Arrse 1912

#1
Great Britain is the largest entity the planet has ever witnessed, the high-seas belong to Vicky, Rhodesia has more wealth than Bill Gates, we export textiles to the far-east, you have 18 kids and live in squalor in Manchester, but you are a Tommy, an Arrser from 1912, and you re looking forward to the European Championships in World-domination.

What would have been the thematic then on a "By horse/Automobile delivered Forum"? What would we be talking about then, Mess Dress and Moustaches? Laughing about the Russo-Japan war, Dreadnoughts and Submarines? LOA for the Boer-war?

Don those Gaiters and give me your best dits
 
#2
This reminds me of the one good thing Tierney ever did on here which was the 1940's Arrse thread.

I will enjoy the Chelsea Pensioners getting shirty about that new fangled SMLE though.
 
#7
Great Britain is the largest entity the planet has ever witnessed, the high-seas belong to Vicky, Rhodesia has more wealth than Bill Gates, we export textiles to the far-east, you have 18 kids and live in squalor in Manchester, but you are a Tommy, an Arrser from 1912, and you re looking forward to the European Championships in World-domination.

What would have been the thematic then on a "By horse/Automobile delivered Forum"? What would we be talking about then, Mess Dress and Moustaches? Laughing about the Russo-Japan war, Dreadnoughts and Submarines? LOA for the Boer-war?

Don those Gaiters and give me your best dits
Actually, quite a poignant post Nugger. In 1912 did they have any inkling of the absolute hell that awaited and would consume most of them?

Do we?
 
#14
Ferkin' Khaki..... what was wrong with red tunics... it was good enough for that Midland Battalion who had that bit of a scrap with the natives at Rourkes Drift... and whilst we're at it, don't forget the Martini Henry would take out the Ottoman Empire just by waving it around a little, none of this 10 round magazine malarky

Front Rank..... fire


Middle Rank.... fire

etc.
 

jarrod248

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Gallery Guru
#15
I'm so glad I've joined up I now get tinned beef it's lovely. Some of the cooks though are proper scoundrels and violent they arm themselves with kitchen utensils. Why only the other day one of the blighters hit me on the back of the hand with a fish slice shouting 'I say it's only one sausage dear chap, now off to write some poetry with you'.
 
#17
"You shall recieve 2 pairs of Jodphurs, one Shirt KF, and a shaving stick/knife, feed your own horse

sign off here"
 
#18
It was bad enough with the move to fixed ammo for those Martinis, let alone blooming 10 round magazines; people will go through ammo like there's no tomorrow.

Seperate ball and powder, that's the way to conserve the shots. We had muskets for hundreds of years for a reason you know. Change for change's sake. Where will it end?

I blame the abolition of proper purchased commissions. I want to be led by a proper gentleman, with private means, not some counter jumper who passes exams. Didn't work in South Africa, can't see it working ever, you're either born to lead or not. It can't be taught.
 
#19
Hi, not sure if this is the right thread. I saw a recruiting Sergeant the other day, and he told me I could take the King's shilling. Is it really a shilling that the King actually gives me? Also, does anyone know when I get paid this shilling? No sarcastic comments please.
 

jarrod248

LE
Gallery Guru
#20
These boots I find inferior to my clogs, the leather is so stiff. Does anyone know if that man with the moustache who shouts a lot will let my Mam send me my clogs?
 

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