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#4
tafft:4408776 said:
Can somebody tell me when did the Forces start waving their arms around like ducks flying south when marking time?
When we let them there coloured chaps join.
 
#5
Umm, they weren't marking time, they were stepping short ...... for a very long time. Gotta love those RAF bandsmen with their New Orleans style uniform.
 
#7
Because the Garrison Sergeant Major didn't shout at us when we did it, therefore, we acted correctly when we had to step incredibly short due to the Royal Navy marching with the speed of a very poorly gazelle.
 
#8
After watching that today, I shall no longer laugh at the RAF attempt at drill. I will, in future, reserve my hilarity for those of the Royal Navy.
 
#9
Can somebody tell me when did the Forces start waving their arms around like ducks flying south when marking time?
I heard that the RM started the trend of waving their arms about in 1982 when the Argies invaded the FIs. I dunno if its true tho!!
 
#11
Umm, they weren't marking time, they were stepping short ...... for a very long time. Gotta love those RAF bandsmen with their New Orleans style uniform.
And the prize of "The Golden Turd with Acorns goes to you, as the first poster on this thread to have a go at the RAF. Congratulations wear it with pride.
 
#12
There's a photo on the BBC slideshow of this that shows some Guards NCOs and RAF types at the salute - the RAF NCO seems to have lost his medals and is just wearing the ribbons - do you think they fell off?
 
#15
And the prize of "The Golden Turd with Acorns goes to you, as the first poster on this thread to have a go at the RAF. Congratulations wear it with pride.
Lets be honest though, he won't be the last, as to be fair, the crimpolene wearing cnuts are a very easy target. The ******* pissflaps.
 

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#17
The RAF may have the fun poked at them for their efforts on terra firma, however, in the air I thought the flying was pretty good. Especially the formations depicting 60 and E II R.

Been a bloody long time since I last did a parade. 1977 Silver Jubbly, with 3 WFR on the steps of Mansfield town hall, just looked at pics of the parade I stood out like a pimple on a whores arse - one solitary ACC peaked cap amongst all the Woofers. Happy days. So was the piss up afterwards!
 
#18
The Royal Navy usually leaves all this shouty, marching around and stamping stuff to its experts, the Royal Marines:

BBC News 18 May 2012 said:
..."We whip them into shape because sailors don't march, they go to sea. It's not alien to them, but they need a bit more practice than most to get it up to scratch," the navy's parade tutor, Chief Petty Officer David Artyshore, says...
Love the CPO "Artyshore" bit. I'll wager there was a Cpl Smudgesmith somewhere too.
 
#19
And the prize of "The Golden Turd with Acorns goes to you, as the first poster on this thread to have a go at the RAF. Congratulations wear it with pride.


since when have the RAF been a protected species?
 
#20
Lets be honest though, he won't be the last, as to be fair, the crimpolene wearing cnuts are a very easy target. The ******* pissflaps.
Perhaps but will it be fair? I mean be ******* honest, the entire show would have been a total lash up if the RAF had not been there. Looking down on the parade from above as one camera did at all those different coloured army berets, with all those dog shit brown uniforms reminded me of staring down in to a good sized pool of galloping dysentery. The Royal Navy definitely looked its age, tired with a big gut, and a touch of dementia when it came to all that marching stuff.
Course the show stealer was the aeroplanes, and even I refrained from passing a sarcastic comment about the RAF Regiment Guard of Honour; is to call them magnificent too much?
 

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