QDG nicknames, can any other Regiment do better?

#2
'........last 3 0830'?

Meh.
 

AlienFTM

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#3
Funnily enough although I was 15/19H, a mucker was called Jones and he would have fitted nicely onto this list. I always called him Jones The Working Day (925).

Or Jonah.
 

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#4
Having left the cav and volunteered for Corpsaam (an event not a regiment), I used to sign out a Land Rover and a handful of gats and head off to whichever ranges I might have been able to blag a lane alongside somebody else.

One day at Sennelager a bunch of Royal Welch Fusiliers were busy converting live rounds into empty cases and I became aware of the Looie in charge.
"25 do this."
"74 do that."
"93 do something else."

"Sir, why do you address your men so?"
"Well they're all called Jones isn't boyo."
 

AlienFTM

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#6
I knew that. I wrote it for effect. (I might say "... for a bite," but I cannot be arrsed.)

;o)
 

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#8
Not a regimental nickname, but there was a girl in my office who earned the tag "Jupiter" after she left a Giant Red Spot on my couch.
 
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bokkatankie

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#9
Several on there I remember from Hohne 1978 - 1979, one of which I was responsible for if it refers to a certain Davies in B Sqn!
Few missing also:

Exchange Eddie: 141
Locker Eddie: he used to hang around on top of lockers and scare us, no idea why and never asked him.

The rest I knew and apart from not knowing how to play Rugby the english way they where, mostly, good blokes. Tranvestite was and remains a mystery.

I am sure that there were more Jones's but I think that was covered by the Army number allocation guy who always seemed to give them one to work on. Jones the Beast (666) springs to mind.

Intercity Eddie, by the way had half his face removed and Benny Hughes spent an evening at leisure with the Metropolitans finest. To be fair even I fell foul of them on a memorable Tercentenary bash and spent a night with them and Wellington Barracks. But as right hand marker for the quarter guard being paraded in front of the HRH The Queen Mother all was OK in the end.
 
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#12
I remember a guy called Banzai, but for the life of me can't remember his proper name. "Big" Eric Heffernen was another, party trick was ripping out bolted down bar stools and throwing them across the dance floor. If I remember correctly there was 3 Howard brothers too, Trev was the oldest (4 Tp, B Sqn) but I can't remember how they were identified. I last saw Doughy Baker (mate of my brother Ray) in Ludgershall about 2002 getting his scimitars loaded onto flats, he was QM(T) I believe but I think he's left now.
 
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#13
I remember a guy called Banzai, but for the life of me can't remember his proper name. "Big" Eric Heffernen was another, party trick was ripping out bolted down bar stools and throwing them across the dance floor. If I remember correctly there was 3 Howard brothers too, Trev was the oldest (4 Tp, B Sqn) but I can't remember how they were identified. I last saw Doughy Baker (mate of my brother Ray) in Ludgershall about 2002 getting his scimitars loaded onto flats, he was QM(T) I believe but I think he's left now.
Banzai had slightly slanted eyes!

The Smith brothers of which Howard was one, were the bobsleigh team which included Alchie, Schumi and Marty, not sure about the Howards, need to look up the ORBATS again.

Doughy was stores and went on to great things
 
#15
Having left the cav and volunteered for Corpsaam (an event not a regiment), I used to sign out a Land Rover and a handful of gats and head off to whichever ranges I might have been able to blag a lane alongside somebody else.

One day at Sennelager a bunch of Royal Welch Fusiliers were busy converting live rounds into empty cases and I became aware of the Looie in charge.
"25 do this."
"74 do that."
"93 do something else."

"Sir, why do you address your men so?"
"Well they're all called Jones isn't boyo."
Too much Zulu going on methinks


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AlienFTM

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#17
Not a regimental nickname, but there was a girl in my office who earned the tag "Jupiter" after she left a Giant Red Spot on my couch.
Reminds me of an incident while consulting at Barclaycard in the centre of Northampton about 1994. I needed to print something off and a permy pointed me at the printer where it would come off. As I walked across I noticed a nicely-dressed and well-presented young woman on a collision course. We got to the printer and exchanged friendly words.

Got back to me desk and passed comment. When the permy looked blank, I indicated (ex-squaddies don't point - it's rude) the young lady in question.

"You mean Digby?"
"Digby?"
"The biggest dog in the world."
 
#18
We had 'The Eternal Flame' for someone who who never went out on patrol in NI and 'Wheely Bin' for someone who only went out once a week but had to be pushed! Then there's 'Sledge' for someone who only got pulled by dogs.
 
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