Army v. Navy- Dress!

#1
Many of you will probably have heard of the request for us to wear Blazer and tie at the Army/Navygame this year. I overheard an interesting conversation on Wednesday during CO's O Gp! with the CO brieifng his Sqn Comdrsand it is apparent that ARRSE'ers are getting the blame!

The story goes that a gathering was called in the Cabbage Patch lastyear at opening time.The beer flowed in the sort of quantities that one would expect for healthy young soldiers letting off steam. however, the real problem was the inability of the WC's to cope with the demand. There were the usual facilities inside the CP with a set of portaloos outside in the garden. These were soon overflowing leaving the option 1. of queuing inside or 2. finding an alternative p*ssing place outside! A few chose option 2. it then became a few more until there were dozens of by now sh*tfaced males pissing in the street at the side of the CP! The problem was compounded further by the fact that hoards of revellers did not go to the match, thus giving the CP time out to regroup and prepare for the apres-match festivities!

Meanwhile, out in the street, the local residents were becoming irritated (one could say p*ssed off) at the stream of people creating a steady flow of p*ss! Eventually, the police were invited to intervene and did so by closing the CP at about 2000hrs and clearing the area of all, including the innocent, not that there were many in that category!

So, working on the principle that smartly dressed people behave themselves, a order has come down from on high to get as many of us as possible to dress in the traditional style for attending military sporting events; blazer and tie.

Now, having pointed the finger firmly at ARRSE'ers, is there anyone out there able to admit or deny?

Discuss.
 
#2
There was a squaddie at last years army V navy match, so p*ssed before the match that he was slumped opposit the merchandise shop in a pool of his own urine and vomit, unable to stand and totally incoherent..What a surprise!! 8O
 
#3
bossyboots said:
There was a squaddie at last years army V navy match, so p*ssed before the match that he was slumped opposit the merchandise shop in a pool of his own urine and vomit, unable to stand and totally incoherent..What a surprise!! 8O

Your point is ?

You are the new Pentwyn :roll:
 
#4
This exactly the sort of behaviour the Chain of Command hope to prevent by getting us into smart casual dress, bearing in mind the number of civilians who attend the game and go away remembering that one d*ckhead and forget about the 1000's who have a good time and can remember leaving!

Meanwhile, where were the RMP?? - probably scared of getting their nice H-vis jackets dirty!
 
#5
Why would it be an RMP task ? Twickenham isn't a Garrison, but they are there for Army-Navy. Surely the Met have primacy.

Not pleasant for the residents, this p1ssing thing. Simple fact is that this area does not have the capacity for the expected numbers.

Never as bad to drive through on normal match days, why is the Army-Navy match day different ?
 
#6
Like they can stop it! The only way to stop this type of drunken thing happening is to ban people from going, which of course would cause more trouble.

You will always get the idiots who think they can 'drink' :roll: ever thought that it is these people who end up puking all night, passed out or causing fights :wink:
 
#8
Frangipano said:
Meanwhile, out in the street, the local residents were becoming irritated (one could say p*ssed off) at the stream of people creating a steady flow of p*ss! Eventually, the police were invited to intervene and did so by closing the CP at about 2000hrs and clearing the area of all, including the innocent, not that there were many in that category!
Complete and utter b0llocks i'm afraid. Last year all bars in twickenham shut at 2000hrs due to there being work on the train line and the last rain run then. The council wanted to close the bars intime for everyone to get back to central london so that twickenham didnt have a mass amount of pissed squaddies trying to get back late at night with no trains running. I never saw a river of p1ss and I'm sure the police were more bothered about somebody popping smoke in the beer garden anyway.
 
#9
Frangipano said:
So, working on the principle that smartly dressed people behave themselves, a order has come down from on high to get as many of us as possible to dress in the traditional style for attending military sporting events; blazer and tie.
Discuss.
'Traditional style' for sporting events means different things to different Corps. In the AAC this means surf shorts, loud shirt and a crate under one arm. Could present the wrong image !!!!
 
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#10
'Traditional style' for sporting events means different things to different Corps. In the AAC this means surf shorts, loud shirt and a crate under one arm. Could present the wrong image !!!!

I seem to remember that htis was pretty much standard in your mess or even worse flying suits - night flying no time to change etc.

On the subject in question, they can, I suppose turn people away at the turnstiles (plenty of RMP present at last years game) if they are incorrectly dressed, pubs also have the same right of refusal. Probably against European Human Rights Etc.

Being "correctly" dressed did not stop me getting arrested and thrown in Chelsea nick in best Blazer and tie, all charges eventually dropped, mistaken identity, this is the problem when everyone is dressed the same!!

I seem to remember that this was not good enough for the RMP who put me in Birdcage Walk Barracks for the rest of the night (drunk and disorderly) - very difficult to do drill (all night) with no belt, braces or shoe laces
 
#11
If I was made to dress a certain way I'd simply boycott the game as I'd hope many others would.
 
