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LE
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The Warcop incident must have been feb 86!
 

QRK2

LE
One of the HCR lads on Telic fired a 30mm from Iraq into Kuwait.
A Negligent gift

Slightly off topic
One of the SKY channels 328 Talking Pictures I think it's called is showing some cracking old films on the armed forces.
One is about National Service from 1955 and follows John as he reports for his NS.
John wants to be an RAOC driver but get's sent to the Royal Armoured instead.
He ends up a CPL Tank Commander
Some cracking tank Porn, Cent's in Germany and Sherman Dozers, Lee Enfield's and a massive exercise at the end.
One Centurian drives through a brick wall and drives away covered in bricks and then we see a shell being fired into a farm house

 

Londo

LE
You missed at least a couple of times that they have surrendered to the British Empire since 1940:

Syria 1941

Madagascar 1942
Didn't they also surrender to the Americans in North Africa in 1942 ?
 

Londo

LE
You missed at least a couple of times that they have surrendered to the British Empire since 1940:

Syria 1941

Madagascar 1942
I also remember reading about them being a bit miffed because the RN sank a few of their boats at Mers El Kebir ( which might have been a surrender )
and the French AF did some bombing runs on Gibraltar in revenge .
So they may possibly have surrendered to Gibraltar as well .
 
You missed at least a couple of times that they have surrendered to the British Empire since 1940:

Syria 1941

Madagascar 1942
The Syria thing was more of a “gentlemen’s excuse me” as the Frogs realised a handful of Gendarmes could not stop the Krauts landing and taking over. And many of them would not want to anyway. So we did.
Coincidentally, I have been re-reading Orwell’s war diaries covering the whole situation and it seems really rather slack. From Dunkirk to El Alamein we got away with a lot of stuff, thanks to German confusion/overstretch, inertia from enemies and stupidity from allies/people we thought were allies.
But! Back to the heroes of BAOR!
 

QRK2

LE
The Syria thing was more of a “gentlemen’s excuse me” as the Frogs realised a handful of Gendarmes could not stop the Krauts landing and taking over. And many of them would not want to anyway. So we did.
I have to disagree strongly with that as would I think Paddy Mayne, Moshe Dayan, Bill Slim and Sir Arthur Roden Cutler, VC, and many others were they in a position so to do.

I'd suggest a perusal of the book linked above for starters.
 
I have to disagree strongly with that as would I think Paddy Mayne, Moshe Dayan, Bill Slim and Sir Arthur Roden Cutler, VC, and many others were they in a position so to do.

I'd suggest a perusal of the book linked above for starters.
Sorry QRK2, I can’t see the link. would like to know more, as I know my one line synopsis is quite useless!
 

NSP

LE
You missed at least a couple of times that they have surrendered to the British Empire since 1940:

Syria 1941

Madagascar 1942
I think they surrendered to us a lot in India when we were busy nicking it from the locals and other colonial wannabe's, too.

That was waaaaaay before 1940, however.
 
I also remember reading about them being a bit miffed because the RN sank a few of their boats at Mers El Kebir ( which might have been a surrender )
and the French AF did some bombing runs on Gibraltar in revenge .
So they may possibly have surrendered to Gibraltar as well .
The head of the French Navy was pro German and the ships could well have been handed over to the boxheads. I think it was Churchill who ordered them to be sunk.
 

Londo

LE
The head of the French Navy was pro German and the ships could well have been handed over to the boxheads. I think it was Churchill who ordered them to be sunk.
I'm sure it's one of the reasons the froggies still hate us for
 
"We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm." :salut:
Rough men!
I'll have you know, Sir, those were gentlemen to the very core.
 

syrup

LE
My father recounted being told it in 1959 when he joined the Greys.

And it "occurred" every few years after that till he left in 1993!

Various regiments, various conditions.

Usually, sleeping under vehicle as it was raining, rain softened ground and vehicle sank onto them.

Also frozen ground defrosting, clay being squishy and sand just being soft.
IIRC One of the old boys on here claimed that he and his mates were responsible for said tale.
I think the story was that they had made it up as part if a tale about a jinxed Centurian.
It had sank on a crew then a driver was killed etc etc
Somehow the myth grew and was then printed in a magazine and gained traction from there
I think he said he pissed him self when he was at his doctors and read about the killer tank in a magazine (Readers Digest?) A couple of years ago.
 

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