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ciphers
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Number of posts : 961
Age : 83
Localisation : Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7C5
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
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)
Registration date : 2008-06-30

PostSubject: Re: re user names   24/8/2009, 05:01

Different colour of Blue mate ...

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nobby clark
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Number of posts : 102
Age : 70
Localisation : manchester
Cap Badge : 1R.Hamps / RAOC
Places Served : baor-Hong Kong-Malaya-Borneo-Belize-F.I.-Cyprus-N.I.-UK.
Registration date : 2008-04-07

PostSubject: Re: re user names   24/8/2009, 14:20

ciphers wrote:
Jesus Ross, did they issue you Canucks with fishing poles ..

Len (Ciphers)


Never mind the fishing pole,I could'nt take my eyes off that hat,strewth Ross,was it issued in lieu of a tent. Very Happy
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Stephen Lock
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Age : 63
Localisation : Calgary
Cap Badge : Pads Brat
Places Served : Father -- Canadian Army. Served Hemer, Soest, and Wetter
Registration date : 2007-12-28

PostSubject: Re: re user names   24/8/2009, 19:58

Oh, I realize they were a different colour of blue, Len...UN = a pale blue, as I recall.

It was what was done with them on those notorious visits into Limassol I was referring to....many a soldier had some explaining to do to the QM afterwards Smile
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Number of posts : 961
Age : 83
Localisation : Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7C5
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
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)
Registration date : 2008-06-30

PostSubject: Re: re user names   24/8/2009, 21:27

The UN weren't in Cyprus in my day, 1955/56, we were the guys the EOKA took a dislike to as 360 guys and gals who did not return bear witness to.
See link below ..

http://www.britains-smallwars.com/

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Stephen Lock
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Number of posts : 937
Age : 63
Localisation : Calgary
Cap Badge : Pads Brat
Places Served : Father -- Canadian Army. Served Hemer, Soest, and Wetter
Registration date : 2007-12-28

PostSubject: Re: re user names   25/8/2009, 03:16

Yeah, that war of independence was messy, for sure.

When my parents and I were in Cyprus for Xmas in 1970 we stayed in Kyrenia on the north shore and made a few trips over the Troodos Mountains into Nicosia and did the tourist thing...well, we did the tourist thing all over the island apart from up along the panhandle.

We had a taxi driver in Nicosia who took us all over to places like the Bishop's Palace and the museum dedicated to the war.

As we were looking at the poster of the EOKA Most Wanted or whatever it was (Most Wanted back then...by the British...not by the time we were there) he pointed to one photo and said, "Recognize him?"

As we peered closer, then looked at the driver, we realized he was the young man in the photo, only 20+ years older now. It made me realize in a flash that today's revolutionary ends up tomorrow's underpaid taxi driver....
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nobby clark
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Number of posts : 102
Age : 70
Localisation : manchester
Cap Badge : 1R.Hamps / RAOC
Places Served : baor-Hong Kong-Malaya-Borneo-Belize-F.I.-Cyprus-N.I.-UK.
Registration date : 2008-04-07

PostSubject: Re: re user names   25/8/2009, 11:23

ciphers wrote:
The UN weren't in Cyprus in my day, 1955/56, we were the guys the EOKA took a dislike to as 360 guys and gals who did not return bear witness to.
See link below ..

http://www.britains-smallwars.com/

Len (Ciphers)


Thats a cracking site Ciphers,I've been delving into it for years now.
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Hardrations
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Number of posts : 1026
Localisation : Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
Cap Badge : RC Sigs (RTG Op) / CF Logistics (Cook)
Places Served : Germany, Egypt, Cyprus, CFS Alert and some other strange places
Registration date : 2007-12-16

PostSubject: Re: re user names   25/8/2009, 14:21

nobby clark wrote:
ciphers wrote:
Jesus Ross, did they issue you Canucks with fishing poles ..

