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by Sully
Wed 27 Feb, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: RM General Discussion
Topic: Return of the 'Old and Bold'
Replies: 20
Views: 16934

Re: Return of the 'Old and Bold'

Hello Bud Aye it was a good day. I had to fly to Nuremberg for work on the Sunday so I was feeling a bit sorry for myself, it took about 6 weeks to heal up but I can still hear the crowd cheering from the balcony of the junior rates naafi - what a nobber :oops: I stood next to a recently retired WO2...
by Sully
Tue 19 Feb, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: RM General Discussion
Topic: Return of the 'Old and Bold'
Replies: 20
Views: 16934

Re: Return of the 'Old and Bold'

Good to see some familiar names here! Greetings from one maybe not so old and definitely not so bold. I was drawn in after reading about Wholley, really shocked about that. Alan, I looked out for you at last years sigs reunion. I was easy to spot, I'd gone for a walk to 'clear my head' and sober up ...
by Sully
Tue 19 Feb, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: .:: Our Dear Friend Wholley - Paul Bird::.
Replies: 20
Views: 13612

Re: .:: Our Dear Friend Wholley - Paul Bird::.

I had to read this twice as well. I'm sorry bud that we didn't get round to meeting - there's always tomorrow :roll:

Deepest condolences to Paul's family, he was a top man.

Sully
by Sully
Tue 15 Dec, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Finally passed out!
Replies: 9
Views: 3965

Good effort Royal. Such a lot to look forward to.

Wish I could do it all again :wink:

Sully
(636 Troop)
by Sully
Fri 09 Oct, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: RM General Discussion
Topic: Marine Mentality
Replies: 6
Views: 4602

I think that's about spot on that both get the job done. The difference seems to be in culture and approach but the two attract similar types of person and there are similarities in attitudes and outlook on an individual level. I was thinking of joining the paras but came across a complete tool in t...
by Sully
Tue 06 Oct, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: RAF General Discussion
Topic: RAF and Uni
Replies: 14
Views: 7402

I'd agree with that but add that you should give it a go at Uni first. The first few weeks are a bit of a culture shock but you'll soon settle down with some good friends. I had a complete ball but nearly jacked it in after a few weeks. Do look into forces 'clubs' at Uni (I'm afraid I don't know wha...
by Sully
Tue 11 Aug, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Timeline to War 1991 - 2002
Replies: 16
Views: 5482

Good effort, I find it all interesting. The 'war' is obviously about more than the 'freedom' of people we don't know and don't care about - have I missed something because it all looks so obvious to me? Is their 'freedom' worth more than that of the Sudanese, Zimbabweans, Congolese etc... etc...? Fo...
by Sully
Thu 23 Jul, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: Remembrance
Topic: Derek Blevins (Rotary Booty)
Replies: 14
Views: 9041

I was lucky enough to have met Derek and to have shared a tot with him. A true gentleman and I doubt that I have met a man with such poise. I don't think there is much else I can say other than to offer my sincerest condolences to his family and loved ones.

Rest in peace my friend.
by Sully
Fri 10 Jul, 2009 10:35 am
Forum: NAAFI
Topic: Shot Down
Replies: 6
Views: 2767

I once took down a number on a fiver, it being the only piece of paper I could get my hands on, in 'Ginsters' (remember Jesters on the strip 8) ) and for me she was pretty foxy. Rolling forward an hour or so in Ali Baba's and down to my last fiver I had the crushing choice whether to go hungry and k...
by Sully
Fri 05 Jun, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: RM General Discussion
Topic: Cockleshell Heroes
Replies: 67
Views: 49603

Hi Chris I've read the C E Lucas Phillips book about this and the book Cockleshell Commando by Bill Sparks and whilst I can't remember the why's and wherefore's, what leapt out of both was the incredible professionalism, courage and character of those involved. The loss of life was tragic but the au...
by Sully
Thu 04 Jun, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: Foreign airbourne forces...
Replies: 7
Views: 3078

This fella was in that raid:

http://www.spartantactical.com/index.html

There's a bit about it in the first article that it links to. Top man and the reason why I wouldn't pre-judge any of our former colonial cousins soldiering abilities.
by Sully
Thu 21 May, 2009 10:25 am
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: 16, Always a spired to being a RM, is 16 to young to joing
Replies: 15
Views: 6360

Neal There's some good advice here from people who have been there. It's not often I feel drawn to post these days but I look in now and again. Follow your instincts mate. I joined at the other end (26 I think I was) and that had it's difficulties as well but if the course couldn't be passed by 16 y...
by Sully
Sat 22 Nov, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: RAF General Discussion
Topic: !00 Miles Charity Event
Replies: 13
Views: 5081

Cracking effort Tasha, that's a long way by anybody's standards. Donation inbound. I'm truly humbled.

Aye

Sully
by Sully
Mon 17 Nov, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: breathing during running
Replies: 16
Views: 5539

That night, I'd pulled another STUNNER!!! :lol: I don't doubt you ops but the number of times I've heard a sentence start with that! ;) went home with the angry girl for another round of tennis! that's what I call good drills Steve. I used to knock about with a young lady of a similar 'bubbly' disp...
by Sully
Mon 17 Nov, 2008 11:53 am
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: breathing during running
Replies: 16
Views: 5539

Great fighter but I heard a dit from one of his old oppos from AD Troop that he was put on his arse by a young lady in Sam's discotheque (Exmouth). Come on, own up - we've all caught a good 'un from a member of the fairer sex at some point? :lol:

Aye

Sully