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gtaylorwigan
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Number of posts : 10
Age : 69
Localisation : Wigan
Cap Badge : REME, DLOY
Places Served : Arborfield, Bordon, Lippstadt, Gibraltar, Hong Kong
Registration date : 2008-11-26

PostSubject: REME Capbadge   1/12/2008, 15:19

I have just added the REME capbadge to my avatar and looking at it reminds of the little ditty we used to go with it.

You work like a horse
You are chained to your job
You go like lightening
To crown it all you have dropped a bollock
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Jock Tamsens Bairn
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Number of posts : 1
Age : 75
Localisation : Arbroath Scotland
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : UK/BAOR/Malaya/Borneo
Registration date : 2009-01-18

PostSubject: Re: REME Capbadge   18/1/2009, 13:28

Liked your little ditty. I heard it as

Work like a horse
Move like greasd lightning
and if you drop a bollock
you get put in chains......

Nothing mentioned about the Crown ... But it's good.

Ah the good old days
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gtaylorwigan
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Number of posts : 10
Age : 69
Localisation : Wigan
Cap Badge : REME, DLOY
Places Served : Arborfield, Bordon, Lippstadt, Gibraltar, Hong Kong
Registration date : 2008-11-26

PostSubject: Re: REME Capbadge   23/1/2009, 22:05

Hi Jock,

Good times and memories.

Except when I think of things like lying on your back under a Bedford in a snowdrift on Hoehne ranges or lifting a 432 power pack in the middle of the night.

Cheers
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allanj
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Number of posts : 17
Localisation : Northumberland
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Osnabruck, SEME, Hong Kong, Hohne
Registration date : 2007-10-17

PostSubject: Re: REME Capbadge   15/2/2009, 00:22

I had it as
REME
Serves under the crown
At the speed of light
with the power of a horse
All over the world
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Let Gen
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Number of posts : 1026
Localisation : Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
Cap Badge : RC Sigs (RTG Op) / CF Logistics (Cook)
Places Served : Germany, Egypt, Cyprus, CFS Alert and some other strange places
Registration date : 2007-12-16

PostSubject: Re: REME Capbadge   16/2/2009, 04:18

Didn't it go as:

REME once
REME twice
You want that truck to get you home to-night
BE NICE

Usually a case of Carlsberg or any local brew was well appreciated if memory serves me right.

Put a C in the REME (RCEME) to explain my lesson as taught to me.
Also when it was -25c and that space heater in your 3/4 TUV was N/S and you were looking at 2 weeks of winter training with no heat except for a lantern and this greased stained, over worked hero showed to repair it AND had the spare parts needed. Yes a hero in my little world deserving a bottle of the finest.
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Paul
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Number of posts : 817
Age : 65
Localisation : Limavady, N.I.
Cap Badge : R.E.M.E.
Places Served : Arborfield (Basic training), S.E.M.E. Bordon (Trade training), Barnard Castle, Hemer, Belfast (Emergency Tour), Londonderry, Munster, Brunei, Hong Kong
Registration date : 2008-04-06

PostSubject: Re: REME Capbadge   16/2/2009, 10:44

There are various versions of the rhyme about, the one I remember is a mix of the first two, but with the same general meanings.

I did hear one about the our Australian colleagues, but it is a long time ago and I cannot remember any of it at all.

Spent 6 weeks on exercise, from Hong Kong, with 7th (DEO) Gurkha Rifles in Brisbane (Enoggera Camp), enjoyed every minute of it, especially when the money ran out and most of the vehicles were handed back. I still have a map somewhere of the training area around Canungra(??).

Paul.
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ciphers
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Number of posts : 966
Age : 84
Localisation : Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7C5
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Catterick (1951) - BAOR (1952 -1954)-(Herford - Bunde - Munster) - Japan (Kure) - Korea (Pusan - Seoul) - Cyprus (Nicosia) - Suez Op (1st Guards Brigade) - UK (63 Sigs Regt TA, Southampton)
Registration date : 2008-06-30

PostSubject: Re: REME Capbadge   18/2/2009, 03:01

Just for you Boy's


Workshop's


In forty two they formed the R.E.M.E.,
They combed the army for the dreamy,
For the lazy and the lame,
For the men who had no shame.


From far and near in herds they came,
To add to REME Workshops fame,
And now they daily swing the lead,
In workshop, billet and sickbed.


