THE SONS OF ST. BARBARA

#1
"THE SONS OF ST. BARBARA".



1. In the beginning there was chaos and the chaos was the Infantry, for the Infantry was alone.

2. And fear was with the Infantry and they cried unto the Lord saying, "Lord, save us for we are afraid."

3. And the Lord heard their grunts and set some of the Infantry on beasts of burden and these he called Cavalry, and the Cavalry became Armour.

4. And when the Lord had seen what he had done he laughed saying, "Well, you can't win them all."

5. The Infantry and the Armour again cried out to the Lord saying, "Lord, save us for we are afraid." And the Lord heard their cried and decided to end their weeping.

6. And the Lord said unto them, "Lo and behold, I send you a race of men noble in heart and spirit." And the Lord created the Gunners.

7. And the Lord said unto the Infantry and Armour, "When it is dark, the Gunners shall light your way."

8. And when you need smoke, there shall be smoke, and when you need HE, WP, H & I and counter-battery fire, all this ye shall have."

9. And the Lord gave the Gunners big guns and field guns, and the Infantry and Armour were jealous for they had naught.

10. And the Infantry cried out saying, "Lord, thou hast created the Infantry as Queen of Battles, but now thou hast made the Gunners King of Battles and well knowest thou what the King does to the Queen."

11. And the Lord replied, "Right on!"

12. And the Lord gave unto the Artillery rockets and missiles and, best of all, nukes. And when the Infantry and Armour saw this they fell to their knees in wonder saying, "Surely God is on the side of the greatest - THE GUNNERS."

13. And the Lord sayeth, "You got that right."

Now abideth Infantry, Armour, and Artillery; but the greatest of these is..."Artillery".
 
#2
Oi, St Barbara is not exclusive to Gunners!

Besides God gave you all those wonderful things in a wonderful way - yet he disabled you with not being able to hit a sodding thing!
 
#7
The RAOC was granted the right to wear the scarlet and blue lanyard, previously reserved to the Royal Artillery, after the RAOC saved the guns during battle. [And don’t ask me which battle, the red wine has taken hold and the memory is.......................................................................fading]
 
#10
offhand said:
nig? Please explain oh long in the tooth one
New Intake Gunner; now fcuk off down to the Naffi and get me a cheese roll, a cake and a bottle of Coke, and clean my kit when you come back you NIG!
 
#11
Sorry Offhand - I was referring to the fact that only very new members of the glorious Corps of Royal Engineers (and washed up hasbeens) even refer to this mythical event these days.

I mistakenly assumed that you were, in fact, a NIG.

I'll get my coat while everyone watches Alizee gyrate for a bit...
 
#12
mmm, something astray 23 years ago it was New In Germany and we took the piss out of the gunners and the white lanyard then, my how time has flown - now you **** off sprogg!
 
#14
Thaddeus said:
The RAOC was granted the right to wear the scarlet and blue lanyard, previously reserved to the Royal Artillery, after the RAOC saved the guns during battle. [And don’t ask me which battle, the red wine has taken hold and the memory is.......................................................................fading]
Now we all know the truth about that tale ....

http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/Forums/viewtopic/t=93670.html

:D :D :D
 
#16
Proximo said:
New In Germany vs New Intake Gunner

I always preferred the former, as it makes more sense, plus has the benefit of longevity.
We called it new intake group, have these people never heard of st micheal patron saint of paratroopers and f ucking good underwear
 
#17
k13eod said:
Thaddeus said:
The RAOC was granted the right to wear the scarlet and blue lanyard, previously reserved to the Royal Artillery, after the RAOC saved the guns during battle. [And don’t ask me which battle, the red wine has taken hold and the memory is.......................................................................fading]
Now we all know the truth about that tale ....

http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/Forums/viewtopic/t=93670.html

:D :D :D
Mate, first time I've actually read it all the way through....wouldn't object to me using it in the Wiki, would ya? :D
 
#18
Proximo said:
k13eod said:
Thaddeus said:
The RAOC was granted the right to wear the scarlet and blue lanyard, previously reserved to the Royal Artillery, after the RAOC saved the guns during battle. [And don’t ask me which battle, the red wine has taken hold and the memory is.......................................................................fading]
Now we all know the truth about that tale ....

http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/Forums/viewtopic/t=93670.html

:D :D :D
Mate, first time I've actually read it all the way through....wouldn't object to me using it in the Wiki, would ya? :D
Fill your boots mate ... it's only intended to amuse and I would like to think Gunners will not be offended :)
 
#19
Ok - done!

Can you have a skip through and check for sense - it's your work after all - and maybe insert a few logical space headers. The AP team will then crawl through and put some suitable pictures in there.

Just think - in days to come, people wanting to look up the definitive 'Blue Lanyard' story on Google... :D
 
#20
Proximo said:
Ok - done!

Can you have a skip through and check for sense - it's your work after all - and maybe insert a few logical space headers. The AP team will then crawl through and put some suitable pictures in there.

Just think - in days to come, people wanting to look up the definitive 'Blue Lanyard' story on Google... :D
Looks ok to me mate ... can you add a "submitted by" at the bottom so people know who to be outraged at!!!
 
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