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    Ask a Brit!

    Well, this thread has run before, it'd be interesting to see it run again....


    Wish you could ask a Brit something? about cadets? about general life?


    Here's your chance, the small Cadre of Brits here will try our/their best to answer your questions.




    Fire Away!
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    Something I've always wondered.

    Do you guys actually sit down and have tea time like in the movies and stuff.
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    It all depends how posh you are I mean when we have a break we normally have a good ole cuppa! Well I do anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan. View Post
    Something I've always wondered.

    Do you guys actually sit down and have tea time like in the movies and stuff.
    Nothing to do with how posh you are Tea is drunk by all in the UK, and at any time of day.

    We regularly attend "teas" at the town hall with the mayor and mayoress, tiny sandwiches, small cakes, strawberries and cream.

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    Don't they call dinner at your camps "Tea time?"
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    Some poeple do.
    But then some call lunch dinner.
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    I'll be going there in March.. what's the weather like at that time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by colford.R View Post
    I'll be going there in March.. what's the weather like at that time?
    It's going to be great!!!!

    I'm spending Christmas in Reading again this year......love the weather in the UK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colford.R View Post
    I'll be going there in March.. what's the weather like at that time?
    We had heavy snow in March last year, then a few weeks later really hot weather..

    Where abouts in the UK are you going?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedagog View Post
    We had heavy snow in March last year, then a few weeks later really hot weather..

    Where abouts in the UK are you going?
    well, I'll be in Ireland, England and Scotland over a 9 day period. I'm not sure of the exact cities right now though.
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    good o'l brits! my sqn i just retired from actually does a 2 week exchange with a sqn near sherburn. we're the only sqn's that do the exchange which happens every other summer. every 4 years we go there and vise versa. Best exchange ever IMO because you can actually end up going to england twice if you join soon enough. and you stay with your host's family the hole time.

    Unfortunatly i only had the opportunity to go once because when i was younger i had been in a different sqn. but since being with 718 i have seen them three time and for the most part its the same guys. and when i say guys i really only mean guys haha, im surprised at the difference in female to male ratio compared to us.

    Made friends for life because of the awesome exhcange our two squadrons do. its a shame others dont have the same opportunity. But the guys i made friends with will be friends for life for sure

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    Yeah, our Cadet Corps sent a group with me leading to Scotland this year as part of the Robert Gordon College Corps (CCF). We spent a whole week at Barry Buddon Training Camp off of Aberdeen and it was an absolutely lush experience. TBH, the British camps are so well equiped and made our Borden/Trenton camps look like crap because they have actual sleeping quarters indoors and beautiful sports grounds.... *goes dreamy again*... anyways, it's ashamed I can't go back this year to train with them since I'm going on a Eurotrip (Woo-Hoo), but I'm sure the friends I made, I'll visit again!!! If you Canadian Cadets get the opportunity, I seriously encourage you to go join the expedition!!!
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    By the way, just out of curiosity, are all the British Cadets using the L98A2 now, or was it just the Army Cadets (CCF)?

    Also, you guys have the funniest ways of marching. Your arms extend over your head for some corps and you march at a MUCH faster tempo... it's quite a sight!!! LOL
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    I got a question,

    Where do you get all of your sayings from? I had a brit with me on Australia exchange and he was using all these funny sayings because they rhyme with the words they mean. I can't remember any examples though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by amok View Post
    By the way, just out of curiosity, are all the British Cadets using the L98A2 now, or was it just the Army Cadets (CCF)?

    Also, you guys have the funniest ways of marching. Your arms extend over your head for some corps and you march at a MUCH faster tempo... it's quite a sight!!! LOL
    We all use them for Full Bore courses, but have not all got drill purpose ones, Sea Cadets are in the process of changing at the moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M Jarosz View Post
    I got a question,

    Where do you get all of your sayings from? I had a brit with me on Australia exchange and he was using all these funny sayings because they rhyme with the words they mean. I can't remember any examples though...
    Was he from London by any chance, Cockney slang is basically a rhyming slang.
    Examples
    Apples and Pairs for Stairs
    Mince Pies for Eyes

    Here's a great translator.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedagog View Post
    Was he from London by any chance, Cockney slang is basically a rhyming slang.
    Examples
    Apples and Pairs for Stairs
    Mince Pies for Eyes

    Here's a great translator.
    Ya thats what it was, I remember him saying to me once when i was carrying up my luggage to "watch out for the apples and pairs on your way up." I was so confused.

    Haha thanks for that!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedagog View Post
    We all use them for Full Bore courses, but have not all got drill purpose ones, Sea Cadets are in the process of changing at the moment.
    You phased out the A1's RIGHT AFTER I LEFT! of course!
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    Is it a big deal walking around with a knife in your pocket? Or is that just in certain parts where they have lots of gang violence?
    Is the BBC as cool as I think it is? or is that just because of Top Gear and Ray Mears?
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