- 25-04-2012, 10:44 #11
"I'd rather be a tired old Has been, than a tired old Never Has Been!!"
- Join Date
- Oct 2004
- Gods Waiting room
"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy."
Semper in excremento sum, solum profunditas mutat
According to Ispeakcrabandpongo "Typically Island Ape Brits," That suits me!
- 25-04-2012, 13:22 #12
Happy hang overs tomorrow gentlemen.
Good turn out in Darwin.IF YOU CAN READ THIS YOU ARE A PARANOID KNACKER
Chosen Job: Minister of Defence
BARB and Key Skills: What?
Literacy - Can drive a tractor.
Numeracy - Don't get ripped off for change at pub too often.
Pre-Selection: Got branch stacked.
ADSC(G): Passed - Low D grade
Start Date: 29th Feburary 2019
- 25-04-2012, 13:43 #13
- Join Date
- Feb 2006
On our village war memorial there is a digger commemorated who signed up with 5th Bn, Australian Imperial Force in 1914. The 5th Bn history, "The Fighting Fifth" avalable from the IWM, is one of the most evocative first hand accounts of any WW1 bn I have read. Well worth a read.
What that Bn went through from Gallipoli to being smashed up at Pozierres on the Somme makes sobering reading. Tremendous esprit de corps but in true Aussi style they staged a strike/mutiny when their Bn was ordered to disband and amalgamate with others.