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by Paddysprat
Sat 19 Dec, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: Military History
Topic: MI5
Replies: 4
Views: 2763

This is a fairly new book I'v seen in the shops which maybe of help to you. Sorry if you already know about it!!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Defence-Realm-A ... 733&sr=1-1
by Paddysprat
Tue 15 Dec, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Finally passed out!
Replies: 9
Views: 3969

Well Done Chris. My only regret in life is not sticking with my training. I hope you have a safe and enjoyable career with the RM. My friend has now been in the GG for 16 years and has recently achieved WOII at only 33. He's worked hard and got through some pretty tough times. I can see a WO1 coming...
by Paddysprat
Tue 15 Dec, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: Political Affairs
Topic: Homosexuality in the military - Opinions or experiences
Replies: 20
Views: 15250

I read this the other day which may be if interest Lisa: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1234993/Gay-trooper-says-coming-best-decision.html Also 'Soldier Magazine' may well have done some articles on the subject. It may be worth your while getting in touch with them to see if they can help.T...
by Paddysprat
Sun 06 Dec, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: Remembrance
Topic: Sam Salt
Replies: 0
Views: 5226

Sam Salt

I have only just read that Rear-Admiral Sam Salt died on the 3rd December. For those who are not aware. Rear-Admiral Salt was the Captain of HMS Sheffield during the Falklands war in 1982, when it was sunk by an Exocet missile with the loss of 20 crew members. Those members of the ships company who ...
by Paddysprat
Fri 04 Dec, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: Remembrance
Topic: Sergeant John Amer, Coldstream Guards
Replies: 2
Views: 5914

Rest easy Blue Red Blue.

Never forgotten
by Paddysprat
Fri 04 Dec, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: Remembrance
Topic: Rixhard Todd
Replies: 1
Views: 5253

I read "Pegasus Bridge" by Stephen E Ambrose a few years back. The book mentions Richard Todd and the part he played in the taking of this famous bridge.

Another of the old great actors and a true war hero.

RIP Cpt Todd
by Paddysprat
Thu 26 Nov, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Philip Laing Sentanced
Replies: 5
Views: 1784

Philip Laing Sentanced

Philip Laing, the 19 year old student who urinated on a war memorial has been sentanced. Missing out on a jail term he has been given 250 hours community service. I Just hope this community service is aimed at a military charity or home. As much as I found this act deplorable and wouldn't pee on Mr ...
by Paddysprat
Mon 23 Nov, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Hello from Netherlands
Replies: 3
Views: 1234

Not a problem. Always here to help if possible :D
by Paddysprat
Sun 22 Nov, 2009 12:52 am
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Too skinny
Replies: 16
Views: 8143

Well I think we both agree with each other then Daniel :wink:

As for what you say about the unassuming guys, I would again agree. Just look at Frank Collins (RIP) or some of the lads on the SAMA82 remembrance page. Some of the most unassuming charactors you're likley to see.
by Paddysprat
Sat 21 Nov, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Too skinny
Replies: 16
Views: 8143

The main difficulty is not your body but your mind. You only gain perseverence by persevering. you only gain endurance by enduring. The human spirit is capable of far more than you can imagine. I'd rather be a skinny f@#k than a fat bastard ! Good luck and may the Force be with you ! :D Daniel Bord...
by Paddysprat
Fri 20 Nov, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: Remembrance
Topic: Sergeant Robert Loughran-Dickson RMP
Replies: 3
Views: 7019

Rest easy soldier.
by Paddysprat
Wed 18 Nov, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: Remembrance
Topic: Corporal Loren Marlton-Thomas, 33 Engineer Regiment (EOD)
Replies: 3
Views: 7230

RIP soldier. It's a brave man who does your job.
by Paddysprat
Tue 17 Nov, 2009 5:45 pm
Forum: Remembrance
Topic: Rifleman Andrew Ian Fentiman, 7 RIFLES
Replies: 2
Views: 6041

Rest easy soldier. No more classed a weekend warrior.
by Paddysprat
Sat 14 Nov, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: NAAFI
Topic: Cenotaph....did I just imagine this?
Replies: 25
Views: 8719

so what are the bad points London Boy? there's always bad points!
by Paddysprat
Fri 13 Nov, 2009 1:09 am
Forum: The Armoury
Topic: Independant report on the 5.56mm round
Replies: 0
Views: 1494

Independant report on the 5.56mm round

A work mate sent me this link regarding an independant report on the reliability of the 5.56mm NATO round. Being a report it's pretty long but still an interesting read.

http://www.quarry.nildram.co.uk/btb.pdf