Cookhouse / Galley behaviour

#1
Having recently attended one of your fine establishments (Deepcut), I found myself quite confused about some of the routines that were in practice in the camp and wondered if this was general across the British Army or just in the home of the Retards Last Chance. Walking in the cookhouse I found myself to he the only one who hand taken off and hung up my jacket next to the entrance, while spotting members of the unit sat eating scran in outdoor wear (windies/foulie jackets,) abs some people still having camouflage on hands and faces. Not wishing to question standards I sat by myself but soon found myself surrounded by members of my class. After finishing my meal I asked to be excused from the table a custom always practised by us matelots, after saying "excuse me" I was looked at by some confusion and asked what for? Had I dropped my handbag or something?
Just wondering if manners is something normally missed out in army training?



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#2
You raise a fair point. The standards you describe are to be found in the majority of dogshit units especially those who recruit direct from the jungle.
 
#5
At a training regt most sprogs don't get time to eat their scran, let alone hang up their jackets for someone else to pinch or stop to wash first.
They don't use the phrase "excuse me" anymore. In a training regt there are no excuses.
If you found yourself bewildered by what was going on you should have looked at the faces of your fellow diners. Most of them would have been totaly baffeled, as the poor wretches are fucked around from ******** to breakfast until they dont know if they are coming or going.
 
#6
I'm an ex junior leader. If we were lucky we had 10 mins for scoff. If we'd entered the cookhouse wearing cam cream or smocks we'd have been battered. Those same rules applied at the regiment too. Gopping, slack, dogshit unit run by dogshit loggies sums Deepcut up.
 
#7
#9
I'm an ex junior leader. If we were lucky we had 10 mins for scoff. If we'd entered the cookhouse wearing cam cream or smocks we'd have been battered. Those same rules applied at the regiment too. Gopping, slack, dogshit unit run by dogshit loggies sums Deepcut up.
Ten minutes? At RMAS we used to dream of ten minutes & that's not long to get down three courses, cheese & port at lunchtime I'll tell you :wink:
 
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#12
At a training regt most sprogs don't get time to eat their scran, let alone hang up their jackets for someone else to pinch or stop to wash first.
They don't use the phrase "excuse me" anymore. In a training regt there are no excuses.
If you found yourself bewildered by what was going on you should have looked at the faces of your fellow diners. Most of them would have been totaly baffeled, as the poor wretches are fucked around from ******** to breakfast until they dont know if they are coming or going.
Absolute bollocks, if I'd ever gone into the cookhouse with even the tiniest amount of cam cream on I'd have been thrashed to within an inch of my life, this applies to my unit as well.

In our cookhouse we even have standards of dress, people are regularly turned away for wearing track suits etc.
 
#14
Having recently attended one of your fine establishments (Deepcut), I found myself quite confused about some of the routines that were in practice in the camp and wondered if this was general across the British Army or just in the home of the Retards Last Chance. Walking in the cookhouse I found myself to he the only one who hand taken off and hung up my jacket next to the entrance, while spotting members of the unit sat eating scran in outdoor wear (windies/foulie jackets,) abs some people still having camouflage on hands and faces. Not wishing to question standards I sat by myself but soon found myself surrounded by members of my class. After finishing my meal I asked to be excused from the table a custom always practised by us matelots, after saying "excuse me" I was looked at by some confusion and asked what for? Had I dropped my handbag or something?
Just wondering if manners is something normally missed out in army training?


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FFS don't top your self...........some one will do it for you.
 
#15
Speaking of Mess Halls, and that our army (oz) takes it's traditions/protocols et al from you guys. Always wondered about 'breaking your belt' when entering the mess. Basically, when you entered the mess the mess NCO and CPL Cook would be on hand to ensure everyone had undone the web belt - be fucked if we'd ever get enough food to go away with that 'contented' feeling. It died out in the late 70's. Did you - Brit Army - do this ****, if so, why?

We (oz) did have the call - "Back-ups", once called - by some digger in the mess, it was back up to the Bain-Maries and get second helpings. Then there was the feeling of contentment.
 
#17
This is all sodexhos fault, I used to see Juniors Bleeders been turned away from the hot plate if any of them dared to have dirty hands or cam cream behind the lugs. In those days it was the sloppo doing the ******* off, these days of course the sloppo is a gopping civvy who doesnt care or can't speak english anyway.
 

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#18
I recall in 88 the Jock gds canteen cowboy in Bessbrook tried to turn us away from scoff on the way back from an ambush. We were deploying nightly and extracting before dawn, no cooking and then travelling back to Omagh. It meant we ate very little for the week of the op as there wasnt accom spare at the mill. The woodentop was told by his boss to let us eat, I think he was just very jealous of our nice toys!
 
#19
fine establishments (Deepcut)
There's your mistake. The only 'fine' thing about Deepshit is...well...nothing.

It's a shithole, staffed by people who couldn't think up a good reason to get posted somewhere that's not the ******** of the world.

I apologise on behalf of my Corps...
 
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#20
Speaking of Mess Halls, and that our army (oz) takes it's traditions/protocols et al from you guys. Always wondered about 'breaking your belt' when entering the mess. Basically, when you entered the mess the mess NCO and CPL Cook would be on hand to ensure everyone had undone the web belt - be fucked if we'd ever get enough food to go away with that 'contented' feeling. It died out in the late 70's. Did you - Brit Army - do this ****, if so, why?

We (oz) did have the call - "Back-ups", once called - by some digger in the mess, it was back up to the Bain-Maries and get second helpings. Then there was the feeling of contentment.
Some regiments don't wear belts to scoff if they're wearing a smock. But, not all regiments wear a belt over their smock, so in answer to your question, I haven't got a clue.
 
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