion Tamer - Named Claud Balls!
Russian Wrestler - Named : Riva Knacker Off
Tampon Tester (Always Makes em smile and curious that one)!! Test consists of holding them between your teeth with blood simulation on em. Tomato Sauce!!


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volcano examiner?

sounds good, dangerous, and requires travelling *text deleted*.
 
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