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brum
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PostSubject: Argies !   27/1/2012, 09:58


Can you just imagine the dialogue in No10 Downing Street ?

"Prime Minister, the Argentines are getting aggressive over the Falklands again"

(PM) "Very well, a show of force is required". "Assemble a Task Force, two Aircraft Carriers should be enough to . . . . . oh !" Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Argies !   27/1/2012, 10:34

Can't see a problem, myself. Prince Wills is going down (?) shortly, any trouble and he will be sending for Uncle Andrew and Uncle Edward, that'll show them. pale
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PostSubject: Re: Argies !   27/1/2012, 19:28

the irish navy have volunteered to lend us half a dozen dingys , if we ask nicely iran might just let us have our boats back that they confiscated a few years back , airfix limited will supply the navy with aircraft for our aircraft carriers , promote brown and blair to the chiefs of staff , that will make the argies think a bit , ginger
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PostSubject: Re: Argies !   27/1/2012, 22:39

We'll muddle through as usual. We have (allegedly) got a decent airfield there with a bit more fire power than last time. Frigging Latins always getting excited.
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PostSubject: Re: Argies !   28/1/2012, 12:32

Cant see a problem meself, OK I'm no expert but lets look at the facts...

The only reason the Argies successefully invaded the Falklands in 1982 was because the only opposition they faced was a section of Marines, and as as good as our Marines are I'm afraid the odds were a tad one sided however, things are very different now. With a resident infantry Battalion and assorted support and logistics, four or five Typhoon's, a couple of frigates (and probably at least one submarine) The Falklands garrison may not be very big but I'm sure it's more than capable of defending The Falkland Islands against a determined Argie attack, and the Argies know it.
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PostSubject: Re: Argies !   28/1/2012, 13:14

when the chip's are down then call the "A team"Mr PM they can turn this and this into this all we need are some of these and of course these

and its cost effective lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Argies !   29/1/2012, 00:00

Wilf, that sounds a good summing up. We'll see how it pans out, and what other commitments we have on the go.
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PostSubject: Re: Argies !   29/1/2012, 08:15

I think that it's all a bit of "Sabre Rattling".


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PostSubject: Re: Argies !   29/1/2012, 10:11

Well if they start again, they are going to get another bloody noise.
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PostSubject: Re: Argies !   29/1/2012, 10:13

Aye...Those guns do make a bit of a racket.. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Argies !   29/1/2012, 10:25


The old bugger doesn't miss much, does he ? cyclops
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PostSubject: Re: Argies !   3/2/2012, 20:35

jimsigs1 wrote:
Wilf, that sounds a good summing up. We'll see how it pans out, and what other commitments we have on the go.

The Regiments who faught and died in the Falklands are today being cut down by a Tory government, OK a coalition, but it's a Tory coalition. The Parachute Regiment is being cut back, the Guards division is being reduced and the Gurkhas are being punished for Joanna Lumley's campaign.

I loathe wealthy politicians who consider sharpening pencils a dangerous activity.
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PostSubject: Re: Argies !   3/2/2012, 20:56

Couldn't agree more Wilf, trouble is as always it is easy when you are out of the firing line and just have to make decisions that do not affect you or your family directly Mad Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Argies !   3/2/2012, 21:33

Teabag wrote:
We'll muddle through as usual. We have (allegedly) got a decent airfield there with a bit more fire power than last time. Frigging Latins always getting excited.

Did anyone see that brigadier on the news last night ? (He was only a child !).

He was giving a bit of a spiel which was, really saying to the Argies-"come on then, if you think yer 'ard enough !"

The thing that I noticed though was,
1. his beret badge was heading for his left ear
and 2. he had a Fusiliers plume (?) stuck behind his badge.

Since when do staff officers wear regimental symbols ?
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PostSubject: Re: Argies !   3/2/2012, 23:44

Nearly all staff officers wear some sort of affiliation to their former Regiment/Corps.

For example, General Sir Mike Jackson used to wear a red beret.

General Sir David Richards has worn a forage hat & a cross belt

Major Gen Andrew Mackay wore a Tam o'shant

General Sir Nick Parker wears a Rifle Corps cross belt with the badge on it

I could carry on but you get the message
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PostSubject: Re: Argies !   4/2/2012, 08:17

I saw him Brum, thought he was an Army Cadet. BTW, my old mate Barnes wore his RAF wings on his RA SD. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Argies !   4/2/2012, 17:44

jimsigs1 wrote:
Nearly all staff officers wear some sort of affiliation to their former Regiment/Corps.

For example, General Sir Mike Jackson used to wear a red beret.

General Sir David Richards has worn a forage hat & a cross belt

Major Gen Andrew Mackay wore a Tam o'shant

General Sir Nick Parker wears a Rifle Corps cross belt with the badge on it

I could carry on but you get the message

Point taken Jim.

I think it was more the Fusilier plume that surprised me.
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PostSubject: Re: Argies !   4/2/2012, 18:30

Brum,

We had a Lt whilst I was with 249 Sig Sqn, Singapore who used to wear his red berret, having been posted in from 216 Sig Sqn (para). The OC let him get away with it.
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PostSubject: Re: Argies !   5/2/2012, 19:12




Orde Wingate a real hero of mine ( note Pithe helmet )
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PostSubject: Re: Argies !   5/2/2012, 19:27

John Boy,

Saw his grave in Arlington when last at Washington DC. Seemingly, he was in a US plane in the Far East when the plane crashed. All the occupants being American servicemen, except Major general Wingate were buried at Arlington.
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PostSubject: Re: Argies !   5/2/2012, 19:34

jimsigs1 wrote:
Nearly all staff officers wear some sort of affiliation to their former Regiment/Corps.

For example, General Sir Mike Jackson used to wear a red beret.

General Sir David Richards has worn a forage hat & a cross belt

Major Gen Andrew Mackay wore a Tam o'shant

General Sir Nick Parker wears a Rifle Corps cross belt with the badge on it

I could carry on but you get the message

is it green jackets badge Question lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Argies !   5/2/2012, 19:41

jimsigs1 wrote:
John Boy,

Saw his grave in Arlington when last at Washington DC. Seemingly, he was in a US plane in the Far East when the plane crashed. All the occupants being American servicemen, except Major general Wingate were buried at Arlington.

My late x father in law fought along side the Chindits while in Burma told me some stories I can tell you make your hair curl lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Argies !   5/2/2012, 20:11

"john boy" wrote:
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is it green jackets badge Question lol!

That's a good idea.

Use your chinstrap to hold the cap badge in.

I like it !
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PostSubject: Re: Argies !   5/2/2012, 20:15

Check out the peak on General Sir Nick Parkers hat. Only one row of scrambled egg. Normally in keeping for a Col/Brig but not a General's Hat
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PostSubject: Re: Argies !   5/2/2012, 20:18

"john boy" wrote:



Orde Wingate a real hero of mine ( note Pithe helmet )

You know, the Brits tried to say that Wingate knocked the jolly old Jap for six in Burma.

Absolutely not true, it was Errol Flynn.

Some years back, after a period of sickness, I had to go to Liverpool to be examined by a doctor before I could resume work.

The doctor turned out to be an ex-Chindit and he was so overjoyed that I actually knew what a Chindit was that he forgot all about the examination and regaled me with his memories for over half an hour !
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