During the recent royal wedding,
the millions around the world saw Prince William
who chose to wear a uniform that included the famous British “red coat”.
Many have asked, “Why did the British wear red coats in battle?
A long time ago, Britain and France were at war. During one battle, the French captured a British Colonel. They took him to their headquarters; and the French General asked, “Why do you British officers all wear red coats?. Don't you know the red material makes you easier targets for us to shoot at?”
In his casual matter-of-fact way, the officer informed the General that the reason
British officers wear red coats is so that if they are wounded, the blood won't show and the men they are leading won't panic.
And that is why from that day forward,
all French army officers wear brown trousers!
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Send 'em Up!!!
Conversation overheard on the VHF Guard (emergency) frequency 121.5Mhz
while flying from Europe to Dubai:
Iranian Air Defence Radar: Unknown aircraft ... you are in Iranian airspace.
Aircraft: This is a United States aircraft. I am in Iraqui airspace.
Air Defence Radar: You are in Iranian airspace. If you do not depart
we will launch interceptor aircraft!
Aircraft: This is United States Marine Corps FA-18 fighter.
Send 'em up...I'll wait!
Air Defence Radar: (no response...total silence)!
“God Bless Our Troops!”
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“Pearl of Wisdom”
Never engage in a fight you are sure to lose.
Every action has its consequence.
Merle Baird-Kerr . . . written March 5, 2012
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