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PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   28/6/2011, 03:37

I remembered a Coldstream Guards RSM who was probably under 5'6"
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PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   28/6/2011, 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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PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   28/6/2011, 07:57

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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   28/6/2011, 08:09

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


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PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   28/6/2011, 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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PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   28/6/2011, 19:52

reggie brittain coldstream guards rsm , he was 5 foot six around the waist. ginger
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PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   28/6/2011, 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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PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   28/6/2011, 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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PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   22/9/2011, 17:51

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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!

I had some once affraid affraid affraid



who can forget the good old cleaning bumper cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   22/9/2011, 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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PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   22/9/2011, 19:34

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!

This must be worn by them Jihadist
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PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   22/9/2011, 19:47

thats a posh barrack room
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PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   22/9/2011, 20:44

gingerjim wrote:
thats a posh barrack room

Yeah real shiny floor Very Happy lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   25/9/2011, 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   25/9/2011, 10:08

Two different types of books Jim
Cliff`s is a history
Fred`s is about experiences study
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PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   25/9/2011, 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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PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   15/11/2011, 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

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PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   22/11/2011, 01:23

for the VM's take the top off a 432 steering box, very distinct smell.
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PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   22/11/2011, 19:44

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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PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   22/11/2011, 22:22

Drying their socks round the stove
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PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   23/11/2011, 03:42

Any WRAC billet getting an early call ....

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PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   23/11/2011, 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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PostSubject: Re: Takes me back   23/11/2011, 21:27


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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