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Re: Marching into lunch

Post by J.R. » Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:35 am

Mrs C. wrote:I saw 2 shoes come off during yesterday`s lunch parade.... a fairly frequent occurence and hardly surprising when they don`t tie their laces up!!!

Almost a hanging offence in my day !!

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Re: Marching into lunch

Post by gsjones » Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:40 am

Although I remember when in Lamb B during this time of year many people didn't have shoe laces.And it was all due to pupils playing conkers.It was obviously far easier to pinch someone elses than to go to the tuck shop.I can remember people getting into trouble during JDS' breakfast parade.

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Re: Marching into lunch

Post by Great Plum » Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:24 pm

You know Mrs C, I don't wish to sound like JR but we wouldn't have got away with that 'back in my day' and my day wasn't that long ago...
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Re: Marching into lunch

Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:22 am

An interesting Topic ----

Regarding multiple Bands, not being in time, due to the slow speed of Sound -----

A problem in the Army, was that the Light Infantry (Now known as the Rifles --- see "Sharpe" ) always march at a pace MUCH quicker than the Infantry.
The Guards (At least in my day) had a Slower pace ----
Confusion could reign -- but by clever sorting of the"Order of March" --- "Overtaking" was avoided ! :lol: :lol:

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Re: Marching into lunch

Post by jhopgood » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:36 am

NEILL THE NOTORIOUS wrote:An interesting Topic ----

Regarding multiple Bands, not being in time, due to the slow speed of Sound -----

A problem in the Army, was that the Light Infantry (Now known as the Rifles --- see "Sharpe" ) always march at a pace MUCH quicker than the Infantry. According to Bandy, rifles at 140, the rest at 120
The Guards (At least in my day) had a Slower pace ----
Confusion could reign -- but by clever sorting of the"Order of March" --- "Overtaking" was avoided ! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Marching into lunch

Post by englishangel » Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:29 pm

The Royal Green Jackets , Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Light Infantry, now the Rifles certainly march at 140 (my son as a cadet won a drill prize doing this). the Durham Light Infantry marched even faster, at 160.
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Re: Marching into lunch

Post by Fjgrogan » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:37 pm

............ and then there are the Ghurkas!
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Re: Marching into lunch

Post by englishangel » Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:07 am

Gurkhas march at 140 as well.
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Re: Marching into lunch

Post by J.R. » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:49 pm

I'm told that during the 2nd WW, the Italians trained at 210 a minute,............... B-A-C-K-W-A-R-D-S !!!

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Re: Marching into lunch

Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:29 pm

I would suggest that the Gurkhas march at whatever speed they like ----- who would argue ??

I thought JR would have also mentioned Italian Tanks ----- 3 reverse gears and 1 forward, in case of attack from the rear !

This Wartime propoganda was a bit unfair on the Italians, who had taken a beating in Libya --- but some of their Troops --- particularly the Alpini -- were first class ! --- and as one Italian remarked to me "But where is your Caruso, your Leonardo, your Vivaldi, your Verdi ? " ---- point taken !!

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