#12
Nice to see you again goose rider. Go on, admit it, you love me hence you following me around..Aaah bless.
Tell me sweetie..have you any more completely irrelevant points? as i'm sure i and other arrse users would just love to hear them.
Happy Easter :lol:
 
#13
bossyboots said:
Nice to see you again goose rider. Go on, admit it, you love me hence you following me around..Aaah bless.
Tell me sweetie..have you any more completely irrelevant points? as i'm sure i and other arrse users would just love to hear them.
Happy Easter :lol:
I can assure you I have more important tasks to be cracking on with than reading your inane alcohol-blurred comments. I love the way you're trying to turn this around to make it look like I'm not welcome here and you're really popular, nice try you lunatic :lol:

Goose_Rider said:
Why would it be an RMP task ? Twickenham isn't a Garrison, but they are there for Army-Navy. Surely the Met have primacy.

Not pleasant for the residents, this p1ssing thing. Simple fact is that this area does not have the capacity for the expected numbers.

Never as bad to drive through on normal match days, why is the Army-Navy match day different ?
Yeah, mine are all completely irrelevant points ... especially to the residents of this area, the organisers of the match, RMP, The Met, Army Rugby, Navy Rugby, etc, etc ...

Happy Easter, you civvy goat :lol:
 
#14
Crafty990 said:
If I was made to dress a certain way I'd simply boycott the game as I'd hope many others would.
From your avatar you are obviously a footballing oik and have no comprehension of standards!
 
#15
Man_of_Bronze said:
From your avatar you are obviously a footballing oik and have no comprehension of standards!
Seems to me your stereotyping there.

I think being forced to turn up in shirt and tie (corp tie, blue blazer, chinos and brown shoes :x ) would put off a lot of blokes (mainly juniors) from going. And, forgive me if I'm wrong, it was my understanding that the army navy game was all about gettin bevvied and acting the tít.

P.s. I know all you seniors love gettin into your funtion kit but I, and hardly any other junior ranks at my Bn, don't even own a blue blazer.
 
#16
You may be absolutely right Goose_Rider, however i neither agreed nor disagreed with your points..I asked a mere question regarding the relevancy of your post in reply to mine. However since as it appears everytime i make a post you have to post some 'inane drivel' with regards to it, then i can only assume that you are following me around the site. Obviously you have your own reasons for this, perhaps it is because you have absolutely nothing constructive of your own to say? who knows..who cares??
Since as your low level of mental capacity cannot distinguish between here and the naaffi bar, perhaps we could start a whole new thread there? Bossyboots V Goose_rider..who the fekk cares?
However, if it keep you happy to continue with your insults, then crack on i dont mind in the least..but then again, my best friend aint called P.C who just happens to live in the corner of my bedroom...unlike yours.
Happy Easter :lol:
Now perhaps we can get back to the thread in question.
 
#17
Get a frickin room you two!

Now then: Dress regs for a Rugby match?

Get a grip, next you will be measuring my sidies at the turnstiles before letting me pass. :roll:

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#18
I myself will be changing dress codes at some point during the day.

In the morning/pre game dress will be rugby top and jeans.

Sometime post-game, i will don extra attire, ie kebab on the rugby top and a sizeable stream of p1ss down the left trouser leg no doubt. :lol:

And i won't care less that as a senior, i am not setting a good example etc, because that is not what army/navy is all about. Its one of the best events in the social calendar, where all ranks are equal, and can get completely rat-arrsed while enjoying some amazing banter.

Oh, and some rugby happens somewhere as well :D
 
#19
I would just like to say that there may be a big thing going here about how the CP has to close because there are too many Rugby fans there drinking. One thing I would like to point out is that all Rugby fans like to drink, secondly the Army - Navy attracts about 40000 tops. So how come there is never any of these problems when England play at home and there are 80000 people there all drinking beer. It seems to be a bit of discrimination against the forces, do all the Twickenham pubs close at 2000 hrs on a match day. I dont think the forces behave any differently to any other Rugby fan, in fact normally we get congratulated on our behaviour. Lets keep a grip on reality!!
 
#20
Forever_Blue said:
I would just like to say that there may be a big thing going here about how the CP has to close because there are too many Rugby fans there drinking. One thing I would like to point out is that all Rugby fans like to drink, secondly the Army - Navy attracts about 40000 tops. So how come there is never any of these problems when England play at home and there are 80000 people there all drinking beer. It seems to be a bit of discrimination against the forces, do all the Twickenham pubs close at 2000 hrs on a match day. I dont think the forces behave any differently to any other Rugby fan, in fact normally we get congratulated on our behaviour. Lets keep a grip on reality!!
Forces do behave better, (but when they cock it up....... :roll: ) The problem is the lack of a "ain't broke, don't fix it " mentality from whoever on the military side liaises with twickers. Someone somewhere is having a staff work induced orgasm with all the preventative /mitigating measures and tinkering that happen. I remember the first year stewards went on to the pitch with the anti crowd invaison orange nets. Seeing them stand there each year i do get to the match, reminds me that sometimes the chain of command does fear that we will all snap and embarass and/or show up their weaknesses.

It also shows that trust will always be eroded in favour of process.
 

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