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Posted: 4/26/2012 4:43:10 PM
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That signal is pure class. Echos of the Empire. Makes me want to don my foreign service helmet and fondle my Martini-Henry.
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South Georgia, huh? Y'all comin' ashore near Savannah? Grab me some shrimp and some oysters on your way up.





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Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:
South Georgia, huh? Y'all comin' ashore near Savannah? Grab me some shrimp and some oysters on your way up.





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You rebs know there is more than one Georgia right?


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this predates me by a few years

what's the back story?
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Posted: 4/26/2012 4:55:45 PM
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this predates me by a few years

what's the back story?


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Originally Posted By Miles_Urbanus:

You rebs know there is more than one Georgia right?


Them's fightin' words.
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I look at pics of the Falklands War, and it just baffles me that the RMs weren't wearing body armor or brain buckets. Such different times, and I clearly remember watching it unfold on the evening news at the time.
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Originally Posted By Sev89:
this predates me by a few years

what's the back story?

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Posted: 4/26/2012 5:07:20 PM
Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:

Originally Posted By Miles_Urbanus:

You rebs know there is more than one Georgia right?


Them's fightin' words.


yep, lets stick all the Georgias in a cage and let the winner take all!
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Originally Posted By USMCTanker:
I look at pics of the Falklands War, and it just baffles me that the RMs weren't wearing body armor or brain buckets. Such different times, and I clearly remember watching it unfold on the evening news at the time.


Gunny the Royal Marines at the time were issued the fiberglass parachute helmets that offered no ballastic protection. Just a crash helmet really.
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Hard men, in hard times..in a hard climate overcoming a 3-1 disadvantage...Argentina should revisit history, and learn from it
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While it's debatable whether the British forces are as effective as U.S. forces, what isn't debatable is they outshine us in audacity and style.
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Originally Posted By LIhpster:
While it's debatable whether the British forces are as effective as U.S. forces, what isn't debatable is they outshine us in audacity and style.


Case in point would be the Paras at Arnhem when the Germans sent over a soldier to negotiate and the Paras told him we couldn't accept their surrender as we didnt have enough men to handle them all
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Posted: 4/26/2012 5:22:44 PM
Originally Posted By Miles_Urbanus:
Originally Posted By USMCTanker:
I look at pics of the Falklands War, and it just baffles me that the RMs weren't wearing body armor or brain buckets. Such different times, and I clearly remember watching it unfold on the evening news at the time.


Gunny the Royal Marines at the time were issued the fiberglass parachute helmets that offered no ballastic protection. Just a crash helmet really.
http://www.gostak.co.uk/composites/uk/


They were big on berets too, it would seem. Even their tank crews wore berets inside their MBTs until fairly recently (at least the first Gulf War). That's absolutely nuts IMHO.

Tradition, I suppose.
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Originally Posted By fosters:
Originally Posted By LIhpster:
While it's debatable whether the British forces are as effective as U.S. forces, what isn't debatable is they outshine us in audacity and style.


Case in point would be the Paras at Arnhem when the Germans sent over a soldier to negotiate and the Paras told him we couldn't accept their surrender as we didnt have enough men to handle them all


And all we could come up with is "Nuts!"
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Originally Posted By 3Trip:
Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:

Originally Posted By Miles_Urbanus:

You rebs know there is more than one Georgia right?


Them's fightin' words.


yep, lets stick all the Georgias in a cage and let the winner take all!


Rednecks for the win.


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While it's debatable whether the British forces are as effective as U.S. forces, what isn't debatable is they outshine us in audacity and style.


They're well trained. There's only 8,000 or so Royal Marines, but they are trained to a higher standard, IMO.

I have a friend that was a RM for the first part of whatever they called OIF. He got out as a cpl and enlisted in the USMC. He went through the MARSOC entry process, and easily passed.

"That was easy" (I had to laugh when he said that because it reminded me of Eric Idle talking to the bridge troll) he said to me one night over a couple of cold ones. "It wasn't the physical part, but whether I'd fit in with that lot". Of course, they thought highly of him, but he didn't know it at the time. 1/9 sure as hell didn't want him to leave-they tried to keep him (he was a very good squad leader, and his sense of humor was outrageous- totally amusing).

