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by Walter Kovacks
Wed 16 May, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Advice needed
Replies: 83
Views: 43323

Re: Advice needed

Seen this morning on the tv prog Ill Gotten Gains. Not only has James McCormick, the main player in this scam, been outed and convicted, the authorities have seized loads of his kit under the proceeds of crime act. The programme also featured an interview with ex Bootneck Aaron Moon, who lost a leg ...
by Walter Kovacks
Fri 03 May, 2013 5:02 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Advice needed
Replies: 83
Views: 43323

Re: Advice needed

I spotted this on the BBC website.
It appears that Techowiz, Scambuster/Dubious Dick/Diohuni were spot on. Good effort chaps.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22380368
by Walter Kovacks
Fri 04 Jan, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: RM General Discussion
Topic: SAS
Replies: 29
Views: 20002

Re: SAS

I work in an environment where there are roughly equal numbers of former Paras and RMs, and we all get along fine.
by Walter Kovacks
Fri 24 Aug, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Reunions, Lost & Found
Topic: CYPRUS 1956 Amiandos - Does anyone recognise the RM Sergeant
Replies: 2
Views: 5559

Re: CYPRUS 1956 Amiandos - Does anyone recognise the RM Serg

Richard,
One of the 'old & bold' on Once A Marine Always A Marine might be able to help, and I'm sure they would enjoy that piece of film footage.
by Walter Kovacks
Wed 22 Aug, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: pegasus an cap badge
Replies: 4
Views: 6689

Re: pegasus an cap badge

I don't know the exact reason for the Pegasus emblem being chosen, but it would appear that as Bellerophon was a great hero, slayer of monsters and was mounted on Pegasus it seems appropriate that he is symbolic of Airborne warriors. As to how or why the winged parachute is the cap badge, the Paras ...
by Walter Kovacks
Tue 21 Aug, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: Reunions, Lost & Found
Topic: 3 para- Looking for old friends
Replies: 4
Views: 8742

Re: 3 para- Looking for old friends

Yes, I remember you. Haven't seen you on here for a while.
Tab, '3 para' was his user name on here a few years back. I think!
by Walter Kovacks
Sat 11 Aug, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: Training Partners Wanted
Topic: Training Taunton, Somerset
Replies: 1
Views: 4447

Re: Training Taunton, Somerset

Pop out to the lanes around Norton Manor Camp and most mornings (including weekends) there will be someone to jog around with.
by Walter Kovacks
Mon 06 Aug, 2012 3:52 am
Forum: Political Affairs
Topic: Is there any merit in creating one military force in the UK?
Replies: 12
Views: 9880

Re: Is there any merit in creating one military force in the

I'm afraid that this is my "virtual world" and therefore everybody else's comments are rendered not valid . . . . . unless I agree with them.

The Paras would be assimilated, it's what they would have wanted. Hey, I didn't make the rules . . . . . . . well I did but that's not the point.
by Walter Kovacks
Sun 05 Aug, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: NAAFI
Topic: The Olympics
Replies: 5
Views: 6242

The Olympics

Great Britain and Northern Ireland are doing far better than I expected, with some surprising but well deserved medals along the way.
Great effort by all.
by Walter Kovacks
Sun 05 Aug, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Political Affairs
Topic: Is there any merit in creating one military force in the UK?
Replies: 12
Views: 9880

Re: Is there any merit in creating one military force in the

You could leave, but no redundancy pay outs I'm afraid.
All that dosh would be re-directed into The Royal Marines Drinking Fund.
by Walter Kovacks
Sat 04 Aug, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Remembrance
Topic: St Nazaire raid
Replies: 5
Views: 6931

Re: St Nazaire raid

There is plenty of literature on the subject. but this sums it up for me. After the raid only 228 men returned to Britain; 169 were killed and 215 became prisoners of war. German casualties were over 360 dead, mostly killed after the raid when Campbeltown exploded. To recognise their bravery, 89 dec...
by Walter Kovacks
Sat 04 Aug, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Political Affairs
Topic: Is there any merit in creating one military force in the UK?
Replies: 12
Views: 9880

Re: Is there any merit in creating one military force in the

Absolutely!
In fact some should have to do it twice . . . . . at least . . . . . . . . in the rain . . . . barefoot . . . . . with no dinner!
by Walter Kovacks
Sat 04 Aug, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: The Armoury
Topic: SA80 Cleaning Tips ?
Replies: 14
Views: 16241

Re: SA80 Cleaning Tips ?

A selection of brushes (some already mentioned here) and plenty of oil to flush away the dirt and carbon deposits.
I cheat and use paraffin or WD40!
Ensure it is thoroughly dried off and re-oil using issued rifle oil.
by Walter Kovacks
Sat 04 Aug, 2012 6:42 am
Forum: Political Affairs
Topic: Is there any merit in creating one military force in the UK?
Replies: 12
Views: 9880

Re: Is there any merit in creating one military force in the

Ooops, just re-read your post and realised that your presentation was in late April.

In that case, how did it go?
by Walter Kovacks
Sat 04 Aug, 2012 6:39 am
Forum: Political Affairs
Topic: Is there any merit in creating one military force in the UK?
Replies: 12
Views: 9880

Re: Is there any merit in creating one military force in the

Yes there is great merit in creating one military force in the UK. The benefits would be enormous (Budget, control, communication, management, conformity, equipment, accommodation, streamlining etc). So my proposal would be, ahem: One cap badge - The Globe and Laurel. One Regimental March - A Life o...