Evocative Smells of the 70s and 80s

#1
Compo all-in stew

Wet '58 pattern webbing

Guardrooms at 0300: Embassy Regal, sweat, Duraglit, floor polish, farts + hot dust

Diesel

Currysosse

PX10

Filthy Reema grills in the choggie shop

NAAFI growlers

...add your own below
 
#6
your feathered friend (Doss bag) finally air'd 6 weeks after your last exercise

also forgot and the damp poncho
 
#7
The smell of starch and ironing combined with the top 20 count down on BFBS at 6pm in the block on a Sunday evening as everyone tries to get their kit done for Monday parades before the bar opens.
 

Legs

ADC
Book Reviewer
#8
Miles of damp canvas hanging up to dry in a certain hangar in Farnborough
 
#12
The smell of the signals store - wax batteries and hessian.

Hai Karate

Damp No2 dress after drill in the rain.

Drifitng dieso fumes on the pod park on a cold frosty morning.
 
#15
That certain smell in the clothing store. You know the smell of all that new kit that the store nazi won't let you get your hands on.
 
#16
rickshaw-major said:
VMechA said:
rickshaw-major said:
seanbean said:
The great smell of Henry Cooper .... Brut.
Fcuk :twisted:

After-shave, powder, soap, shampoo :oops:
Anyone remember Aqua Manda?
And Hai Karate.

We must have stunk to high heaven 8)
No worse than today's Lynx-wearing generation, I'm sure. We girls wore Brut as well, for reasons that escape me now, but which seemed sensible at the time.

Smell of Old Spice, anyone????
 
#17
Grownup_Rafbrat said:
Smell of Old Spice, anyone????
Oh yes - off to Marktkauf to get some now :p
 
#19
Belfast,

When you first arrive at the scene of a bomb,
the thing that assaults you first is the smell
Chemicals,burnt flesh,blood,vomit, and shit.
Hard to discribe, but never forgotten,never,never forgotten
 

Pararegtom

LE
Book Reviewer
#20
tropper66 said:
Belfast,

When you first arrive at the scene of a bomb,
the thing that assaults you first is the smell
Chemicals,burnt flesh,blood,vomit, and s***.
Hard to discribe, but never forgotten,never,never forgotten




Ditto Location Change (Warrenpoint) 30 years this year, may they all RIP
 
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