Grog
Grog is any of a variety of alcoholic beverages. The word originally referred to a drink made with water or "small beer" (a weak beer), lemon or lime juice and rum, which British Vice Admiral Edward V...
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Customs and traditions of the Royal Navy
There are many customs and traditions associated with the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom, many of these traditions have carried on to other Commonwealth navies, such as Canada, Australia and New Zea...
Two six heave
"Two, six, heave" is a phrase used to coordinate seamen's pulling. It is widely believed to derive from the orders used in firing shipboard cannons in the British Royal Navy. The team of six men had n...
Saluting trap
A saluting trap was a form of officer harassment practiced by conscripts in the British Army during and after World War II.Given their general lack of control over their lives in the Army, and the lon...
Battle honours of the British and Imperial Armies
The following battle honours were awarded to units of the British Army and the armies of British India and the Dominions of the British Empire. From their institution until the end of the Second World...
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Minden Day
Minden Day is a regimental anniversary celebrated on August 1 by certain units of the British Army. It commemorates the participation of the forerunners of the regiments in the Battle of Minden on tha...
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Gunfire (drink)
Gunfire (or Gun-fire) is a British cocktail made of black tea and rum. It has its origins in the British Army and is also used as a name for early morning tea in the army.
It is unknown when Gunfi...
Paddy wester
Paddy Wester is a traditional Royal Navy term for a young or inexperienced seaman. It might also refer to a "new-boy" in a mess; in times of stability, the "Junior Hand" might remain as such for some ...
Snorkers
Snorkers is a British English colloquialism for sausages. The reference is probably to the resemblance between a sausage and a snorkel. It may have a Royal Navy slang origin.Snorkers is the nickname ...
Heart of Oak
"Heart of Oak" is the official march of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom. It is also the official march of several Commonwealth navies including the Royal Canadian Navy and the Royal New Zealand N...
Trooping the Colour
Trooping the Colour is a ceremony performed by regiments of the British and Commonwealth armies. It has been a tradition of British infantry regiments since the 17th century, although the roots go bac...
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Fleet review (Commonwealth realms)
A fleet review is a traditional gathering of ships from a particular navy to be observed by the reigning monarch or his or her representative, a practice allegedly dating back to the 15th century. Suc...
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Don't Forget Your Old Shipmates
"Don't Forget Your Old Shipmates" is a naval traditional song that was sung by sailors in the Napoleonic Era. It is sung in the Wardroom scene in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. It is...
Bunting tosser
'Bunting tosser' or 'Bunts' is an informal term used in the Royal Navy to describe the sailors who hoist signal flags. Although dating from the period of signalling by flags, it has survived as a ge...
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Crown and Anchor
Crown and Anchor is a simple dice game, traditionally played for gambling purposes by sailors in the Royal Navy, and also in the British merchant and fishing fleets.
The game originated in the 18t...
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Covey Crump
Commander A. Covey-Crump, Royal Navy (RN), a former Naval Assistant to the Chief of Naval Information, was responsible in the mid-1950s for compiling a record of naval slang, abbreviations, legends an...
Uckers
Uckers is a two- or four-player board game traditionally played in the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Royal Canadian Navy, Royal New Zealand Navy, Royal Australian Navy, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) ...
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Splice the mainbrace
"Splice the mainbrace" is an order given aboard naval vessels to issue the crew with a drink. Originally an order for one of the most difficult emergency repair jobs aboard a sailing ship, it became a...
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Battle honour
A battle honour is an award of a right by a government or sovereign to a military unit to emblazon the name of a battle or operation on its flags ("colours"), uniforms or other accessories where ornam...
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Queen's Guard
The Queen's Guard and Queen's Life Guard (called King's Guard and King's Life Guard when the reigning monarch is male) are the names given to contingents of infantry and cavalry soldiers charged with ...
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Spin Wheel
The Spin Wheel is a British drill manoeuvre. The manoeuvre is not written down, but is instead passed down from one generation to the next.The manoeuvre is performed at the Trooping the Colour by The ...
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List of Trooping of the Colour by Date, Regiment and Sovereign from 1895
This is a list of the Trooping of the Colour ceremony from 1895-2001. The first Trooping of the Colour took place on Horse Guards Parade on 4 June 1805.In 1895 two Troopings were done on two consecuti...
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