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mjm34
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PostSubject: Re: Bullshit   17/6/2010, 15:30

Hardrations wrote:
Have just recently taken my last pair of ankle boots out of the closet to use for yard work. They were the pair I had for parades or better know as, " C.O.'s Boots", toe capped and buffed down out of their pebbles by the local shoe maker in Deilinghofen. They still had a high shine ( I was taught well in the Cdn. Guards Depot). A bit tight but have loosened up and are comfortable. Fought off the temptation to give'em a good spit shine for old time sake.

There's a coincidence. Only yesterday I threw out my last pair of DMS boots that I had issued in 1969. They were originally my "bezzies" but had been abused and neglected for 30 years since leaving and have only just fallen to bits.

They don't make 'em like they used to sunny

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PostSubject: Re: Bullshit   17/6/2010, 18:30

Funny how a pair of boots can trigger a memory or two.
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PostSubject: Re: Bullshit   17/6/2010, 19:33

I've just retired my working boots issued in '74 and started using my "best beets" from 1975. Somehow I fell more comfortable and relaxed when I go walking or hiking in my DMS than in any other brand of sports shoes.
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PostSubject: Re: Bullshit   17/6/2010, 20:32

Still have my #37 web belt. Which was last worn on parade in 69 in itchy scratch wool battle dress. Has the RC Sigs Corp buckle and brass D's, funny how it's shrunk over the years, won't go around my svelt waist.. Even some collar dogs from the T.W.'s. Most of my old wool battle dress kit ended up in a fire pit.
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PostSubject: Re: Bullshit   17/6/2010, 20:34

Drinks all around I see I've been promoted.
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PostSubject: Re: Bullshit   17/6/2010, 21:22

Hardrations wrote:
Drinks all around I see I've been promoted.

Guinness please!
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PostSubject: Re: Bullshit   17/6/2010, 21:42

mines guinness too,slightly off subject i still wear a pair of flip-flops that i bought for 1 ryal during the first gulf war.thats 20 years of daily wear what a bargain as i remember there was 7 ryals to the pound in 1990 and yes i did haggle over the price...graham...
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PostSubject: Re: Bullshit   18/6/2010, 08:51

Mine's a Guiness too. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Bullshit   18/6/2010, 09:25

jim wrote:
Mine's a Guiness too. Wink

I can see a pattern forming here. Is it an age thing?
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PostSubject: Re: Bullshit   18/6/2010, 09:52

Q. What's a C....... priest and a pint of Guinness got in common ?

A. A black coat, a white collar and you've got to watch your a... if you get a dodgy one !
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PostSubject: Re: Bullshit   18/6/2010, 10:09

gallahad wrote:
When I was on my Upgraders Course at Bordon in '72, a bloke used to come around the barracks selling an aerosol shoe shine that really worked. Cannot recalled the brand name, but he was later banned from Havannah and Martinique Barracks.

I think that may have been a product called Morello.

Problem was it turned purple when it rained.
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PostSubject: Re: Bullshit   18/6/2010, 10:25

Boots are mentioned in a WW1 book I'm reading at the moment.
I quote-
"Some of the logistical statistics are quite mind-numbing. For example 45,351,488 pairs of boots and 137,224,141 pairs of socks were supplied in four years ! It is worth noting that few soldiers were ever seen wearing items of pilfered German clothing, whereas, by 1917, British boots, jerkins and groundsheets had become prized booty among German troops".

They don't mention how many studs !
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PostSubject: Re: Bullshit   18/6/2010, 13:07

an age thing, with me it's just pure gluttony. Smile

Is it right that regiments/Bn's had different stud patterns?
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PostSubject: Re: Bullshit   18/6/2010, 15:00

Studs... What's this all about? Hornie soldiers?
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PostSubject: Re: Bullshit   18/6/2010, 15:42

I never heard of individual units having their own stud patterns, Jim but I wouldn't be surprised !
All I'm sure of was that the rule was thirteen studs on each boot.

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PostSubject: Re: Bullshit   18/6/2010, 18:47

brum wrote:
I never heard of individual units having their own stud patterns, Jim but I wouldn't be surprised !
All I'm sure of was that the rule was thirteen studs on each boot.

brum

13 studs sounds right. At Harrogate (R Signals) the pattern from the toe backwards was 2-3-4-4.

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PostSubject: Re: Bullshit   18/6/2010, 23:33

The England football team should try that formation.The extra two men might help Laughing Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Bullshit   18/6/2010, 23:41

Gordon. wrote:
The England football team should try that formation.The extra two men might help Laughing Twisted Evil

Still wouldn't win!
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PostSubject: Re: Bullshit   19/6/2010, 09:35

Teabag wrote:
Gordon. wrote:
The England football team should try that formation.The extra two men might help Laughing Twisted Evil

Still wouldn't win!

After last nights "performance" I think you're right. scratch
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