You can find him on Youtube taking the "cinnamon challenge" with his wife and trying not to puke. This is an alcohol-related incident, of course.
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I was on the RFA Sir Bedevere in the N Arabian Gulf with the Royal Marines. We used it as a platform for our boats. Sir Bedevere was hit by a bomb during thenFalklands. They decommed her right after I went home. The RMs are a great bunch and treated us well.
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Originally Posted By 3Trip:
Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:

Originally Posted By Miles_Urbanus:

You rebs know there is more than one Georgia right?


Them's fightin' words.


yep, lets stick all the Georgias in a cage and let the winner take all!


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I was on the RFA Sir Bedevere in the N Arabian Gulf with the Royal Marines. We used it as a platform for our boats. Sir Bedevere was hit by a bomb during thenFalklands. They decommed her right after I went home. The RMs are a great bunch and treated us well.

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Originally Posted By Agent_Funky:
Originally Posted By Sev89:
this predates me by a few years

what's the back story?


Falklands War

Wrong, per our fuckwitted President. It was the war for the Malvinas!
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Originally Posted By Agent_Funky:
Originally Posted By Sev89:
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Falklands War

Wrong, per our fuckwitted President. It was the war for the Malvinas! Maldives.
Goddamn but I hate that man.


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Posted: 4/26/2012 5:52:12 PM
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Originally Posted By Miles_Urbanus:
That signal is pure class. Echos of the Empire. Makes me want to don my foreign service helmet and fondle my Martini-Henry.



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It saddens me greatly that I cannot own a fucking FAL, especially since it was one of our service rifles.
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Originally Posted By TheCanuck:
It saddens me greatly that I cannot own a fucking FAL, especially since it was one of our service rifles.

There were a lot of them piled up in the Falklands afterwards.









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Originally Posted By TheCanuck:
It saddens me greatly that I cannot own a fucking FAL, especially since it was one of our service rifles.[img]

There were a lot of them piled up in the Falklands afterwards.




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Originally Posted By TheCanuck:
It saddens me greatly that I cannot own a fucking FAL, especially since it was one of our service rifles.

There were a lot of them piled up in the Falklands afterwards.


http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/falklands033012/s_f25_DWPS1982.jpg

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It saddens me greatly that I cannot own a fucking FAL, especially since it was one of our service rifles.


Why not? I thought you guys could own things like AR-15s and G36s? What's the difference?
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It saddens me greatly that I cannot own a fucking FAL, especially since it was one of our service rifles.


Why not? I thought you guys could own things like AR-15s and G36s? What's the difference?


They're like evil and stuff where as AR15s and G36s and SIG55x are just semi evil.




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South Georgia, huh? Y'all comin' ashore near Savannah? Grab me some shrimp and some oysters on your way up.





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You rebs know there is more than one Georgia right?





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All I have to say is that we should acknowledge the commonwealth troops as some of the best allies we have ever had the priviledge to serve alongside.

That is all.
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All I have to say is that we should acknowledge the commonwealth troops as some of the best allies we have ever had the priviledge to serve alongside.

That is all.




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Originally Posted By Miles_Urbanus:
Originally Posted By stoner01:
All I have to say is that we should acknowledge the commonwealth troops as some of the best allies we have ever had the priviledge to serve alongside.

That is all.


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I was on the RFA Sir Bedevere in the N Arabian Gulf with the Royal Marines. We used it as a platform for our boats. Sir Bedevere was hit by a bomb during thenFalklands. They decommed her right after I went home. The RMs are a great bunch and treated us well.

RFA Sir Bedevere is now serving in the Brazilian Navy as NDCC Almirante Saboia.


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I forget, did they yomp, stomp, or tromp their way to victory?
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Originally Posted By Tomislav:
I forget, did they yomp, stomp, or tromp their way to victory?

Yomp.

(The Royal Marines yomped while the army tabbed)
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I forget, did they yomp, stomp, or tromp their way to victory?


Bootnecks Yomp.

Paras and the Army Tab

Both use bergens.
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Originally Posted By Miles_Urbanus:
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South Georgia, huh? Y'all comin' ashore near Savannah? Grab me some shrimp and some oysters on your way up.





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You rebs know there is more than one Georgia right?




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Originally Posted By MarkNH:

Originally Posted By Tomislav:
I forget, did they yomp, stomp, or tromp their way to victory?

Yomp.

(The Royal Marines yomped while the army tabbed)






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