Len (Ciphers)


Never mind the fishing pole,I could'nt take my eyes off that hat,strewth Ross,was it issued in lieu of a tent. Very Happy

Ahh you're just jealous Len. lol!
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nobby clark
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Number of posts : 102
Age : 70
Localisation : manchester
Cap Badge : 1R.Hamps / RAOC
Places Served : baor-Hong Kong-Malaya-Borneo-Belize-F.I.-Cyprus-N.I.-UK.
Registration date : 2008-04-07

PostSubject: Re: re user names   26/8/2009, 12:54

I cant let Len take the blame for the hat crack,it was me Ross. Embarassed
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dandc
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Number of posts : 382
Age : 67
Localisation : gateshead
Cap Badge : 15/19H.ARMY AIR CORPS
Places Served : tidworth, fallingbostle, detmold, hongkong, minden
Registration date : 2009-05-22

PostSubject: Re: re user names   26/8/2009, 17:53

smallwars.com,very good site len,had a little look,think i will go back for more later,dave.
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nails
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Number of posts : 31
Registration date : 2012-11-23

PostSubject: Re: re user names   9/12/2012, 23:48

We are all coming clean. I am "nails". Nails because I am a carpenter. Real name Geoff Stringer Born in Manchester, now retired to Southend In Essex................There............
I feel so much better.
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unclevanya
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Number of posts : 227
Age : 72
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

PostSubject: Re: re user names   10/12/2012, 17:13

Strange, when I was in Basic Training at Vimy lines, Catterick. The Geezer (ex officer) who was doing the selection for trade group training after completing Phase One, was suggesting that I apply to be a Lineman, followed by a Radio Relayman training. Never did happen, I was 'persuaded' to be a Comcen Operator, as there was a shortage of such creatures way back in 1963. As a consequence, I was sent out to 16 Sigs, Bradbury Barracks in BAOR for my B3 Trade Training in 1964, after failing to make it as a Spec Op at 224 Sig Squadron (Radio), Garrats Hey.

As for why I chose 'Uncle Vanya' as my web handle, not really sure. I just chose this out of thin air. I haven't even read or seen any of of Anton Chekov's plays. if I had chosen a Web handle... to thyself be true... it probably should have been FUB (fat useless b'stid), but that is what a sergeant I knew many years ago was called when I was stationed at 223 Sig (Radio) Squadron at Winchester many years ago.

Perhaps I should choose... 'Fat Pompous Corporal', because I was called this once on an RSM's drill parade. Real name is Bob Cl**k*, retired in Ceasaromagus, Essex after working for Essex Old Bill for a number of years in IT. Sod it... now I'll have all the Paparazzi around.... Hmm, I don't that I'm that important.... affraid


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Registration date : 2012-11-23

PostSubject: Re: re user names   12/6/2013, 22:22

Very Happy My name is Geoff.  I used to work in a place where there were THREE Geoff's.  One Geoff was the boss, so he stayed as Geoff.  One was Geoffrey Joseph, so he bacame JOE.  As I was a "chippie" I was known as nails.  That has stuck with me over the years.  I'm sure that this is most interesting.....Not.
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Wilf
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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: re user names   15/6/2013, 14:28

My name is Andrew but from an early age I was known as Wilf! in fact our kid and I were known as big Wilf and little Wilf! Little Wilf's name is in fact Stephen.

During my army life I was known by everyone including the ex wife as Wilf, however these days I'm known by my given name largely due to the fact that the current wife hates 'Wilf' Says it's an old mans name! I have fond memories of 'Wilf', although it would be fair to say that was a different life.
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cartav
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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: re user names   19/6/2013, 12:03

unclevanya wrote:
Strange, when I was in Basic Training at Vimy lines, Catterick. The Geezer (ex officer) who was doing the selection for trade group training after completing Phase One, was suggesting that I apply to be a Lineman, .....................

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Not sure if I've mentioned this before, but after our first two weeks in khaki at  Oswestry's  68 Trg Regt RA, we had the usual  PSO's interview to slot us into further trade training, ensure that square pegs were shoved in round holes.  One of our number was distressed, he looked forward to being a trained killer, but he was to be retained at Oswestry, potentially a Drill Pig.  

