As I recall the changeover to routinely wearing helmets coincided, roughly, with the adoption of the Mk VI helmet and the SA80 rifle. I could be way out on that but it's the timeline as I remember it, going from the distinctive soft caps and L1A1s that marked the 1970s and early 80s to the more recent era British Army equipment.I remember the press making a big deal out of that too, quite rightly, I believe, as it signified an end in sight for the war weary civ pop.
In 1986, apart from certain areas of West Belfast, we mainly patrolled in berets.
In 1988, it was virtually helmet order throughout the whole of Belfast, and, with a few exceptions, most of County Down.
So THAT’S where she was SaturdayA woman was detained by police as the Royal Family lay the Duke of Edinburgh to rest on Saturday.metro.co.uk
@don't tell him pike ?
The shame of it is that the recent generations have accepted misspellings and bastardised grammar as normal, and accordingly, are unable to employ the incredibly rich diversities of our language, literally, like ...That made Oi laff. Aussie television - you have to admire it.
87-89 at the very least it was helmet order in L’derry too and in 92-93 when we were back there supporting 3 Royal Anglian.
I think this quote , which I first heard when used by Terry Collier in “ The Likely Lads “ , sums up that sort of slapper … “ She is so stuck up she thinks her backside is a perfume factory “ .And just think.
She got dressed in her "finery " for the press photo. To quote Franki Howerd, "Not as common as muck; Muck itself "