Anyone from Tobruk Pl circa 1988/89

#1
I was in Tobruk 12 Pl at Trg Bn & Depot REME, but transferred to Int Corps a while later. I remember one of the basic training Cpls refereing to a 'Man r man to' (phonetic spelling). He told us to find out what it meant before end of basic but we never did. Does anyone know what it means?
 
#2
I was in Burma XI, joined Aug '88. We were there at the same time. I can't remember getting set that task. I would have failed as well.
 
#8
The Cpl who set the task was the tall blonde one, built like a brick sh!t house (obviously no names here) but you will probably remember him. If you messed up in one of his lessons, he would say you are like a "man r man to" We were then told to find out what it meant. He also used to call guys a starbuck also??? Probably a wild goose chase thinking of it.
 
#9
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I seem to remember a book from many years ago about a growth on someones back that turned out to be an indian spirit that popped out for a chat eventually and was known as a Manatoo (spelling).
 
#11
The Colonel said:
Tall blonde Cpl is it? You've got me there. I'll have to get the photo albums out. I'll report back later.
Initials were DP, colonel. He was an RD full screw, I thnik he split up with his missus while I was in Basic. If I think of anything else to ID him I will let you know. This question has been bugging me for 17 years now. Please some one put me out of my misery.
 
#14
Don't think he played cricket. Played rugby though. Right his surname was something you can do to hair. Can't really pin it down without giving his name away over this means.
 
#16
zippy483 said:
PTE_BOZZ said:
the bloke i knew at that time initials RG, corps cricketer, still in just made wo1 methinks
This guy a tall geordie chap blonde hair failed av/air tech?

Zippy483
Not sure, was doing the r.s thing when ishowed up. not bad bloke though.
 
#17
check me the fcuk out 2 gongs already, in a about 3000 posts i'll have caught my self up. (not related to thread in anyway i know sorry)
 
#18
PTE_BOZZ said:
check me the fcuk out 2 gongs already, in a about 3000 posts i'll have caught my self up. (not related to thread in anyway i know sorry)
Just give a donation to the cause and you'll get a few more mate
 
#19
eye_spy said:
The Colonel said:
Tall blonde Cpl is it? You've got me there. I'll have to get the photo albums out. I'll report back later.
Initials were DP, colonel. He was an RD full screw, I thnik he split up with his missus while I was in Basic. If I think of anything else to ID him I will let you know. This question has been bugging me for 17 years now. Please some one put me out of my misery.
Don't remember the lingo but I know the bloke your on about; made full screw at 21 if I remember the bedtime story he used to tell us. I was Tobruk XI and he was there then in Sep '88. See Page 69 of the Feb '89 Crafty; he's front row 4th from the right :)
 

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