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Quiz Beefeaters

Discussion in 'Military Quizzes' started by Drone_pilot, Dec 31, 2004.


  1. Drone_pilot United Kingdom

    Drone_pilot Mi Major General MI.Net Member

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    The guards at the Tower are called Yeoman Warders or Beefeaters. The name Beefeaters comes from the French word - boufitirs. Boufitiers were guards in the palace of French kings. They protected the king's food.

    Beefeaters were originally established in 1485 as King Henry VII's bodyguardand and are are best known for their scarlet and gold dress uniforms which date to 1552.

    The uniform consists of a knee-length scarlet tunic, scarlet knee-breeches and stockings, and a round brimmed hat called a Tudor bonnet. Queen Elizabeth I introduced the distinctive white neck ruff worn by the Beefeaters. The uniforms are only worn on state occasions.

    now the Beefeater is recruited from Ex British forces.

    but which branch of the 3 Services is barred from becoming beefeater's and why?

    Prise for the first correct answer is 500 milcredits.
     
  2. Matzos United Kingdom

    Matzos Moderator Moderator

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    In the past the Royal Navy could not join...... but for the others??????
     
  3. Drone_pilot United Kingdom

    Drone_pilot Mi Major General MI.Net Member

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    Right service but Why? :D
     
  4. Matzos United Kingdom

    Matzos Moderator Moderator

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    Was to do with not swearing an oath to the Queen? :?: :?:
     
  5. rotorwash United States

    rotorwash Sergeant Major MI.Net Member

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    Oh yeah???? I'll bet the RAF had a hard time joining in 1485!!!
     
  6. Drone_pilot United Kingdom

    Drone_pilot Mi Major General MI.Net Member

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    Matzos your the guy.

    the Army & The RAF swear an oath to the queen (the Oath of Allegiance)

    The Navy on the other hand swear Allegiance to the Admiralty board.

    Matzos the credits are on the way.

    Rotorwash LOL
     
  7. Matzos United Kingdom

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    Thank you ................ ;)
     

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