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crabbyob

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strange commands
« on: Nov 17, 2020, 09:09:13 AM »
so all you folks out there who did some marching
what was the strangest command you were ever given?
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Re: strange commands
« Reply #1 on: Nov 17, 2020, 12:29:16 PM »
I only got my marching orders once. It was accompanied with a big fat very welcome 30k redundancy cheque.

Michael Rolls

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Re: strange commands
« Reply #2 on: Nov 17, 2020, 12:35:36 PM »
Oblique right
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Re: strange commands
« Reply #3 on: Nov 17, 2020, 01:11:05 PM »
i think our command was right clive..... for that one Mike
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Re: strange commands
« Reply #4 on: Nov 17, 2020, 08:05:52 PM »
The best one I heard was Dissssss.......Missssss!
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Re: strange commands
« Reply #5 on: Nov 17, 2020, 08:16:03 PM »
which miss Ashy?
perhaps i knew her
not in the biblical sense of course.. ;D
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« Reply #6 on: Nov 17, 2020, 10:14:41 PM »
I never met her, usually on my way home before she arrived.
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Re: strange commands
« Reply #7 on: Nov 18, 2020, 09:01:45 AM »
in the rifle brigade we carried our rifles at the trail
so every so often we got the command
'Change arms'
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Re: strange commands
« Reply #8 on: Nov 18, 2020, 09:11:58 AM »
did you still march more quickly that standard infantry?
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Re: strange commands
« Reply #9 on: Nov 18, 2020, 09:15:06 AM »
Durham light infantry was the fastest
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Re: strange commands
« Reply #10 on: Nov 18, 2020, 09:32:23 AM »
Oh, and is it still 'fix swords' rather than 'fix bayonets'?
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Re: strange commands
« Reply #11 on: Nov 18, 2020, 09:38:13 AM »
i cant remember that one... but then i was a tennor drummer... but also a marksman...
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Re: strange commands
« Reply #12 on: Nov 18, 2020, 09:54:30 AM »
My brother's school CCF unit had some sort of link to the Rifles, hence my encyclopaedic knowledge!
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Re: strange commands
« Reply #13 on: Nov 18, 2020, 09:55:17 AM »
Oh, and was 'fix swords' then - that would have been 1956/7 or so
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Re: strange commands
« Reply #14 on: Nov 18, 2020, 09:57:08 AM »
i was quite close to that
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