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 Walter Mittys.

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steve1226
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Places Served : Osnabruck, Plymouth, Hemer, Menden. @ tours NI, 1969 and 1970
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PostSubject: Re: Walter Mittys.   25/7/2013, 18:03

I lived there in a dream I once had.
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Eric England
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Places Served : Arborfield, Deepcut Camberley 25 Lt Regt Catterick/NI, 4 Lt Regt Catterick/NI, 655 Sqn AAC Detmold, QRIH Padderbon, 9/12 Lancers Muenster, 655 Tank Tptr Sqn Fallingbostel, HQ REME 3rd Armd Div Korbecke, SEE Arborfield, HQ REME Trg Center Arborfield.
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PostSubject: Re: Walter Mittys.   25/7/2013, 18:12

steve1226 wrote:
I lived there in  a dream I once had.

Did this dream involve 6' guys with spears?
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PostSubject: Re: Walter Mittys.   26/7/2013, 22:05

Yes Eric and also John Bird trying to convince me to try the amazing mild taste of Silk cut cigarettes from the Benson and the Hedges fag making company from the UK in England. Who else remembers that brilliant pastiche of the Zulu film which was shown in cinemas during the ad break? As they were surrounded by the Zulus John Bird, in full Zulu regalia ,appears.
"These gentlemen from the Benson and the Hedges fag making company in the UK in England tell me it only takes two weeks to get used to the amazingly mild taste of the Silk Cut cigarettes........... And that's about how long you got!"
Brilliant. Never get away with it nowadays on more than one count. I can't recall the rest of the dialogue. I saw it so many times at the old Globe cinema that it used to be my party piece.
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Eric England
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PostSubject: Re: Walter Mittys.   27/7/2013, 10:58

steve1226 wrote:
Yes Eric and also John Bird trying to convince me to try the amazing mild taste of Silk cut cigarettes from the Benson and the Hedges fag making company from the UK in England. Who else remembers that brilliant pastiche of the Zulu film which was shown in cinemas during the ad break? As they were surrounded by the Zulus John Bird, in full Zulu regalia ,appears.
"These gentlemen from the Benson and the Hedges fag making company in the UK in England tell me it only takes two weeks to get used to the amazingly mild taste of the Silk Cut cigarettes........... And that's about how long you got!"
Brilliant. Never get away with it nowadays on more than one count. I can't recall the rest of the dialogue. I saw it so many times at the old Globe cinema that it used to be my party piece.

You could even smoke in Cinemas in those days but smoking was supposed to be back few rows only.

I was very young when this film was shown and watched it on my own, I was down near the front of the Cinema and was engrossed in the film when this perv sat next to me and I did not notice he had his hand on my leg until he lit a cigarette. I grabbed his fag and stubbed it out on his hand, boy did he scream, he ran like a madman out of the Cinema. A lady with a torch asked me what happened and I explained to her, she then took off after him, don't know to this day if they caught him. I was more angry at missing part of the film.
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PostSubject: Re: Walter Mittys.   15/2/2014, 13:10



A lady with a torch asked me what happened and I explained to her, she then took off after him, don't know to this day if they caught him. I was more angry at missing part of the film.[/quote]




This "Lady with a torch", was she dressed as Florence Nightingale by any chance? Suspect 
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Eric England
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PostSubject: Re: Walter Mittys.   15/2/2014, 13:17

Shelldrake wrote:


A lady with a torch asked me what happened and I explained to her, she then took off after him, don't know to this day if they caught him. I was more angry at missing part of the film.




This "Lady with a torch", was she dressed as Florence Nightingale by any chance? Suspect [/quote]

She was dressed like a bus clippy, you know the big bruiser type of lady, not the sort of gal you want to argue with.
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PostSubject: Re: Walter Mittys.   15/2/2014, 13:35

Mmmmm My favourite. Shocked 
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Eric England
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Registration date : 2013-04-22

PostSubject: Re: Walter Mittys.   15/2/2014, 13:45

Shelldrake wrote:
Mmmmm    My favourite. Shocked 


Well, if you like the bulldog breed, you would need a very strong leather lead for this one mate. I was only a kid at the time and she put the fear of god into me, no hanky panky in cinema's back then dude.
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PostSubject: Re: Walter Mittys.   16/2/2014, 22:01

Achtung Scaleys


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brum
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PostSubject: Re: Walter Mittys.   16/2/2014, 22:18


Clearly a Walt.

Cap badge over left eye.

2014 ?

Come On !

(Anybody here ever see the UDR, early 70s ?)
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gingerjim
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PostSubject: Re: Walter Mittys.   17/2/2014, 18:51

icelands stores anti shoplifters patrol
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"john boy"
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PostSubject: Re: Walter Mittys.   17/2/2014, 19:57

brum wrote:

Clearly a Walt.

Cap badge over left eye.

2014 ?

Come On !

(Anybody here ever see the UDR, early 70s ?)

