This is totally random, I know, but why are crabs so universally despised? I'm well aware that I am probably showing total naivety in asking this, but I have just noticed it everywhere, and got curious!
I believe the RAF's main problem is that relatively few of their personnel are 'front-line warriors' apart from the mostly officer-manned aircrew and the RAF Regt. Even their aircrew have a culture of getting home each day for 'tea and medals' (when not roughing it in a 5* hotel). This contrasts starkly with the RN's all-of-one-company culture and the Army's regimental system which sees everyone moving to war en masse.
Crabs seem to have a very high opinion of themselves, that is curious, indeed baffling for the Army/Navy to understand seeing as most crabs are basically civvys fcuking about in uniforms. I think their attitude stems from a secret acceptance of the fact that they are surplus to requirement in so many areas.
The RAF is the bastard child of the Army's Royal flying corps and the Naval air service, they have sulked about this fact since their birth. They employ some pretty good spin doctors within their ranks though, with the sole aim of pinching money from the Army or Navy budget, they have even been known to alter continental positions on the globe to further their own ends.
They dont play at weekends or if it's cloudy or a little bit wet, in fact they take their toys away altogether. on a positive note though, it's good to have someone to take the p1ss out off.
I'm soooooo glad nobody has spotted my photo in the coppermine wearing, er, the lighter shade of,er, blue.... What a relief that photo was in monochrome! :twisted: My excuse is of course that the Observer Corps was only connected with the RAF because when we were mobilised in 1939 the only uniforms left were RAF battledress. If ONLY there had been a surplus of square rig! :biggrin: We'd all have been sailors! Then I could have greeted my oppos with the time honoured, naval greeting....
Sounds good to me,... I knew I could have found a cushy billet had I tried harder.
That's where I went wrong not determined enough 8O
They even invented indulgence flights designed to let your missus get at you even the other side of the world.
B*STARDS :twisted: :twisted: