"Big Boys Rules"

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  1. Hello all.

    Read a thread on another forum and I was wondering if anyone here can help me. The quote I am interested in is as follows:

    Does anyone know (not having read the above book by Mark Urban) when this incident supposedly took place and which BA units were involved?

    Regards

    s_s
     
  2. The unit involved would have been based at Lisanelly Camp in Omagh, which was the home base for an Armoured Recce Regiment until the infantry took it over. 1 RTR were the first ever unit on Fox in 1975 (Tidworth) so you are looking at 1976 onwards, possibly 2 RTR.
     
  3. Good answer

    Detailed - Concise - Accurate - Timely

    Well done that man.

    Steward, I say Steward.....
     
  4. Oi! Sloppy! 8O

    We don´t have Stewards on this Forum,we do however have a BUTLER,I´m sure he´ll introduce himself! :roll:
     
  5. AlienFTM

    AlienFTM LE Book Reviewer

    In 1976 9/12L (who?) took over from 15/19H as Omagh Recce Regt.
     
  6. Just as a matter of interest, the author Mark Urban was a subaltern in 4RTR for 3 years, was commonly known as Sid Vicious.
     
  7. Points to note:

    1. Im not a steward.
    2. Spoken to the butler he seems to be a nice guy, which clearly you are not.
    3. Go and get me a brew.

    Next
     
  8. Then are you calling AGHART a Steward,or are you calling for a Steward to give him a beer?However,as Ferrets were still in use in early 1979 and Fox´s issued to Belcoo in May/June ´79 when 2RTR where in Omagh.......I was there when this happened,I think the introduction to the STREETS,ie tactically and not for training reasons a la´ 15/19th,was later than 1976.I was in Armagh/Tyrone in early ´76 and Fox wasn´t there then.1976 onwards is perhaps correct in wider terms but not very accurate,which is an RAC speciality. :twisted:

    I might not be a nice person,but I won´t be apologising for your bone comments! :p
     
  9. Mark Urban - irrelevant of background, was never one to allow the facts of a situation to stand in the way of a good story. 'Big Boys Rules?' bag of bollocks!
     
  10. Or the man who gives 'first hand' accounts of conflict situations from at least one country away?
     
  11. I think it was the Milkmen the 13/18th,IIRC one turned up in a 4 tonner to pick us up at Belfast and took us to Lisnally barracks in May ´79;There a QDG officer was there to ´greet ´us.............turned out to be my old Trl ldr whom I´d slagged off in front of the assembled press in Middletown in ´76,he wasn´t very glad to see me! :x

    Ergo, the handover must have been around this time,13/18th to 2RTR?QDG were the last RAC Regt there and handed over to the Queens Regt,1983?
     
  12. The milkmen were at Omagh 1978 to 1979, well certainly 1978 anyway
     
  13. I did intend to apologies for your misunderstanding of my comments, but after reading your other posts i realised that you do actually take yourself far to seriuosly and i would be wating my time.

    Sir, you are a muppet.

    And yes I was indeed asking for a steward.

    Perhaps if you attended a relevent course, your **** retention would be less of an issue and you could concetrate on finding yourself a sence of humour.

    Goodnight and Fcuk Off.

    Oh yeah,

    The next time i want your opinion I will give it to you.

    Cnut
     
  14. Being a fat bloke I have always made it a rule never to annoy the chef :wink:
    the_butler
    Mess Steward course April 1985 :chef:
     
  15. Duty_cook :-

    I did intend to apologies for your misunderstanding of my comments, but after reading your other posts i realised that you do actually take yourself far to seriuosly and i would be wating my time.

    Sir, you are a muppet.
    .............................................................................................
    Don´t call me Sir,I work for living............and get your spelling sorted out;Oh yes,you can get up off your knees now!

    And I definitely won´t be reading your other posts,life is far too short. :(