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Bugle Calls

#1
I recall the Drummy telling me that bugle calls were memorised with words for each call a la 'Come to the cookhouse door boys...'. My Frau doesn't believe me. Before I am forced to correct her attitude :twisted: I would like some evidence. Anyone got a link to the various calls?
 

CATGI

Old-Salt
#2
You are right, but I cannot back that up at the moment.
 
#4
Shave and a haircut... Two Bob
 

the_boy_syrup

LE
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#5
#6
Get out of bed, you lazy buggers - reveille.

Fall in A, Fall in B, Fall in every Company - parade.

Come to the Cookhouse door, boys, come to the Cookhouse door. Fill your belly full of jelly, come to the Cookhouse door - OR's Mess

Officers' wives get pudding and pie, sergeants' wives get curry - Offrs & SNCO's Mess

Come and do a duty, boys, come and do a guard. You may think it's easy, boys, but you'll find it's hard - guard.


ISTR that 4 G's was a call for the Sergeant Major in those halcyon days before phones. :)
 
#8
putteesinmyhands said:
Come and do a duty, boys, come and do a guard. You may think it's easy, boys, but you'll find it's hard - guard.
Started off as:


"Come and do a duty, boys, come and do a guard. You've had fourteen nights in bed, so it won't be hard."

then was bastardised to:


"Come and do a picket, boys, come and do a guard. You'll think its fucking easy but you'll find its fucking hard"

Source: Redcoat, Richard Holmes.
 
#10
"Oh gor blimey, round we go again" = Cavalry fours about turn
"Officer's wives eat pudding and pies, sergeants wives eat skelly, soldiers wives get nothing at all to fill their empty bellies" = Officer's dinner call
"there's a "n-word" on the wall" (repeated) = alarm
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#12
I have all the light div calls in mp3 if you want any!
 
#13
no thanks ugly, heard them all in NI with the RGJ.

Something about driving out to a riot, while the duty bugler plays "call to arms" :D

didn´t d"efaulters" go something like..

"You can do what you please,
but answer this call....."

Cookhouse
"Come to the cook house door boys, come to the cookhouse door."

Fall in.
"Fall in A, Fall in B, Fall in Every company".

I don´t know!!
One duck bit another ducks back, what dit the other duck say?
QUUUUAAAAKKK1"

Can´t for the life of me remember what this one was for. Sgts call?
 
#14
Manninagh said:
""there's a "n-word" on the wall" (repeated) = alarm
"Bang your balls against the wall, Bang your balls against the wall" surely?

and the classic:

"There's a fire there's a fire there's a fire, run and get a bucket and put the F*cker out!

And what about : "We belong to B Coy, dirty scruffy old B" . Can't remember any of the other company calls though!

We used to have a thing in the mid-80's in Minden when the RSM would grill the COS's on Bugle calls, it was called Name That Tune!

Anyone remember the one that went:

"The monkey shat in the elephants eye what did the the elephant do, Spew"

What was that all about?
 

old_fat_and_hairy

LE
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#16
ugly said:
I have all the light div calls in mp3 if you want any!
Yes pleas! Would play them endlessly here, just to pee off the Guards staff.
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#17
pm me your adress and I'll copy them onto a cd for you!
 

old_fat_and_hairy

LE
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Reviews Editor
#18
Done.
 
#19
Jaeger said:
Anyone remember the one that went:

"The monkey shat in the elephants eye what did the the elephant do, Spew"

What was that all about?
Not sure, but it is similar to the ducks and quack one I put up earlier.

I am thinking (don´t know why) Sgts or Officers call.
 

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