Saluting Guns' Crews close up!

#4
Ninja_Stoker said:
I was always of the opinion that 21-gun salutes should be fired-off via Goalkeeper for comedic value.
Not only would it save considerable time, manpower and hassle but it would sound cool as fcuk too. It would certainly help my current mob when we have to do 62 gun salutes at the tower. Once we had to do a 124 gun salute when the Duke of Edinburgh's birthday fell on the same day as the Queen's official birthday, it took ages.

Great idea, have you thought of submitting it to Gems?
 

Scouse_Scribes

Lantern Swinger
#5
Ninja_Stoker said:
I was always of the opinion that 21-gun salutes should be fired-off via Goalkeeper for comedic value.
The gunners would be closed up for less time too!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can see loads of benefits
 

Scouse_Scribes

Lantern Swinger
#6
2DD how long did a 124 gun salute last?

Goalkeeper could do it in under 2 seconds

and a 21 gun salute would take .33333 of a second, you'd barely hear it

Don't you just love Wikipedia

I'll get me coat though just in case
 
#7
Scouse_Scribes said:
2DD how long did a 124 gun salute last?
The shots are fired at 15 second intervals, therefore, 31 minutes of firing plus the initial half hour to 45 minutes of fcuking around, standing to attention etc. plus the final 15 minutes or so of packing up.

All in all a long time.

It's happening again in 2012 I believe, hopefully we can get this goalkeeper thing up and running by then!
 
#9
I thought the interval was per:

"If I wasn't a gunner, I wouldn't be here ...Fire One"
"If I wasn't a gunner, I wouldn't be here ... Fire Two" ... etc ?

Or was a Gunnery rate taking the pee out of a poor baby sailor .... ??? :scratch:
 

Seaweed

War Hero
Book Reviewer
#11
No, Whitemouse, you were not had, that mantra should deliver an exact five seconds. However Pusser did provide a stop watch for the rhythmically challenged. The trick is remembering when to stop firing as one can get quite carried awy by the fun of it all.

One used to have to know how many guns for the Yang di Pertaun Agong of Negri Sembilan etc. Think HAC don't have that problem.
 
#12
2_deck_dash said:
Scouse_Scribes said:
2DD how long did a 124 gun salute last?
The shots are fired at 15 second intervals, therefore, 31 minutes of firing plus the initial half hour to 45 minutes of fcuking around, standing to attention etc. plus the final 15 minutes or so of packing up.

All in all a long time.

It's happening again in 2012 I believe, hopefully we can get this goalkeeper thing up and running by then!
So basically and hour and a half. Wouldn't it be easier and quicker to knock on the door and sing happy birthday to him
 
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