Nicknames and Traditions

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by Ventress, Jan 4, 2004.

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  1. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

    Do you know any for the 20th century- or earlier.

    Scablifter: RAMC
    Really Large Corps: RLC
    Scalies: R Sigs
    Run Away Matrons Coming: RAMC
    Fang Farriers: RADC
    Quick Lads Run: QLR
    Ad Nauseum
  2. ViroBono

    ViroBono LE Moderator

    Rob All My Comrades: RAMC

    Quick And Ready And Never Caught: QARANC

    Queen's Royal Dancers: QRL

    Piccadilly Cowboys: Household Cavalry
  3. Ruin Everything Mechanical Eventually. REME
    z heads REME (due to large lightning bolt)
    beeps royal signals
    scalies/scalybacks royal signals (due to many stories: battery acid on radios sleeping in a fish factory in ww2 etc)

    thats all for now folks!
  4. QLR - queers layabouts and rejects
    AAC - all arssey c**ts
  5. Royal Engineers Minus Engineering
  6. Unknown_Quantity

    Unknown_Quantity War Hero Moderator

    Royal Engineering, Made Easy.

    All Girls Corps
  7. Drop Shorts - Gunners

    Monkeys (among others) - RMP
  8. AGC- alf garnets commandos
    UDR- Uncle dans rangers
    Usually Drunk Regiment
    Utterley Dense Regiment
    WRAC- Weekly Ration Army Cu*t
    Warm round and cuddly
    RLC- Really Lazy Corps
    air defence artillery- cloud punchers
    RA- 5 mile snipers
    REME- Remedial engineering made easey
    RGJ-falling plates
  9. Green Slime (aka Slime, The Slime and Cabbage Heads) Int Corps

    Planks RA

    Woofers Worcester and Sherwood Forestors

    Rickshaws Cabs and Taxi's Royal Corps of Transport

    Brains on Chains RAF Police
  10. In Basnia a few years ago the Irish Guards had a Green Howards Company attached and the Micks referred to them as the Dingles, cos they were a load of inbred thieving Yorkshiremen. The OC could never work out why he was called Zac.
  11. ViroBono

    ViroBono LE Moderator opposed to a load of inbred thieving scousers, presumably.

    Since someone has mentioned Brain on a Chain for the RAF Police dogs, here's another crab example:

    PMRAFNS - Pull My Ruffled And Frilly kNickers Sideways
  12. napier

    napier LE Moderator Reviewer

    Now that the PWRR contain such a high ratio of foreign and Commonwealth troops they are known as the Pakis, Wogs, Rastafarians and Refugees.
    And before someone calls the web police, I'm not racist, just reporting what I heard.
  13. QLR: Queens Last Resort
  14. RLC : Rags, Lorries and Curries
  15. Army Catering Corps (ACC) - Any Cnut Can Cook