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PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   Takes me back - Page 3 Icon_minitime28/6/2011, 03:37

I remembered a Coldstream Guards RSM who was probably under 5'6"
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PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   Takes me back - Page 3 Icon_minitime28/6/2011, 07:01

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did they figure, yes well he is a bit short for the army, but he'll grow into it !

Well that did happen with one of the Harrogate Brats..He was 4ft 8in on enlistment.well under the required hight,but left at 5ft 3in.

Yes his nickname was Titch Laughing
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Number of posts : 3030
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: Takes me back   Takes me back - Page 3 Icon_minitime28/6/2011, 07:57

steve jones wrote:
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 !




As my old Quartermaster at Troon would say, "If anything fits you, bring it back". Shocked Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   Takes me back - Page 3 Icon_minitime28/6/2011, 08:09

That was the answer to a question in their trade test Laughing


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Teabag
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Teabag

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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PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   Takes me back - Page 3 Icon_minitime28/6/2011, 11:40

steve jones wrote:
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 !

Tried that in the first war until Birkenhead decided to form the Bantams. Some of the best fighters going but aren't all shortarses?
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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

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PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   Takes me back - Page 3 Icon_minitime28/6/2011, 19:52

reggie brittain coldstream guards rsm , he was 5 foot six around the waist. ginger
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"john boy"
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Number of posts : 939
Age : 57
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

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PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   Takes me back - Page 3 Icon_minitime28/6/2011, 20:05

I once heard of a COL who had some small wheels on his scabbard so it didn't scrape on the ground when he wore it on parade!!!!!!how true it was I don't know (I think my old man was pulling my leg) Laughing lol! lol!
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brum
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FM


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: Takes me back   Takes me back - Page 3 Icon_minitime28/6/2011, 20:20

[quote="Teabag
Tried that in the first war until Birkenhead decided to form the Bantams. Some of the best fighters going but aren't all shortarses?[/quote]

I read a book on the Cheshire Bantams last year, got it from our local library.

I'll see if it's still there, (unless Cheshire East Council have exercised more cuts, of course).

Wait. Out.
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"john boy"
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Registration date : 2010-12-30

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PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   Takes me back - Page 3 Icon_minitime22/9/2011, 17:51

Teabag wrote:
Is there a smell. or sight that immediately takes you back to your forces days?

For me it was the smell of the clothing stores. Sad I know but if I could bottle it I would. Diesel on a cold winters morning always brings back memories as well.

Floor polish
brut aftershave/old spice
spray starch
kiwi boot polish
smell of a large kitchen
to name but a few affraid lol! Takes me back - Page 3 6030547151_454c1f5ddb

I had some once affraid affraid affraid

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who can forget the good old cleaning bumper cheers
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Stephen Lock
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Number of posts : 937
Age : 66
Localisation : Calgary
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Places Served : Father -- Canadian Army. Served Hemer, Soest, and Wetter
Registration date : 2007-12-28

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PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   Takes me back - Page 3 Icon_minitime22/9/2011, 18:58

Wait....they bottled and marketed the smell of balls????? Would seem to be a bit of "niche marketing" to me!
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Number of posts : 939
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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

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Stephen Lock wrote:
Wait....they bottled and marketed the smell of balls????? Would seem to be a bit of "niche marketing" to me!

I suppose those who wore it probably talked a load of balls as well jocolor lol!

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gingerjim
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Registration date : 2011-03-21

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PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   Takes me back - Page 3 Icon_minitime22/9/2011, 19:47

thats a posh barrack room
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"john boy"
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Number of posts : 939
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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

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PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   Takes me back - Page 3 Icon_minitime22/9/2011, 20:44

gingerjim wrote:
thats a posh barrack room

Yeah real shiny floor Very Happy lol!
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jimsigs1
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 85
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

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PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   Takes me back - Page 3 Icon_minitime25/9/2011, 09:49

Fred - I've read Fred Carslake's book about Harrogate etc. My findings is that it centres too much on his own intake and their experiences etc. He should have opened it up to a wider point of view from other intakes such as the early ones of the 1940's and how that compared with those from the 1970's, 80's and into the 1990's.
For me, Colonel Cliff Walters book is a more rounded example of the history of AAS Harrogate.
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PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   Takes me back - Page 3 Icon_minitime25/9/2011, 10:08

Two different types of books Jim
Cliff`s is a history
Fred`s is about experiences study
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 85
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

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PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   Takes me back - Page 3 Icon_minitime25/9/2011, 19:31

Gordon,

Granted but without splitting hairs, Fred Carslakes book is entilted ' The Harrogate Army Apprentice - Our Story' It shows a photo on the front of a group of Intake 57A Members.
Presumably Our Story is directed to a particular group and not meaning all apprentices through the years.
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Les Pattenden
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Les Pattenden

Number of posts : 473
Age : 74
Localisation : Hampshire
Cap Badge : RCT
Places Served : Aldershot, Marchwood, Longmoor, Dusseldorf,Munster,Ratingen,Longmoor
Registration date : 2011-11-12

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PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   Takes me back - Page 3 Icon_minitime15/11/2011, 14:05

All of the above smells take me back, but the nicest for me, although I wouldn't say particularly pleasant, was the smell in the air as the train pulled into Waterloo, on Leave at last

Les
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steve jones
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Number of posts : 210
Age : 67
Localisation : Christchurch, NZ
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : AAC Carlisle, Bielefeld, Werl, Munster, Arborfield
Registration date : 2008-04-08

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for the VM's take the top off a 432 steering box, very distinct smell.
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Number of posts : 487
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Places Served : blackdown brackley , belgium . viersen
Registration date : 2011-03-21

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never got a worse smell than the cookhouse at blackdown , or perhaps 40 men with 40 pairs of smelly feet in a nissen hut ,
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Drying their socks round the stove
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ciphers
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ciphers

Number of posts : 973
Age : 86
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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Any WRAC billet getting an early call ....

Len (Ciphers)
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PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   Takes me back - Page 3 Icon_minitime23/11/2011, 07:14

As an old telephony instructor once told us.The 6 ps

Perfume ,powder and paint.Prespiration ,periods and piss..Typical aroma of a switchboard room.
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 78
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

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I was never in a unit that had women in it. (Probably just as well, looking at the previous two entries), so when it comes to smells I must say it's a toss up between a block in Long Kesh where the "Blanket" protest was going on, or the stuff the german farmers used to spray on their fields.

I was in an open Champ, once, that drove through a cloud of it ! No
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