- 25-06-2012, 19:41 #71
- Join Date
- Jun 2007
- In my dottage watching CBeeBies and drinking Cappucino
Back in the late 60's,I was for my sins,a Staff Car driver at 68 Sqn RCT,and was tasked to hustle Labour MP George Brown,around BAOR.
We were visiting 1 (BR) Corps,and the Div Comd,in Herford,and various units in 2 Div,1 Div,up to Hohne,then flying out of Hamburg back to the UK.
Depths of winter,couldn't clean his car on a couple of occasions(water freezing on contact),couple of feet of snow on the ground for the whole of the week.
Never late,early mornings,late nights (he was a piss head),dropped him of at a German Military airfield near Hamburg,no probs.
Got back to Rhein/D,my lovely Troop SSgt,tore me a new one,complaints from the little 'dropshort' Captain that had acted as his aide,about the state of the car,etc.
Conversation along the lines of "you're never going to drive a VIP,ever again,you're coming of off 'black cars',and driving a 3 tonner",etc. What pissed him off was the fact that,I was quite happy driving a truck,and would get to spend more time partying on the Garrison,great.
3 days later the 'thank you' letters started coming in,from 1 (BR) Corps,and Div HQ in Hereford,the CO's of the units we visited,saying how well the visits went,by which time,said SSgt had had words with the OC,suggesting I wasn't the sort to have in the Sqn,etc.
3 weeks later I was posted to an Aircraft carrier (Hermes),with my HQ in Lee-on-Solent,I then spent 3 months at the Map and Chart Depot in Guildford,sorting out about 10 tons of maps for the ships Commision,in the meantime said SSgt,had written to my new WO2,telling him what a tosser I was,he showed me the letter,then showed it to my CO,who wrote to the CO of 23 Regt RCT,who gave the SSgt,a week to pack,and posted him to the Maritime unit in Gosport.
I had to get kitted out with OG's,and KD's,and my nearest RCT unit was,yup Gosport,so whilst driving around to the Q Stores,who should I see but,'my friend'.
His new job was i/c G10 stores/POL account,and not a happy little bunny,I then told him where I was bound,and the fun I was having,my lovely new Navy quarter near Lee-on Solent,my Rum Ration,and Blue Liners duty free allocation,and then thanked him for having a word with the OC,to get me such a great posting.
Just before I left,I told him I was glad that a vindictive cunt like him,had got his just reward,and drove of with the biggest grin ever on my face.Videre Nec Videri Oh,and MARMITE for the masses
- 25-06-2012, 20:44 #72
- Join Date
- Dec 2011
- 26-06-2012, 00:01 #73
- Join Date
- Sep 2004
The recruiter who put the wrong trade on my 'S' type, meaning that by the time it was refused by Manning and Records, sent back, error noticed and corrected and reforwarded, Mrs Thatcher had announced Options for Change and all recruiting stopped. I would have just finished my 22 years now otherwise.
- 26-06-2012, 00:08 #74You're all puffs.
Tour Dodging No-Mark Gongless Cold War Warrior, Cheers Easy ©1975-1987.
- 26-06-2012, 00:11 #75
In the career of glory one gains many things; the gout and medals, a pension and rheumatism....all of these fatigues experienced in your youth, you pay for when you grow old. Because one has suffered in years gone by, it is necessary to suffer more, which does not seem exactly fair.
- Join Date
- Dec 2006
Elzear Blaze - The Military Life
- 26-06-2012, 06:19 #76
- 26-06-2012, 13:07 #77
- Join Date
- Jun 2012
Yep, Karma gets you in the end. My last ten years in the RAF were spent working with some vindictive, lazy civies who were ex-RAF SNCO's. All we got all day long was "It was not like that in my day, standards have slipped, etc etc", whilst they milked the system to get overtime and do sod all. One of them dropped me in the shit big time and even though he could have owned up and pulled my nuts out of the fire he kept quiet and I got a right shafting. I had the last laugh, I applied for a job they told me I would never get (the equivalent of a Squadron Leader) and got it. Two years later thay were all made redundant and I am still in the job and loving it!
- 26-06-2012, 13:44 #78
Old Adjt of mine who put me through 8 months of hell.
