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"Double-taps" ("Blashers") Comforting sounds during Contact

#1
"Blashers" - Col. John Blashford-Snell RE OBE, latterly of Operation Raleigh fame - once wrote affectionately of how comforting it had been in tight spots (in Malaya and Cyprus, I think) to hear a good man close by loosing off double-taps on a Bren.

Anyone got other favourite sounds/sights/smells, even from contacts?
 
#2
Hexy and Bacon Grill in the morning... you know, that compo smell, it smells like.. uh, breakfast...
 
#4
The smell of avtur as you climb aboard an Aircraft.
 
#5
chocolate_frog said:
The smell of avtur as you climb aboard an Aircraft.
Oh yes! In the cold of a Norgy morning, I just felt the heat of the desert sun on my neck as I thought about that one. Thanks!
 
#6
Smell: Bacon grill does it for me too, preferably without hexamine though.

Sound: 'Endex'

Sight: A signed leave-pass.

Touch: My front-door handle.
 
#8
The smell of Clearasil as a PTI drags you round on a run at sparrow's.
 
#10
mistersoft said:
The smell of Clearasil as a PTI drags you round on a run at sparrow's.
Never exactly comforting but there was always the chance of somebody puking on him.
 
#11
Sight: The sight of an A10 circling overhead.....Oh...

Sound: Rarden on auto giving them the good news with 6rds HE. Only happened once, but my god it calmed me down some.

OR

CSM T*** W***** calling everyone, "Squirrel Shit" for ducking under mortar fire. The man was a rock.

Smell: Laphroaig 12 yr old in a freshly-opened hipflask. Bacon rolls at any time, under any circumstances.

Touch: My balls, just to check they're still there.
 
#12
Is there a Civvi equivalent to bacon grill? Still cant believe its gone from the 24 hr packs!
 
#13
Sound:- Bagpipes at endex.
Sight:- The combine harvister reversing back into the field and no IVCP on the other side of it. (1 mile outside Bessbrook December '89).
Touch:- Inside of my gonk bag when chin-strapped.
Smell:- My own kitchen on a sunday.
 
#14
Mag_to_grid said:
Is there a Civvi equivalent to bacon grill? Still cant believe its gone from the 24 hr packs!
Guess what it's called?


This is why it tastes nice in the field when you're on your chinstrap but not at home instead of some dry cured from the butcher:

Pork (64%), Water, Starch, Pork Fat, Pork Rind, Salt, Milk Protein, Stabiliser (Sodium Triphosphate), Smoke Flavour, Sugar, Preservative (Sodium Nitrite), Spice Extracts.
get some here:


I'm now going to have to put this in the Heather Mills thread!
 
#17
The gentle fizzing sound and chemical smouldering smell of a 321 as a couple of rounds went through them on Route Triangle. Didn't even have to send a contact report.
 
#18
Sound of a Pigstick bouncing down the street....?
 
#19
The smell of the inside of aircraft-the avgas and leather is great.
Coffee and doughnuts at deserted american airports.
Coconut sunscreen oil.
Clean pusssy and perfume.
Springtime air.
The crisp feel of a decree nicee.
The first scent of a nightclub when you have just walked in.

Ahh well got side tracked.
:thumright:
 
#20
Mag_to_grid said:
Is there a Civvi equivalent to bacon grill? Still cant believe its gone from the 24 hr packs!
OMG the Empire will come to an end :brilsmurf:

Smell - ANNIE. The explosive not the biatch.

Sight - An AT No2 persuading a WRAC searcher she had to be strip searched before leaving a house in case she was accused of theft :thumright:

Sound - " Hello 0 this is 24A - that was a High Order Detonation" :headbang:

Taste - Lagavulin from a crystal whisky tumbler.
 
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