I wonder if the plebs sorry fuzz er police I mean know that he has a big gun and wearing a scaly beret  Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: Walter Mittys.   17/2/2014, 20:39

Very contradictory, he is sporting an Offrs cap badge but carrying a rifle, surely he should have a pistol?
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cartav
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Places Served : Oswestry, Tonfanau, Woolwich, Osnabruck, MT School Bordon, Bulford, Manorbier, Hameln, R.Sigs Blandford, RSME Chattenden, Western Highlands.
Registration date : 2011-04-26

PostSubject: Re: Walter Mittys.   17/2/2014, 21:35

Shelldrake wrote:
Very contradictory, he is sporting an Offrs cap badge but carrying a rifle, surely he should have a pistol?
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Somebody will tell otherwise, I expect, but with a very, very short Scaley service behind me, that is an OR's capbadge, ain't it ? But, to me, that SLR looks as though someone has cut a bit off the end.......... were Jewish rifles issued for NI ?
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PostSubject: Re: Walter Mittys.   19/2/2014, 21:52



Looks like an early FN FAL Short Para Carbine (The SLR is based on the FN FAL) later versions have a folding stock as well.


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cartav
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PostSubject: Re: Walter Mittys.   20/2/2014, 17:22

[quote="Mike_2817

Looks like an early FN FAL Short Para Carbine (The SLR is based on the FN FAL) later versions have a folding stock as well.
[/quote]

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Thanks for that Mike............ Can't imagine the loss of half a barrel could do much for accuracy and the flash must
have been frightening to the user.  Can't find any refs to the Brits having these in number, but I  suppose one or two might have
drifted down to Scaley units who'd be less likely to use one.  Comment from any Banner boys appreciated ........... And
apologies for wandering  away from Mitty.
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PostSubject: Re: Walter Mittys.   20/2/2014, 18:24

Could still be a Walt Pic yet! I'm thinking an 'Airsoft' version and someone dressing up here and getting the weapon wrong...

Never saw a FN Short Para Carbine in British Service, but the Argies used the Folding Butt FN in the Falklands War in '82

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PostSubject: Re: Walter Mittys.   21/2/2014, 07:55

Don't recall RS patrolling in NI, especially wearing welders goggles and with denims 4 sizes too big, Is it a Brazilian made copy of the SLR/FN, called a scorpion
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brum
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PostSubject: Re: Walter Mittys.   21/2/2014, 10:26

Roger to that.
I note his finger isn't resting on the trigger guard, (that could earn you a slap).
Definite Walt.
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cartav
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PostSubject: Re: Walter Mittys.   21/2/2014, 11:23

brum wrote:
Roger to that.
I note his finger isn't resting on the trigger guard, (that could earn you a slap).
Definite Walt.


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So that's it then........ An Argentinian welder wearing a beret 1950's style with badge over left eye, empty 56  pattern pouches, self acquired boots
and a sawn off 7.62 look-alike, on anti-tomcat patrol in a snow bound compound securely protected with stout timber fencing.......What's odd about that ?
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PostSubject: Re: Walter Mittys.   21/2/2014, 12:11

Dee Z wrote:
Don't recall RS patrolling in NI, especially  wearing welders goggles and with denims 4 sizes too big, Is it a Brazilian made copy of the SLR/FN, called a scorpion

Back in 1972/3 in 3 Inf Bde & Sig Sqn us Cpls and below went out on patrols around the brigade area attached to infantry regiments for 2 or 3 days as stand in for guys on R&R...remember doing Bessbrook/Armagh/Dungannon...also 260 Sig Sqn attached to a RA regiment in Dortmund did three infantry tours with their regiment...
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PostSubject: Re: Walter Mittys.   21/2/2014, 16:31

That geezer's flak vest looks a bit posh, while we're at it.
Ours used to stink like an old arab but at least there were pockets on the front -( Rt hand one, magazine of 28 rounds - Lt one, two Mars bars).

Does ANYONE know the origin of that photo ?
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PostSubject: Re: Walter Mittys.   21/2/2014, 17:33

brum wrote:
...............pockets on the front -( Rt hand one, magazine of 28 rounds - Lt one, two Mars bars)......

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Bit of deviation, but then we were playing at  it on  schemes, almost Mittys.........  Our 37  Pattern pouches never contained live or even blank rounds ( times were bad, only  allowed 42 rounds a year for classification), but pouches were handy for mugs enamel, shoe brushes etc,, packets of hard  tack biscuits and of fags..KFS was in trouser map pocket, we never had maps either.
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PostSubject: Re: Walter Mittys.   21/2/2014, 23:43

Defffo a Walt, the uniform looks like its made up, and the gat he is holding looks like one of those plastic put together models.... anyway '38 pattern webbing and ammo pouches went out years ago..... twat!!  affraid 
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PostSubject: Re: Walter Mittys.   22/2/2014, 12:32

(Taking a "deviation" leaf from Cartav's book !).

Was anyone watching the shenanigans in Kiev on the news ?
That Short 7.62 Soviet round doesn't seem to have much stopping power, I noticed people who were hit getting up and running about a bit.
I think it's a different story with the 7.62 NATO round.
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