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Mr Vice...........help?

Old 16th Sep 2011, 22:36
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"Thanks for bread and buttered toast, father, Son and Holy Ghost"


or,

"Dear Lord what piece of Cod is this that passeth all understanding?"
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Old 16th Sep 2011, 22:53
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Benedictus, Benedicat per Jesum Christum Dominum Nostrum (Blessed is He and may he bless [this food] Amen

Makes you sound a bit educated - like.
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Old 16th Sep 2011, 23:27
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Ifen tis Latin you want:

Clamo, clamatis, omnes clamamus pro glace lactis. = I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.

quidquid latine dictum sit altum viditur = anything said in Latin sounds profound

Sum, ergo edo. = I am, therefore I eat.
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Old 21st Nov 2022, 12:47
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After-Dinner Toasts

Please could PPRUNERS contribute a few RAF-appropriate toasts.

Regiment-orientated would be much appreciated.

My last Grace before meal, not very good, was:

Oh God who makes the the clouds ** thy chariots
Please bless for us our peas and cariots.

** as in meteorology!
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Old 21st Nov 2022, 12:56
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“To our wives, girlfriends, ladies and lovers……and may they never meet!”

Something along those lines was proposed at an oppressively humid outdoor dinner night by the Station Commander at RAF Gutersloh (the late Mike Steer, I believe). It was immediately followed by a very loud clap of thunder and said Group Captain nearly fell off his chair!

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Old 21st Nov 2022, 13:04
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Originally Posted by ShyTorque
“To our wives, girlfriends, ladies and lovers……and may they never meet!”

Something along those lines was proposed at an oppressively humid outdoor dinner night by the Station Commander at RAF Gutersloh (the late Mike Steer, I believe). It was immediately followed by a very loud clap of thunder and said Group Captain nearly fell off his chair!
Thank you. Trouble with that one is the increasing number of ladies present, and indeed one might be asked to Toast. Makes wording complicated [never mind "other persuasions"]

I do hope the thunder was "in the forecast" even if only a PROB 10
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Old 21st Nov 2022, 13:12
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There were lots of wives at the dinner night in question… Many thought he deserved to be struck by the bolt of lightning!
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Old 21st Nov 2022, 13:12
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Grace at a Padre's Dining Out:

"Oh Jesus Christ, our Lord divine
Who turned the water into wine,
Have mercy on us wicked men
About to turn it back again".
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Old 21st Nov 2022, 13:14
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Originally Posted by ShyTorque
“To our wives, girlfriends, ladies and lovers……and may they never meet!”
Usually rendered simply as "Wives and sweethearts. May they never meet" but then it's a Naval toast so Heaven knows how it gets delivered in Guttersloh.
Wednesday's Naval toast is traditionally "Ourselves (as no one is likely to concern themselves with our welfare.)" There are earthier versions...

The grace I always liked was "Good friends, good meat, good God, let's eat", a commendable improvement on the earnest, endless hand-wringing platitudes you get when the "Bish" is invited to perform that office.
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Old 21st Nov 2022, 13:15
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Here's a couple of graces:
  • O God whose gifts to us imply/ regale(??)
    the knowledge enabling us to fly/sail
    we are thankful Lord, you did not o’erlook
    the skills of Steward and of Cook
    So bless this food to our use. Amen.
  • Lord though it is time of the Lenten fast
    we pray Thee excuse this night’s repast
    For should over-indulgence be our intent
    In the morning Lord we shall truly repent!
    Bless this food to our use. Amen.
  • God bless this bunch of hungry souls
    and God bless those who fill our bowls
    but as we ponder the speed of flight
    May we never of Thee, O Lord, lose sight. Amen.
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Old 21st Nov 2022, 13:40
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Oh God, thy sea is so great
And my boat is so small
There is food on my plate
We give thanks for it all.

(Substitute sky and plane as you wish)
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Old 21st Nov 2022, 13:47
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Wa’s like uz? Damn few and they’re ai deed!
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Old 21st Nov 2022, 15:53
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A certain Finningley Padre:

Rub a dub dub. Thank God for the grub.
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Old 21st Nov 2022, 16:17
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A rather good toast a French friend told me.

​​​​​​ A nos femmes, à nos chevaux et à ceux qui les montent
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Old 21st Nov 2022, 16:20
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Bless this bunch; as they crunch their lunch
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Old 21st Nov 2022, 16:21
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We seem to be confusing graces and toasts but it is fun reading and thinking back to the last time I heard them.
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Old 21st Nov 2022, 18:50
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Yes, more Toast please. Surely the regiment has something specific?

An anecdote from author John Masters, when Mr Vice, unfortunately rat-arsed, was invited "the King!".

"Bloody hell, show the bugger in and give him a drink! [this is the gist, my Masters collection is in a cold spidery attic]
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Old 21st Nov 2022, 19:20
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“Quentlemen, the Geen” may be anecdotal.
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Old 21st Nov 2022, 19:37
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A simple "Per Ardua" or "The Corps" should do. It's what is generally said.
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Old 21st Nov 2022, 19:43
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Good Friends
Good Meat
Good God
Let's Eat
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