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Shelldrake
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Localisation : Camberley
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Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Many a true word.....   8/7/2012, 15:32

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We'll be Battlefield Replacements!! affraid affraid
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Number of posts : 296
Age : 59
Localisation : Worksop, Notts
Cap Badge : R.E.M.E
Places Served : Fallingbostal, NI, Hohne, Fallingbostal, again.
Registration date : 2012-03-30

PostSubject: Re: Many a true word.....   8/7/2012, 18:00

After 50% cut-backs, of course.
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PostSubject: Re: Many a true word.....   8/7/2012, 18:36

Do we get a red coat if we volunteer?
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Number of posts : 125
Age : 71
Localisation : HUYTON, MERSEYSIDE
Cap Badge : RASC/RCT
Places Served : JOINED JTR RHYL JAN 63-64l Mulhiem/Hilden 64-65/ RAF Seleta 65/RAF Kuching 66 000000000000000000 JTR RHYL JAN-DEC 1963 , YEOVL JAN-MARCH 64, 17 COY MULHIEM / 17 SQN. HILDEN , RAF SELETA NOV 65 ,, RAF KUCHING JAN - APRIL 66 ( GSM BORNEO RAAF Butterworth 66-68/RAF Changi 68 RAF Colerne/RAF Lyneham 68-70
Registration date : 2008-03-19

PostSubject: Re: Many a true word.....   8/7/2012, 22:32

Red coats make good targets for the taliban
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Number of posts : 1029
Age : 76
Localisation : Berkshire
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Rotenburg Ploen Lippstadt Hamm Wetter Minden Munster Bielefeldt Dusseldorf
Registration date : 2008-11-09

PostSubject: Re: Many a true word.....   8/7/2012, 22:42

Gordon

Not if you were a Green Jacket
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Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Many a true word.....   9/7/2012, 07:38

You will also be issued with a Zimmer frame, a little blow up rubber ring and a pair of comfy slippers. Looking at the photograph it would seem that only people with the Rootie Gong qualify so, they won't be wanting me. I'm a bit old be be a Launcher No 1 now anyway. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Many a true word.....   9/7/2012, 08:06

The gent on the right has a gold band on his cuff..What does that signify?
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Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
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PostSubject: Re: Many a true word.....   9/7/2012, 09:20

Room Leader? Very Happy
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Number of posts : 125
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Localisation : HUYTON, MERSEYSIDE
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Places Served : JOINED JTR RHYL JAN 63-64l Mulhiem/Hilden 64-65/ RAF Seleta 65/RAF Kuching 66 000000000000000000 JTR RHYL JAN-DEC 1963 , YEOVL JAN-MARCH 64, 17 COY MULHIEM / 17 SQN. HILDEN , RAF SELETA NOV 65 ,, RAF KUCHING JAN - APRIL 66 ( GSM BORNEO RAAF Butterworth 66-68/RAF Changi 68 RAF Colerne/RAF Lyneham 68-70
Registration date : 2008-03-19

PostSubject: Re: Many a true word.....   9/7/2012, 10:12

Hospital Sergeants wear gold braid on their scarlet coats and this has to be added to the cuffs and pockets, and they wear larger than average rank chevrons.

http://www.kdtailoring.com/clients.html
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Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Many a true word.....   9/7/2012, 10:25

Don't want to ask the obvious, but I will anyway! Where's his larger than average chevrons? Laughing Laughing
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Number of posts : 125
Age : 71
Localisation : HUYTON, MERSEYSIDE
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Places Served : JOINED JTR RHYL JAN 63-64l Mulhiem/Hilden 64-65/ RAF Seleta 65/RAF Kuching 66 000000000000000000 JTR RHYL JAN-DEC 1963 , YEOVL JAN-MARCH 64, 17 COY MULHIEM / 17 SQN. HILDEN , RAF SELETA NOV 65 ,, RAF KUCHING JAN - APRIL 66 ( GSM BORNEO RAAF Butterworth 66-68/RAF Changi 68 RAF Colerne/RAF Lyneham 68-70
Registration date : 2008-03-19

PostSubject: Re: Many a true word.....   9/7/2012, 10:42

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Number of posts : 125
Age : 71
Localisation : HUYTON, MERSEYSIDE
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Places Served : JOINED JTR RHYL JAN 63-64l Mulhiem/Hilden 64-65/ RAF Seleta 65/RAF Kuching 66 000000000000000000 JTR RHYL JAN-DEC 1963 , YEOVL JAN-MARCH 64, 17 COY MULHIEM / 17 SQN. HILDEN , RAF SELETA NOV 65 ,, RAF KUCHING JAN - APRIL 66 ( GSM BORNEO RAAF Butterworth 66-68/RAF Changi 68 RAF Colerne/RAF Lyneham 68-70
Registration date : 2008-03-19

PostSubject: Re: Many a true word.....   9/7/2012, 10:45

Shelldrake wrote:
Don't want to ask the obvious, but I will anyway! Where's his larger than average chevrons? Laughing Laughing
MAYBE HE'S A WO AND THE CROWN IS HIDDEN BY THE NEXT MANS HAND
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Number of posts : 2992
Localisation : Camberley
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Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Many a true word.....   9/7/2012, 11:15

You could be right, John. Smile
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 76
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

PostSubject: Re: Many a true word.....   9/7/2012, 11:34

Gordon. wrote:
The gent on the right has a gold band on his cuff..What does that signify?

It's there to stop him wiping his nose on his sleeve. geek
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Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Many a true word.....   9/7/2012, 12:08

Don't be silly, that's what the button's for. Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Many a true word.....   9/7/2012, 13:27

Why are you using my favourite bum in your avatar Mr. S?






























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Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Many a true word.....   9/7/2012, 13:31

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Why are you using my favourite bum in your avatar Mr. S?




Didn't think you would mind, you favouring the Beanie Boys and all that. Embarassed Embarassed






























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PostSubject: Re: Many a true word.....   9/7/2012, 14:50

You do know that variety is the spice of life Embarassed
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Number of posts : 783
Age : 87
Localisation : s. yorks
Cap Badge : RA (ns) RA, R.Sigs, RE ( TAVR)
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: Many a true word.....   9/7/2012, 15:30

Snigger not, it's crazy........... This week in conversation with a young chap, he told he'd been offered a job in Bastion. Two years, £150 K, all found, ten weeks on, three weeks off, flown to UK each time or wherever he wants if he pays the extra over the cost of a UK flight.

"Thought they were cutting back " he observed. "Yes they are. Getting rid of military and replacing with civvies " was the response.
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Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Many a true word.....   9/7/2012, 17:53

Gordon. wrote:
You do know that variety is the spice of life Embarassed




I think the correct description would be "Snookered on the Red? Go for the Brown". Laughing
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Places Served : Farnborough, Hohne, Ulster, Berchtesgaden,Chatham..
Registration date : 2012-04-29

PostSubject: Re: Many a true word.....   10/7/2012, 20:05

cartav wrote:
Snigger not, it's crazy........... This week in conversation with a young chap, he told he'd been offered a job in Bastion. Two years, £150 K, all found, ten weeks on, three weeks off, flown to UK each time or wherever he wants if he pays the extra over the cost of a UK flight.

"Thought they were cutting back " he observed. "Yes they are. Getting rid of military and replacing with civvies " was the response.

A mate of mine, an ex para and Falklands veteran was finding it hard to get any gainful employment so within the para community (mercenaries) he got a job in Iraq 'armed to the teeth' as a security bod. He was well paid and even had a paid holiday in somewhere like Dubai as R&R IIRC.

He had his 50th birthday a few weeks back !
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