Ambulance hurrying flat out to bring aid,
Blues and two clearing the way ahead,
Casualty waiting in pain and fear afraid,
Death may call and life may pass away.
Emergencies always have first place.
First aid brings swift release from pain
Golden hour demand speed not delay.
Hospital staff wait nervously predicting
Injuries sustained and steps to take.
Joyful result or death chosen by fate;
Legionnaires parade smartly through the city
Marching to Le Boudin or the Kepi Blanc
Non-French united in one brotherhood
Only one command recognised fight and die
Proud of this tradition and leave no wounded
Queen and country have no meaning
Respect of officers and orders followed
Supersede all other aims and orders
This makes the legionnaire forever famed
Unfurled sails and anchor raised
Victuals and water stored below
Whilst ancient sailors ply their trade
Xebecs three masts take the strain
Young men bring her through the storm.
Zythum refreshes tired bodies rest.
[Xebec, an ancient sailing ship.]
[Zythum, an ancient Beer.]