Personal Army Nicknames

#1
Mine was 'Jake'

My Platoon Sergeant, Jimmy Rankin (RIP) used to have black labrador called 'Jake' and he would have him in one hand, via the lead, and me in the other, via the Clansman Handset. Hence the nickname.

What was your service nickname, and more importantly, what was the reason for it?
 
#2
Mine was 'Jake'

My Platoon Sergeant, Jimmy Rankin (RIP) used to have black labrador called 'Jake' and he would have him in one hand, via the lead, and me in the other, via the Clansman Handset. Hence the nickname.

What was your service nickname, and more importantly, what was the reason for it?
"Corporal" despite my rank being Lance Corporal.

Confused me, it did.
 
#6
Not had one myself when I was in, but now I've got a few guys working for my business they've nicknamed me "British gas" the reason for that...I haven't a clue
 
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#7
I was called "Krom" because one night I got shedded and threaten to BBR myself, but couldn't muster the balls to go through with it.
 

Grumblegrunt

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#8
grumblegrunt was actually given to me when I worked with some yanks as I was somewhat anti the 'oh wow that's neat' type of behavior. I was usually complaining about the food or questioning something that was going on which was snafu

doc if I was working a medic with just about any unit - something from the nam movies I guess.

at depot I was spook or spooky as I was mainly nocturnal, soft footed and quietly appearing out of nowhere usually scaring the fcuk out of someone. still do it now. or no5 after that robot in short circuit who was always asking questions which changed from professor as I read a lot rather than drank.

got the moniker of suzie as well after the steve wright character suzie staring eyes bread knife but never found out why.

mickey mouse - when my favourite t shirt was a cult one with a MM deaths head on it and it was all they knew me by. in white though as I was a bit gothy.

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and charlie as I looked like mr sheen (another nam movie reference), played enemy a lot and they could never get my name right.
 
#9
'Knobrot'... 'coz for a few months once I didn't wash for a few weeks. Mind you even I was gagging when I pulled off my green skivvies..... but soon after that, the threat of having my dangly bits blancoed set me straight. After that my nickname was Knob with 2 'Bs' and a 'Y'.....

I was even called Corporal Knobby....... after a few years......
 

sirbhp

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#11
mine was rocky or muscles


ok, it was Pernod coz I used to drink a litre of the stuff a day and have green turds . .
 
#12
They used to call me Taff! no idea why cos it didn't rhyme with my name or anything, and what confused me more was the fact they used to call a couple of other fellas in the unit taff as well.
 
#15
Didn't realise I had one until I overheard a couple of lesser mongs say "he's a stupid cunt".........
 
#16
Mine was "Scouse". No idea why.
 
#19
At CTC it was Bambi- after trying to do the bottom field assault course while still pissed.

At Raleigh it was whiskers as I joined with quite an impressive set

On Argus it was Jesus for the same reason

On Southampton it was Dingle as my LHOM was from Blackburn and I'm from Burnley


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#20
I think that getting a nickname singles you out as a character and I've had a few of which I'm very proud.

In my last battalion there was a weasly bloke who had 11 kids by 6 different women and was known as 'cunt ferret'.

'Mr Whippy' was in the habit of shitting himself whilst pissed and 'dr Dripping' was the worst chef in the army.

I met a SNCO with firey red hair and a terrible lisp who was known as 'Yosamite Thud' and a signaler with a speach inpediment (six minutes= shiks minitsh) who was called 'Static' and got casevaced due to the piss taking.

I'll think of more later I know but that's all for the now.
 

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