1812 Re: Pike Drill for Serjeants, Revisited...
- You know what the Army is like.. Everything is regulated and done 'by the numbers'...! ;-)
--- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, peter monahan <petemonahan@...> wrote:
> And exactly which manual has the 'make love' and fornicate drills in it?
> Peter Monahan
> John Potter said: <SNIP> "Semantics I know but perhaps a subtle distinction from the days when social class was more of a factor in the military than it is today.. A bit like the old saying that the men sweat but officers perspire, or that officers 'make love' and the men/NCO's fornicate...!<unSNIP>
- No I guess you are too fancy for things like that!!
From: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com [mailto:WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Mark Dickerson
My mistake then. During my years as a sergeant in the light company, I only
every carried a musket, not one of those silly fish/pike things. And I
always carried it at the advance as befitting such an important person of
quality and dignity.
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