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BRITISH WARM An overcoat, knee-length and close fitting at the waist, worn by mouted troops and officers. Early examples of the helmet were officers' private purchases and differed slightly from the regulation pattern. The Bull Ring at Etaples was infamous for its severe discipline. BUMF Toilet paper, or newspaper used for that purpose. From Arabic/Hindustani for firearm, originally a crossbow. BRODIE British steel helmet, introduced (originally for snipers only) in February 1916. Men were posted here from the front line for refresher training, and to "inculcate the offensive spirit". From French boeuf bouilli - boiled beef - but in popular useage long before the Great War. CANTEEN MEDALS Beer or food stains down the front of a tunic. CAT WALK Narrow pathway, ofthe only one brick (9 inches) wide, between fields on French and Belgian farms. BATTLE POLICE Armed military police patrols deployed in the trenches following an attack to deal with (often by summary execution) stragglers and men who had refused to go over the top. RFC/RAF expression, possibly derived from the phoenetic alphabet. To bivvy up - to set up shelter, usually for the night. BLACK MARIA Heavy German high-explosive shell, so-named because of the black smoke it produced when exploding. It was often said in jest that the motto of the Brigade of Guards - 'honi soit qui mal y pense' - could be freely translated as 'after you with the Bluebell, Rupert', due to their excessive use of bull. From the regiment's time in India , at a time when the blue cap was the symbol of an elite force, much as maroon or green berets are today. From the marking painted on the delivery shell casing. Any of several evergreen shrubs or trees of the genus Buxus, especially the Eurasian species B.
This also gave rise to their other sarcastic nickname, the Army Safety Corps. When the ASC acquired their well-earned Royal prefix in 1918, to become the RASC, their nickname was changed to Run Away, Someone's Coming! However, most slang used in the ADF is restricted to its personnel. he Tommies during WW1 and also WW2 developed a language of their own. before the ink on the junior soldier's enlistment papers was dry also, I was cutting barbed wire while you was cutting your milk teeth. BASE RAT A soldier perpetually at the base, therefore maintaining comfort and safety. BATTLE BOWLER Steel helmet, first introduced in numbers to British troops in February 1916. BEFORE YOUR NUMBER WAS DRY Expression used by more experienced soldiers to rookies as a form of put-down: "I was killing Germans before your number was dry" - i.e.