British Army Myths, Legends and Useless Regimental Information

Discussion in 'British Army Units - Others' started by Drew5233, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Hi Mike,

    I'm probably wrong hence why I put myths in the title :lol:
     
  2. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Andy,
    Someone will probably tell us we are both wrong!

    M
     
  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

  4. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    French Fire Brigade still known as 'Sappeurs et Pompiers'.
    Or maybe 'Sapeurs'.

    M
     
  5. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    sap 2 (s[​IMG]p)
    n. A covered trench or tunnel dug to a point near or within an enemy position.

    v. sapped, sap┬Ěping, saps
    v.tr. 1. To undermine the foundations of (a fortification).
    2. To deplete or weaken gradually.

    v.intr. To dig a sap.

    Blimey Andy, even Adam agrees with us both!:)

    M
     
  6. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Nope, far as I can see the etymology all points towards the tool rather than the activity. ;)
    Sappers and their Hoes...

    A Hoe:
    [​IMG]

    Some Hoes:
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Not forgetting a Hi Hoe too :lol:
     

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