Royal Marines chefs feed the front line

#1
Ministry of Defence said:
Working 14-hour days in kitchens where temperatures reach 60 degrees Celsius, chefs from 42 Commando Royal Marines are producing up to 900 meals a day for troops at a patrol base in central Helmand.

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Grumblegrunt

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#2
thats nowt, RM chefs feed 3 thousand plus ignorant savages this weekend and next weekend.

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it looks like something I imagine leonidas looked out on before the end.

much respect and all they get out of it is the abilty to chat up/shag a few leaders and give some recruiting info out.
 
#3
Oh thank God. For a horrible moment i thought the guy who drip feeds Geobbalsvomit had redundascised himself however I wake up to hear that cooks are cooking for people. Balence is restored.
 

Grumblegrunt

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#4
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 :)
 
#5
"Corporal Lee Sutton using a temperature probe on some chicken"

Yep it looks raw and the probe confirms it.
 
#6
article said:
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."
Have these guys just been spammed to be a chef whilst on tour, or have they actually been trained to do it on top of their stint at CTC?
 

Joker62

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#7
Have these guys just been spammed to be a chef whilst on tour, or have they actually been trained to do it on top of their stint at CTC?
When passing through St Omer many moons ago, there were a few booty chefs training there alongside their RN counterparts.
Not sure whether it was the norm though or if things have changed.
 
#8
Have these guys just been spammed to be a chef whilst on tour, or have they actually been trained to do it on top of their stint at CTC?
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.
 
#9
Have these guys just been spammed to be a chef whilst on tour, or have they actually been trained to do it on top of their stint at CTC?
Marines are Marines first then they may get pinged to be a certain trade. Sigs,Techs, VM, Chefs they do everything and are usually very good at it.
 
#10
Marines are Marines first then they may get pinged to be a certain trade. Sigs,Techs, VM, Chefs they do everything and are usually very good at it.
And others.

I know, I was just pointing out that the CO seemed to indicate they'd put their rifles in the corner, and started cooking with nought but bayonet and the rudimentary idea of cooking makes food warm...

They're alright, but usually only basically trained. They rely on pongos for the indepth skills.
 
#11
Would the chefs not be better to feed the other Marines, rather than a front line
 

RP578

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#12
Would the chefs not be better to feed the other Marines, rather than a front line
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.
 
#13
And others.

I know, I was just pointing out that the CO seemed to indicate they'd put their rifles in the corner, and started cooking with nought but bayonet and the rudimentary idea of cooking makes food warm...

They're alright, but usually only basically trained. They rely on pongos for the indepth skills.

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.
 
#14

MoD website 20 Apr 2011 said:
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...
 

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