Stiff List 2021

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Book Reviewer
Shamelessly borrowed from a Royal Marine page
Far too good not to share....
TO THE MEMORY OF
HRH THE PRINCE PHILIP DUKE OF EDINBURGH 1921 - 2021
AN ODE TO THE CAPTAIN GENERAL
“A MAN AMONGST MEN”
From the school of hard knocks, of cold-water shocks
Learning, discipline, duty - what’s right.
And finishing that, he donned Navy cap,
Learned to care for his ship in a fight.
He left Dartmouth – top score, went straight off to war
Stood his watch, saw the enemy then
It was here so it seems, he first met Royal Marines
And they noticed a ‘Man amongst Men’.
When his wife became Queen, no clear role to be seen
But as consort would protect and defend
Swore to serve and preserve to his very last nerve
Which we know that he did to the end.
He applied his own rules, did not tolerate fools
But had patience enough for us all
Good humour and wit, enjoyed a dram and a dit
As a ‘Man amongst Men’, he stood tall.
As Captain General – stood our sentinel
Shared our victories and losses, for years
When state purses were short, and our future looked nought
It was he who whispered in ears!
But when visiting Troops, cold hands and wet boots
He’d miss lunch with the ‘Stripies’ or Brass
When their ‘guest’ they would seek, they’d find ‘Phil the Greek’
Sat with chicken supreme on his ar...ctic windproof smock.
He has now Crossed the Bar, charts by heaven’s bright star
Leaving us on the next evening tide
He was our Man and true, in Lovats or Blues
So, we’ll cast off fore and aft - full of pride.
Duty done, Stand at Ease, take your terminal Leave
For your like, we’ll not see again.
Our Corps’ and Our Queen’s - Capt’n General Royal Marines
We salute you – A Man amongst Men.
Rest In Peace, Sir!
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN
 

Jacobus

War Hero
Shamelessly borrowed from a Royal Marine page
Far too good not to share....
TO THE MEMORY OF
HRH THE PRINCE PHILIP DUKE OF EDINBURGH 1921 - 2021
AN ODE TO THE CAPTAIN GENERAL
“A MAN AMONGST MEN”
From the school of hard knocks, of cold-water shocks
Learning, discipline, duty - what’s right.
And finishing that, he donned Navy cap,
Learned to care for his ship in a fight.
He left Dartmouth – top score, went straight off to war
Stood his watch, saw the enemy then
It was here so it seems, he first met Royal Marines
And they noticed a ‘Man amongst Men’.
When his wife became Queen, no clear role to be seen
But as consort would protect and defend
Swore to serve and preserve to his very last nerve
Which we know that he did to the end.
He applied his own rules, did not tolerate fools
But had patience enough for us all
Good humour and wit, enjoyed a dram and a dit
As a ‘Man amongst Men’, he stood tall.
As Captain General – stood our sentinel
Shared our victories and losses, for years
When state purses were short, and our future looked nought
It was he who whispered in ears!
But when visiting Troops, cold hands and wet boots
He’d miss lunch with the ‘Stripies’ or Brass
When their ‘guest’ they would seek, they’d find ‘Phil the Greek’
Sat with chicken supreme on his ar...ctic windproof smock.
He has now Crossed the Bar, charts by heaven’s bright star
Leaving us on the next evening tide
He was our Man and true, in Lovats or Blues
So, we’ll cast off fore and aft - full of pride.
Duty done, Stand at Ease, take your terminal Leave
For your like, we’ll not see again.
Our Corps’ and Our Queen’s - Capt’n General Royal Marines
We salute you – A Man amongst Men.
Rest In Peace, Sir!
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN
That is excellent Janner. Excellent.
 

Ballistic

War Hero
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Jacobus

War Hero
His book “ Carrying the Fire “ is well worth a read. He had a degree in English Lit. And was arguably the most intelligent and certainly the most articulate amongst the crew.
The description of the interaction between Aldrin and Armstrong is worth the purchase price alone.
 
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