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"john boy"
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PostSubject: Re: long range snipers near miss   long range snipers near miss Icon_minitime12/3/2014, 19:44

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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: Re: long range snipers near miss   long range snipers near miss Icon_minitime12/3/2014, 20:09

That hole was made by a tank round, you egg bashing wazzock !  geek 
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PostSubject: Re: long range snipers near miss   long range snipers near miss Icon_minitime12/3/2014, 20:48

long range sniper in a tank then phew think I got that wrong me thinks what do I know silly old me just a spud bashing,porridge stirring slop jockey  Embarassed Brum so glad you corrected me and called me a wazzock and not a wan*er.Wonder where this is going to end up ( what is a wazzock Question)
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Registration date : 2010-10-26

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PostSubject: Re: long range snipers near miss   long range snipers near miss Icon_minitime13/3/2014, 10:29

Looks suspiciously like scorch marks from a No 1 Burner to me! Suspect Suspect 
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Places Served : Oswestry, Tonfanau, Woolwich, Osnabruck, MT School Bordon, Bulford, Manorbier, Hameln, R.Sigs Blandford, RSME Chattenden, Western Highlands.
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PostSubject: Re: long range snipers near miss   long range snipers near miss Icon_minitime13/3/2014, 15:20

I seem  to remember a similar wayward round in the 1960's.............. landed outside  the range, within 30 yards of civvy hikers.  Questions were asked of the Defence Minister in the House ,  something like  "Is the minister not alarmed that innocent walkers can be  put at risk by careless military action?".  

HE round in question was part of WW2 stocks which  remained for front line usage,  the suitability of which had been determined by the previous administration. The Defence Minister's smart answer was " You are quite right. I am indeed concerned by this incident. I am concerned that one of our high explosive rounds could land within 30 yards of pedestrians in the open and that not one of them was injured".
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PostSubject: Re: long range snipers near miss   long range snipers near miss Icon_minitime13/3/2014, 15:47

There was a time when the good Burghers of Musterlager wouldn't leave home without their tin hats. Shocked 
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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: long range snipers near miss   long range snipers near miss Icon_minitime14/3/2014, 10:54

cartav wrote:
I seem  to remember a similar wayward round in the 1960's.............. landed outside  the range, within 30 yards of civvy hikers.  Questions were asked of the Defence Minister in the House ,  something like  "Is the minister not alarmed that innocent walkers can be  put at risk by careless military action?".  

HE round in question was part of WW2 stocks which  remained for front line usage,  the suitability of which had been determined by the previous administration. The Defence Minister's smart answer was " You are quite right. I am indeed concerned by this incident. I am concerned that one of our high explosive rounds could land within 30 yards of pedestrians in the open and that not one of them was injured".

I just love his reply Twisted Evil 
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Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
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PostSubject: Re: long range snipers near miss   long range snipers near miss Icon_minitime15/3/2014, 19:17

Don't know about the long range sniper miss but how about this, fired from HMS Argyll by mistake !!!
Think the Captain of the ship has some explaining to do !!


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Number of posts : 230
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Localisation : Essex UK
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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)
Registration date : 2012-07-15

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PostSubject: Re: long range snipers near miss   long range snipers near miss Icon_minitime17/3/2014, 09:57

Hmm, I thought that the R Navy had phased out ship launched torpedos long ago, unless they are classed similarly to Cruise Missiles and other things that go "Whoosh" and "Bang!"
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PostSubject: Re: long range snipers near miss   long range snipers near miss Icon_minitime17/3/2014, 10:22

Changing to a new computer has delayed me putting this right.
In a clumsy attempt to add a little banter recently, I managed to offend John Boy, who has never done anything to offend me.
I would like to say how sorry I am.
I also realise that I have spoiled the easy going atmosphere of this forum.
This will not happen again.
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Number of posts : 1298
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Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
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PostSubject: Re: long range snipers near miss   long range snipers near miss Icon_minitime17/3/2014, 21:33

Blimy Brum,
That was close as the enemy said of the Gunners attack on him. But I'm sure John Boy was OK with the banter.
Incidentally, my photo of HMS Argyll firing off a missile reminds me of a similar photo of an exocet in flight toward HMS Sheffield
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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

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unclevanya wrote:
Hmm, I thought that the R Navy had phased out ship launched torpedos long ago, unless they are classed similarly to Cruise Missiles and other things that go "Whoosh" and "Bang!"


