17 January 2013
The Best Regiment in the British Army
A Paratrooper, a Craftsman, a Gunner and a Fusilier got into an argument about which Regiment was "The Best." The arguing became so heated the four squaddies failed to see an oncoming truck as they crossed the street. They were hit by the truck and killed instantly.
Soon, the four soldiers found themselves at the Pearly gates of Heaven. There, they met Saint Peter and decided that only he could be the ultimate source of truth and honesty. So, the four Squaddies asked him, "Saint Peter, which Regiment of the British Army is the best?"
Saint Peter replied, "I can't answer that. However, I will ask God what He thinks the next time I see Him. Meanwhile, thank you for your service on Earth and welcome to Heaven."
Sometime later the four Soldiers see Saint Peter and remind him of the question they had asked when first entering Heaven and asked Saint Peter if he was able to ask God for the answer to their answer.?
Suddenly, a sparkling white dove lands on Saint Peter's shoulder. In the dove's beak is a note glistening with gold dust. Saint Peter opens the note, trumpets blare, gold dust drifts into the air, harps play crescendos and Saint Peter begins to read the note aloud to the four servicemen:
MEMORANDUM FROM THE DESK OF THE ALMIGHTY ONE
TO: All Former Soldiers.
SUBJECT: Which Regiment Is the Best
1. All branches of the Armed Forces are honourable and noble.
2. Each serves the United Kingdom well and with distinction.
3. Serving in the military represents a great honour warranting special respect, tribute, and dedication from your fellow man.
4. Always be proud of that.
Royal Regiment of Artillery (retired)
Planted by Sage at 10:58 AM