229th Anniversary of the USMC

#1
:D On this tenth day of November, 2004, I wish to take this opportunity to salute all Marines, past, present and future, and, especially, those Marines on this Board, on this the 229th anniversary of the founding of the United States Marine Corps. SEMPER FI!
 
#2
I'll second that.
 
#3
Congatulations on your anniversary and to all US marines.

The Royal Marines set a good precedent, been on the go since 28th October 1664 :)
 
#4
And heres to all your blokes missing the 229th p*ss up , because theyre taking part in the Fallujah operation.


best you boys have a few beers for them eh , i tell you what , i'll have one to. :wink:
 
#5
I look good for 229, don't I? :wink:

I hope my Corps is around for another 229 years. As far as the Royal Marines go, I only got to work with them once, and they were top notch guys.
 
#6
Corporal said:
I look good for 229, don't I? :wink:

I hope my Corps is around for another 229 years. As far as the Royal Marines go, I only got to work with them once, and they were top notch guys.
You should try socialising with them.. 8O 8O 8O 8O
 
#7
The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!

Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States, 1945
That about says it all.
 
#8
polyglory said:
Congatulations on your anniversary and to all US marines.

The Royal Marines set a good precedent, been on the go since 28th October 1664 :)
Does that mean we've just missed the 340th birthday 8O
 
#9
Cpl, Did Eleanor Roosevelt really say that??? Damn! Good for her! Marines are so tough, they would actually have slept with her if so ordered. :)

Just got back a bit ago honoring the big birthday by dropping off some treats (not tarts) at the local recruiting station for all and sundry with my thanks. I know a couple of the guys there from my club.


Semper Fi! :!: :!: :!: :!:
 
#11
Corporal said:
The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!

Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States, 1945
That about says it all.
LOL :lol: :lol:

Eleanor didn't know the half of it. Wasn't she a Clam-Jouster? :D
 
#12
LOL, I don't think so. Two more great quotes about the USMC:



I am convinced that there is no smarter, handier, or more adaptable body of troops in the world.

Prime Minister of Britain, Sir Winston Churchhill
and

A Marine should be sworn to the patient endurance of hardships, like the ancient knights; and it is not the least of these necessary hardships to have to serve with sailors.

Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery
 
#13

"A Pipe Major from the Black Watch helped the US Marine Corps celebrate their 229th birthday on 10 November."

I can't vouch for the accuracy of the caption as to whether the bagpiper is a Pipe Major with the Black Watch, but I thought the photo was interesting.
 
#14
Corporal said:
LOL, I don't think so. Two more great quotes about the USMC:



I am convinced that there is no smarter, handier, or more adaptable body of troops in the world.

Prime Minister of Britain, Sir Winston Churchhill
and

A Marine should be sworn to the patient endurance of hardships, like the ancient knights; and it is not the least of these necessary hardships to have to serve with sailors.Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery
James Ellroy says she was a Jouster, and that is good enough for me. :D

That Montgomery, what did he know, eh? never trust the the word of anyone who sported such a hideous beret. (Although there is a long and honourable tradition of British Senior Officers dressing like they have just been through the bins around the back of Weatherspoons :D )

edited once to remove Freudian slip...
 
#15
Semper Fi and Happy Birthday guys.

Incidentally is the alliance between the Royal Welch Fusiliers and the USMC still going strong?
 
#16
AubreyGerrard said:
I can't vouch for the accuracy of the caption as to whether the bagpiper is a Pipe Major with the Black Watch, but I thought the photo was interesting.
Fortunately, the piper is wearing a Black Watch badge, and has four inverted chevrons on his rank slide - denoting Pipe Major (unless the Drum Major is multi-skilled, that is). Anyway, it won't be "a" Pipe-Major, it will be "the" Pipe-Major.....

I'll go for "the caption is correct"...... :)
 
#17
Gravelbelly said:
AubreyGerrard said:
I can't vouch for the accuracy of the caption as to whether the bagpiper is a Pipe Major with the Black Watch, but I thought the photo was interesting.
Fortunately, the piper is wearing a Black Watch badge, and has four inverted chevrons on his rank slide - denoting Pipe Major (unless the Drum Major is multi-skilled, that is). Anyway, it won't be "a" Pipe-Major, it will be "the" Pipe-Major.....

I'll go for "the caption is correct"...... :)
the reverse of this is my ex-colleague (HLDR), who was a LO with the USMC during the actual GW mark II, who came out of his pit to the sounds of pipes. dreary eyed he followed the tunes to come across a USMC Lt Col playing out in the desert. He said it could have been a story out of "The General Danced at Dawn".
 
#18
PT Crusader.........Like your picture.............Nice to see someone who knows his roots - Flag of St George and all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh yeah, and that is the picture from the first birthday of the 22 Lancashire Turk Bashing Regiment on their winning the battle of Goat Shaggers glen. Apparrently they were able to come back with Woven rugs made from the facial hair of the Turkish women. They also made rope bridges from their pubic hair. Damn fine regiment.

Seriously though. Happy birthday!!!!!
 
#19
Well, thanks there Warden. Always nice to know more about the 22 LTB Regiment. Didn't they also use Turkish damsels' pits hair to make horse blankets? 8O

Now that goat shagging's more in Corporal's line, I think. :lol:

England and St. George!!!
 

Goatman

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#20
Late as ever, but Happy Birthday Uncle Sam's Misguided Children !

...and special thanks to Fox Company, 15 MEU EOD det for making my office safe !

Semper Fidelis, Per Mare Per Terram y'all 8)
 

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