2008 - a very special year

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  1. Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Gin really does have a nice flavour....

    Excuses out of the way, down to the subject matter.

    2008 is a very special year for Puttees.

    1. It's the TA Centenary.

    2. It's Puttees' half centenary (07:30 today to be precise).

    3. It's Puttees' third-century in the TA.

    4. It's near as damn it Puttees' diamond jubilee as a sapper (actually 26 years)

    5. It's Puttees' son's 21st later this year.

    6. It's Puttees's daughter's 18th later this year.


    Regrets? There are a few.

    1. It's the first year in my entire TA career that I haven't attended every weekend available.

    2. It's the first year in my entire TA career that I haven't attended every weekend available.

    3 It's the first year in my entire TA career that I haven't attended every weekend available.

    4. I admit to starting to feel very old - yet I'm still the youngest of my peers. If only I had a Padre...


    1, 2 and 3 may not seem significant, but in the past, I've been sent to far-away exotic places (Hong Kong, Beijing, Ascension, Barcelona) and still found a way to get back for weekends. I admit to feeling guilty. I should have tried harder.


    What has been good in those years?

    1. 1st Battalion, The Yorkshire Volunteers - you really learn comradeship in the Infantry. Thanks to everybody. I'll also thank The Green Howards.

    2. The Royal Engineers. Specialist Teams particularly, both TA and Regular. It's a very different facet of the Army. Very clever people who provide the ability for others to perform. Cheers lad (and lasses)!

    3. ARRSE. You've brought together old friends and memories. Irreverent and controversial, you epitomise the soldier. Thank you.

    Happy 2008, everyone.
     
  2. Puttees is an old fart and shouldn't drink gin straight out of the bottle.



    Happy birthday, btw :)
     
  3. Sixty

    Sixty LE Moderator Book Reviewer
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    Happy Birthday you old bugger :D
     
  4. You've been in the TA 300 years 8O

    Puttes drunkenly wrote
     
  5. Puttees, even through the fog of gin, remembered to include a hyphen. :)

    So many places to re-visit. Ascension (sorted), FI, HK, Berlin, Gib, numerous places in Germany. All with special memories. So little time to do it. :(

    Oh dear, now getting depressed. It's like New Year.
     
  6. Dry yer eyes mate :D

    Poor attempt at a wah but ho hum.
    Happy birthday and all that, may you fullfill all you want to as your life enters its own sunset :D
     
  7. Cool, look forward to the gallery getting interesting! :D











    Only joking :wink:
     
  8. Happy birthday you old git!

    Now, tell us about your 18 y/o daughter.....
     
  9. Many happies. May you remember everything that you did under the influence of gin.

    What can I say, I'm an evil bugger...
     
  10. REgards to you & yours.
     
  11. Happy birthday old man.....

    Taste the difference gin?? How posh - what's wrong with Tesco Value? :?
     
  12. Happy Birthday Puttees.


    Now do the decent thing and go and start smelling faintly of Piss somewhere.

    You are now required to smoke St Bruno in a Pipe and have a constant supply of Werthers Originals.


    Its the law.
     
  13. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    happy b-day :)
     
  14. Bloody hell Puttees - I can remember you joining.

    About that reunion - just send daughter instead.

    Happy Birthday.
     
  15. Many Happy,s old chap, "Cheer,s"