Happy St Georges Day!

#3
Fook em, its our day, so lets celebrate it, oh we are, in a few hours time in old London town :)
 
#7
Heres a question for all you budding historians. What are the origins of St Georges Day and when did it become St Georges Day etc etc etc
 

Biped

LE
Book Reviewer
#8
QNOGUNS said:
Heres a question for all you budding historians. What are the origins of St Georges Day and when did it become St Georges Day etc etc etc
Well, when this country was run by catholics they reckoned this guy should be our saintly geezer . . . . this guy called George (an Italian), who was a soldier in Palestine (when it was run by Romans, not jews or muslims (they hadn't been invented yet - the muslims)) got slotted. He got slotted for being a papist (before popes where invented), shortly after jesus got slotted (for being a christian, except christians hadn't been invented yet then, they were still jews).

He's actually the catholic patron saint of a whole bunch of countries and towns, and one of the most important memorial papists in christendom.

He had his head chopped off for being one too.

Being, oddly, a patron saint of England, he was demoted by the pope in 1963 to patron memorial dead person 3rd class for a bit, but reinstated in 2000 by a new pope.
 
#9
I will be starting off in about an hour with a pint and a fry up in weatherspoons then onto my local. That's if the NuLabour PC thought police have not closed it because of the the flag flying.

See you all in the kabab shop.


Tune of the day: This is England - The Clash
 
#10
St. George's Day, and Shakespeare's birthday.

Pint of Bombardier please, bar keep.
 
#12
Mines a pint too.


Stilts
 
#14
Typical im on a fatiuge on st georges day. :(
 
#16
:party: Happy St.Georges Day to all you pommy b@stards! :party: :D
 
#17
Happy St Georges day everyone, I am off to the city to celebrate, get to the first pub around 1400hrs, will be in full crusader kit at about 1600hrs then the drinking will really start.
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
Bamber(Phil) Current Affairs, News and Analysis 12
firestarter The NAAFI Bar 85
PartTimePongo Infantry 3

Similar threads

Latest Threads

Top