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afc2153

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#1
I was just woundering why life guards are called "the tins" and blues and royals "dinks"
 
#2
Sorry, but for the sake of Detmold-drunk, I just have to say...

They are called Donkey Whallopers, as far as im concerned.

I wont go into the other names for them :)
 
#4
Donkey Whalloping comes from the old cavalry method of cleaning up your horses backside...ie whacking ur hand up its arrse.

edited for mong spelling
 
#5
Gren said:
They are called Donkey Whallopers, as far as im concerned.
Only since SDI (Strategic Dyslexia Initiative) when they gained the additional "h", marking them out as extra special.
 
#6
My old man started me on calling them the Piccadilly Cowboys and, having been around them at Guards Depot, I have no reason to think otherwise :lol: :lol: :lol:

Did have one CoH at the depot who was a brilliant bloke though, and he f(u)cking hated horses!! :? :? :?
 

AlienFTM

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#7
I remember a colleague used to refer to them as, respectively, The Bums and Boils and The Wife Guards and collectively as the Housewife Cavalry.

I could not possibly comment.
 

AlienFTM

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#9
seemahpoint said:
"Tin-Bellies" is a reference to the cuirace(sp?) they wear, big shiny soup plate job around the guts.
Cuirass - Froggy for breastplate - pronounced Queer Ass
 

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