Why does the Navy have marines on ships?

#5
tis so us matelots can realise how well we did on the RT scores.

Royal - brave as a lion, hard as granite, thick as a whale omelette.

I am genuinely joking. I went to the RM Museum at Eastney earlier today and had a lump in my throat, esp in the new Afghanistan wing. Royal does the jobs we don't do very well, i.e anything that involves picking up small arms.

As the saying goes, the most dangerous thing on earth is a matelot with a gun!
 

sgtpepperband

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#6
wet_blobby said:
So the navy has a reason to exist. :twisted:
Well of course you know that after being shot on 21 Oct 1805, Admiral Lord Nelson was carried down below to HMS Victory's Orlop Deck by a Royal Marines Sergeant-Major (assisted by two seamen). And it has often been said that the Royal Marines have been carrying the Royal Navy ever since... :twisted: :wink:
 
#10
dixie_gooner said:
Speed of a RACE HORSE
Strength of a CART HORSE
Brains of a ROCKING HORSE

Royal Marine
Heart of a lion.

"What instrument do you play"??? :roll:

"A Matelots head...........wanna play"!!!! :lol: :p :p
 
#14
jesse said:
Usually messed in the "Marine Barracks" between mutinous Jack and the wardroom to protect the pigs.
It's a dirty job but someones got to do it.
Feeling the lurve from paintchippers, blanket stackers, barrack stanchions, branch swappers and those who snipe from the safety of the interweb. :D

Carry on.
 

dixie_gooner

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#15
NZ_Bootneck said:
jesse said:
Usually messed in the "Marine Barracks" between mutinous Jack and the wardroom to protect the pigs.
It's a dirty job but someones got to do it.
Feeling the lurve from paintchippers, blanket stackers, barrack stanchions, branch swappers and those who snipe from the safety of the interweb. :D

Carry on.
Got 120 of them on board at the moment and quite happy to tell them all that they are good at DHP
 
#18
Marines are needed to protect the Matelots from unbalanced (skimmer) officers and the dreaded sadistic crushers (stand fast Sarge: I know you're only a Soft-n-Fluffy-Play-Crusher ;) ) hunting for wretched, frightened baby sailors to torment. o_O

Marines are also needed to play live music at officers' cocktail parties, bolster the size of the shrinking ship's compliment, make the matelots feel good by repeatedly loosing at Uckers, and taking up deck space that would otherwise be occupied by Wafoos (in their deckchairs) and Stokers (on their brightly coloured bathing towels) bronzing their torsos on what little free deck space remaining. :lol:

Also think how much less interesting life would be without Blobbs and his merry band of Royals! :cuddle:
 

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#19
thingy said:
Marines are needed to protect the Matelots from unbalanced (skimmer) officers and the dreaded sadistic crushers (stand fast Sarge: I know you're only a Soft-n-Fluffy-Play-Crusher ;) ) hunting for wretched, frightened baby sailors to torment...
How very dare you! I'm Hard 'n' Rough, I'll have you know... :x :lol:
 
#20
NZ_Bootneck said:
jesse said:
Usually messed in the "Marine Barracks" between mutinous Jack and the wardroom to protect the pigs.
It's a dirty job but someones got to do it.
Feeling the lurve from paintchippers, blanket stackers, barrack stanchions, branch swappers and those who snipe from the safety of the interweb. :D

Carry on.
Oh the fucking irony.