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Shelldrake
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Number of posts : 2981
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   22/5/2011, 10:49

TDivers wrote:
The Smell of XG 279 grease bloody orrible... and the sight of it all over an Armoured Engineers covies as it did get absolutely everywhere...



You can't beat a bit of XG 279 on your nipples. affraid
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Teabag
Maj Gen
Maj Gen


Number of posts : 960
Age : 66
Localisation : Merseyside
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Wildenrath Detmold
Registration date : 2008-10-30

PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   22/5/2011, 10:51

Shelldrake wrote:
TDivers wrote:
The Smell of XG 279 grease bloody orrible... and the sight of it all over an Armoured Engineers covies as it did get absolutely everywhere...



You can't beat a bit of XG 279 on your nipples. affraid

One tends to see a pattern emerging in your posts Shelldrake! Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   22/5/2011, 11:46

Note To Self

Don`t turn back to Shelldrake,One dosn`t know what he will use that grease for,and i`m no Pippa Embarassed
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Shelldrake
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Number of posts : 2981
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   22/5/2011, 16:10

Teabag wrote:
Shelldrake wrote:
TDivers wrote:
The Smell of XG 279 grease bloody orrible... and the sight of it all over an Armoured Engineers covies as it did get absolutely everywhere...



You can't beat a bit of XG 279 on your nipples. affraid

One tends to see a pattern emerging in your posts Shelldrake! Shocked



I was only reminiscing about happy days spent working in the Servicing Bay. Embarassed Embarassed
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gingerjim
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Number of posts : 487
Cap Badge : raoc
Places Served : blackdown brackley , belgium . viersen
Registration date : 2011-03-21

PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   23/5/2011, 20:30

poncho i thought he was ciscos mate,
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brum
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 75
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

PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   24/5/2011, 09:54



Like the ubiquitous, (ubiquitous...get it ? eh ? eh ?) Shelldrake, I too did a spell in the servicing bay.

I remember the cheerfull cracking sound as my merry men blasted in the old XG 279 and blew all the seals in the Stalwart torsion bar housings.

You couldn't get the bloody staff, you know. Rolling Eyes
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Shelldrake
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Number of posts : 2981
Localisation : Camberley
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Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   24/5/2011, 10:55

Ah, the smell of the grease nipples, the roar of the torsion bar housings.
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steve jones
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Number of posts : 210
Age : 64
Localisation : Christchurch, NZ
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : AAC Carlisle, Bielefeld, Werl, Munster, Arborfield
Registration date : 2008-04-08

PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   24/5/2011, 21:57

AHH the having fix the bloody things after someone blew them out with a grease gun !!
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Daveb
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Localisation : Bristol
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
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Registration date : 2010-12-16

PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   24/5/2011, 22:34

AW Heck, I saw takes me back and rushed here 'cause I though somebody had found something that would take me back to the 60's, guess i'll just go to bed..
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Let Gen
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Number of posts : 1017
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

PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   24/5/2011, 23:06

The Carry On movie about the lads doing their time in the Army. As soon as I see them in B.D I can smell it and feel it. Surprisingly even though I was Cdn Army it still hit close to home about the Cdn. Guards Depot.
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TDivers
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Places Served : Munsterlager, Hohne, Sennelager, Nienburg, Osnabruck
Registration date : 2011-03-30

PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   25/5/2011, 03:41

Shelldrake wrote:
Ah, the smell of the grease nipples, the roar of the torsion bar housings.

Grease nipples the bain of my life. Why did they put them in such easily accsesible places ?

Pumping that Ody box thinking the grease was going in only to remove it and have a blast of high pressure xg 279 shoot across the Tank Park.

