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by London Boy
Tue 22 Jan, 2008 10:48 am
Forum: Military History
Topic: Rhodesia
Replies: 12
Views: 5202

Hej Holger, have you found anything from the 1980 elections? 58 Sqn RAF Regt had a few guys from RAF Catterick down there policing the elections, it'd be interesting to see if they cropped up in any footage outside polling stations.
by London Boy
Tue 22 Jan, 2008 10:45 am
Forum: Military History
Topic: Rhodesia
Replies: 12
Views: 5202

Re: SAS-Rhodesia

Holger Danske wrote:C-Squadron in Rhodesia:

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Excellent, apart from the naff folk song accompanying the trooper on his endurance trek.

I loved the quote "The instructors will tell you that parachuting is safer than playing rugby" :wink:
by London Boy
Mon 21 Jan, 2008 4:35 pm
Forum: Military History
Topic: Rifles
Replies: 6
Views: 3111

TIA? WTF is TIA? When I was done for importuning and gross indecency in a public toilet, my brief asked for three hundred and twenty six other offences to be TIA. As in taken into account or taken into consideration. Same when I was up for twoc-ing. :roll: Is that what you meant LB :-? Well in UK p...
by London Boy
Mon 21 Jan, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: Military History
Topic: Rifles
Replies: 6
Views: 3111

TIA? WTF is TIA? When I was done for importuning and gross indecency in a public toilet, my brief asked for three hundred and twenty six other offences to be TIA. As in taken into account or taken into consideration. Same when I was up for twoc-ing. :roll: Is that what you meant LB :-? Blimey 'arry...
by London Boy
Mon 21 Jan, 2008 3:45 pm
Forum: Military History
Topic: Rifles
Replies: 6
Views: 3111

Rifles

The Rifles, rifle companies, later regiments. any good webistes, anyone? Basically I'm hopeless at finding things on the net.

I'm interested in any regiment histories from the British rifle units in the American War of Independence onwards to India, Spain and so on.

TIA
by London Boy
Mon 21 Jan, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: NAAFI
Topic: Aussie Army - another letter home
Replies: 5
Views: 1356

Excellent! I'm reminded of my transfer from the RAF Regt to the Met police. At the training college in Hendon all these wet behind the ears 19 year olds and older civvies from office jobs complaining about having to iron uniforms and polish boots. And we didn't even have to clean our own rooms or th...
by London Boy
Fri 18 Jan, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Dementia.. Is it setting in?
Replies: 6
Views: 1963

Excellent, I got all the race questions wrong. But I got the last 3 right.
by London Boy
Fri 18 Jan, 2008 8:14 am
Forum: NAAFI
Topic: Humane Execution
Replies: 185
Views: 29832

Mr speaker, I am certain beyond contradiction that my Right Honourable Friend for Hacked Off Regis will find, after some elementary research, should he be minded to do so, that the Irish hangman did in fact say "It's a fecking deathtrap" Such, I am led to believe is the standard Irish coll...
by London Boy
Fri 18 Jan, 2008 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: The Royal Marines, Paratroopers and RAF Regiment Questions.
Replies: 42
Views: 11132

Good questions there Mike, makes a change from the usual crap that some of the wannabes write on here. Firstly, the RAF Reg didn't come fourth when it came to the Falklands. When units were tasked to respond to that situation, it wasn't a case of picking Battalions or Company/Sqaudrons. Whole briga...
by London Boy
Thu 17 Jan, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: A letter to mummy
Replies: 5
Views: 1207

"French man in a tale of two cities" :P "Sarn`t Macintyre was a tap dancer in a brothel in Glasgow before he joined up." It`s classic mate :P Remember the tee shirt,"Don`t tell my mother I`m in Four Two, she thinks I`m a piano player in a brothel" 8) OR in my case &quo...
by London Boy
Thu 17 Jan, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: The Royal Marines, Paratroopers and RAF Regiment Questions.
Replies: 42
Views: 11132

SFSG..............There is 1st Battalion of the Parachute Regiment, one full company of Commandos and 22 men from the RAF Regiment Granted, but I was thinking of the older traditional view of elite infantry units which as you know pre-dates the SFSG. And at the time of the Falklands War 2 Sqn (and ...
by London Boy
Thu 17 Jan, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: The Royal Marines, Paratroopers and RAF Regiment Questions.
Replies: 42
Views: 11132

Re: The Royal Marines, Paratroopers and RAF Regiment Questio

I can't help feeling that the Paratroopers and Royal Marines are 'out there' in the thick of it actually using these skills a lot more than the RAF Regiment is and although the RAF Regiment consider themselves a part of the 'Big Three' (and the fact that they help make up the SFSG and indeed SF) th...
by London Boy
Thu 17 Jan, 2008 7:41 am
Forum: NAAFI
Topic: Humane Execution
Replies: 185
Views: 29832

Does it matter if when they hang some one the ropes pulls of the person head, he is still dead, what difference does it make if it just snaps his head, the only thing is there is less muck to clean up I agree. However, the only reason the hangman didn't like that happening was because it offended h...
by London Boy
Thu 17 Jan, 2008 7:37 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: A letter to mummy
Replies: 5
Views: 1207

Classic!
by London Boy
Wed 16 Jan, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: NAAFI
Topic: Humane Execution
Replies: 185
Views: 29832

Wikipedia Quote, UK -ers, a tiny group of islands in the North Atlantic, just off the coast of Europe.(pronounced you kers) It`s global influence is greater than any other country, ever. Country of birth of Sir Harold Hackedoff, well known international dilettante, bon viveur and alleged father of ...