1 RIFLES - the Lifeboats!

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  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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    ugly LE Moderator

    Tis a good one Arghhh!
     
  3. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Think about it at Gallipoli the Anzacs called the RMLI "Run My Lads Imshi"
     
  4. is that a waaahhh Daddy
     
  5. It means 'feck off' in arabic. It's one of the first words you learn if you ever have to go to Egypt for any reason :headbang:
     
  6. never went - not a wah :fish:
     
  7. You learn it in Iraq aswell
     
  8. Pretty quickly too I should say.
     
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    ugly LE Moderator

    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!
     
  10. 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.
     
  11. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    More b*gger orf than nafforf!
     
  12. Exactly.
     
  13. 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.
     
  14. 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