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JPW
Let Gen
Let Gen


Number of posts : 1101
Age : 78
Localisation : Berkshire
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Rotenburg Ploen Lippstadt Hamm Wetter Minden Munster Bielefeldt Dusseldorf
Registration date : 2008-11-09

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PostSubject: Re: one for the scaley's   one for the scaley's - Page 2 Icon_minitime6/5/2014, 09:58

Surely "double tap" was also a couple of rounds rather than a burst of fire on the old beloved 303 BREN gun?
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Shelldrake
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Shelldrake

Number of posts : 3029
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

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PostSubject: Re: one for the scaley's   one for the scaley's - Page 2 Icon_minitime6/5/2014, 12:33

JPW wrote:
Surely "double tap" was also a couple of rounds rather than a burst of fire on the old beloved 303 BREN gun?


Stimmt Genau! Laughing 
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unclevanya
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unclevanya

Number of posts : 230
Age : 74
Localisation : Essex UK
Cap Badge : R Sigs
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: one for the scaley's   one for the scaley's - Page 2 Icon_minitime18/5/2014, 23:03

did anyone ever remember having to use Brasso on the studs of your ammo boots when on a major parade for VIP's?

One thing i remember from thsoe far off day was an obsession of being 'elevated' to the Officers Mess!! I did get into the Officers Mess - detailed off as Mess Orderly of sorts when a lowly Signalman to clean the Junior Officers bedrooms, polish their brown shoes and polish their Sam Browne belts. What a load of untidy, lazy junior officers there were at 28 (BR) Sigs, St Tonis back in the 1960s. Waht a bunch of tw*ts, having to make their beds, clean their bunks, and poish their damned shoes etc. Even press their uniforms...twats....twats.... twats.... affraid There was an elderly German female employed to clean the Officers ablutions. Some of the lazy buggers were even too lazy to flush away their 'floaters'. The German cleaning lady was constantly complaining to the Mess Manager, a Sergeant about this. So us orderlies had to flush and clean the 'Hofficers Bogs!!

This only lasted a few weeks as my OC Troop considered it a wasteful used of trained Scalies (Comcen operator/data Telegraphist). After this, I was promoted to local Lance Jack, then a few months later, acting. then I was posted to a 6 month tour with the UN at UNFICYP HQ Nicosia International Airport. An excellent 6 months to gain practical experience in my job...!!! drunken Sleep affraid
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cartav
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Maj Gen


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: one for the scaley's   one for the scaley's - Page 2 Icon_minitime24/5/2014, 18:11

unclevanya wrote:
did anyone ever remember having to use Brasso on the studs of your ammo boots when on a major parade for VIP's? :
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Not only for top brass parades, but SOP in basic trg, for everybody, I bet. Then our drill sgt, who really was human eventually, let on that often that we NS lads brought it on ourselves to some extent. For a joke, maybe, someone at the bottom end thought it would be a good wheeze to polish his studs, scrape the paint off the tin of Kiwi or shine up the drawing pin in the notice board. Such activity passed up the line, something to brag about over a pint in the Sgts' Mess, and so, not to be outdone by competitors for the best squad , some of these idiotic tasks became common requirements throughout the unit. You see, sometimes it was the bright eyed squaddy who thought them up, not the management !
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