Falklands anniversary

receiver back ends and 220 acres of rhombics were in a big field in Somerton, Somerset.
I remember building rhombics big ones ! And 8 wire cage ...and sloping Vs ...ramble .... rambling...
Back in the day... . Sorry thread drift .
 

Yokel

LE
I was below primary school age. I remember my ex matelot father being less than happy.
 

Sticky847

Clanker
I was at school aged 13, however my dad was on H.M.S Sheffield which at that time was at GIB on the way back from a 6 month ARMILLA patrol, I don’t think I understood the obvious seriousness until we heard she was hit on the 9 o’clock news, it took less than 12 hrs to find out dad was safe and he was home by early June, he was one of those that jumped across decks to HMS Arrow. My first falklands trip in 1991 was aboard HMS Arrow. I did think there was a bit of symmetry.
 

RBMK

LE
Book Reviewer
I was doing my finals at university. Watched it on the TV I had in my room [TV license? errr....]

Had a couple of school mates who were Army. As far as I know they both made it home in one piece.

We lost a lot of good ships and a lot of good lads, RIP.

A couple of years later I was working near Greenham Common. Twats, the lot of them.

ETA, RIP to the Argentine squaddies too who were just carrying out their orders.
 
Due to working the Wednesday sportsday, I got given Friday off.
Phone went and future fatherinlaw answered....
"There's some prick on the phone for you" (it was the adjutant,who'd ordered him to get me---- he thought it was a Booty who'd answered--- FIL an ex Booty)
Cancel Easter leave and wedding!

Came back after14 weeks with 2 Argie kitbags full plus over 1000 Argie/Yank type fags.
All I've got left from Yank helmet/clothing/webbing etc is 2 bayonets and some small pendant flags, Oh and the kitbags.
When I finished the fags I opened up a cellophane wrapped box which had "Virginia" and "Te" on it--- I presumed it was rolling tobacco--- It was Tea bags.:-D
 
I was in civvy St. by then but still in the reserves but not needed
 
Still got mine. Dad went down on a recce shortly after endex and brought back a leather Argie pouch and a well smashed up folding butt with shrapnel marks over it - I wanted a tin bin and goggles.

I've got an Argie helmet from Goose Green, the optic sight from an M-20 bazooka, a set of Argentine air force plastic boarding passes (still in use at home as beer mats), a set of Argie combats nicked from the Air Force office (which served me well for paintball games for a few years) in Port Stanley and a leather ammunition pouch...

The helmet will most probably be used in the back garden as a hanging planter for some of the wife's flowers...

:)
 
I've got an Argie helmet from Goose Green, the optic sight from an M-20 bazooka, a set of Argentine air force plastic boarding passes (still in use at home as beer mats), a set of Argie combats nicked from the Air Force office (which served me well for paintball games for a few years) in Port Stanley and a leather ammunition pouch...

The helmet will most probably be used in the back garden as a hanging planter for some of the wife's flowers...

:)
All the stuff I wanted, well done you. Did see a Welsh Guards WO2 on the ranges shortly after they got back with some interesting optic sight he was testing the ranges.
Forgot to include Dad looted a menu from the Upland Goose, it had both Spanish and English on the meal options.
 

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