Guardsman 5.56mm

Those who've been around a while will no doubt remember a user called '5.56mm' who made a name for himself on Arrse a few years ago, when as a 14 year-old cadet, he started threads about such gems as 'What's the best way to clean a mess tin?' and hung out way past his bed-time being ripped apart for his child-like zeal for all things green.

If you remember him, you may be interested to hear that he's just completed a tour of Afghanistan with the Grenadier Guards, was part of the Escort to the Colour today and as we speak is stagging on outside Buckingham Palace with a hang-over to kill ten civvies. In fact, it was his Platoon Commander who featured in the recent Grenadier documentary diffy the legs.

He doesn't post anymore but still drops in so will appreciate your congratulations / abuse. How time flies, eh?
Fooking hell!
Fair play to him.
I think those of us who guided him during his younger years and also gave him torrents of abuse should also give ourselves a pat on the back. ARRSE obviously made him the man he is today :D

Seriously though. Congratulations on getting where you are now.
And not only has he emulated many of the deeds of those who derided him but he has probably surpassed many as well. Well done that man.
I thought I hadn't seen any bone posts from him in a while, now I know why. What a turn up for the books! Well done and may he continue.

Wedge, is he in contact with you because you've been grooming him?? :twisted:


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Good lad - if he can take the banter on here and then get thru basic then he is doing well. There are many 'grown up' types who go off bubbling to Matron after being told to feck off.

Maybe in 20 years it will be him drawing his sword on the KBP. :D
The young guy was an absolute star and possibly the youngest ever WUM on ARRSE? I enjoyed his posts and the replies to the same. Good luck to him and well done. Stag on 5.56mm, you did well. Respect and stay safe.

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