2 August - Russian paratroopers day

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    Prophet Elias is celestial patron of Russian paratroopers.



  2. chrisg46

    chrisg46 LE Book Reviewer

    Someone looks cross in the second picture... Wasnt he in Corrie?

    Isnt this the event that started day of rioting some while ago between paras and navy?
  3. You woudnt mess with the lad second from the left on the top picture. They all look so happy.

    The sledge hammers looking quite close to the family jewels :oops:
  4. Somebody should tell them about Victor berets
  5. the third picture looks like some university toffs on the pimms next to the thames!
  6. Doesnt matter what country the Navy is from then. :wink:
  7. Trip_Wire

    Trip_Wire RIP


    The Patron Saint of American Paratroopers:

    ‘Saint Michael the Archangel’

    See attached pic for medal many, Catholic Paratroopers wear.

    Note: Website gives all types of Patron Saints.


    Attached Files:

  8. Ahh, so these are the guys we trained "against" as KP troops in the 80's...

    No match for the Royal Irish Rangers I am afraid. Far too interested in appearances. :roll:
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  10. It's an interesting list of patrons.

    Artillery ---- St. Barbara. But why?
    Aviators ---- Our Lady of Loretto, ??? St. Joseph Cupertino ???
    Cavalry ---- St. George
    Diplomats ---- St. Gabriel Archangel
    Enemies of Religion ---- St. Sebastian.

    Even enemies of religion have the patron!

    Healing of Wounds ---- St. Rita
    Illegal Drug Dealers ---- Jesus Malverde (narcobaron himself I suppose)
    Illegal Immigrants ---- Nino Fidencio (illegal immigrant himself probably)
    Lawyers ---- St. Genesius, St. Thomas More

    I suppose that these saints are also patrons of liars and politicians.

    Masons ---- The Two Sts. John, St. Clement

    How many partons the politicians have!

    Paratroopers ---- Saint Michael Archangel

    Poor ---- Saint Anthony, St. Lawrence
    Sick Poor ---- St. Martin de Porres

    But the rich haven't patrons. It's unfair.

    Prisoners of War ---- St. Leonard
    Sailors ---- St. Brendan, Saint Christopher, St. Nicholas, O.L. Star of the Sea, O.L. Caridad d. Cobre

    Soldiers ---- St. George, St. Joan of Arc, St. Sebastian
  11. St Barbara is the patron saint of amongst others the Artillery, Munitions technicians, miners and whores she basically took those groups that no self respecting saint would have, due to the danger of the job (doesn't look good for a saint if the punters die off so quick) or the bad reputation of the profession (not sure which is the case with the artillery) ;)
  12. msr

    msr LE

    So how many trains/passengers were smashed up this year by the Russian paras?

  13. Ex- St Barbara (she's been demoted since)was apparently an Egyptian girl long ago who was burned at the stake by her pagan father who was subsequently dropped by a thunderbolt.

    She was apparently adopted by the early gunners due to the extreme danger of the job, early artillery pieces being as lethal to the crews as to their enemy. The saying "Hoist by their own petard" comes from this period.
  14. Presumably they cleared away the ex airborne colonel who begs for coppers from a pitch near the entrance of the State Historical Museum