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by Tab
Mon 13 May, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Military History
Topic: Italy army with lots of jokes
Replies: 1
Views: 2904

Re: Italy army with lots of jokes

The Italians on whole were good soldiers, but due to poor leadership and equipment there heart was not in it, lets face it even their allies dump on them.
by Tab
Sun 14 Oct, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Military History
Topic: Father of Modern US Air-force: William “Billy” Mitchell
Replies: 1
Views: 2721

Re: Father of Modern US Air-force: William “Billy” Mitchell

Also didn't he get into trouble for some of his ideas ?????
by Tab
Sun 14 Oct, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: RAF Joining & Training
Topic: RAF Eligibility
Replies: 1
Views: 3730

Re: RAF Eligibility

The RAF has people from all sorts of Universities wanting to join the RAF as pilots, so they will chose the very best.
by Tab
Sun 14 Oct, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: Joining the Paras
Replies: 1
Views: 2075

Re: Joining the Paras

You not only have to be fit, you need to have that bit extra of mental toughness that gets threw the pain barrier. I was just a skinny kid when I joined and I neve took supplements
by Tab
Sun 14 Oct, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Frederick william saunders
Replies: 1
Views: 2198

Re: Frederick william saunders

Army records are in Glasgow and you can the address from the internet.
by Tab
Sun 14 Oct, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Joining as Army officer to go onto Paras
Replies: 1
Views: 1922

Re: Joining as Army officer to go onto Paras

When I was in the PARA's you had to do the P Course along side the men and you had to be seen to qualify. As far as your car goes then you could probably park up around the officers Mess
by Tab
Sun 14 Oct, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Epilepsy
Replies: 2
Views: 1821

Re: Epilepsy

In the Army you are often at it day and night, also there can be a lot of stress, this is inclined to bring on attacks more easily
by Tab
Sun 14 Oct, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 2
Views: 1794

Re: Introduction

Greetings from Tab
by Tab
Wed 11 Apr, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Army General Discussion
Topic: Regimental Colours that are laid up
Replies: 1
Views: 3086

Re: Regimental Colours that are laid up

Normally they are laid up in a Church, usually the garrison church where the Regiment based, if there was local Cathedral then they would wind up there. There some in St Pauls in London that are over 200 years old
by Tab
Wed 11 Apr, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Help & Assistance
Topic: Royal Horse Artillery records
Replies: 1
Views: 2336

Re: Royal Horse Artillery records

Try ancestry.com they have a pile old records including the military. If you book on for just a month ill cost you about £13,00 and you have military records, medal cards and a whole load of other stuff for you trawl through. Once have joined for a month you can access these records as much ass you ...
by Tab
Wed 11 Apr, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: The Armoury
Topic: Hand grenade detonation without the fragmentation shell?
Replies: 4
Views: 4009

Re: Hand grenade detonation without the fragmentation shell?

If the detonator is in the grenade when it goes off so does the grenade. I have known that the firing detonator has failed to ignite the fuse which mean the the grenade stays intact
by Tab
Wed 11 Apr, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Joining the RAF
Replies: 2
Views: 3178

Re: Joining the RAF

I think you will find that the RAF has the choice of the brightest people from university
by Tab
Wed 11 Apr, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: anybody out there.
Replies: 2
Views: 2509

Re: anybody out there.

Welcome to the forum
by Tab
Wed 11 Apr, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: UK Veterans health and fitness
Replies: 4
Views: 2983

Re: UK Veterans health and fitness

At my age I don't think that I will bother