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Another Little Gem from EBay

#3
Ask seller a question:

Do you still have the original receipt for this item?
 
#5
Ex Army Sign HeadQuares Offices Messs The Intelligence Corps
it's actually difficult to get so many spelling mistakes in to such a short description :)

just look for someone dyslexic from ashford. shouldn't be hard lol
 
#7
Am I detecting a trend in poor security of signage?

Did there not used to be a large Applied OPINTEL Corps cap-badge on the wall on the wall outside Templer Applied Training Wing?

Perhaps you could ask the Flight SGT up on the hill to come down and provide a bit of security advice? Alternatively we could always send a security Warrant Officer over from RAF Digby
 
#9
adastra said:
Am I detecting a trend in poor security of signage?

Did there not used to be a large Applied OPINTEL Corps cap-badge on the wall on the wall outside Templer Applied Training Wing?

Perhaps you could ask the Flight SGT up on the hill to come down and provide a bit of security advice? Alternatively we could always send a security Warrant Officer over from RAF Digby
Come on then admit it, who has said his name out loud 3 times? Ad-arse-tra please go away and play with the traffic and leave talking about security matters to the grown ups.
 
#10
What exactly is the item for sale? DII or whoever it is that run the work computers these days have blocked e-bay.
 
#11
Invicta,

The item is the Officers Mess sign from Ashford. I myself think I will pass up the opportunity to purchase said item. However if it were the sign to Block 6 or indeed one of those wrought iron sheep or the accompanying shepherd from the roundabout outside Templar Barracks, now that would be a different matter. They are surely of far more historcal importance (and could certainly tell a far better story about your average Corps soldier)!
 
#12
Beatus said:
Invicta,

The item is the Officers Mess sign from Ashford. I myself think I will pass up the opportunity to purchase said item. However if it were the sign to Block 6 or indeed one of those wrought iron sheep or the accompanying shepherd from the roundabout outside Templar Barracks, now that would be a different matter. They are surely of far more historcal importance (and could certainly tell a far better story about your average Corps soldier)!
Hmmmmmm , I can just about see them looking out my window as I type, Its dark in about 6hrs. How much are you prepared to stump up ? :D :wink:

LT
 
#13
Blimey LoneTree, do they still exist? I took a trip down Memory Lane last year on my way down to Dover to catch a ferry and stopped off in Ashford. I was trying to explain to my other half who is ex-REME and who was getting extremely irate at my insistance that I just had to show him a roundabout (Bordon council clearly did not understand culture quite like Ashford) about the presence of said items. Unfortunately the 12 years since my last visit meant that although I managed to find the housing estate that is now Templar Barracks, alas no sheep (or were they cows?).

Anyway, back to your question, I would stump up a fair few quid for one of those. I am laughing as I type thinking back to the drunken nights spent on that roundabout trying to 'liberate' them.
 
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rebel_with_a_cause said:
adastra said:
Am I detecting a trend in poor security of signage?

Did there not used to be a large Applied OPINTEL Corps cap-badge on the wall on the wall outside Templer Applied Training Wing?

Perhaps you could ask the Flight SGT up on the hill to come down and provide a bit of security advice? Alternatively we could always send a security Warrant Officer over from RAF Digby
Come on then admit it, who has said his name out loud 3 times? Ad-arse-tra please go away and play with the traffic and leave talking about security matters to the grown ups.
He has obviously just worked out his logon and password again - there has been a sudden flurry of mong comments. Lets hope someone steals the mouse mat upon which he has made a note of said logon and password - then he can go back to rocking back and forth in the corner of his very own special padded room.
 
#16
The phrase on the sign is itself of interest. The lack of apostrophe (Officers') means that the word is a noun not a descriptor and Mess is a verb not a noun as in the phrase "Officers mess their beds after too much beer".

oh, is my taxi here?
 
#18
S**t too late, they've gone over my available budget.
 
#19
I think it says what it means.
Headquarters Officers Mess The Intelligence Corps
But then the next word "About" or "Around" has been missed out.
 

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