229th Anniversary of the USMC

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  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. You should try socialising with them.. 8O 8O 8O 8O
  7. That about says it all.
  8. 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! :!: :!: :!: :!:
  10. Semper Fidelis.
  11. 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:


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    "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. 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?