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The Shilling

Discussion in 'The NAAFI Bar' started by Ex-Ten, Jun 24, 2013.

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  1. When I signed on the dotted line, the Queen's Shilling just consisted of an extra 5p on my first pay cheque (which would buy a half pint of Trophy in the NAAFI). I've always thought that was a bit disappointing.

    Wouldn't it be much nicer if they minted a commemorative 5p coin with the Queen's head on the front and the crown & crossed swords on the back?

  2. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

    It would upset the Royal Navy.
  3. Just as a matter of interest...what do they get now?

    A Queens five pence coin..doesn't have the same ring to it

    FORMER_FYRDMAN LE Book Reviewer

    I think there should be a medal.

    FORMER_FYRDMAN LE Book Reviewer

    In the navy? Remorseless sodomising followed by counselling.
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  6. They can have their own with an anchor on it!
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  7. No change there then?
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  8. That's enough of that, we're not Americans!

    FORMER_FYRDMAN LE Book Reviewer

    That's a bit harsh, the counselling was considered an innovation.
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  10. CanteenCowboy

    CanteenCowboy LE Book Reviewer

    I think I got about £12.50 something IIRC (that being a days pay for grade 4 low life then), which we warned not to spend on alcohol and high jinks.........
  11. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

    As if you would.
  12. didnt understand the concept of the Queens Shilling,

    got a tenner at the career office after attestation. Had to go back and pick up a rail warrant, gave the tenner back to the Staffy, he pissed himself, I thought he lent it to me so I could get a taxi home. So brought it back with me.

    In my family tradition is we get a tankard with a shilling in a glass bit at the bottom. Been looking for it to take a photo. but cant find it damn!
  13. How much bling shite do we need to hoard ffs.

    FORMER_FYRDMAN LE Book Reviewer

    Good advice - high jinks were always a waste of money.
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