B – Bravo

Beasting  Heavy physical training designed to improve muscular strength and general fitness;usually delivered in good humour.

Beasting Knoll  A small hill on Woodbury Common where recruit troops inevitably find themselves playing “it pays to be a winner” when on exercise.  Troops are usually introduced to the “beasting knoll” after a letting themselves down in some way e.g. failing a field kit inspection.

Brufen  Mispronounced version of Ibuprofen, an analgesic and anti-inflammatory.  Often mocked by Royal Marines as it always seemed to be prescribed by the Scab Lifters for just about anything e.g. “it looks like you’ve broken your leg Royal, have some Brufen and rest it for 48hrs.”

Bootneck  Slang for a Royal Marine.  Thought to originate from the term ‘Leatherneck’ when soldiers wore a leather cover around their necks to prevent their throats being cut.

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