It turned out that the CO was anxious to keep hold of any of the professional sportsmen that were conscripted.  Gunner Bloggs, or whatever his name was,  had been with GPO Telephones before call up . A lineman must have been a job allied to professional football, he'd stay on and help 68 Trg Regt win some silverware.
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MajorBloodnok
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Number of posts : 12
Registration date : 2013-10-07

PostSubject: Re: re user names   7/10/2013, 16:10

Hello,

my name is Michael Wackers. From my user name you can easily guess that I am a Goons fan.
I have been a British Army (plus Royal Marines & Empire armies) buff since around 1963 when I
was 13 and just beginning to learn English.
You can check out my albums on Facebook (under my name).

Kind regards,
MB
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Eric England
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Number of posts : 232
Age : 64
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: re user names   7/10/2013, 18:56

Hi and my name is Hagar the horrible and I kill people, but only on monday mornings as I have principles. I am sure you can understand.Laughing 
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gingerjim
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Number of posts : 487
Cap Badge : raoc
Places Served : blackdown brackley , belgium . viersen
Registration date : 2011-03-21

PostSubject: Re: re user names   7/10/2013, 19:36

people just call me old git , i dont know why ,
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Eric England
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Number of posts : 232
Age : 64
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: re user names   7/10/2013, 19:50

gingerjim wrote:
people just call me old git , i dont know why ,  
Are you old? are you a git? what is a git anyway??Laughing 
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brum
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 76
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

PostSubject: Re: re user names   7/10/2013, 21:21

MajorBloodnok wrote:


What's this ?

Major Bloodnock ?

Major DENNIS Bloodnock ?

Hallo Jim !
Hallo Jiiiiiim !
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Shelldrake
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Number of posts : 2990
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: re user names   8/10/2013, 05:01

"I don't know who you are sir, or where you've come from, but you've done me a power of good".
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Registration date : 2013-10-07

PostSubject: Re: re user names   8/10/2013, 14:44


Major Bloodnok, Coward & Bar, 3 DGF (3rd Disgusting Fusiliers)
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Number of posts : 2990
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: re user names   8/10/2013, 14:47

MajorBloodnok wrote:

Major Bloodnok, Coward & Bar, 3 DGF (3rd Disgusting Fusiliers)


Not forgetting "Military idiot and former plumbers mate".Shocked Shocked 
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gingerjim
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Number of posts : 487
Cap Badge : raoc
Places Served : blackdown brackley , belgium . viersen
Registration date : 2011-03-21

PostSubject: Re: re user names   8/10/2013, 18:59

chief storekeeper in the rubber hammer and dingle sprocket attachment workshop, rank old git.
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Number of posts : 34
Age : 70
Localisation : Carlisle
Cap Badge : R.E.M.E.
Places Served : Hohne, 11th Hussars, Munsterlager, 4 Fd Regt R.A. Warminster, School of Infantry Demo Squadron, 2RTR and 13/18 Hussars.
Registration date : 2011-09-11

PostSubject: Re: re user names   9/10/2013, 00:25

John Watson living in Carlisle. My first posting was to 11th Hussars who wore a khaki, or Brown hat, attached personnel were known, affectionately, within the Regiment as Blackhats. I went to C Squadron so I have used Csqnblackhat on a number of forums since.
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steve jones
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Number of posts : 210
Age : 64
Localisation : Christchurch, NZ
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : AAC Carlisle, Bielefeld, Werl, Munster, Arborfield
Registration date : 2008-04-08

PostSubject: Re: re user names   11/10/2013, 02:36

Steve, used to be John Stephen, but I changed it by deed poll to be simply Steve.  Dont know why i got a first name and then was immediatly called by my middle name.  first posting was HQ ! BR Corps, bielefeld, about 1969/70.  now living in Christchurch New Zealand and i am not moving again.  Just finished several NZ govt postings, moscow, jakarta and fiji, now fifnished with all that, going to do another 5 to 10 years then quit and play lots of golf.
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