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'Regrettably, in our experience, some members of the public do not always respond favourably to service personnel drinking whilst in uniform'.
Then surely it should be the members of the public who should be evicted?


Regrettably, in my experience, it is those same people who also demand that military do something whenever their particular topic of interest is threatened.

I may be headed to the UK next summer as part of an exchange; if I do I'll be sure to stop by the Walkabout and let them know that I'll be spending large sums of my (exchanged at a sad rate) dollars for pounds on large quantities of bitter in another establishment.


You hit the nail on the head, Pat, that's exactly what I was thinking!
Anthony: Welcome and thanks for commenting! Thanks also, and more importantly, for your boycott of the Walkabout. I know the Royal Military appreciate it :o)

Charles Epperson

This reminds me of a lin from Kipling:

For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Chuck him out, the brute!"
But it's "Saviour of 'is country," when the guns begin to shoot;
An' it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' anything you please;
But Tommy ain't a bloomin' fool - you bet that Tommy sees!


Marines are “naval infantry”. Their Job was to Island hop and take ground. Then they would move on while the navy occupied the ground taken. Marines have no place being out there in the middle of the desert. They’er marines, naval infantry. They’er not the Army. The Army is the land force. If you expect Marines to police a province so far from their wittle boats you can expect them to lose.


1. Is Walkabout an Australian company.

2. James, it is Royal Marine Commandos, not just Royal Marine.

They are primarily a commando force used wherever commandos are used.

The following description is taken from the RMC site

All Royal Marines, except those in the Royal Marines Band Service, are first and foremost, commando soldiers. They are required to undergo what is recognised as one of the longest and most demanding infantry training regimes in the world. This is undertaken at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines at Lympstone, Devon in the West of England (.http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/server/show/nav.2567).


Hello James and Davod! Welcome!

James: Sometimes it's difficult to tell the tone of a comment from reading, so I'm going to assume that you're not being sarcastic and demeaning towards some of the world's greatest fighting men, the Royal Marine Commandos. Davod is right, the Royal Marines are commandos, and are trained as such. They train in Norway, they train in Africa, they train with NATO forces, and they fight brilliantly wherever they are needed.

Davod: Here is what Walkabout says about themselves on their site: "The venues are authentically Australian, rather than loosely themed. Managers tend to be from Australia and our wines and a lot of our beers are from there, too."
They can only be found in the U.K.
Thank you for providing James the link, it saved me from doing it :o)

Nice to meet you guys.


Please review current USMC FMF doctrine. I would recommend begining with the Maneuver Warfare Handbook. In addition please also review the theories on 4th generation warfare and the OODA loop as developed by John Boyd and William Lind. Having done so, you will find that Naval Infantry doctrine has changed considerably out of necessity.

Mindsets that limit an organizations capabilities to inflexible concepts of appropriate doctrine and an unwillingness to evolve are what result in failure.

Have a nice day.

Royal Blue

That's awful about the two marines getting turned away after the funeral! You would think these people would have some respect and I really can't imagine it being as late as 2am as the guys I know just wouldn't be able to wear their dress blues out and about like that! My guy wore his to a wedding and had to get changed just for the reception it was so hot - let alone a crowded, busy club!

Where 42 cdo are based is quite good most of the pubs and clubs make a living off of the services and some even let them in for free if they show their forces card but up where 40 cdo are based there are so many places where marines have been banned for 'causing trouble' that they are either refused entry straight away or they are later kicked out if they are recognised as being a Royal Marine!

I've never heard of the Walkabout where I am refusing entry to people in uniform however if there's even the slightest bit of trouble in there it is always the military guys who get told to leave first even when they've had no involvement in things at all! They also get turned away for silly things such as wearing the wrong type of clothing on certain nights (trainers and football shirts etc) even though they seem to relax rules like this for most other people!

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