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Im walting it in my own home

#3
brighton hippy said:
and I'm not ashamed
unit t-shirt of a unit I was'nt a member and dpm trs paint splattered but even so :lol:
And who amongst us can say they don't spend the odd evening dressed up in old DPM, sharpening their killing knives and saluting to the mirror?







ohhhhhhhh bugger. :oops:
 
#4
Awol said:
brighton hippy said:
and I'm not ashamed
unit t-shirt of a unit I was'nt a member and dpm trs paint splattered but even so :lol:
And who amongst us can say they don't spend the odd evening dressed up in old DPM, sharpening their killing knives and saluting to the mirror?


There was once a very senior bloke who used to sit, motionless under a face veil, with a rifle across his knees, on a chair in the back garden of his OMQ...... and would proceed to kill anything deer-like that wandered into his back garden. Waltish? Maybe, but if you thought it, you would never say it out loud........
 
#5
"...There was once a very senior bloke who used to sit, motionless under a face veil..."

Yeah, but to be fair that's a prerequisite for killing deer type thingies innit? You start jumping up and down and Bambi sods off doesn't he?

True Walting requires some claim, implied or explicit, to experience or qualifications not actually possessed...

Now when I was in the AirborneParaSaSCommandoSBSGSG9Det(Humint)007 section....
 
#6
having left the army some time ago, I hang around a military web site and post my "views" to make me feel like I'm a "real soldier"

am I walt?
 
#7
If you want to be walt you can be.

I would suggest a slightly more ludicrous submission than just referring to your actual military experience.

Just saying, "I was in the Army" will never do it.

How's about.. erm, let's see, Oh I know.

"I did have some military service, but the interesting stuff doesn't actually get shown on the record does it?" and then leave the rest to your audience to draw the wrong conclusion.

Hope this helps :)
 
#9
If you drop "oui" into conversation every now and again and address your boss as "Mon Capitaine" before apologiesing you might get away with it - mon ami.

Salut!
 
#12
Exactement! Having said that, a very, very, previous guv'nor was an honourary Major in the French Foreign Legion - a fact I only found out when my "oui mon colonel" Monday morning riposte was answered with a torrent of very fluent French and what looked like the beginning of an embrace at the "mon brave" bit! This fellah........... mad as a fish (which is entertaining if frustrating) but with no anchor to this planet, yet alone human humour........ Merci a dieu, le weekend sportif s'approche!
 
#13
Awol said:
And who amongst us can say they don't spend the odd evening dressed up in old DPM, sharpening their killing knives and saluting to the mirror?
Far better to hold a tennis racket, pose in front of the mirror and pretend to be a guitarist. Great fun.
 
#14
Or referring to Bogs as "the Heads", Kitchens as "the Galley", a night out as a "Run Ashore" and your work clothes as "Rig" oh Ive just described every commando trained soldier in the British Army, whether they have even seen a boat or not!!!!!!
 
#15
fly_boy said:
Or referring to Bogs as "the Heads", Kitchens as "the Galley", a night out as a "Run Ashore" and your work clothes as "Rig" oh Ive just described every commando trained soldier in the British Army, whether they have even seen a boat or not!!!!!!
Hmmmm This gives me an idea about the correct use of terms, rifle/gun, chopper/aircraft, red head/gwar etc....

Which group of "specialists" are most protective about their "special" words and are quickest to correct the ignorant?

I'll kick off with signallers and aerials.....
 
#16
fly_boy said:
Or referring to ....... a night out as a "Run Ashore" .....
I am not commando trained but I do think the term "run ashore" deserves wider usage. Its particularly apt if you spend your working day in a ghastly business park or conference hotel isolated from real civilisation. The connotations of access to freedom and bars -with a hint of alcohoc excess has a ceertain usefulness.
 
#17
Special (Needs) RE Electricians: if you ask for a bulb (as any normal person would when one has just blown) you will get debriefed on whether or not you will be planting it, and then edumicated that it is referred to as a lamp.
 
#19
LostBoss said:
Which group of "specialists" are most protective about their "special" words and are quickest to correct the ignorant?

I'll kick off with signallers and aerials.....
Antennas...and don't even go there. An aerial or mast is merely a lofting device.
 

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