By their deeds shall ye know them




 
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October 26th, 2008  
Cheeser
 
 

Topic: By their deeds shall ye know them


Just thought that this might be interesting. In the Brit Army we can be disparaging about other units or not as the case may be. Here follows a list of terms used for the different Regiments, corps etc - I am sure that other armies have the same:

Royal Engineers - Field Mice, Rice Crispie Eaters, Meccano Men (Armoured Farmers for Engineer Armour)
Royal Artillery - Drop Shorts, Long Range Snipers
Infantry - Toms, Gravel Bellies, Puddle Splashers
Royal Tank Regiment - Tankies, Clanky Clanks
Catering Corps - Cabbage Mechs, Ration Assassins
Royal Military Police - Red Caps
Adjutan General Corps SPS - Special Pen Service
Roya Air Force - Crabs, Crab Air
Royal Navy - Wavy Navy, - Rum, B*m * Baccy boys
Army in General by the Navy & Royal Marines are called 'Pongoes'
Royal Corps of Transport (Obsolete) - Rickshaws, Cabbies & Taxis
Royal Logistic Corps - Really Large Corps

Well that's a few to be going on with
October 26th, 2008  
BritinAfrica
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cheeser
Just thought that this might be interesting. In the Brit Army we can be disparaging about other units or not as the case may be. Here follows a list of terms used for the different Regiments, corps etc - I am sure that other armies have the same:

Royal Engineers - Field Mice, Rice Crispie Eaters, Meccano Men (Armoured Farmers for Engineer Armour)
Royal Artillery - Drop Shorts, Long Range Snipers
Infantry - Toms, Gravel Bellies, Puddle Splashers
Royal Tank Regiment - Tankies, Clanky Clanks
Catering Corps - Cabbage Mechs, Ration Assassins
Royal Military Police - Red Caps
Adjutan General Corps SPS - Special Pen Service
Roya Air Force - Crabs, Crab Air
Royal Navy - Wavy Navy, - Rum, B*m * Baccy boys
Army in General by the Navy & Royal Marines are called 'Pongoes'
Royal Corps of Transport (Obsolete) - Rickshaws, Cabbies & Taxis
Royal Logistic Corps - Really Large Corps

Well that's a few to be going on with
Here's a couple more

RAF Police- Snow drops.
Royal Military Police - Monkeys
RAF- Penguins
Royal Corps of Signals - Bleeps
Army Catering Corps - Aldershot Cement Company
Officers of all services- Ruperts or Zobits
Royal Navy - Matelots
Royal Army Service Corps (before RCT) - Run Away Someones Coming
Guards Regiments - Wooden Tops
RAF Regiment - Rockapes