Sorry to see you didn't come off the beige list.....again!
Back stabbing cunt.Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
You know what? I really couldn't give a fuck!!!
"Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln,
how was the play?"
- 26-06-2012, 14:23 #79
- Join Date
- Oct 2004
- Gods Waiting room
Well as I no doubt deserved all the shit I created for myself, I can even forgive the nasty vindictive ex DLI tosser of a trg major who was my OC in last posting and barred me from a cushy 6 months loan to 6LI (V) and hastened my PVR. Just because I wasnt a Geordie the narrow bitter wanker. We all know he got his MM for lying under a table shouting for support in the radio whilst the sect commanders won the firefight.
Anyway, I was leaving and doing the rounds of sig collecting. Time for the provo sgt, who used to be a lance jack in my pln. I almost liked Terry, shagging the ack adj was quite a stunt after all. Now terry was the only member of my old Pln to appear in some int cell pics I had bought after a tour that I kept in a photo album, the only one still in the company and in the block living in the day they dissapeared. Terry wasnt very clever but knew how to play the game. he wanted to know which cpol in COP had trashed the privates snooker table with a beer bottle. I honestly told that I didnt really know (I had suspicions but lets leave those hidden) and he was adamant that I would know and tell him. I almost sent him on a wild goose chase to mess him and another cpl about but then I saw my missing pics on his office wall. I had to admit I couldnt help him!
I have since erroneously heard he had been hurt at work, done time etc none of which has been proven sadly!
Funny thing is the blokes in Bn I used to avoid as they were real trouble all seem pally at reunions. I still try and stay away from them!"I'd rather be a tired old Has been, than a tired old Never Has Been!!"
"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!
- 26-06-2012, 14:42 #80
- Join Date
- Feb 2007
MP for Bromley 10 January
1957 19 October
1963 First Lord of the Treasury Conservative Macmillan 
The UK applied to join the European Economic Community for the first time, the application split the Conservatives and was vetoed by Charles de Gaulle; acceptance of Keynesianism; Rent Act 1957; Wind of Change speech; Notting Hill race riots and New Commonwealth immigration; beginning of Beeching Axe; Night of the Long Knives; Cuban missile crisis; Profumo Affair.
Sir Alec Douglas-Home
14th Earl of Home until 1963
MP for Kinross and Western Perthshire from 1963 19 October
1963 16 October
1964 First Lord of the Treasury Conservative Douglas-Home 
Was the Earl of Home when he became Prime Minister, and renounced his peerage on 23 October 1963 in order to stand for the House of Commons.
MP for Huyton 16 October
1964 19 June
1970 First Lord of the Treasury
& Minister for the Civil Service (1968–70) Labour Wilson I 
Social reforms, including legalisation of abortion, abolition of capital punishment and decriminalisation of homosexuality; Rhodesian U.D.I.; adopted, then abandoned, the National Plan for the economy; Devaluation of the pound; foundation of the Open University; disputes with trade unions over In Place of Strife and prices and incomes policy.
MP for Bexley 19 June
1970 4 March
1974 First Lord of the Treasury
& Minister for the Civil Service Conservative Heath 
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MP for Huyton 4 March
1974 5 April
1976 First Lord of the Treasury
& Minister for the Civil Service Labour Wilson II 
§Hung parliament. Ended dispute with miners; Social Contract with trade unions over the economy; Health and Safety at Work Act; Renegotiated terms for EC membership, then 1975 referendum validated entry; North Sea oil; Cod War.
MP for Cardiff South East 5 April
1976 4 May
1979 First Lord of the Treasury
& Minister for the Civil Service Labour Callaghan 
International Monetary Fund loan to support the pound; the Lib-Lab pact; enacted devolution to Scotland and Wales but referendums stopped them; breakdown of relations with trade unions and Winter of Discontent.
MP for Finchley 4 May
1979 28 November
1990 First Lord of the Treasury
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(I, II, III) 
1979, 1983, 1987
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1997 27 June
2007 First Lord of the Treasury
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1997, 2001, 2005
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2010 First Lord of the Treasury
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2010 Incumbent First Lord of the Treasury
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