Their diseases spread to other ranks,
Especially those employed in tanks,
Experienced scroungers like the rest,
With these men this Corps is blessed.


But when the time comes when you’re in need,
The REME boys will act with speed,
They'll swing a hook and not the lead,
Transport a tank on a flatbed.


Jack up your jeep, change a tire,
Fix your scout car with bailing wire,
Jump with Paras - ride with tanks,
And never ask you for your thanks.


So good luck REME, here's three cheers,
In ninety two, it's fifty years.

To Lofty Meadows, a good friend.

Len Payne.
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gtaylorwigan
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Number of posts : 10
Age : 69
Localisation : Wigan
Cap Badge : REME, DLOY
Places Served : Arborfield, Bordon, Lippstadt, Gibraltar, Hong Kong
Registration date : 2008-11-26

PostSubject: Re: REME Capbadge   18/2/2009, 12:06

Nice one ciphers, very original

GT
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jim
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Number of posts : 1291
Localisation : Sutton Coldfield
Cap Badge : RAOC
Places Served : Dad, Hamburg, Bad Oeynhausen, Iserlohn, Bury, Osnabruck, Worcester. Me Detmold, Bielefeld, NI, HK
Registration date : 2008-01-03

PostSubject: Re: REME Capbadge   18/2/2009, 14:09

LOL, I like it,nice one mate.

Very Happy
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ciphers
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Number of posts : 966
Age : 84
Localisation : Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7C5
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Catterick (1951) - BAOR (1952 -1954)-(Herford - Bunde - Munster) - Japan (Kure) - Korea (Pusan - Seoul) - Cyprus (Nicosia) - Suez Op (1st Guards Brigade) - UK (63 Sigs Regt TA, Southampton)
Registration date : 2008-06-30

PostSubject: Re: REME Capbadge   19/2/2009, 17:59

Of course boys on the distaff side, we used to refer to the REME as Rough Engineering Made Easy ..

Len
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johnbe77
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Number of posts : 6
Age : 76
Localisation : Hailsham, E.Sussex
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Fallingbostel, Tidworth, UN Cyprus, Osnabruck, HQ London District, Arborfield(x4)
Registration date : 2013-01-11

PostSubject: Re: REME Capbadge   11/1/2013, 21:01

A bit late in coming - but as I remember it, with reference to the world on a chain::

'Bollocks will NOT be dropped, they WILL be lowered gently to the ground on the chain provided !'
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JPW
Let Gen
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Number of posts : 1037
Age : 76
Localisation : Berkshire
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Rotenburg Ploen Lippstadt Hamm Wetter Minden Munster Bielefeldt Dusseldorf
Registration date : 2008-11-09

PostSubject: Re: REME Capbadge   12/1/2013, 06:44


'Bollocks will NOT be dropped, they WILL be lowered gently to the ground on the chain provided !'[/quote]

Johnbe77

Welcome

Not heard that one before
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BigJock
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Number of posts : 117
Localisation : €uroland
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Arborfield, Bordon, Osnabrück, Paderborn and once again Paderborn.
Registration date : 2011-06-14

PostSubject: Re: REME Capbadge   12/1/2013, 13:08

What ever the rhyme, proud to have worn the badge, if only for twelve years.
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bigmal
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Number of posts : 296
Age : 59
Localisation : Worksop, Notts
Cap Badge : R.E.M.E
Places Served : Fallingbostal, NI, Hohne, Fallingbostal, again.
Registration date : 2012-03-30

PostSubject: Re: REME Capbadge   12/1/2013, 18:20

Ditto, but for 9 + training.
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steve
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Number of posts : 767
Age : 68
Localisation : near Cuxhaven
Cap Badge : Royal Signals + Royal Engineers
Places Served : Verden-Aller + Willich + Iserlohn + Hameln
Registration date : 2010-02-14

PostSubject: Re: REME Capbadge   12/1/2013, 18:43

"Royal Engineers Minus Education" comes to mind... Very Happy
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Shelldrake
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Number of posts : 3001
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: REME Capbadge   12/1/2013, 18:58

steve wrote:
"Royal Engineers Minus Education" comes to mind... Very Happy




lol!
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"john boy"
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Number of posts : 939
Age : 55
Localisation : shrewsbury
Cap Badge : acc
Places Served : aldershot/albermarle bks ouston-father LI- gib- berlin NI- lemgo- colchester- shrewsbury-tidworth left82
Registration date : 2010-12-30

PostSubject: Re: REME Capbadge   12/1/2013, 20:41

ok cap badges me is trying to find largest cap badge in army c'ome on fellas thinking caps on lol!
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brum
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 76
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

PostSubject: Re: REME Capbadge   12/1/2013, 20:45

"john boy" wrote:
ok cap badges me is trying to find largest cap badge in army c'ome on fellas thinking caps on lol!

