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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 78
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

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PostSubject: Re: In the Navy   In the Navy - Page 4 Icon_minitime16/1/2011, 20:08

Shelldrake wrote:
Laughing Laughing Laughing Talking about what we look like, if you go to the Dortmund page - Ubique Barracks - last photograph - 51 Msl Bty - front row - second from right! You'll need a magnifying glass.

Well I looked at the picture Badge.

One would need a bloody big magnifying glass to make anybody out ! Shocked
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Number of posts : 3027
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

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PostSubject: Re: In the Navy   In the Navy - Page 4 Icon_minitime17/1/2011, 10:40

Laughing It took me a while to identify myself, it was only the extra white stripes that gave it away - I was Mr Vice!
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Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

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Shelldrake wrote:
Laughing It took me a while to identify myself, it was only the extra white stripes that gave it away - I was Mr Vice!

Gennelmun (Hic !), our Cappn Genrul..... Der Quin ! drunken
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 78
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

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PostSubject: Re: In the Navy   In the Navy - Page 4 Icon_minitime17/1/2011, 18:21

Hardrations wrote:
[quote="brumIt would'nt get very far with THAT flat tyre mate !

Did you notice the railway tye supporting the launcher rail?[/quote]


Rather than start a new thread I thought I'd just grab a passing Canadian for this
one. Idea

Does the Canadian Army still wear the famous Red Patch we used to see in days of yore ?

Question 2 What is the origin of the Red Patch ?

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Number of posts : 973
Age : 85
Localisation : Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7C5
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Catterick (1951) - BAOR (1952 -1954)-(Herford - Bunde - Munster) - Japan (Kure) - Korea (Pusan - Seoul) - Cyprus (Nicosia) - Suez Op (1st Guards Brigade) - UK (63 Sigs Regt TA, Southampton)
Registration date : 2008-06-30

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PostSubject: Re: In the Navy   In the Navy - Page 4 Icon_minitime17/1/2011, 18:51

I'm only a transplanted Limey living in Canada (1966), but as far as I am aware the Red Patch was the formation sign of the 1st Canadian Division .. could be wrong but Wikipedia supports it ... see ...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Canadian_Infantry_Division ... and I think it was phased out on the amalgamation cock up in the late 60's.

Len (Ciphers)
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PostSubject: Re: In the Navy   In the Navy - Page 4 Icon_minitime17/1/2011, 22:51


That's a shame Len.

The Red Patch looked good on the old BD.

Wasn't there a Red Patch Club too ?
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Number of posts : 3027
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PostSubject: Re: In the Navy   In the Navy - Page 4 Icon_minitime18/1/2011, 08:43

Brum, you're thinking of the Red Shield Club! Laughing Laughing Laughing
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Places Served : Dad, Hamburg, Bad Oeynhausen, Iserlohn, Bury, Osnabruck, Worcester. Me Detmold, Bielefeld, NI, HK
Registration date : 2008-01-03

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That's a nice Photo Hardrations. Smile
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Number of posts : 1043
Localisation : Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
Cap Badge : RC Sigs (RTG Op) / CF Logistics (Cook)
Places Served : Germany, Egypt, Cyprus, CFS Alert and some other strange places
Registration date : 2007-12-16

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PostSubject: Re: In the Navy   In the Navy - Page 4 Icon_minitime19/1/2011, 13:44

I know this may be beating the 52 set subject a bit to death. But I recieved this to-day from a former RC Sigs Tech who served with me in the 1 SSM Bty RCA.

The quote is his. Check the site out.

This will bring back some memories.
(I still remember the first time I got wacked by 1300 volts while learning the transmitter on my group one course)



http://www.jproc.ca/marconi/no52_set.html

Also the Red Patch was brought back in a while back, but I've yet to see it on some one. May have been taken down again. I've got a photo of me some where, wearing it in Germany.

Found a photo. T'iss a picture of me in Feb. 65 at Fort Henry, Soest. I was on course at 4 Sigs Sqn RC Sigs from 1 SSM Bty RCA. It was the day that the Canadian Maple Leaf Flag was first unfurled. I was on the Quarter Guard for this. You can make out the Red Patch on my left arm. It was worn on both arms. ( Check the boots and putties). When you wore those Red Patches, your chest expanded a bit more. The picture it's self is a copy of one an old girl friend from Nuneaton kept all these years. Scanned it and sent it on from Oz. Go figure she'd held on to it all these years.

