What/Who influenced/inspired you to join up? - Page 3




 
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August 29th, 2012  
NP8901
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 42RM
For me it was a combination of several things. My father was an officer in the Royal Navy, but my granddad was my main inspiration. He was a RM Commando officer in WWII. He was a good man with good morals. He taught me that in war it is important to have a heart. Show compassion and mercy wherever possible was his Ethos.

I became an officer because I´m a leader and because I love working with people from all parts of society. To educate young people so that they will grow up to be a benefit and not a burden to our society is my goal.

But it is also to serve and protect those who are not themselves able to do so, no matter what nation they´re from. I love the physical and mental challenge. I love the rugged nature. I love getting wet, tired, dirty, scared and I love the feeling of great joy when something is completed to my satisfaction. Yes, actually I love life so much that I am willing to put my life on the line so that you can live yours. It probably sounds like a cliché, but that´s how I feel.

To me being an RM officer means choosing the hard right over the easy wrong and protecting my Marines, training them and leading them is a lifelong challenge I look forward to every day. I´m proud to serve in the historic role of a Royal Marines Commando officer.
SIR!
August 29th, 2012  
BritinAfrica
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Highway Man
Same for me, I do work with a good bunch now and the banter is pretty much the same, I put that down to a large percentage of the lads being ex military.
Banter and humour among serving and ex serving military is so special and so unique. I always got on better and have good laughs after leaving the RAF with ex military blokes.

I don't know about you lot, sometimes I sit in my chair and think of the laughs we had and stunts we pulled during my time and chuckle to myself. My kids shake their heads and say, "Dad's off again."
August 29th, 2012  
NP8901
 
What´s unique is that you can meet a service man from any country and you are immediately on the same wavelength.
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August 29th, 2012  
Capt Frogman
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
Banter and humour among serving and ex serving military is so special and so unique. I always got on better and have good laughs after leaving the RAF with ex military blokes.

I don't know about you lot, sometimes I sit in my chair and think of the laughs we had and stunts we pulled during my time and chuckle to myself. My kids shake their heads and say, "Dad's off again."
If I'm honest, I miss the banter and humour as I don't work with any ex-military. The forces humour is unique and something civi's just don't get. Very often I've forgotten myself and said something that someone takes as offensive!

You're not the only one BritinAfrica! Some nights I'll sit back and think about the "good old days" and have a sly laugh to myself about the shenanigans we got up to etc. Mrs Frogman usually asks whether she should call in the men in white coats!
August 29th, 2012  
Capt Frogman
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by NP8901
What´s unique is that you can meet a service man from any country and you are immediately on the same wavelength.
Exactly! Just look at this forum as a good example!
August 29th, 2012  
The Highway Man
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by NP8901
What´s unique is that you can meet a service man from any country and you are immediately on the same wavelength.
That's because we're all warped and of the same mindset.
August 29th, 2012  
Capt Frogman
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Highway Man
That's because we're all warped and of the same mindset.
Very warped in some cases!
August 30th, 2012  
brinktk
 
 
Is it me or does there seem to be an abundance of Royal Marines on here lately? I sure hope they're not like US Marines where one comes over and then all of a sudden a whole bunch come over like gypsies...you know, trying to put square objects in circular holes, randomly molesting or blowing stuff up, and essentially making a mess of everything!

LOL, I had to do it, I just had to...
August 30th, 2012  
Capt Frogman
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by brinktk
Is it me or does there seem to be an abundance of Royal Marines on here lately?
Out of the British, we're the only ones clever enough to use a computer!

Quote:
Originally Posted by brinktk
I sure hope they're not like US Marines where one comes over and then all of a sudden a whole bunch come over like gypsies...you know, trying to put square objects in circular holes, randomly molesting or blowing stuff up, and essentially making a mess of everything!

LOL, I had to do it, I just had to...
We're nothing like those bunch of cowboys!

Sounds to me like you're describing the parachutists!
August 30th, 2012  
Freyja
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by brinktk
Is it me or does there seem to be an abundance of Royal Marines on here lately? I sure hope they're not like US Marines where one comes over and then all of a sudden a whole bunch come over like gypsies...you know, trying to put square objects in circular holes, randomly molesting or blowing stuff up, and essentially making a mess of everything!

LOL, I had to do it, I just had to...
They propagate through cell division
 


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