The Blue Puttees
(A SOCOM: U.S. Navy Seals Clan)

Welcome to the home page of The Blue Puttees!

  Who are The Blue Puttees?
The Blue Puttees are a Newfoundland-based clan for the PlayStation 2 video game SOCOM: U.S. Navy Seals.

  Can I join this clan?
Q. Is you a true Newfoundlander?
A. 'Deed I is, me ol' cock; long may yer big jib draw!

If the above makes sense to you, then you've probably already met half of the criteria for joining -- this is a group for players living in, originally from, or otherwise associated with the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Blue Puttees welcomes mature players who are willing to strategize, communicate, and work together as a team. Players who prefer to run off on their own and/or shoot at anything that moves will generally not be welcome.

The Blue Puttees is not a "hard-core" group. Both new and experienced players are welcome to join. (Experienced players are expected to help the newbies; new players are expected to teach the old dogs some new tricks.)

If you meet the above criteria and would like to play the game with other like-minded people, e-mail the clan leader with your SOCOM user name, and you should soon receive an invitation to join The Blue Puttees.

  What's the significance of the name?
Break out the history books! "The Blue Puttees" was the nickname of the First Royal Newfoundland Regiment during World War I:
"The Newfoundland Regiment was raised from scratch and their uniforms were homespun. However, when the time came to make the puttee, the strip of cloth that goes around the soldier's calf like a legging, they could not find any more of the khaki broadcloth used for the uniforms. So, from some place, they scrounged blue broadcloth and from that they made the puttees. Hence the nickname of the Newfoundland Regiment, the Blue Puttees."
(from The War Amps: Canada's Military Heritage)
Last Updated: 19 Sep 2002
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