Watch and Shoot Watch and Shoot.
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"john boy"
Maj Gen
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Number of posts : 939
Age : 54
Localisation : shrewsbury
Cap Badge : acc
Places Served : aldershot/albermarle bks ouston-father LI- gib- berlin NI- lemgo- colchester- shrewsbury-tidworth left82
Registration date : 2010-12-30

PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   23/6/2011, 20:42


just found this picture of shelldrakes platoon only joking just check out this clip (happy days) cheers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTVuOEe797M
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Teabag
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Age : 66
Localisation : Merseyside
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Wildenrath Detmold
Registration date : 2008-10-30

PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   23/6/2011, 22:43

"john boy" wrote:

just found this picture of shelldrakes platoon only joking just check out this clip (happy days) cheers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTVuOEe797M

Prefer the next one with the dummy and the joke about killing a whole regiment. Fill in blanks yourself! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   23/6/2011, 23:19

Is that Brum at the front?With the funny hat? Laughing
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"john boy"
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Age : 54
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Places Served : aldershot/albermarle bks ouston-father LI- gib- berlin NI- lemgo- colchester- shrewsbury-tidworth left82
Registration date : 2010-12-30

PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   23/6/2011, 23:23

Teabag wrote:
"john boy" wrote:

just found this picture of shelldrakes platoon only joking just check out this clip (happy days) cheers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTVuOEe797M

Prefer the next one with the dummy and the joke about killing a whole regiment. Fill in blanks yourself! Laughing

You cheeky barsteward you Razz Razz very funny lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   23/6/2011, 23:28

Did that touch a nerve Johnboy? lol!
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"john boy"
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PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   23/6/2011, 23:46

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=61309

Nah thick skinned me. Does this bring a tear to your eye wee man Sad Sad Sad lol!
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brum
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 75
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

PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   24/6/2011, 07:30

Gordon. wrote:
Is that Brum at the front?With the funny hat? Laughing

YOU IS ALL A BUNCH OF NANCY BOYS ! Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   24/6/2011, 08:18

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Nah thick skinned me. Does this bring a tear to your eye wee man

Bit before my time John..More Jimsigs era.That was in the days when they could be caned for minor offences
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brum
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 75
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
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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

PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   24/6/2011, 09:23

Gordon. wrote:
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Nah thick skinned me. Does this bring a tear to your eye wee man

Bit before my time John..More Jimsigs era.That was in the days when they could be caned for minor offences

Funny how things varied between regiments.

I joined JLRRA at Hereford in '57.

Unlike the kids in the video we had the SD cap, never wore a beret until we got into Mustering Troop. Same SD/Denims combination though.

Can't say I feel nostalgic about those days. Too much like Penal Servitude !
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PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   24/6/2011, 10:54

Funny you should say that Brum.(Penal Servitude).The wife of a mate of mine described it similarly when reading extracts from a book that has just been released.

For any ex Harrogate brat who may be interested it is by Fred Carslake 57a and titled The Harrogate Army Apprentice.Our Story

If you want more details PM me
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Teabag
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Number of posts : 960
Age : 66
Localisation : Merseyside
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Wildenrath Detmold
Registration date : 2008-10-30

PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   24/6/2011, 10:56

Gordon. wrote:
Is that Brum at the front?With the funny hat? Laughing

How very dare you, I'm the resident shortarse around here! Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   24/6/2011, 11:03

My sincere apologies Teabag...I thought it was the weight of all that gold braid pulling you down lol!
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brum
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Age : 75
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

PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   24/6/2011, 11:06

Teabag wrote:
Gordon. wrote:
Is that Brum at the front?With the funny hat? Laughing

How very dare you, I'm the resident shortarse around here! Rolling Eyes

We've only got YOUR word for that pal, this whole forum could be populated with dragarses for all you know ! Suspect
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steve jones
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Age : 64
Localisation : Christchurch, NZ
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : AAC Carlisle, Bielefeld, Werl, Munster, Arborfield
Registration date : 2008-04-08

PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   28/6/2011, 03:19

I wouldnt have thought there were many really shortarses. wasnt there like a minimum hight you had to be in order to join ? or did they figure, yes well he is a bit short for the army, but he'll grow into it !
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