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PostSubject: Gunfire   24/12/2012, 21:08


I wonder how many doors, in how many barrack rooms, will be banged open in the morning by a couple of drunken Sergeants, lugging a bucket of tea and a bottle of Myers rum ?
I wonder how many hung-over squaddies will be woken by those NCOs shouting, "where's yer 'kin mug lad ?" to have said mug half-filled with tea and topped up with rum ?
Did all regiments have that Christmas tradition, or was it just a Gunner thing?
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PostSubject: Re: Gunfire   24/12/2012, 21:43

santa Always Royal Signals. more Rum than tea. Officer and Sgt. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Gunfire   26/12/2012, 09:24

Brum

An interesting thought

I wonder how many units still observe this tradition. With Christmas/ New Year stand down/ block leave and the Military Guard Force (civilian contractors) taken over Security duties in many Garrisons there are relatively few UK based soldiers on duty over the holiday period
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PostSubject: Re: Gunfire   27/12/2012, 11:30

I have memories of 'Gunfire', not sure how fond they are tbh...

Woken from the bliss of deep sleep to greet the worlds worst hangover and the blurred figure of someone in uniform thrusting a mug of tea heavily laced with rum into my hand as he bawled 'Merry Christmas' I would be sitting upright in bed only half conscious convinced I was still asleep and in some awful nightmare!
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PostSubject: Gunfire!   27/12/2012, 13:36

I don't remember much about Christmas mornings, having, usually over-imbibed the night before, but my memory has been jogged by the word "RUM".
Back in '57 (I think), Asian Flu was on the rampage in BAOR, and our Duty Sargeant woke us up one morning, asked us for our mugs, and proceeded to pour in a liberal amount of the stuff, then, offering us a couple of Codein tablets each, told us to "Get it down you!".
It Worked!
Don't know what the medical bods would say about it though, in these 'elf n safety days.
Happy New Year all!
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PostSubject: Re: Gunfire   27/12/2012, 15:37

[quote="brrowe"]
Back in '57 (I think), Asian Flu was on the rampage in BAOR

I had the dubious distinction of being one of the first to succumb to the dreaded Asian 'Flu at Hereford.
I wouldn't fancy THAT again.
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PostSubject: Re: Gunfire   28/12/2012, 19:17

Was that when Hereford was in BAOR Brum?
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PostSubject: Re: Gunfire   28/12/2012, 21:38

pale
Well it was doing a bit of rampaging over here as well, old chap.
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PostSubject: Re: Gunfire   30/12/2012, 16:50

Hi there,
I think it died a death in my Regt. in the 90's but it was very common in the 80's, lots of the fun slowly died in the 90's, more's the pity.
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PostSubject: Re: Gunfire   30/12/2012, 20:14

We caught the Asian Flu in Newark late 1958 early 1959. We had two professional football teams mostly 1st Div and one of the YOUNG twins (played for Sheffield) asked me to play in the Wednesday sports day side. At Right back I inadvertently scored two against my own side and spent the next week in cookhouse spud peeling. After that I carried hot drinks to the majority of the camp who were seriously ill in bed. A few of us escaped. That Xmas we had the usual Officer and NCO supplied Rum and Tea. Splendid.
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PostSubject: Re: Gunfire   31/12/2012, 02:01

Hi there,
We did get a small cup of ginfire in 1994 whilst in Girdwood Bks, North Belfast..............Cheers.
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PostSubject: Re: Gunfire   31/12/2012, 08:30

my one and only "gunfire" was my first year in Germany.The other two years i was on guard.The three Christmases in Singapore were all spent on shift.Uk postings were block leave..
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PostSubject: Re: Gunfire   31/12/2012, 09:25

[quote="pinky"] ginfire

Everyone else gets rum, not the bloody 14/20th ! queen
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PostSubject: Re: Gunfire   31/12/2012, 10:32

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pinky wrote:
ginfire

Everyone else gets rum, not the bloody 14/20th ! queen


That's cos they is all a bunch of poofs!!


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PostSubject: Re: Gunfire   31/12/2012, 16:36

EH you lot..............back off, ok I can't spell.
Should of been a Scaley or a dropshort instead !!
lol
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PostSubject: Re: Gunfire   31/12/2012, 17:01

My dear Pinky..I doubt very much if you would be accepted in the scaley ranks.We do have our standards you know..The dropshorts.OOps shots can also be very selective in regards to donkey lovers.. affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Gunfire   31/12/2012, 17:10

That is correct, proper Artillerists refuse to acknowledge the existence of RHA!
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PostSubject: Re: Gunfire   31/12/2012, 17:43

pinky wrote:
EH you lot..............back off, ok I can't spell.
Should of been a Scaley or a dropshort instead !!
lol

(ahem), . . . That should be "Dropshort", . . . you need a capital letter at the beginning. As in "Donkeywalloper".

You'll get the hang of it.
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PostSubject: Re: Gunfire   31/12/2012, 18:28

Hmmmm.quite confusing this..I thought we was talking of gunners dropping their shorts. Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Gunfire   1/1/2013, 00:12

LOL
Great website fella's If you aint Cav you aint !!
Best by far to be a Lancashire Hussar.......
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PostSubject: Re: Gunfire   1/1/2013, 07:50

Gordon. wrote:
Hmmmm.quite confusing this..I thought we was talking of gunners dropping their shorts. Embarassed




You're getting confused with the Cav - they is all poofs.
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PostSubject: Re: Gunfire   1/1/2013, 09:15

What about attached personell?Are they poofs too?
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PostSubject: Re: Gunfire   1/1/2013, 12:31

Yes, you is all poofs except me and Brum!
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PostSubject: Re: Gunfire   1/1/2013, 15:54


Ooh, thanks Sweetie !

(Twos up on the K-Y Jelly).
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PostSubject: Re: Gunfire   1/1/2013, 16:07

I thought you had it?
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