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enderland #161 Posted 05 October 2012 - 02:25 PM

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Fish'n Chips

RV_Flowers #162 Posted 05 October 2012 - 02:45 PM

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I was just thinking about the British consumable “Pudding and Tea”, is it just me or should it not be “Tea and Cake”. I think there’s been a translation error.

Also the picture should be a cup of Tea and a slice of Victoria sponge shouldn’t it.

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DmanX555 #163 Posted 07 October 2012 - 12:11 PM

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Well i also think they should add Tea and Crumpets or Tea and Scones because guys its british.But now lets go on the main consumables like what will they do for speed you know chinese use oil russians use better oil others use Octane fuel but i would like something else like Gasoline and other diferent stuff what do you guys think?

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View PostDmanX555, on 07 October 2012 - 12:11 PM, said:

Well i also think they should add Tea and Crumpets or Tea and Scones because guys its british.But now lets go on the main consumables like what will they do for speed you know chinese use oil russians use better oil others use Octane fuel but i would like something else like Gasoline and other diferent stuff what do you guys think?

Gasoline is an American term no British so thats out.

Scrumpy always gives you a little boost :) lol.

Mag1cWalker #165 Posted 07 October 2012 - 01:18 PM

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Fish n Chips :p

TrailApe #166 Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:42 AM

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I was just thinking about the British consumable “Pudding and Tea”, is it just me or should it not be “Tea and Cake”. I think there’s been a translation error

Actually it's probably not an error - part of the compo ration used to be tins of pudding. They were more of a tin shaped slab of cake than than what we might consider 'pudding' in civvy street. Chocolate pudding was especially nice - but that disappeared in the mid 80's but the Fruit Pudding was always a regular feature. Open both ends of the tin, push the contents out, slice the pudding with a knife (or spoon handle) - usually into 4 or 5 nice wedges and pass amongst the crew. Very sticky, stodgy, tasty and quite filling.

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View PostTrailApe, on 08 October 2012 - 09:42 AM, said:

Actually it's probably not an error - part of the compo ration used to be tins of pudding. They were more of a tin shaped slab of cake than than what we might consider 'pudding' in civvy street. Chocolate pudding was especially nice - but that disappeared in the mid 80's but the Fruit Pudding was always a regular feature. Open both ends of the tin, push the contents out, slice the pudding with a knife (or spoon handle) - usually into 4 or 5 nice wedges and pass amongst the crew. Very sticky, stodgy, tasty and quite filling.

I agree with what you are saying, but I thought the consumables were just an easily recognized stereotypical food and or drink (as long as they are politically correct).

e.g. Chocolate and Coffee were used by all most all army in there ration kits, but the Germans are well known worldwide for making good chocolate and likewise for the French. Therefore wile pudding may have been a part of the ration pack it is not well known.

You could have Vodka as the Russian consumable but it’s not politically correct to say tank crew would have been drinking before going into action. Although it is well known Russian troops was given Vodka and that British troops had a daily Rum ration. I also believe the French and Germans believed in the idea of Dutch courage. To my knowledge the only force band from drinking were the Americans, who would make thire own or buy it from friendly forces.

Also the words are the wrong way round, for conventional English. That makes me think it's a translation error.

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British troops had a daily Rum ration

On a daily basis - The Navy, yes - the Army, no.

Rum was issued, but there usually had to be a good reason - ie really bad weather or something like that and the amount issued was in no way going to get you 'fighting' drunk.

I can imagine after a costly action, the assembled 'unhorsed' survivors being issued with a rum ration to counter the trauma of being knocked out of action..

BuccaneerBill #169 Posted 08 October 2012 - 12:00 PM

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Troops in WW1 had a daily rum ration from what i know.  The officers got whisky.

Fattyshow #170 Posted 10 October 2012 - 04:56 PM

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A nice cup o' tea i guess

CoyDK #171 Posted 23 October 2012 - 10:02 AM

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Tea, Biscuits & Spam = +100% preformance, if you dont use it then -100% :D

Artificialx #172 Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:28 PM

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Corned beef sandwiches

Battledragon #173 Posted 01 November 2012 - 09:29 PM

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For a British tank crew, either tea or "bully beef" (canned corned beef) :)

Trollisljotiresns #174 Posted 01 November 2012 - 10:47 PM

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Oatmeal porridge? =)

Is nowhere near exclusive to Brits.




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