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SFC Dunlap 173d RVN

Aussie field packs have (among other things), a tube of Vegemite, 6-8 sugar packets & white pepper. One of the desired items from 1st generation MRE's was our brown spoons because of the long handle. Seems the soldiers from the U.K. get a spoonful from their "mates" pouches and the long handles kept finger tips from touching others food, they call the spoons "racing spoons." Also our canteen cups tend to be favored not for the design but rather for the metal composition...lips don't get burned as easy.

Paul L. Quandt

You are a better man than I, Gunga Din. I would not eat rice pudding at gun point.

Also, in response to SFC Dunlap 173d RVN, at least some early model canteen cups burned lips as they had a rolled lip which held heat quit well. My first cup was one such; I switched as soon as I could.

Paul L. Quandt


I have enjoyed the videos, but it certainly hasn't improved my opinion (low) of British cuisine which is, I believe, the source of the phrase "keep a stiff upper lip".
As in---

"Dinner is served, milord".

"Thank you, Jeeves. Well, stiff upper lip, everyone!".

fortitude in the face of adversity

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