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darkside47

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#1
I have been posted to the marines, and I had to go in front of the regt to get my LSGC from the CO, after doing the drill and the gym stopped vibrating after slamming my tabs in, one of the Marine WO asked why does the Army "stamp our feet"?

All I can find out is that the stamping didn't come in untill 1920. Does anyone know why we do it.
 
#2
Its too scare the horses.

Good question, how does navy drill vary from army drill ? Dont they only form up in 2 ranks or something ?
 
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darkside47

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#3
Was that from WW1, to scare the enemy horses from advancing?

Navy slide their foot in, I think that is from being on ship. not sure how they form up but i think its still 3 ranks.
 
#4
polar69 said:
Its too scare the horses.

Good question, how does navy drill vary from army drill ? Dont they only form up in 2 ranks or something ?
It's because 1 man behind another is fine. More than that causes arguments in the queue apparently ;)
 

Joker62

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#5
darkside47 said:
Navy slide their foot in, I think that is from being on ship. not sure how they form up but i think its still 3 ranks.
Right there, it'd be a bit dodgy being on a ship in a rough sea and trying to "stamp in" standing on one foot, they'd probably fall over.
 
#6
darkside47 said:
Navy slide their foot in, I think that is from being on ship. not sure how they form up but i think its still 3 ranks.

Isn`t it something to do with not making too much noise on deck if their `oppos` are kipping below? Quite probably wrong but sounds right enough.
 
#7
There seems to be small differences on say About Turn on the march (TLV), between the three Services, but the Marines noticably do not 'get those knees up'? Don't know why but wonder if it's something to do with drill on ship - maybe wooden decks as was???

No.9
 
#8
rockape623 said:
darkside47 said:
Navy slide their foot in, I think that is from being on ship. not sure how they form up but i think its still 3 ranks.

Isn`t it something to do with not making too much noise on deck if their `oppos` are kipping below? Quite probably wrong but sounds right enough.
Thats the reason i was told ages ago.

Also we dont fall in in three ranks if there are enough bods about.
 
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darkside47

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#9
To scare the horses?

Was that from WW1, to scare the enemy horses from advancing?
 
#12
Drill is the basis of all good Military Discipline, still on Parade, Stealth in the Field.

Also, Drill is a Pill to be taken three times a day......

Magic
 
#14
The_Magician said:
Drill is the basis of all good Military Discipline, still on Parade, Stealth in the Field.

Also, Drill is a Pill to be taken three times a day......

Magic
Bollox!!! :p Drill is wnak. :D
 
#15
Ventress said:
Is it corect to mention drill and Navy in the same context?
Some of at least give it a damn good go!!
 
#16
CC_TA said:
The_Magician said:
Drill is the basis of all good Military Discipline, still on Parade, Stealth in the Field.

Also, Drill is a Pill to be taken three times a day......

Magic
Bollox!!! :p Drill is wnak. :D
You Undisciplined Tw*t "Step to the time I call Out"

Magic
 
#17
instinct said:
Ventress said:
Is it corect to mention drill and Navy in the same context?
Some of at least give it a damn good go!!
They don't need to be drilled - most of them just seem to turn up where they're meant to be without having to follow a clown with a stick. :)
 
#19
CC_TA said:
instinct said:
Ventress said:
Is it corect to mention drill and Navy in the same context?
Some of at least give it a damn good go!!
They don't need to be drilled - most of them just seem to turn up where they're meant to be without having to follow a clown with a stick. :)
CC_TA

The thing is people like you could never aspire to be a "Clown With A Sick".

You hate drill because you are useless at it, you probably have all the Co Ordination of a "Limbless Frog" (Apologies to all Limbless Frogs)


Now Step to the Time I Call Out


Magic
 
#20
I found drill really useful in the army - many times I've been grateful on tour of being able to smash my heels into the floor, put my neck in the back of my collar or the really useful 'lock your elbows out' :)

As for wanting to go on my shepherding clown with a stick course - no ta.

What ever next? You'll be wanting me to iron my rig - you nasty bastrads! :p

As for the time; it's just gone lunch time.
 

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