1 RIFLES - the Lifeboats!

#1
Heard a whisper the other day, that on coming under command 3 Cdo Bde, they will be affectionatly know as "the Lifeboats". Something to do with RNLI I guess. :D
 

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#3
Think about it at Gallipoli the Anzacs called the RMLI "Run My Lads Imshi"
 

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#10
I think the polite version would be Jildi! At least in kiplingese!
Odd that although The_Daddy is a Jacket and TA I learnt most of my kiplingese from the Rifle Depot!
 
#11
ugly said:
I think the polite version would be Jildi! At least in kiplingese!
Odd that although The_Daddy is a Jacket and TA I learnt most of my kiplingese from the Rifle Depot!
You could say 'yalla' or 'hallas' but 'imshi' leaves them in no doubt - it's rude and to the point lol, be careful though because it is what you say to children and beggars.
 
#14
Learnt imshi from my dad when I was an Army brat...no crab air flights to sunny climes back then, all travel courtesy of jack tar, and tours lasted years. Spent half his life in the middle east.

Oh, and be grateful you don't have to wear shorts anymore!

Anyway, I like the Lifeboats thing..very funny.
 
#15
I know "Jildi" - its from Hindi and means do it quickly

and the version I was used to was "fukcing move it!"

I left before Telic so never got the chance to learn any arabic slang - my war was closer to home
 
#16
also - the Lifeboats? I know it has no link with "Rifles" but if you think about it - the Booties are desperate for help and a lifeboat does exactly that!
 

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#17
The-Daddy said:
I know "Jildi" - its from Hindi and means do it quickly

and the version I was used to was "fukcing move it!"

I left before Telic so never got the chance to learn any arabic slang - my war was closer to home
Been in use in the regs for well ever I suppose, ever since we decided that 22 years in Aldershot wasnt a good idea and maybe we could bring justice god and free trade to the uncivilised world.
There are some Hindi words in use in Afrikaans as there was a huge Indian migrant population there.
 

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