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Aaah yes, that takes me back !
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Number of posts : 1291
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Places Served : Dad, Hamburg, Bad Oeynhausen, Iserlohn, Bury, Osnabruck, Worcester. Me Detmold, Bielefeld, NI, HK
Registration date : 2008-01-03

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PostSubject: Re: In the Navy   In the Navy - Page 4 Icon_minitime20/1/2011, 10:05

Now that's a good photo' hardrations, nice one mate.
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Number of posts : 1291
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Places Served : Dad, Hamburg, Bad Oeynhausen, Iserlohn, Bury, Osnabruck, Worcester. Me Detmold, Bielefeld, NI, HK
Registration date : 2008-01-03

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PostSubject: Re: In the Navy   In the Navy - Page 4 Icon_minitime20/1/2011, 10:12

oooooh, I see I've been promoted again. Very Happy

Drinks are on the slush fund folks. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: In the Navy   In the Navy - Page 4 Icon_minitime20/1/2011, 10:25

You have been a Let Gen for some time now Jim..Whatever that is?As for the drinks??Is P&P included?
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Number of posts : 960
Age : 69
Localisation : Merseyside
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Wildenrath Detmold
Registration date : 2008-10-30

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jim wrote:
oooooh, I see I've been promoted again. Very Happy

Drinks are on the slush fund folks. Smile

Was Major General skipped or don't we have one?

Amazing how this thread started with rum. Where will it end?
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PostSubject: Re: In the Navy   In the Navy - Page 4 Icon_minitime20/1/2011, 12:25

I`ve yet to see a thread on any site that didn`t deviate Laughing
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Number of posts : 1043
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Places Served : Germany, Egypt, Cyprus, CFS Alert and some other strange places
Registration date : 2007-12-16

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PostSubject: Re: In the Navy   In the Navy - Page 4 Icon_minitime20/1/2011, 13:53

It's the rum. Us pongo types, brown jobs, ground pounders, grunts, etc. Were not use to that over proof rummmmmmmmmm....................
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Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

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Amazing how this thread started with rum. Where will it end?[/quote]



Bum or Baccy?
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Ooowaaarr me lads !
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Arrgghh ave yer ever been to sea Billy me lad...... Shocked
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Age : 75
Localisation : Totton, Hants
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Places Served : Arborfield, Malaya, Singapore, Brunei , Kuching, Bulford, Bunde, Bordon, Dhekelia, Iserlohn, Lemgo,Hameln, Zimbabwe.
Registration date : 2011-01-26

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jim wrote:
I've had Pussers rum once, bloody hell it was strong. Any one remember the brand of rum the Army had?

As far as I remember it used to be "Hudson's Bay"....and very nice, too!
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Places Served : Father -- Canadian Army. Served Hemer, Soest, and Wetter
Registration date : 2007-12-28

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brum wrote:

That's a shame Len.

The Red Patch looked good on the old BD.

Wasn't there a Red Patch Club too ?

Yes....the Red Shield was something else...Sally Ann, I believe.
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Places Served : Father -- Canadian Army. Served Hemer, Soest, and Wetter
Registration date : 2007-12-28

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brum wrote:
Hardrations wrote:
[quote="brumIt would'nt get very far with THAT flat tyre mate !

Did you notice the railway tye supporting the launcher rail?


Rather than start a new thread I thought I'd just grab a passing Canadian for this
one. Idea

Does the Canadian Army still wear the famous Red Patch we used to see in days of yore ?

Question 2 What is the origin of the Red Patch ?

brum[/quote]

That's an interesting question....if my dad was still alive I'd be able to answer it for you (after having asked him)....given how emblematic and all the Red Patch was it's odd I never wondered myself what the origins of it were. It *might* have something to do with having the Red Ensign as the "Canadian flag" for so many years before the Red Maple Leaf flag came out in 1969, but that seems a bit of a reach.

Hardrations surely would know the answer!!!
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