Riflemen quotes

#1
I'm after a nice quote on Riflemen, perhaps by Wellington, to use as part of a thank you to an ex-Royal Green Jacket. Being a redcoat, could any of you gentlemen in green on the forum assist?

Thanks.
 
#2
There is a sound of thunder afar
Storm in the South that darkens the day
Storm of the battle and thunder of war
Well, if it do not roll our way
Storm ! Storm ! Riflemen form !
Ready be ready to meet the storm !
Riflemen, Riflemen, Riflemen form !


Lord Tennyson, 9th may 1859. The Times

Hope this helps
 
#6
Rifleman Snodgrass: Cup of tea sir?

Wellington: Thank you, very kind.

Or some such on the morning of Waterloo...95th have made much of this alleged episode over the years. Wellington had a long association with the rifles - from Copenhagen onwards...he may have said something more pertinent but their 16 battle honours during that period speak for themselves...
 
#7
"The scum of the earth, but see what fine fellows we have made of them!"

Er.. I'm just the messenger on this one!









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#8
I know not what they do to the enemy, but Gad sir! They terrify me.
 
#9
Swift and Bold!

I hate those Grasshoppers ! The name given to the Greenjackets by the French as they would appear behind them, stab them and disapear just as quickly.

More of a quote from our Old enemy!

RCGJ
 
#11
Whilst looking for a suitable Wellington quote, I found this.
Not directed solely at Riflemen but appropriate just the same.


"We always have been, we are, and I hope that we always shall be detested in France."

I like it so much, it's going to be my new signature.
 

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