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Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
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Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
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PostSubject: Senior Soldier   21/8/2013, 10:43

This is one for the Old Sweats.
Who remembers being appointed Senior Soldier ?
(This usually occurred when the NCO in charge of a party of men wanted to sneak off for a smoke or a drink in the mess).
The theory was that the senior man was placed in charge of the others while the NCO was away and was then authorised to order them around.
Yeah, right ! In the Stroppy Sixties ? No chance !
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PostSubject: Re: Senior Soldier   21/8/2013, 11:00

Didn`t the guards have them?..

At brat school we had senior A/Ts. who wore a half stripe for a week when we were in recruit company.
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Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
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PostSubject: Re: Senior Soldier   21/8/2013, 12:19

When my son was at the Guards Depot they had Senior Soldiers and had to be addressed as such! In Boys Service we had Recruit Leaders who were a term ahead of us and wore one upside down stripe, they were normally promoted to J/Lcpl at the end of term.
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PostSubject: Re: Senior Soldier   21/8/2013, 12:41

The RAF had the "senior man" in 1952. Imagine a very cold November day on the square at RAF Cranwell. Corporal Ayres, in his Boysie (Fools & Horses) accent. -"Senior man ,senior man, march this flight up and down while I go for a wee"
Can't remember how the senior man was chosen,but it was never me.
Happy days,whats this got to do with BAOR?
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PostSubject: Re: Senior Soldier   21/8/2013, 13:16

Well, it happened in Assaye Bks Nienburg. scratch 
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PostSubject: Re: Senior Soldier   21/8/2013, 13:56

brum wrote:
Well, it happened in Assaye Bks Nienburg.  scratch 
Do you mean that Corporal Ayres was in Nienburg:evil: 

He was also the guy who said "When I was in the Guards I got 97% for drill,and that was out of a hundred"Question What he was doing in Guards I dont know.
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Places Served : Catterick (1951) - BAOR (1952 -1954)-(Herford - Bunde - Munster) - Japan (Kure) - Korea (Pusan - Seoul) - Cyprus (Nicosia) - Suez Op (1st Guards Brigade) - UK (63 Sigs Regt TA, Southampton)
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PostSubject: Re: Senior Soldier   21/8/2013, 17:39

May 1951, Royal Signals, Somme Lines, Catterick on joining after three days I was promoted Local (unpaid) Lance Corporal. I had War Certificates Parts 1 and 2 from the Parachute Regt Army Cadets, was also an instructor on rifle, bren, map reading, field craft and theory of small arms fire. I knew all that before I enlisted and was taught bugger all while I was in.

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PostSubject: Re: Senior Soldier   21/8/2013, 19:49

the senior soldier wos the geezer wot kept the lancejacks in woodbines , ginger
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Cap Badge : RC Sigs (RTG Op) / CF Logistics (Cook)
Places Served : Germany, Egypt, Cyprus, CFS Alert and some other strange places
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PostSubject: Re: Senior Soldier   23/8/2013, 04:51

Senior soldier?

Was that some sort of Mexican or Spanish Foreign Legion rank?
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PostSubject: Re: Senior Soldier   23/8/2013, 19:08

ask piggy brittain
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Places Served : 11 Sigs Vimy 'C' Catterick Nov 1963), 224 (Radio) Sig Squadron Garrats Hey, Quorn Leics( Jan-June 1964), 16 Sigs Bradbury Barracks Krefeld July-Oct 1964), 28 (BR) Sigs St Tonis & 4 Squadron, Tongeren (Cafe Maddy) (1964-1968), HQ UNFICYP Nicosia 6 month tour (1966), HMS Jufair & Hamala Camp Bahrien, 223 Sig Sqn (Radio) Winchester, Norn Ireland, HQ Northag Kolsas Olso Norway, 11 Sigs Helles Lines Catterick, Civvy Street 1977, Retired (Grumpy Victor Meldrew 2012)
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PostSubject: Re: Senior Soldier   24/8/2013, 00:34

Senior Soldier - so who knows who was the longest serving Soldier of Private rank in the Brish army in the post war years, who did their 22 years or more, with lots of good conduct stripes and bars to their LSGC medal, and who never wanted any promotion, even to Lance Jack...?
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PostSubject: Re: Senior Soldier   24/8/2013, 05:37

That`s already on here somewhere .
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PostSubject: Re: Senior Soldier   24/8/2013, 17:21

http://uk.ask.com/youtube?q=longest+serving+british+soldier+&v=E2ATXPMrciY&qsrc=472:lol!: lol! 
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PostSubject: Re: Senior Soldier   25/8/2013, 09:32

A friend of mine joined JLR R Sigs in Sep 60 at the age of 15 and still working today for the queen with unbroken service with the R Sigs until the age of 55 and since then full time employment with the TA and Cadets and due to retire Feb 14...make that 53 years and 5 months...cheers 
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Places Served : Germany, Egypt, Cyprus, CFS Alert and some other strange places
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PostSubject: Re: Senior Soldier   26/8/2013, 04:34

Senior soldier: I still think it'a a Spanish or South American Rank.

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PostSubject: Re: Senior Soldier   26/8/2013, 19:37

the senior soldier is the one wot gets his pension first ,
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PostSubject: Re: Senior Soldier   26/8/2013, 20:54

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PostSubject: Re: Senior Soldier   26/8/2013, 21:39

The senior soldier is the one that got the rank.
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PostSubject: Re: Senior Soldier   27/8/2013, 03:57

Gordon. wrote:
The senior soldier is the one that got the rank.
As I remember, some smelled rank......


Sgt/Mjr soap and a corn broom with cold water seemed to cure it.
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PostSubject: Re: Senior Soldier   28/8/2013, 19:37

that aint senior soldier , thats regimental scrubbing , ginger
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Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
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PostSubject: Re: Senior Soldier   29/8/2013, 12:48

I remember the Regimental Scrubber.rabbit rabbit 
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PostSubject: Re: Senior Soldier   29/8/2013, 14:45

You mean 5 mark Annie?
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PostSubject: Re: Senior Soldier   29/8/2013, 15:06

Hardrations wrote:
You mean 5 mark Annie?
Thought I heard my name mentioned:confused: 
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Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

PostSubject: Re: Senior Soldier   29/8/2013, 15:16

Brave girl, Annie . . . . brave girl ! Shocked 
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Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Senior Soldier   30/8/2013, 12:36

annieP wrote:
Hardrations wrote:
You mean 5 mark Annie?
Thought I heard my name mentioned:confused: 


So how come you charged me DM15?Shocked Shocked 



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