Despised Crabs?

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  1. 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! :oops: :)
  2. If you haven't had the pleasure of working with the RAF yet just put a chav scum shit-filled baggage handler from EasyJet into a blue nylon uniform and hang around him for a while. You'll see
  3. Ohhh, that is a baaaad mental image! You had me shuddering with Easyjet alone! :)
  4. Because they are crabs?
  5. 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.
  6. That certainly makes sense! Thanks!
  7. ... and that's before you even get to their century-long campaign to shut down FAA and ban aircraft carriers :)
  8. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    Oooooh where to start?

    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.
  9. 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! :p Then I could have greeted my oppos with the time honoured, naval greeting....

    HELLO SAILOR! :lol:
  10. Come on Steve, get it right it's

    'Hellllooo Thailor' ...

    Spoken to a 'T' by Peter Sellers in Casino Royale !! :p

    Having said that, I had a good run ashore with the Crabs in Aden, the only not so good times were in Saudi, some of them (the Ex Zobs in particular) were so far up their own backsides .... :pukel:
  11. Both the Army and Navy have tradition, earned in combat over many centuries.
    The Crabs only have Habits, which are in the main disgusting! :wink:
  12. Junior service with a very junior attitude and they seem to think they should be given the biggest budget much like a spoiled rich kid.

    I have never really liked them despite one or two I have met who are good eggs as in general, they are a bunch of Admin Clerks who wear a uniform Monday to Friday.
  13. Keep up the abuse fellow RRers, even if it is self abuse. :D

    RS they are only jealous of us high flyers.

    Shall now retire to safe distance.

  14. The constant weekender?? 8O

    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 :oops: :oops: 8O :D :D
    They even invented indulgence flights designed to let your missus get at you even the other side of the world.
    B*STARDS :twisted: :twisted:
  15. Little nippers with thick shells.
  16. Blackrat

    Blackrat War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    In fairness, the Rockapes are ok and get on well with the Army. Oddly enough, they don't seem to like the RAF proper either.

    The crabs i saw down the Falklands were by and enlarge, a bunch of fucking tools who thought they were the lord god almighty and swanned around MPA as if they were the creators of the universe. Cocks.
  17. MPA as in Mount Pleasant Airport? The airport with a SWO and FOD Plods?
  18. Blackrat

    Blackrat War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    That'll be the one.
  19. witsend

    witsend War Hero Book Reviewer

    Being a sundodger, I have had very little contact with the crabs(thank fcuk), but I'll climb aboard this bus heading for crab bashing lane.

    Here's an old one from Monty.
  20. Because my Brother was one and he was/is a grade A wanker

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