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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: Honour Guards   30/12/2011, 22:08


Just been watching a flashback to the Queen's visit to Ireland.

There's a lot to be said for using a vintage rifle for ceremonial I feel. That Steyr rifle just doesn't look right somehow.

I notice the Yanks are using the M14 now. We could take a leaf from their book and adopt the No 4 rifle-or even the SLR.
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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
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PostSubject: Re: Honour Guards   30/12/2011, 22:39

No 4 Rifle for me

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PostSubject: Re: Honour Guards   30/12/2011, 22:54

Sorry I always thought the SLR was the most brill for Drill bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Honour Guards   30/12/2011, 23:33

i agree with Les...Not that i liked drill
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PostSubject: Re: Honour Guards   31/12/2011, 00:43

Gordon. wrote:
i agree with Les...Not that i liked drill

I love a parade, can and sit and watch'em for ever.
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PostSubject: Re: Honour Guards   31/12/2011, 01:57

'uh,'uh .... SMLE .. great point of balance, great drill rifle, even looks mean although a trifle heavy.

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PostSubject: Re: Honour Guards   31/12/2011, 11:39

Les Pattenden wrote:
Sorry I always thought the SLR was the most brill for Drill bounce

I agree, more comfortable to march with than the SA80, although in fairness I suppose I was used to the SLR.

Having said that... change arms on the march could be a tad awkward with the SLR.

Oh well, I suppose drill is down to the individual.
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PostSubject: Re: Honour Guards   31/12/2011, 15:23

Did a few quarter guards at 7 Sigs in the 1960's, a few with borrowed No 4 rifle.
Had to teach the fellows what life was all about with a No 4. great fun to watch !!!

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PostSubject: Re: Honour Guards   14/3/2012, 20:43


Watching the news earlier, I noticed that the Guard of Honour greeting Cameron, (who'd just nipped over to see his old mate Obama), were turning their faces to He Who Was Inspecting as he passed by.

Now the Russians, the Germans and a lot of other countries do it I know but I don't ever remember noticing the Yanks doing it before.

Is it something new, I wonder ?
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PostSubject: Re: Honour Guards   14/3/2012, 23:30

Maybe they wanted to see what a w***er looks like Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Honour Guards   15/3/2012, 17:30

Careful what you say Gordon, our Home Sec might just see fit to deport you to the US of A! Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Honour Guards   15/3/2012, 17:59


I watched the 10'oc news last night, just to make sure I wasn't mistaken.

Woe is me ! Some of the assembled soldiery kept their faces to the front, (Like wot we duz), while others, (looked like Marines) turned their heads to follow the inspecting officer.

Damned slovenly, what ? Haarumph !



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PostSubject: Re: Honour Guards   15/3/2012, 18:20

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dxTBK7jI1s
talking of drill lol! Let the P.M walk through these guys and inspect them
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PostSubject: Re: Honour Guards   15/3/2012, 22:44

Not as good as the RAF R Laughing egiiment
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PostSubject: Re: Honour Guards   16/3/2012, 07:31

Or the 125th (Nitshill) Company of the Boys Brigade! I was a whizz on the Indian Clubs, I also liked the box. silent
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PostSubject: Re: Honour Guards   16/3/2012, 08:12

I often wonder how Nitshill got it`s name..When i hear it i instantly think of bone combs and that purple stuff Jimsigs used to put on his feet. Suspect silent
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PostSubject: Re: Honour Guards   16/3/2012, 09:45

Shelldrake wrote:
Or the 125th (Nitshill) Company of the Boys Brigade! I was a whizz on the Indian Clubs, I also liked the box. silent

Box ? Who's box ?

Are we getting round to the PM's missus ?
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PostSubject: Re: Honour Guards   16/3/2012, 10:18

Gordon. wrote:
I often wonder how Nitshill got it`s name..When i hear it i instantly think of bone combs and that purple stuff Jimsigs used to put on his feet. Suspect silent



Apparently it dates back to the 17th Century when it was a small hazel nut grove on top of a hill?? Suspect

Just around the corner is Priesthill, known colloquially as Ministers Brae. I think that the Barnes Wallis family originated from that area, the prototype of the Bouncing Bomb was developed on the Brock Burn.


nitshill.eveningtimes.uk/area/some-notes-on-old-nitshill-by-crw.html
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