Tinman wrote:indeid wrote:RetroSicotte wrote:I find it remarkable that a bit of inter-force banter about a name gets taken so seriously by some. Chill out, poking fun is a forces tradition, after all.
Only one person is taking it seriously!
Apparently even daring to utter the word ‘Pathfinder’ (ssssh) is enough to be on the receiving end of a kicking from the Red Devil’s. Twice if you happen to be ‘crab air’.
They have reserved the word don’t you know.
Maybe it’s trademarked?
Banter would be adding a comment about the RAF vs Army rugby result yesterday
Being someone who has worked extensively with the Parachute Regiment, as a crab qualified military parachutist. I find them the most humble of bloke, keen as mustard to learn and very respectful if you have experience in what you are instructing, passed a similar course and have provided FP on MERT.
You’ll find most of the “banter” is from the ardent Cold War warriors who many have been to Ireland, and that’s it.
You don’t even need the badge to be honest, I’ve done a tour in the Bde HQ and another on an attached unit and both times found them extremely welcoming.
I’ve been lucky enough to do quite a few exchange tours, not sure I’d suit the USMC haircut anymore though......