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by Stix@CTC
Fri 10 Jun, 2005 2:43 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Armourers
Replies: 13
Views: 1352

Armourers seemed to be blokes at the end of their time like the legendary Alfie Bass who was well after his time but definitely someone for nods to look up to at CTC - I'm afraid I don't know much about the branch though. Hmmm, must be a different Alfie Bass to the one that I know. I just know the ...
by Stix@CTC
Fri 10 Jun, 2005 2:35 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: What are the units upto?
Replies: 11
Views: 735

Sticky Blue wrote:Got my G & L This morning so yours should be there soon.
Which will tell you what they were doing six months ago :wink:

Hey Sticky - Who reads it to you? Or are you past the pictures only stage? :lol:
by Stix@CTC
Fri 03 Jun, 2005 8:26 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Badges
Replies: 13
Views: 907

Whether It`s Blue or Green It`s still Royal Marine, take a tot, Royal I've never heard it put so well. I shall have to remember that one! Cheers Mate Bye the way Doc - Wasn't Purlpe Star that excersise that turned into a 6 week holiday/ run ashore because it was so well organised? (fishing tackle a...
by Stix@CTC
Tue 31 May, 2005 7:06 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Badges
Replies: 13
Views: 907

Okay I will try to be as brief as possible on this one :( When you say Commando Dagger I assume that you are looking at a black dagger on a green square background - possibly on a combat jacket. These are worn by all Royal Marines serving with 3rd Cdo Bge (only). Ranks serving outside the Brigade do...
by Stix@CTC
Fri 27 May, 2005 9:08 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Leave during training?
Replies: 5
Views: 946

Yes leave is allowed at weekends.
How much and when all depends on your age and what week of training you are in.

Lots of Pubs in Exeter and Torquay are out of bounds though and all of Exmouth is DEFINATLY out of bounds to all nods at all times.
by Stix@CTC
Thu 26 May, 2005 4:05 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: pay during training & passing out (when?)
Replies: 4
Views: 799

Sticky Blue wrote:12 times a year on the last working day of thr month
Plus CAT IV's of course :D




PS The answer to the next but one post should be "stroking!! "
by Stix@CTC
Fri 20 May, 2005 4:37 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Brothers in the RM
Replies: 16
Views: 1625

Twins cannot serve onboard the same ship- if it was sinking you wouldn't know which one had made it out etc. but thats a Navy policy (or used to be)

Other than that no probs. At CTC there is a pair of twins and a younger brother in the same department. :( x10
by Stix@CTC
Fri 20 May, 2005 4:31 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: RM/ MoD Regulations on TATTOOS
Replies: 41
Views: 4220

Seen some funny ones.... A Bloke in week three at Deal had "Homeward Bound" and a sailing ship on this forarm. Someone who me and Sticky Blue knows had his blood group done and Painfull Jeff in Canada Road got the spacing wrong. Made it very apt that he was a Bugler. Tat read "Blood Group ONE G" :D ...
by Stix@CTC
Mon 16 May, 2005 7:21 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Goodbye Condor??
Replies: 2
Views: 635

Goodbye Condor??

Hi All,

I have heard a buzz (and I stress that I do think it is a buzz) that the 45th Northern Penal Colony is relocating south - perminantly.

Anybody else heard about this?
by Stix@CTC
Sun 15 May, 2005 10:29 am
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Lovats
Replies: 136
Views: 15630

Just out of curiosity does Royal still wear his Whooly Pulley? Artist Yes the Wooly Pully is still on issue. When ordered to (note, not when required) they are put on over the top of the new CS95. They are regarded a bit like "warmers kit" now - must be all that global warming. I take it that every...
by Stix@CTC
Wed 11 May, 2005 7:14 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Sandhurst! - Oh how lovely!
Replies: 19
Views: 2077

Harry By the way, did that Capt Pip Whatsername, who eventually completed the All Arms Commando Course ever serve in 3 Commando Brigade as this was the purpose of completing the course? :-? Derek Oh God, not that one again :x Try the search button please. I do remember seeing a phot of Charlie Boy ...
by Stix@CTC
Tue 10 May, 2005 3:47 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Sandhurst! - Oh how lovely!
Replies: 19
Views: 2077

El Prez - I totally agree with you (you weren't E Coy were you?? :x ) But thats not what I was on about. If you see an ad on the telly for the Royal Navy you see a Frigate in the Windies. An ad for the RAF would show a Tornado doing Mach 19 over some sheep in Scotland at about 30ft. There is nothing...
by Stix@CTC
Mon 09 May, 2005 8:46 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Sandhurst! - Oh how lovely!
Replies: 19
Views: 2077

We're getting slightly off topic here but as you asked...... I have long thought that all the money spent on these recruiting adverts is wasted. They're just too subtle. They all seem centered on training and on CTC. Well here's a shock for all those that pray in the direction of the Endurance cours...
by Stix@CTC
Mon 09 May, 2005 7:19 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Sandhurst! - Oh how lovely!
Replies: 19
Views: 2077

harry hackedoff wrote: They owe us one and it`s a shame that young Harry is going to Sandhurst.
Here, here!!

Well said Kobber!
by Stix@CTC
Mon 09 May, 2005 8:30 am
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Sandhurst! - Oh how lovely!
Replies: 19
Views: 2077

Easy to slag off people who cannot answer back, the fleet street rags have been doing it for years. Owdun :evil: For those who don't regognise humour when they see it, I was at CTC when he was there and IMHO he actually had it harder than everyone else, because he was under everyone's beedy eye all...