With you all the way on that one, me old egg banjo mechanic but do you mean the biggest cap EVER, or just of recent times ?
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"john boy"
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Number of posts : 939
Age : 55
Localisation : shrewsbury
Cap Badge : acc
Places Served : aldershot/albermarle bks ouston-father LI- gib- berlin NI- lemgo- colchester- shrewsbury-tidworth left82
Registration date : 2010-12-30

PostSubject: Re: REME Capbadge   12/1/2013, 22:18

brum wrote:
"john boy" wrote:
ok cap badges me is trying to find largest cap badge in army c'ome on fellas thinking caps on lol!

With you all the way on that one, me old egg banjo mechanic but do you mean the biggest cap EVER, or just of recent times ?

biggest ever me old chum ( I think the Jocks could be in with a chance) lol!
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PostSubject: Re: REME Capbadge   12/1/2013, 23:00

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ritter
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Number of posts : 265
Age : 88
Localisation : North Huron Township, ON,Canada
Cap Badge : Royal Canadian Artillery
Places Served : CFB Valcartier, CFB Borden, AFVR Meaford, Ipperwash, CAN; Hannover, Putlos; 21 Fd Regt RCA(M)
Registration date : 2011-07-09

PostSubject: Re: REME Capbadge   13/1/2013, 05:53

BAOR (27CIB)
Attention: John Boy et al
Reference your appeal for the largest cap badge
How about the following?

Saskatchewan Armoured
XX Regiment Canada
Cap badge

Ritter
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ciphers
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Number of posts : 966
Age : 84
Localisation : Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7C5
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Catterick (1951) - BAOR (1952 -1954)-(Herford - Bunde - Munster) - Japan (Kure) - Korea (Pusan - Seoul) - Cyprus (Nicosia) - Suez Op (1st Guards Brigade) - UK (63 Sigs Regt TA, Southampton)
Registration date : 2008-06-30

PostSubject: Re: REME Capbadge   13/1/2013, 07:31

According to Wiki Answers the Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders had the largest badge, but lets not forget the old helmet plates as depicted in this photo from my old collection.

Len(Ciphers)


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"john boy"
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Number of posts : 939
Age : 55
Localisation : shrewsbury
Cap Badge : acc
Places Served : aldershot/albermarle bks ouston-father LI- gib- berlin NI- lemgo- colchester- shrewsbury-tidworth left82
Registration date : 2010-12-30

PostSubject: Re: REME Capbadge   14/1/2013, 17:06

ciphers wrote:
According to Wiki Answers the Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders had the largest badge, but lets not forget the old helmet plates as depicted in this photo from my old collection.

Len(Ciphers)


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Which on were issued ?ha ha Very Happy Very Happy lol!
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ritter
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Number of posts : 265
Age : 88
Localisation : North Huron Township, ON,Canada
Cap Badge : Royal Canadian Artillery
Places Served : CFB Valcartier, CFB Borden, AFVR Meaford, Ipperwash, CAN; Hannover, Putlos; 21 Fd Regt RCA(M)
Registration date : 2011-07-09

PostSubject: Re: REME Capbadge   14/1/2013, 22:22

BAOR (27CIB)
attention: Ciphers
An impressive collection, Len
Bob
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ciphers
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Number of posts : 966
Age : 84
Localisation : Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7C5
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Catterick (1951) - BAOR (1952 -1954)-(Herford - Bunde - Munster) - Japan (Kure) - Korea (Pusan - Seoul) - Cyprus (Nicosia) - Suez Op (1st Guards Brigade) - UK (63 Sigs Regt TA, Southampton)
Registration date : 2008-06-30

PostSubject: Re: REME Capbadge   14/1/2013, 22:30

Just a part of it, comprised of over 600 cap badges, 120 helmet plates, plus the collection of helmets, shakos etc.
Unfortunately now gone, was offered a good price for the whole shebang and took advantage of the offer .. now I wish I had kept it .. I had a superb set of Victorian Light Infantry badges, see them below

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