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......... And I thought the RN had phased out ships ! Odd thing is, if that tinfish thingy was fired by accident, how come a matelot was standing in a prime location, camera in hand, facing the sun with shutter speed, aperture and focus correctly set to get a pic worthy of publication in the Press ? Or has someone been telling porkies and this isn't the missile which demolished the perimeter fence of the dockyard?

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Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
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The latter, methinks! Shocked 
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PostSubject: Re: long range snipers near miss   long range snipers near miss Icon_minitime21/3/2014, 21:11

jimsigs1 wrote:
Don't know about the long range sniper miss but how about this, fired from HMS Argyll by mistake !!!
Think the Captain of the ship has some explaining to do !!


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Its a Stingray [inert] Training Variant

The Sting Ray torpedo is a current British acoustic homing light-weight torpedo (LWT) manufactured by GEC-Marconi, who were later bought out by BAE Systems. It entered service in 1983. It is normaly a helicopter launched torpedo, but can be launched from a ship

I think picture was a stock photo as HMS Argyll was in port at the time!


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HMS Argyll was moored at Devonport Naval base in Plymouth when the 9ft missile suddenly shot out of its starboard side during a training drill.

Workers watched in disbelief as the tube-shaped projectile flew through the air before blasting a hole in a security fence and slamming into a storage container


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HMS Westminster (F237) fires a Stingray Training Variant from the tubes adjacent to her hangar

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sting_Ray_(torpedo)

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Number of posts : 784
Age : 89
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

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PostSubject: Re: long range snipers near miss   long range snipers near miss Icon_minitime22/3/2014, 17:43

Mike_2817 wrote:


I think picture was a stock photo as HMS Argyll was in port at the time!


................................................................................................ Thanks Mike ! I  suppose any sort of safety catch device might have been deleted in a cost saving exercise........... But I  see there's a bit if string tied  to the back end to help in the recovery of accidental discharges............

And another memory from the distant past.....  32 LAA Bty were doing layer classification at Todendorf ack-ack range in Feb 1955. Before letting soldiers loose with 40mm  rounds, potential layers had qualify with something cheaper. A Bren was strapped  on to the L60  Bristol Bofors and layers first  practiced aiming at balloons before having a go at a radio controlled model aircraft. From memory this had a wingspan of around 12 feet & a motorcycle engine up front........ you'd pay a fiver to have ago at this, but there was no charge to  squaddies,  so to reduce overheads the target was wired so that, in the event of it being hit in a vital spot, the engine stopped & then it floated down  on a parachute.  Well,  strange to say, one was hit, an approacher, the easiest of targets to engage, but to the excitement of the layer and the alarm of the gunnery staff, engine stopped but parachute failed to open. It carried on, cleared the guns on the point by around ten feet then came to rest beside the QLs in the rear. As  some had loads of ammunition it was quite exciting too to casual observers who  were  further out of harms way. But there was no  fire, no bangs. And no more shooting until another drone could be brought forward. Disappointing really.
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The 'bit of string' at the back is a undevloped parachute which slows it down

Heres one being dropped by a Merlin ASW - The parachute is blown off as it enters the water

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PostSubject: Re: long range snipers near miss   long range snipers near miss Icon_minitime24/3/2014, 19:20

brum wrote:
Changing to a new computer has delayed me putting this right.
In a clumsy attempt to add a little banter recently, I managed to offend John Boy, who has never done anything to offend me.
I would like to say how sorry I am.
I also realise that I have spoiled the easy going atmosphere of this forum.
This will not happen again.

Brum chuffing heck mate we English are unoffendable now if i were of a certain faith (praise be to Allah)then yes i would be upset.just got back from London again and i observed something that well let you determine.An English bloke got off his motorbike out side a Tesco express,took his helmet off leaving his flame proof hood in place so his face was fully visible not a problem...think again he was told by a security guard to remove it which he did without any fuss.Then not 30seconds later one of these walked in after him
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and not a word was said. So I just don't understand PLEASE HELP I'm confused.com
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Cor....look at those eyes..
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Gordon. wrote:
Cor....look at those eyes..

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Is that Brum`s bird at Amiens?
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Gordon. wrote:
Is that Brum`s bird at Amiens?


One of them......wait 'til you see her Mum. affraid affraid 
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