Ex-Bootneck

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Hello all
Im new to all of this but just to fill you in on my background.
I served in the RMs for 17 years as a musician back in the 60s-70s and early 80s and would have liked to have served longer but got injured whilst attached to 40Cdo and spent quite a long time in RNH Plymouth and was eventually medically discharged with ongoing probs.
In my time in the RMs I went to Northen Ireland 9 times, Malta 3 times (Was one of the last British troops on the island) Cyprus twice (Turks in location in 1979) and the rest is all over the world but mainly with Commando Unit visits as we were the HQ CDO Forces RM Band, ie Norway etc.
Anyway thats enough of me apart to inform you that I have been a Rural Delivery Postman for the last 29 years and in 4 weeks Im going to retire from this and live the good live(I Hope)
I live near Plymouth and have many ex RM oppos near me, but these numbers are sadly rapidly being depleted for all sorts of reasons.
I still perform a couple of times a year and don the Green hat when playing the Last Post for some of our fallen comrades.
 
#6
No, your wrong, Did the whole thing and a lot more back then, but considering this Im not suprissed that you ask this of me as I know the Royal Marines had to accept females into the system what with falling recrutment levels and those persons never being able to pass the CCTRM COURSE.
 
#8
What are you all hung out on for christs sake, blue berets-green ones, get over it, I was and wear a GREEN BERET right now issued by the ROYAL MARINES
 
#12
What are you all hung out on for christs sake, blue berets-green ones, get over it, I was and wear a GREEN BERET right now issued by the ROYAL MARINES
If you want to reply to a post, click where it says " Reply with quote " in the bottom right corner of the post, and stop biting yer old bugger
 
#15
Hello all
Im new to all of this but just to fill you in on my background.
I served in the RMs for 17 years as a musician back in the 60s-70s and early 80s and would have liked to have served longer but got injured whilst attached to 40Cdo and spent quite a long time in RNH Plymouth and was eventually medically discharged with ongoing probs.
In my time in the RMs I went to Northen Ireland 9 times, Malta 3 times (Was one of the last British troops on the island) Cyprus twice (Turks in location in 1979) and the rest is all over the world but mainly with Commando Unit visits as we were the HQ CDO Forces RM Band, ie Norway etc.
Anyway thats enough of me apart to inform you that I have been a Rural Delivery Postman for the last 29 years and in 4 weeks Im going to retire from this and live the good live(I Hope)
I live near Plymouth and have many ex RM oppos near me, but these numbers are sadly rapidly being depleted for all sorts of reasons.
I still perform a couple of times a year and don the Green hat when playing the Last Post for some of our fallen comrades.
Did you play the Oboe?
 
#16
This is the social forum. Keep the NAAFI language out of it and give the OP a chance to actually get into the site before calling him out (wrongly it seems) for being a walt!
 
#20
Shouldn't it have been posted in the "Introduce yourself" thread, maybe it should have been moved.

Some on the comments were a bit beastly, but do new members not have a bit of a look around the site to see the lie of the land before posting?
Surely they must get a handle on the "humour" before they decide to spit the dummy.
 
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