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by Boxingmad
Mon 09 Jun, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: Northern Ireland
Replies: 17
Views: 4330

Agree with that. Hopefully Admin will lock this thread.
by Boxingmad
Mon 09 Jun, 2008 11:38 am
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: Northern Ireland
Replies: 17
Views: 4330

Guys, I think this thread should be locked - not because it shouldn't be talked about but because it is obviously provoking a lot of heated debate. For many it is a very touchy subject both for members of the regiment and for civilians who were either there on the day or who have some connection to ...
by Boxingmad
Mon 09 Jun, 2008 2:02 am
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: Three Paratroopers From 2 PARA Killed
Replies: 9
Views: 3277

RIP lads.
by Boxingmad
Mon 12 May, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: Johnny Nelson P Coy video
Replies: 20
Views: 6680

Nelson didn't even like fighting when he was a world champion. He was too defensive minded - you only have to look at his face to see he hardly ever took any shots! Good boxer though. He came from the Brendan Ingle stable, alongside people like Naseem Hamed, Herol Graham and Junior Witter (who lost ...
by Boxingmad
Wed 07 May, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: Book List for Parachute Regiment & Airborne Forces
Replies: 35
Views: 42634

McAleese was a nutter in civilian street, very well known to West Midlands old bill. Not all his fault I`m certain of that. I think I saw him playing a SAS instructor in "SAS - The Soldier's Story" which was on TV about 12 years ago demonstrating CQB drills & weapons drills. Don't know what he's up...
by Boxingmad
Thu 21 Feb, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: Local pub creates a beer for Afghan-bound Paras
Replies: 19
Views: 4768

Re: "Empire" beer fuels UK troops off to Afghanist

Oh ffs, can you believe it! "Empire" beer fuels UK troops off to Afghanistan 19 Feb 2008 13:41:08 GMT Source: Reuters LONDON, Feb 19 (Reuters) - A British pub is brewing a special beer for soldiers headed to Afghanistan called "Every Man an Emperor", a name unlikely to sit well with Afghans sensiti...
by Boxingmad
Sat 16 Feb, 2008 12:54 am
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: Book List for Parachute Regiment & Airborne Forces
Replies: 35
Views: 42634

Yeah, you'll enjoy it - one of the better ones around methinks.
by Boxingmad
Fri 15 Feb, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: Book List for Parachute Regiment & Airborne Forces
Replies: 35
Views: 42634

His book is a very good book indeed, and gives a little insight into the wars in Angola and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) which I didn't know much about to be honest. Very interesting when you think about what has happened to Zimbabwe now. There was another good book called "Killing Zone" by Harry McCalli...
by Boxingmad
Tue 12 Feb, 2008 5:39 pm
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: Book List for Parachute Regiment & Airborne Forces
Replies: 35
Views: 42634

"Fighting Scared" by Robin Horsfall is worth a look. He details his time in 2 Para in the 1970s before moving on to the SAS. "CQB" by Mike Curtis is another good one, and Michael Asher's "Shoot To Kill" might be worth a look too. I've ordered John Geddes' book so will hopefully add a review of it wh...
by Boxingmad
Fri 18 Jan, 2008 1:07 pm
Forum: RM General Discussion
Topic: Stuart Elwell - pro boxer
Replies: 29
Views: 12353

What happened to your bout against Adnan Amar?
by Boxingmad
Thu 10 Jan, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: SFSG
Replies: 55
Views: 14534

Yes.
by Boxingmad
Wed 09 Jan, 2008 2:22 pm
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: SFSG
Replies: 55
Views: 14534

Alfa wrote:Some lads are going to 1 Para straight from basic training now too.
And 4 Para(V)
by Boxingmad
Sun 25 Nov, 2007 11:05 am
Forum: The Parachute Regiment
Topic: PARA Recruits
Replies: 17
Views: 22435

1664Kro just do what I did and turn up on their drill nights - I'm sure they won't mind you sitting in on one of their lessons, and one of the staff will have a chat to you as well and tell you all about it. There's no point in waiting around until the next cadre when you can go down there on a dril...
by Boxingmad
Wed 21 Nov, 2007 6:41 pm
Forum: The Parachute Regiment
Topic: PARA Recruits
Replies: 17
Views: 22435

Great post there Sarastro. It seems the cadre has changed somewhat since I attempted it. Because 4 Para is now constantly in demand for Iraq & Afghanistan, there is an extra weekend (Weekend 9) instead of the 8 previously. The fitness observation is a good one. There was one guy from Oz who turned u...