Bootneck – Royal Marine. Matelot – Sailor

bootnedckWhite Ensign on HMS Belfastrum issue 2

There was always a friendly rivalry between the members of the Royal Navy and the Royal Marines. So here is a light hearted and tender story of the love between Matelots and Bootnecks

Matelot Saves Bootneck
A touching story, especially at this time of year …

A Bootneck narrowly escaped serious injury recently when he attempted horseback riding with no prior experience.

After mounting his horse unassisted, the horse immediately began moving.

…As it galloped along at a steady and rhythmic pace, the Bootneck, who has not been named, began to slip sideways from the saddle.

Although attempting to grab for the horse’s mane the Bootneck could not get a firm grip.

He then threw his arms around the horse’s neck but continued to slide down the side of the horse.

The horse galloped along, seemingly oblivious to its slipping rider.

Finally, losing his grip, the rider attempted to leap away from the horse and throw himself to safety…

However, his foot became entangled in the stirrup, leaving him at the mercy of the horse’s pounding hooves as his head and upper body repeatedly struck the ground.

Moments away from unconsciousness and possible death, to his great fortune a Matelot, shopping at Walmart saw him and quickly unplugged the horse!!!
Go Navy!!!!!!
Hope you enjoyed, we have to joke every now and then.
God Bless and keep reading.


About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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