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    REME poem


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    Post by muskey124 Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:34 am

    A friend of mine from the UK emailed this to me so I thought I would share.


    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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    Post by pylon1357 Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:42 am

    Ha, love it. Thanks for sharing this one.


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    Post by Jonhno Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:22 pm

    yeah like that too, will have to show my REME vet down the road, he told me about his scrounging petrol and selling it to the locals, interesting it had a dye in it so that had to be taken out

    also he would keep his cigs under his helmet net instead of a bandage,

    he was wounded picking up a broken down vehicle in NW Europe when a "gerry" chucked a grenade,

    Great guy, put up most of the TV towers across the US and Canada, also worked on CN tower and many of the large buildings in Toronto


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    Post by Canadian Corporal Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:36 am

    Hi Guys. Here is another one but a bit more modern. I know it as the EME prayer:

    We are the willing
    led by the unknowing
    doing the unwanted
    for the ungrateful.

    And having been doing
    so much
    with so little
    for so long,
    we are now qualified
    to do anything
    with nothing.

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