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« Reply #16 on: Saturday02May2009 »

There was definitely a winner mate. The word Infanteer goes way back and is even used in AVM portraits/pictures etc.

Thanx Cic but I was neither asking nor do I need your permission or blessing on that or anything.

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« Reply #15 on: Saturday02May2009 »

we could sit here and throw grenades at each other all night about this WORD....if you want to use it, do it.......

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« Reply #14 on: Saturday02May2009 »

No winners, no losers, and a nice change of pace on the forum.  Good stuff.

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« Reply #13 on: Saturday02May2009 »

Thanx Dodger was aware of that but thanks for the info. As far as Bn RSM's I had 10 different ones and never had a problem with them and the term Infanteer. Infact the poem was displayed in a frame on the wall of the boozer at the Infantry Centre at Singleton where they train these Infanteers.

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« Reply #12 on: Saturday02May2009 »

Going back to your poem 80's, a bit of info for you

Written during World War II, and taken from the Australian War Memorial publication 'Jungle Warfare' in 1944 - one of a series of hard-bound books published and distributed primarily by soldiers to their families back home. This poem penned by a digger known only by his nom de plume 'A Gunner' and his Army Number NX70702. It pretty much says it all.
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« Reply #11 on: Saturday02May2009 »

now that my memory is pricked.....talk about an Infanteer in front of a Infantry Bn RSM......HuhHuh  he would have your balls....
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« Reply #10 on: Saturday02May2009 »

Now, I dont know what others experiences were, for those who did serve in RAINF....

When we look at Tate dressed up in a typical pose....mesh bandana as a hat , sleeves up......effing posuer

We in our Bn when out on operations in SVN  were:  sleeves down all the time............bush hat........mesh bandana only for the neck as a sweat rag.....shave every day or else.....anti malaria pill each afternoon before stand to........sox changed daily (inspected by Pl Sgt)........fresh greens every two days.....   no smoking on patrol or on piquet.......smoking when ordered to.........rest stops etc....no radios........no pipes or cigars.........

now, that is just part of  routine of normal infantry man.............not a POGO

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« Reply #9 on: Saturday02May2009 »

Well it appears from the AWM links I included that the term "Infanteer" has been in general use and acceptance long before either of us pulled on combat boots.

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« Reply #8 on: Saturday02May2009 »

I understand that since the mid 70s the language written and spoken has gone under considerable change.......much to the detrement of the art of good language.....US influence, etc etc etc etc ....................... 

Now, back to the poem.......

it tell the story aptly..........................
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« Reply #7 on: Saturday02May2009 »

My ears not in a knot, how about making a valid comment on the message of the poem instead of picking bones out of jellyfish.

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« Reply #6 on: Saturday02May2009 »

"No such word in the Australian Army vocab.

D&EGUN"

Really yet the AWM has it in its archives?

Some more links to the INFANTEER.

http://www.army.mil.za/hq_units/infantry_fmn/inf_bulletins/23_08.pdf

One from a AWM picture.

http://cas.awm.gov.au/art/ART25900

and another.

http://cas.awm.gov.au/photograph/018374

Or this

"Though Gary was an infanteer, his views are just as applicable to those who served in the other arms and services."

http://www.vvaa.org.au/experience.htm

So it seems to be in general use, so its a valid word in society just because it does appear in a dictionary doesnt mena its not a real word, if we can speak it it is a word as far as our ears are concerned.

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« Reply #5 on: Saturday02May2009 »

I was corrected a few years ago by a noted Military Authority, in which I used the word Infanteer..........as it was pointed out to me, the word does not exist in the formal dictionaries......

anyway...lets not get our "buck an eeers" in a knot over this......

much the same asAssault Troopers !!!!! a term loosely taken up by EFFWIT TATE
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« Reply #4 on: Saturday02May2009 »

Yes I know it does not exist, but its usually POGO's who point that out, I will use it, I dont care what u think, sorry.

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« Reply #3 on: Saturday02May2009 »

infanteer Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary 

  English
  NounSingular
infanteer
  Plural
infanteers
 

infanteer (plural infanteers)

(British) A soldier employed in any infantry role; an infantryman.
The appointment of an infanteer from The Highlanders as the Sovereign's Piper shows that the events following Culloden are no longer raw in the memory.

(posted with tongue in cheek) Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: Saturday02May2009 »

I've with Cicero on this 80s, sorry. I hear the word Infanteer and can only think of a liquid expressed from the eyes of a small child.  No such word in the Australian Army vocab.

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« Reply #1 on: Saturday02May2009 »

No such word.....Infanteer....only Infantry

Sorry for being pedantic....but this is fact.  Bombadier, Racketeer, Bucanneer, but NO Infanteer
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« on: Saturday02May2009 »

The Infanteer
He is born to the earth; on the day he enlists
He is sentenced to life on the soil,
To march on it, crawl on it, dig in it, sprawl on it,
Sleep on it after his toil.

Be it sand, rock or ice, gravel, mud or red loam
He will fight on it bravely, will die,
And the crude little cross telling men of his loss
Will cry mutely to some foreign sky.

He's the tired-looking man in the untidy garb,
weatherbeaten, footsore with fatigue,
But his spirit is strong as marches along
With his burdens for league upon league.

He attacks in the face of a murderous fire,
crawling forward, attacking through mud.
When he breaks through the lines, over wire and mines
On the point of his bayonet is blood.

Should you meet him, untidy, begrimed and fatigued,
Don't indulge in unwarranted mirth,
For the brave infanteer deserves more than your sneer,
He is truly the salt of the earth.
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