kiwi troops in Vietnam




 
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Boots
 
January 9th, 2005  
chewie_nz
 

Topic: kiwi troops in Vietnam


i got told this one by my dad from his time in vietnam;

a New zealand infantry unit was set up next to an american unit in south vietnam, now the US camp was something to behold, all nicely squared away, helicopters taking off & landing constantly, even loudspeakers blaring out music...to cap it all off, at the gate into the US camp there was a big sign with the units mascot and unit patch painted on it. and in big letters was the unit number and the slogan;

"XX battalion, second to none"

now the kiwi's camp was relaxed with none of the mod cons of the US forces but they just could not let that big sign go, so in the middle of the night they erected their own, it simply said;

" NONE! "
January 9th, 2005  
DTop
 
 
When/where was your father in Vietnam?
January 9th, 2005  
chewie_nz
 
early 70's (???) wasn't long before the NZ troops where pulled out and dad was stationed in singapore.

http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/Gallery/...a/vietnam.html
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January 9th, 2005  
dougal
 
 
Hows that funny?

Is it because the Kiwis have an army?

January 9th, 2005  
chewie_nz
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by dougal
Hows that funny?

Is it because the Kiwis have an army?

well, we do have an army...it's the airforce we don't have anymore!
January 9th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
Actually, I've heard that "second to none" joke many times before. It's probably as old as the first time some Roman legion posted something like it on their barracks.
January 12th, 2005  
Ed
 
good one.
April 29th, 2005  
zyonchaos
 
 
Man some people are so pedantic are me and ed here the only ones that see that as humour. Jesus man I like it and I sympathise about the whole air force thing although im serving with the RAF at the moment dont see it as a credible force lol
Jay
April 29th, 2005  
Monster
 
 
Gotta cheer for the underdog with a sense of humor!
April 29th, 2005  
AFSteliga
 
 
That's pretty good.