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aghart
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Number of posts : 21
Age : 62
Localisation : Poole, Dorset
Cap Badge : 1st Royal Tank Regiment/MPSC
Places Served : Osnabruck, Omagh, Tidworth, Cyprus, Herford, Bovington, Hildesheim, Colchester.
Registration date : 2007-11-26

PostSubject: Re: Gunfire   18/1/2013, 22:28

Royal Tank Regiment still has "gunfire" on Cambrai day, 20th November.
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Maj Gen
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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: Gunfire   19/1/2013, 10:15

Nice to see tradition is still being celebrated by the Johnny cum Lately regiments !

In Minden Bty we had roses on Aug 1st to remind us of when we helped the Krauts to whup
the Frogs in 1759. I reckon a cup of hot cocoa & rum would have gone down better.
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Hussar100
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Number of posts : 83
Localisation : Norn Irn
Cap Badge : QRIH/UDR
Places Served : NI, GB, BAOR
Registration date : 2013-05-03

PostSubject: Re: Gunfire   4/5/2013, 16:28

In the QRIH we had gunfire on Paddy's Day and Balaklava Day. Served by senior nco's at 0800. To the best of my knowledge the tradition has continued into the QRH.
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Number of posts : 314
Cap Badge : RAOC
Places Served : Bicester-Soltau-Canada-Kineton-Paderborn-Osnabruck (Inc Gulf 1) Donnington-Civy Strasse.
Registration date : 2008-10-22

PostSubject: Re: Gunfire   4/5/2013, 18:29

Hussar100 wrote:
In the QRIH we had gunfire on Paddy's Day and Balaklava Day. Served by senior nco's at 0800. To the best of my knowledge the tradition has continued into the QRH.

I hope the tradition lives on. Altthough it must be said, I'm not hopeful.

I remember 5th Skins going mental on Paddys day, happy days.
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Number of posts : 83
Localisation : Norn Irn
Cap Badge : QRIH/UDR
Places Served : NI, GB, BAOR
Registration date : 2013-05-03

PostSubject: Re: Gunfire   6/5/2013, 15:59

Wilf wrote:
Hussar100 wrote:
In the QRIH we had gunfire on Paddy's Day and Balaklava Day. Served by senior nco's at 0800. To the best of my knowledge the tradition has continued into the QRH.

I hope the tradition lives on. Altthough it must be said, I'm not hopeful.

I remember 5th Skins going mental on Paddys day, happy days.

I've attended a Paddy's Day celebration at Athlone Lines so I know that still goes on. Balaklava Day will always be there too.
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Eric England
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Number of posts : 232
Age : 65
Localisation : China
Cap Badge : REME 1972 - 1984
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.
Registration date : 2013-04-22

PostSubject: Re: Gunfire   12/5/2013, 11:06

Hussar100 wrote:
In the QRIH we had gunfire on Paddy's Day and Balaklava Day. Served by senior nco's at 0800. To the best of my knowledge the tradition has continued into the QRH.

I never experience gunfire with the QRIH but maybe I was on duty those days. My first two regiments were artillery and they did have gunfire Xmas morning, and a dammed good lunch time party as well.
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