Also is it true when boot-necks join up they get a choice of keeping their brains or trade for a chunky watch.
"What you want Royal, half your brain or a chunky watch"?
No it goes along the lines of:
When they are presented with their Green Beret, they are also offered a second prize as well. Either a large watch or a brain - most chose the watch!.
Hey Bootneck, ever remember Capt. Tom Moore (Greenside in brownside out) a good old pal of mine.BootneckYank said:When I was a young US Marine, an old SgtMaj. told me this, I thought you Royals might get a kick out of it. Marine: The sound sh*t makes when it hits the fan; MAH-reeeeeeennn!!!!
Yes Moore was a Capt. I met up with him a few years back in Kansas along with Maj. Gene Duncan.BootneckYank said:"Dinty" Moore! Greenside out, brownside out, run in circles scream and shout! I didnt know him personaly, of course, but I think I still have a couple of his books laying around somewhere. Funny, I never knew he was an officer. Mustang perhaps?
Blimey, a matloet dreaming about shagging another man....that's a turn up for the books.Ageing_Gracefully said:However, a new source for the name has been uncovered. Apparently is was because when they were being shagg ed by the Wardroom, one of the occifers had to put his boot on the maureens neck to make sure he stayed still long enough.
I await incoming 8O
Thats why we never let them hold the map.geoffrey said:At BRNC in the late 1990s there was a baby Royal Marine officer who announced to the mess one night that Marine stood for:
He was an awfully clever marinn....