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by got1
Fri 07 Dec, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: WHAT DOES PARA JOE MEAN ?
Replies: 4
Views: 12350

Re: WHAT DOES PARA JOE MEAN ?

Joe the crow?
by got1
Wed 19 Sep, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: Arnhem 68 year Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 5495

Re: Arnhem 68 year Ago

22nd Sept 1944, wifes father Spr John Campbell KIA Arnhem.
RIP John and all those still there.
by got1
Fri 10 Aug, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: NAAFI
Topic: The Olympics
Replies: 5
Views: 5870

Re: The Olympics

[quote="Ares-God of War"]22 gold 13 silver 13 bronze 3rd in the medal table, highest medal to population ratio, not bad. :D :drinking:

Ares[/quote]

I think you will find Grenada has that honour. 1 Gold.
by got1
Wed 18 Jul, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Barber Shops
Replies: 11
Views: 2945

Re: Barber Shops

[quote="Tab"]When I was in it was short back and sides and once over the top which left with little more hair than an egg. In Aldershot there used to be a large barber shop in the Naffi Club at the bottom of Gun Hill[/quote]

Tab, surely you remember "Paddy the Chop" in Albuhera.
by got1
Thu 29 Dec, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: Those were the days,
Replies: 7
Views: 5873

Re: Those were the days,

I think 1 Para donkey major was "donkey thorne", also I think I spotted "Sadie Scripps in the 1 Para drums.
The shot looks nothing like that now.:-(
by got1
Thu 22 Dec, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: Another Memenber Passes On
Replies: 2
Views: 3960

Re: Another Memenber Passes On

RIP Len. He also served in 1 Para.
Condolences to friends and family.
by got1
Tue 09 Aug, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Can anyone identify this uniform?
Replies: 5
Views: 1741

Re: Can anyone identify this uniform?

MOD Police???
by got1
Sat 06 Aug, 2011 9:54 pm
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: Another Arnhem Vet Dies
Replies: 1
Views: 3680

Re: Another Arnhem Vet Dies

RIP Des. Condolances to family and friends.
by got1
Mon 20 Jun, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: NAAFI
Topic: Soldiers Caught Planking
Replies: 15
Views: 15496

Re: Soldiers Caught Planking

Egyptian PT.
Don't think they had planking with SLR's :D
by got1
Fri 11 Mar, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: Military History
Topic: RAMC
Replies: 1
Views: 1846

Re: RAMC

Sorry the info on above is wrong, the rank should read MSM not MCM.
This is the rank, MSM Tom Pugh played by Harry Andrews in the film Ice Cold in Alex.
A mate has been watching this and asked me what the rank was.
by got1
Tue 08 Mar, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: Military History
Topic: RAMC
Replies: 1
Views: 1846

RAMC

Is there, or has there ever been a SNCO rank in the RAMC, MCM?
by got1
Mon 28 Feb, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Recommended Charity?
Replies: 20
Views: 22485

Re: Recommended Charity?

H4H, done a wee bit for them in the passed.
by got1
Sun 20 Feb, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: The twenty eight day club
Replies: 23
Views: 9831

Re: The twenty eight day club

You could write a book on Joe, there is a book out now on Nobby, it's called Nobbys Story.
ps I knew both of them very well.
by got1
Tue 01 Feb, 2011 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Project Support
Replies: 5
Views: 1198

Re: Project Support

I have never seen GPMG belts in this container, I have seen it with 50 round bandoliers 7.62.
In my day GPMG ammo came in liners containing 200 rnd belts.
by got1
Thu 06 Jan, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: NAAFI
Topic: GRRRRRRR!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 8297

Re: GRRRRRRR!!!

There is thousands of miles of cycle tracks in my area, they call them pavements up here. I would charge any of them that doesn't have a bell (cyclists). I live next to the tow path of a river, they come thundering along this and you can't hear them coming. Those that have a bell always say "thank y...