well I've been getting messages all night, the chefs have got pissed on cheap beer and kicked of as usual which takes half the night to round them up and herd them back to their pen, next week will be worse as its the 14-25 year olds most of whom are gagging for it.
I have been trying to persuade my missus to ask them who ate the soggy biscuit without telling her the meaning
Lieutenant Colonel Ewen Murchison, Commanding Officer of the 42 Commando Royal Marines Battle Group, said:
"It is a true testament to the adaptability of Royal Marines that highly trained combat soldiers can just as easily turn their hand to being a chef, and not just do it, but do it to professional standards, with seemingly limitless enthusiasm and good humour.
"I'm incredibly proud of what they produce for us on a daily basis, and visitors to the camp regularly comment on the high quality of our galley."
I mentioned this on another thread, about how the booties get spammed for whatever jobs need filling regardless of their preference.
But they will be trained up, rather than just pinged on tour, and they can knock up some pretty decent scran as well.
I always wondered why the RM had these support trades. Surely by definition (and by tradition) they would be Infantrymen who are supported by Naval personnel? Can't the RN provide 3 Cdo Bde with Chefs, suitably 'daggered up', if that really is still a requirement?
It must be a real blow for a lad who joins up to b a lean, mean commando to get through that rigorous training only to find out that he's going to be a chef (and that no offense to slops!) or some such.
Errr, no they don't..the RM chefs do exactly the same course as any other chefs in the Military.
The guys who become chefs in the Corps are sometimes pinged or perhaps have a med condition,a good friend knew because of his eyesight he'd go on to be a chef at the end of training. Others have got fed up with their trades and transferred across.
Feeding an average 4,000 hungry mouths five meals a day, every day, in the sweltering heat of the Helmand desert is a mammoth task, but the Forces' combat chefs consistently rise to the challenge. It takes an enormous effort from a small but dedicated team of caterers and chefs to rustle up thousands of meals a day a challenge made all the harder working in the middle of the baking desert, at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan...