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by Pasha
Sat 04 Sep, 2004 12:31 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Should gurkhas be allowed british citizenship after service?
Replies: 23
Views: 5106

I think that any one from oversea's that does long stretch in our forces should be offered the right of citizenship. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that a non-UK national who has served 5 years in HM Armed Forces has the same entitlement as any other foreign national who has legall...
by Pasha
Fri 03 Sep, 2004 10:52 am
Forum: Army General Discussion
Topic: Crossed Rifles
Replies: 16
Views: 13498

Longshot,

The scoring system has changed with different scores required for SUSAT and iron sighted rifles.
Regards

Pasha
by Pasha
Fri 03 Sep, 2004 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Should gurkhas be allowed british citizenship after service?
Replies: 23
Views: 5106

Ex-URNU-Student, In reply to your question about standards falling, I'd have to say no thay wouldn't. For every recruit vacancy slot, there are literally a couple of thousand hopefuls. Becoming a recruit in the British Gurkhas is like winning the lottery. In order to cull the crowd, the selection pr...
by Pasha
Thu 02 Sep, 2004 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Should gurkhas be allowed british citizenship after service?
Replies: 23
Views: 5106

may18, There is actually more to this than meets the eye. The UK is obliged to return the Gurkhas to the place of their recruitment by treaty. This, along with stipulations regarding pay and pensions, was dictated under the Tripartite Agreement of 1947. The agreement between Britain, India and Nepal...
by Pasha
Wed 01 Sep, 2004 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: The TA Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1533

There was once a body called the Emergency Reserves, which functioned in much the same way as the Regular Reserves, i.e. trained soldiers ready to be mobilised on individual basis to augment regular units. In the mid-late 1960's this was combined with the TA under the unwieldy title Territorial Army...
by Pasha
Wed 01 Sep, 2004 11:25 pm
Forum: Military History
Topic: Mau Mau
Replies: 6
Views: 2654

darkwarrior, In case you haven't already, the following site is a pretty good backgrounder: http://www.britains-smallwars.com/kenya/index.html A pretty comprehensive read is "Mau Mau and Kenya: An Analysis of a Peasant Revolt (Blacks in the Diaspora)" by Wunyabari O. Maloba. There are page samples h...
by Pasha
Tue 31 Aug, 2004 1:31 pm
Forum: Military History
Topic: World War One and mutiny...
Replies: 49
Views: 13789

dootybooty,

You might find this site of some help:
http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/general/sub.cf ... her/native
Regards mate!

Pasha
by Pasha
Sun 29 Aug, 2004 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Lebanon
Replies: 7
Views: 2413

Jpb, You're right, it was a very unreported conflict. Sad to say the world is full of them. I'd wager that mentioning the Battle of At Tiri in any Irish High St. today would draw blank looks, which is a pity given the sacrifices of the Irish Army there. As well as Robert Fisk, Thomas Friedman's "Bei...
by Pasha
Sun 29 Aug, 2004 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Lebanon
Replies: 7
Views: 2413

Redhand, What follows below, are brief summaries and if you want some more in depth specifics I'll see what I can't dig up for you. The Druze The Druze are one of the religious curiousities of the Middle East. Originally an off-shoot of Islam, they have diversified so much from mainstream Islam that...
by Pasha
Sun 29 Aug, 2004 9:03 am
Forum: Military History
Topic: World War One and mutiny...
Replies: 49
Views: 13789

Whitey wrote:why do them Germans like France so much anyway? I fugure Russia would have been more resource rich.
I think it was Bismarck who first decreed that invading Russia would always be an open-ended, expensive and ultimately futile venture. He steered his foreign policy accordingly.
Regards!

Pasha
by Pasha
Sun 29 Aug, 2004 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Lebanon
Replies: 7
Views: 2413

Redhand, I covered Beirut very briefly during the early 1990's and have many friends in the press corps who were there throughout the civil war. What exactly is it that youo want to know? I'll try to write up a basic summary of the recent civil war for you but it will take a while. If there is anyth...
by Pasha
Tue 24 Aug, 2004 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Who's been upsetting the colonials?
Replies: 17
Views: 3119

El Prez wrote:Me, I'm glad I stick with the Borneo Bulletin.
Way, way, way off thread here (moderators, I'm whipping myself like a Shi'ite for transgressing once more!), but does anybody have any old copies of the above mentioned chip-paper?
Thanks and regards!

Pasha
by Pasha
Mon 23 Aug, 2004 6:04 pm
Forum: Recommended Media
Topic: COMMANDO-Winning the green beret
Replies: 7
Views: 2717

Biltong? These people are expecting a full on braaivleis! Don't they know that it rains during our summer? Other than that they fit right in, as Maidenhead is crawling with South African exiles and back-packers. They even have a store here that caters to their home-sickness (named inventively enough...
by Pasha
Sun 22 Aug, 2004 5:54 pm
Forum: Recommended Media
Topic: COMMANDO-Winning the green beret
Replies: 7
Views: 2717

Heyup Kaffir Who're you calling an infidel?! Don't know about the Marine Commandos, but I had a couple of the Boer variety in the back of the car this morning. The Memsahib has got some of the tribe over visiting from die VryStaat and (un?)fortunately they only speak Afrikaans. I am, as a consequen...
by Pasha
Sun 22 Aug, 2004 2:53 pm
Forum: Military History
Topic: American Revolution
Replies: 62
Views: 16111

HerkyMerc,

I may be wrong, but I think Tab was referring to the Levellers. Here is an interesting article on them:
http://www.capital.demon.co.uk/LA/heritage/leveller.htm
Best regards mate

Pasha