Fun With Fireworks!

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LE
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#2
Appararently it's all the rage in some countries (Greece) - hoofing great big fireworks battles.
 
#4
To be fair, before we start on Chav's and the youth of the day, I used to do exactly the same as a brat.
Combined with playing "Japs and Commando's" with air rifles it made for an entertaining childhood.
Hardly anybody got killed either!
 
#5
jagman said:
To be fair, before we start on Chav's and the youth of the day, I used to do exactly the same as a brat.
Combined with playing "Japs and Commando's" with air rifles it made for an entertaining childhood.
Hardly anybody got killed either!
Indeed. Snapping the stick off a Rocket before lobbing it into the chip shop was a morning well spent.

And what became of 3.. 2.. 1.. Bangers?
 
#6
Track_Link said:
jagman said:
To be fair, before we start on Chav's and the youth of the day, I used to do exactly the same as a brat.
Combined with playing "Japs and Commando's" with air rifles it made for an entertaining childhood.
Hardly anybody got killed either!
Indeed. Snapping the stick off a Rocket before lobbing it into the chip shop was a morning well spent.

And what became of 3.. 2.. 1.. Bangers?

Ahhh lets not forget drainpipe mortars :D
I vaguely remember the Vicarage being a favourite target
 
#7
one handed, missed the car, nearly got his target ---good effort.
 

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#9
I can't believe this crap makes the news. Roman candles PAH! In my day it was rockets fired through a drain pipe and homemade mortars, the youth of today really are lacking in imagination when it comes to improvised weaponry.
 
#10
Ah, nostalgia....Me and my mates used to have firework battles; even going to the expense of using the white upvc waste pipes as mortar tubes and 'Carl Gustav' (god that dates me! LOL) launchers. Anything went in those battles... air rifles firing home made darts (pins wrapped with cloth), high power catapaults firing stones (were they branded Diablo's or was it something that began with a B?) and... for close combat we had half inch whippy bamboo canes; Oh the pain... :lol:

Thinking about it, we were a bunch of fekkin dangerous idiots but we seemed to have turned out ok.. two of my mates now hold senior positions in the police and a couple of others have used their martial skills to good effect in a couple of highly regarded regiments/ units. Where did I go wrong :oops: :cry: :?
 
#11
Daytrips to France were handsomely rewarded with Flick Knives and the French bangers that looked like Dynamite..

They really were qualidee.
 
#12
I recall on a Sunday many many moons ago, gathering around some metal tubes and fireworks attempting to make a gun! The chief "culprit" later nomadically moved on and I believe rose to LtCol in the RE!
 
#13
Ravers said:
I can't believe this crap makes the news. Roman candles PAH! In my day it was rockets fired through a drain pipe and homemade mortars, the youth of today really are lacking in imagination when it comes to improvised weaponry.
It is easier to steal a roman candle!
 
#14
oldcolt said:
Ah, nostalgia....Me and my mates used to have firework battles; even going to the expense of using the white upvc waste pipes as mortar tubes and 'Carl Gustav' (god that dates me! LOL) launchers. Anything went in those battles... air rifles firing home made darts (pins wrapped with cloth), high power catapaults firing stones (were they branded Diablo's or was it something that began with a B?) and... for close combat we had half inch whippy bamboo canes; Oh the pain... :lol:

Thinking about it, we were a bunch of fekkin dangerous idiots but we seemed to have turned out ok.. two of my mates now hold senior positions in the police and a couple of others have used their martial skills to good effect in a couple of highly regarded regiments/ units. Where did I go wrong :oops: :cry: :?
Black Widows as I recall :twisted:
 
#15
Track_Link said:
Daytrips to France were handsomely rewarded with Flick Knives and the French bangers that looked like Dynamite..

They really were qualidee.

And a 1 second fuse :D, dont forget the mini rockets (bottle rockets), and airbomb repeaters :wink:
 
#17
bb guns were my weapon of choice and a claymore style wooden sword made out of a couple of bits from a park fence, and a grappling hook made from a hanging basket bracket :) those were the days
 
#19
[rant=on]
Oh, how I laughed :roll:

That was almost as funny as the hoofing great rocket that was stuffed through my letterbox late on Tuesday night which then exploded all over the hallway. The OH was still white with shock 2 hours later; that was really amusing too. AND it gave the smoke alarms a good functional test; I wonder how you can turn it off? Twenty minutes with the sirens going seems excessive.

Ah! Then the happy hours we then spent on Wednesday cleaning the paintwork on walls and ceiling, washing the floor and admiring the burn-marks on the stair carpet.

Police and SOCO were very helpful and efficient. I wish them luck in finding the morons who think that criminal damage and possible arson is just soooo funny.

BTW, I have been anti-fireworks for years.

[/rant = off]
 
#20
Mr_Deputy said:
They were fingered by the authorities and in exchange for lenient charges - grassed us right up.
Fekkin filty bastards; or did your mates enjoy it? :lol:
 

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