Gunners Grace

I've been asked to say the grace for a mess do on saturday, apparently there is a specific gunner's grace I can use in place of the "for what we are about to receive..." but I'm buggered if I can find it. Any thoughts?
Lord Jesus Christ divine,
Who turned water into wine,
please forgive these foolish men
who are about to turn it back again
If you are all satisfied then charge
goatbagthedruid said:
EXBQMS said:
[align=center]For what we are about to receive,
Thank God
Amen [/align]
Works for me!!!!

I once attended a "semi-formal" dinner (with a 2 colleagues) with a large group of former gunner officers. I didn't have a clue what the words of the Grace were then so with no Mr Vice it turned out that us 3 guests were fair game to be nominated for grace. 3 to 1 turned out to be good odds for me because after a moments panic 8O the picked on the guy next to me who had a prolonged "oh no!" moment before the words came to him. :D
''Some have meat,but cannot eat.Others eat,but have no meat.We haved meat,and we can eat,so let us Thank The Lord''


''For God's sake,begin''


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muhandis89 said:
''Some have meat,but cannot eat.Others eat,but have no meat.We haved meat,and we can eat,so let us Thank The Lord''

Some hae meat, but canna eat
and some hae nane but want it;
but we hae meat, and we can eat
and sae the Lord be thankit.

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Thanks for the grub.

Good Food, Good Friends and all the other Good F's in life, we thank God. Amen.
Muhandis89 that was a p**s poor attempt at the Selkirk Grace which goes as:

"Some hae meet wha canna eat, some hae meet that want it. We hae meat so we can eat, let the Lord be thank it"

This is said at all Lowland Gunner Mess do's prior to eating....excellent!
The Gospel according to St Eligius

In the beginning there was chaos and the chaos was the Infantry for they were alone and so afflicted. And fear was with the infantry for they cried unto the Lord, “Save us, for we are afraid”.

And the Lord heard their cries and put some of them on beasts of burden and these he called Cavalry, which later became the Household Cavalry.

But as time past the Infantry and the Household Cavalry again cried out to the Lord, saying “Save us for we are again afraid”. And the Lord said unto them, “Fools! I will send unto you a race of men who are strong in spirit and noble of heart; these men shall be called the Royal Artillery”.

“And when you need light they will light your way with bursting stars in the sky, and when you need cover they will cloak you in clouds of smoke and you will have high explosives when you need them. With fire missions, these and more will be yours”.
And the Lord gave the Artillery big guns and other small pieces such as Striker and the Infantry and the Household Cavalry were jealous for they had so little.

The Lord then gave the Artillery the Nuclear and when the Infantry and the Household Cavalry saw this they fell to their knees in wonder, saying, “Surely he is on the side of the greatest and the greatest is the Artillery”. And the Lord said, “Correct”, for they were correct.

But the greedy Artillery were not satisfied and demanded bigger and better weapons with such noise that even God was heard to cry “Enough!” But he gave them Rapier and the Artillery marvelled at this gift and then went out to play forthwith and they drove exceedingly fast and the Rapier did not work. At this the Infantry and the Household Cavalry laughed because the Artillery began to be afraid.

The cried unto the Lord, “Help us for we are the greatest”. And the Lord gave them Ground to Air Missiles and Blowpipe and Javelin and HVM but there was more chaos and the Infantry and the Household Cavalry continued to laugh with such merriment.
The Artillery felt ridiculed and helpless. “Oh Lord” the cried, “We are not great anymore”. And the Lord marvelled at their humility and said unto them, “I will send you my only begotten son – A Craftsman, for you”.

The Craftsman Christ came down and fixed the Rapier and other mechanical machines with the help of his disciples the RLC who provided the loaves of bread and black boxes of spares and the Rapier worked and the Artillery marvelled.

And so it came to pass that the Lord gave the Artillery and the Infantry and the Household Cavalry a whole workshop with many skills saying, “These are my sons, if you ignore them your Stormers, Rapiers, Rovers, Radios and Rifles will not work”. All three doubted the word of the Lord but soon found it to be true and said, “Surely these men are the greatest”.

“No,” said the Craftsman Christ, “There is one even greater – the Artificer Sergeant Major; for he keeps every bástard working!”
The Gunners' Grace is as follows, feel free to use it.Gunners GraceThank you lord for food and friend, thanks to those on whom we depend, so thanks for service, thanks for food, thanks for those who set the mood. We thank you Lord from high to low, that in your service we may grow, from those in charge to Battery Runners, We thank you Lord,*God bless the Gunners.*


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Nelson's gunners were known to mutter "for what we are about to receive, may the good Lord make us truly grateful" when about to be on the wrong end of an enemy broadside...


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