MD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13369 posts, RR: 64 Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1730 times:
They had all branches in there, RAMC (Royal Army Medical Corps), REME (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, the guys in the motorpool with the torque wrenches), RASC (Royal Army Service Corps, the guys with the jerrycans and the vegetable boxes in front of the freezer containers), and even a bloke with an AK.
The other one L-188 posted seems to have been footage of a f*cked up RM exercise, where they tried to impress a girl, who was taping it (you can hear here giggle) and ended up in two feet of mud...
MD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13369 posts, RR: 64 Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1715 times:
I got this information from the British army site I mentioned to you. Some guys on the site know the guys who made the movie. BTW, the site got overrun after this clip came out. It also overloaded the serves at the British MOD
Clipperhawaii From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2033 posts, RR: 13 Reply 23, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1682 times:
I call it as I see it Aloges. I call it as I see it. So if and when the U.S. Military comes out with an equally humorous video I will look for you to say "Great! Thanks for sharing." I'll be watching but I wont hold my breath.
GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 12735 posts, RR: 79 Reply 24, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1657 times:
You have to see it in the context of how that song was used in the UK, fronted by a well liked comedian (Peter Kay), in a video for the annual Comic Relief charity effort, it was a piss take of that, that lead guy in the Army video was chosen as he most closely resembled Peter Kay.
The Army top brass thought it funny, as did both Kay and Tony Christie, who sung the song back in the 70's and for the Peter Kay video this year.
You must also remember that the sort of pounding music, air punching rallying that you sometimes see from the US forces, (remember that Admiral as Iraq started up "It's hammer time"), is really seen as vulgar, simplistic and frankly rather disturbing over here.
One way of seeing this difference was in the nose art on aircraft in the 1991 Gulf War, not many US aircraft had any, those that did were mostly beautifully rendered Eagles, flags etc, the more numerous RAF nose art were mostly of cartoon characters from the popular adult satirical comic 'Viz', such as 'The Fat Slags', 'Buster Gonad And His Unfeasibly Large Testicles', 'Johnny Fartpants', as well as some stylized ladies, which a few USAF aircraft also had.
Jan, RASC was replaced by ROAC in the 60's, since the early 90's much of the Army transport/logistics effort now comes under a single Royal Logistic Corps regiment.
L-188, whatever you do, don't tell any Royal Marine he is part of the Army!
25 MD11Engineer: GDB, I knew that back in WW2 there existed the Royal Army Ordnance Corps (RAOC, responsible for ammo supply etc.) and the Royal Army Service Corps (RA
26 VS74741R: Actually they were 29 Commando Royal Artillery (Army unit attached to 3 Commando Brigade) who tried to copy the Royal marines which didn't quite work
27 MD11Engineer: I though I heard a woman giggling in the background. Did you tape it? Jan
28 VS74741R: funnily enough my girlfriend said just a few days ago that I have a girls laugh! I would have loved to be there as a marine but Im short sighted so i
29 GDB: Jan, yep, the RCT, RAOC and maybe some smaller formations, all now under the RLC. Since the early 90's.
30 Garnetpalmetto: Those insensitive arrogant Americans! THIS is why Iraq is so screwed up and there are so many civilian deaths - they're singing and dancing instead of
31 BHXFAOTIPYYC: Good luck to them. Morale is very important. Remember, most political correctness isn't from Arabs or Muslims, its from stupid white people who THINK