The clasp for Malay Peninsua wasn't for the Malay Emergency of 1948-60 though, but for dealing with Indonesian SF landings on the mainland of Peninusula Malaya in 1964 and 1965 during Confrontation.
That is about right since his Malay Peninsula Clasp was awarded after his Borneo Clasp. Borneo was 20 Jan 1963 to 11 Aug 1966. South Arabia was 1 August 1964 to 30 Nov 1967 and Northern Ireland 14 Aug 1969 - 31 July 2007. It all fits, including the physical attachment of the Clasps. I suspect he was a 22 year man.The clasp for Malay Peninsua wasn't for the Malay Emergency of 1948-60 though, but for dealing with Indonesian SF landings on the mainland of Peninusula Malaya in 1964 and 1965 during Confrontation.
Here?Drift alert (but not too far I hope). Just while I have a few eyes gathered here, does anyone remember a book about RM in Belfast in the 70's? The author was new guy and had a mate called "Froggy"(?). I haven't read the book itself but did read the conensed version in the back of the Readers Digest.
I think it was autobiographical rather than being a thriller. I certainly don't recall an KGB stuff.
That wouldn't be my father, as he didn't have his stripes up then having left during the disbandments at the end of the 1960s and then re-enlisted, but he'd have matched that medal stack, plus a UN medal for Cyprus.Had a Cpl in my pl with both the Borneo and NI clasps on his GSM.
One of our own did even better:
Looks as though it originates from a member of the Hereford Gun Club. Busy.
Apparently an old car in good nick and no modern bolt-ons can be worth renting out to production companies who just want to populate a street in a period drama with the right cars.One thing I don't think has been mentioned is that the actors portraying the Toms are of the right age for a change , their bergens appear to be full and yes , they look bloody knackered .
To add : An old Morris 1100 in good nick these days fetches as much as £5000 , which shows just how inflated classic car prices are these days , but then again , there are no fancy electronics in them , so perhaps they ought to re start production
Correct, a chap I knew regularly drove to where they were filming Heartbeat and just parked his classic car somewhere for the day and was paid handsomely.Apparently an old car in good nick and no modern bolt-ons can be worth renting out to production companies who just want to populate a street in a period drama with the right cars.
Did it mention the time when the Marines were in the New Lodge and were so overworked that they requested help from the Parachute Regiment who were in Ardoyne?I think it was autobiographical rather than being a thriller. I certainly don't recall an KGB stuff.
The incidents from it that stay with me are these:
- They have reason to go into a bar and somehow one of them ends up racing a pint against a local loudmouth. The Bootie wins and they leave but the next day they see the loudmouth and his arm has been broken for losing to a Brit.
- There is a raid or set to of some sort in a (seperate?) bar and in the aftermath one of the RM stitches up some punters head using whiskey to clean the wound area.
- The author and his unit are involved in dealing with disorder. His friend "Froggy" (who is due to transfer) is hit and injured by something like a brick and is last seen saying his goodbyes to hime from the back of a four tonner. The author never sees him again as by the time they return to their barracks "Froggy" has been transfered.
Probably because there is no one threatening to shoot themSomething that seems to have been forgotten these days as vehicles approach barriers.