- 12-06-2012, 21:09 #1
- Join Date
- Apr 2006
- South Africa
What was the best (or worst) military bus you ever travelled in, in BAOR
Mine was white one with quite big windows (or was it blue)........Dry books of tactics are beneath the notice of a man of genius, and it is a known fact that every British officer is inspired with a perfect knowledge of his duty, the moment he gets his commission; and if it were not, it would be sufficiently acquired in conversaziones at the main-guard or the grand sutler's.
Advice to Officer's of the British Army, published 1782
- 13-06-2012, 09:23 #2
We never seemed to get on a bus that often as there were more than enough Stalwarts that we could freeze to death in the back of!The role of cavalry in war is to bring style and panache to what would otherwise be just an ugly brawl.
- 13-06-2012, 09:27 #3PrinceAlbertGuest
I always found that as soon I was on the bus, I was ordered "off the bus" again. I don't actually recall going anywhere in one.
- 13-06-2012, 09:29 #4
- 13-06-2012, 09:34 #5
A definition of a Gentleman:
- Join Date
- Aug 2007
A Gentleman is never rude unintentionally.
- 13-06-2012, 09:50 #6
Buses in the good old BAOR days were longer and bigger and more powerful. When you hit someone with one of those buses they went down and stayed down. The modern buses in service today with their small fuel tanks and weak brakes just don't have the range or stopping power. "Most bus journeys are 200km or less." Huh!A l'eau; C'est l'heure.
- 13-06-2012, 19:24 #7
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- 13-06-2012, 20:09 #9
Often we would be advised - the company will prepare to move from grid ### to grid ### by helicopter. The helicopter would never arrive but a bus would.
- 13-06-2012, 20:11 #10
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