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09-07-07, 03:47 PM #1
Oaths Of Enlistment
I think they transalate to most countries!
ROYAL AIR FORCE OATH OF ENLISTMENT
I, Crabby, swear to sign away four years of my useless life to the Royal
Air Force because I know I couldn't hack it in the Army and because the Marines
I swear to sit behind a desk and take credit for the work done by others more
dedicated than me who take their job seriously. I also swear not to do any
form of real exercise, but promise to defend our bleep test as a valid form of
I swear to uphold and defend the Crown, even though I believe myself to be
I promise to walk around calling everyone by their first name because
I know I'm not really in the military and I find it amusing to annoy the other
I will have a better quality of life than all those around me and will at all times be
sure to make them aware of that fact.
After completion of my (hehe) "basictraining," I will be a lean, mean, doughnut-eating, lazy-boy sitting, civilian-wearing-blue-clothes, Sick Bay Ranger.
I will believe that I am superior to all others, and will make an effort to clean the knife before stabbing the next person in the back with it.
I will do no work unless someone is watching me (and it makes me look good), will annoy those around me, and will go home early everyday.
I consent to never getting promoted, EVER, and understand that all those whom I made fun of yesterday probably will outrank me tomorrow.
So help me God.
Signature: ___________________ Date: _________________
BRITISH ARMY OATH OF ENLISTMENT
I, Pongo, swear to sign away four years of my mediocre life to the British Army
because I couldn't score high enough on the entrance test to get into the Air
Force, I'm not tough enough for the Royal Marines, and the Royal Navy won't
Take me because I can't swim or read. I will wear CS95's every day and tuck my
Trousers into my boots because I can't figure out how to use Twisters.
I will promise to tell myself every day that I am a fierce killing machine because the RSM told me I am, despite the fact that the only action I ever will see is a court martial for sexual harassment.
I acknowledge the fact that I will make L/Cpl in my first year
of service, and vow to maintain that it is because I scored perfect on my PT test.
After completion of my sexual -- er -- I mean, BASIC training, I will attend a
Different Army school once every other month and return knowing less than I did when I left.
On my first leave after basic, I will walk around like I am cool and propose
to my sixth form girlfriend. I will make my wife stay home, because if I let her out
she might leave me for a smarter, better-looking Navy guy. Should she leave me twelve times, I will continue to take her back.
While at work, I will maintain a look of knowledge while getting absolutely nothing accomplished. I will arrive at work every day at 1000 hours because of morning PT and leave every day at 1300 hours to report back to the "section." I understand that I
will undergo no training whatsoever that will help >me get a job in civvie street, and will end up working in security at Tesco with my friends from high school. I will brag to everyone about the Army giving me £1500 for education, but will be unable to use it because I can't pass a placement exam.
So help me God.
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ROYAL NAVY OATH OF ALLEGIANCE
I, Popeye, in lieu of going to prison, swear to sign away four years of my life to the
Royal Navy because I want to hang out with Marines without actually having
to BE one of them, because I thought the Air Force was too gay and because I
thought,"Hey, I like to swim...Why not?"
I promise to wear clothing that went out of style in 1976 and to have my name stencilled on the arse of every item of clothing I own.
I understand that I will be mistaken for the Good Humour man during the
summer, and for the Waffen SS during the winter.
I will strive to use a different language than the rest of the English-speaking world, using words like "deck, bulkhead, lid, and head," when I really mean "floor, wall, hat, and toilet."
I will take great pride in the fact that all Navy acronyms, ranks and insignia, and everything else for thatmatter, are completely different from the other services and make absolutely no sense whatsoever.
I will muster (whatever that is) at 0700 hours every morning unless I am mates with the Chief, in which case I will show up around 0930hours.
I vow to hone my coffee cup handling skills to the point that I can stand up in a
kayak being tossed around in a typhoon and still not spill a drop.
I consent to being promoted and subsequently busted at least twice each fiscal year. I realize that, once selected for Chief, I am required to submit myself to the sick, and
Quite possibly illegal, whims of my new-found "colleagues."
So help me Neptune.
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ROYAL MARINES OATH OF ENLISTMENT
I, ________________ (state name here), swear...uhhhh...hard-and-fast... grunt... Green Lid... ugh... WRNS .... HOORAH!
So help me Corps.
Thumb Print:___________________ Date:___
the sole advantage of power is that you can do more good.
( Baltasar Gracian )
09-07-07, 06:49 PM #2
Makes perfect sense.Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me
We are who we choose to be.
R.I.P. Arielle. 08/20/2010-09/16/2012
09-08-07, 12:58 AM #3
I now have a permanent thumb print on my screen... how do I get it off.
OORAH, SEMPER FI DO OR DIE. WE LIVE BY A CODE... UNIT, CORPS, GOD, COUNTRY! WHAT MAKES THE GRASS GROW? BLOOD. BLOOD. BLOOD. 2ND FORCE RECON. 1ST IN, LAST OUT. WE LIVE FOR THIS SHIT.
Sorry, PTSD acting up. Flashback!
Searching for Evil and the Perfect donut (Love that book)
"It's not who you are underneath, but what you do that defines you"
There are gains for all our losses
There are balms for all our pain
But, when youth, the dream, departs
It takes something from our hearts
And it never comes again
"Captain, it is I Ensign Pulver. I just threw your damn palm tree overboard. Now, what's all this crap about no movie tonight?" -Ens Pulver in Mister Roberts
The man who will go where his colors go, without asking who will fight a phantom foe in the jungle and mountain range, without counting, and who will suffer and die in the midst of incredible hardship, without complaint, is still what he has always been, from Imperial Rome to sceptered Britain to democratic America. He is the stuff of which legions are made. ...His pride is in his colors and his regiment, his training hard and thorough and coldly realistic, to fit him for what he must face...and his obedience is to his orders. He has been called United State Marine.
T.R. Fehrenbach, This Kind of War
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