Riflemen quotes

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  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?

  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
  3. P.S normally writen in a Old English Type font !
  4. The only shot in the British Army is an aimed one.
  5. Napoleon : Those men in the green tunics....Oh what i could achieve with 10,000 of them.
  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!

  8. old_fat_and_hairy

    old_fat_and_hairy LE Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    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!

  10. " Bury her deeper FFS or we'll be doing time for this ".......

    couldn't resist....
  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.