Just reviewed this pic again and

ugly

LE
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#1
Supposed CO RGJ mid 70's

Surely he is wearing body armour as in an INIBA under his jacket. That must put him post 82?
 
#3
I know him: complete and utter, total cnut: made 2 star, commanded staff college, despised pompous arrsed wnaker: name will come to me - and yes, he is an ex RGJ CO, and that is an NI picture. Jeez - that's a bad taste from the past. Date sounds about right. What a useless fcuker he was... I think, although I may be wrong, that he's the tw@t who had a 432 parked in his house by an aggrieved rifleman... :lol:
 
#4
Hope the name doesn't come back or the thread gets locked. Please read site policy. If you must pass the name (as a reminder) please do it by pm.

Thanks

DM
 
#5
A number of things suggest the mid to late 70s.

Rover with clarabel. When was it removed?

Storno radio

May not have his flack jacket on, as all COs are bullet proof.
 
#6
Hope the name doesn't come back or the thread gets locked. Please read site policy. If you must pass the name (as a reminder) please do it by pm.
Dog, I've done so, because someone else has reminded me of the useless knobber's name: but, out of interest, which bit of site policy is against naming the individual? He's bugger all to do with current ops (thank God), and we all love our Irish friends now - that's official Government policy - so what prevents a soldier from the past being named? Not like Major Loden, after all?

(Edit - have skimmed the 'policy' bits - can't find anything specific, but fair enough - wouldn't want the site to degenerate into a slag-fest...)
 
#9
OldRedCap said:
The fingers look very PhotoShopped?
You are right it is. Having been very sad and downloaded it and then zoomed in, you can see where the extra digit was added (and no it was not the one finger salute!!!)

And yes the capbadge is RGJ ( which Jolly would wear the Globe & Laurel front and centre like that???)
 
#10
If photoshopped, it's quite impressive for its time - I first saw it at least ten years ago - if not more. I can definitely confirm, he is RGJ... In the spirit of 'nice Arrse', I'm saying no more on this subject, much as I'd love to...Ho Hum, Rum Ti Tum...
 

ugly

LE
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#11
offog said:
A number of things suggest the mid to late 70s.

Rover with clarabel. When was it removed?

Storno radio

May not have his flack jacket on, as all COs are bullet proof.
Storno was still in 1983, as was clarabell. If anything the jacket badge looks more like a chaplains.
Still as Nibbler says why think about it he was unique to say the least!
 
#12
Gremlin said:
ugly said:
Supposed CO RGJ mid 70's

Surely he is wearing body armour as in an INIBA under his jacket. That must put him post 82?

Ugly - you have too much time on your hands, go to Bisley more.


ps - you didn't wave to me either - and I was watching the 500m point!!
Bit off topic but here goes.

As it happens I was enjoying Bisley on Sunday, do you ever get that feeling that you know somebody that you have never met?

Well I fired a detail in the morning with a bloke who seemed to be in touch with reality and commonsense, in fact my sort of bloke.
We chatted between details and I started to get the sort of feeling that I vaguely knew him from somewhere else.
It took a bit of courage (well a lot actually) I drew my self up to my full height and asked the question that I had been dreading to ask............er....em...excuse..er... me but.........."are you ugly?" :oops:

To my relief and delight it was ugly!
He called me a "drop short", I called him a grunt, my God this thread is turning into a Johnny Cash song!
We shot the next detail together and he showed me his MAS (does it really make that noise everytime you pull the trigger ugly?) he admired my SMLE and afterwards he bought me the biggest ice cream seen in Surrey since the ice age with a chocolate flake to match that looked like a whooley mamouth had just dumped it.
And that fellow arrsers is a far better meeting of two souls than all of the bollocks I have heard coming out of the lonley hearts forum all day.
That old saying is true, it takes one to know one!
Good to meet you ugly, my shout for the ice cream next time. :D
 
#13
ugly said:
offog said:
A number of things suggest the mid to late 70s.

Rover with clarabel. When was it removed?

Storno radio

May not have his flack jacket on, as all COs are bullet proof.
Storno was still in 1983, as was clarabell. If anything the jacket badge looks more like a chaplains.
Still as Nibbler says why think about it he was unique to say the least!
Storno/pye pegasus/string and tin cans was replace by cougar province wide in 1985-87. Clarabell was utter shite, most units by 85' had removed them. INBA was optional and up to Bde/Bn uitill 86 when HQNI directive made it compulsory for all on Ops to ware it along with the spanky plaggy bone dome. Most units in S Armagh didn't bother with INBA as the chances of it saving you from a 500 pounder were quite slim
 
#14
ugly said:
Supposed CO RGJ mid 70's

Surely he is wearing body armour as in an INIBA under his jacket. That must put him post 82?
Ugly,

I thought that I might throw in a tuppenceworth for the fun of it.

I have seen some pics of units deployed on Motorman in 72 that had the unusual habit of wearing the old pattern flak jacket under their combat jackets! Strange I know, however also the paras on deployment in NI at one stage......poss during Bloody Sunday were deffo seen with flaks under smocks. 8)

Food for thought regarding the date??


fastmedic
 
#15
fastmedic said:
ugly said:
Supposed CO RGJ mid 70's

Surely he is wearing body armour as in an INIBA under his jacket. That must put him post 82?
Ugly,

I thought that I might throw in a tuppenceworth for the fun of it.

I have seen some pics of units deployed on Motorman in 72 that had the unusual habit of wearing the old pattern flak jacket under their combat jackets! Strange I know, however also the paras on deployment in NI at one stage......poss during Bloody Sunday were deffo seen with flaks under smocks. 8)

Food for thought regarding the date??


fastmedic
If it is who I think it is, he commanded an RGJ Bn in the early 80s. I came accross him later when he was a 2 star. Can't say that I thought any more highly of him than others have alluded to in this thread.
 
#16
The picture is certainly not Photoshopped - I saw it long before digital photgraphy came on the scene.

I will PM you some other stuff.
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#17
I tend to agree about the comments re frag vests under jackets, but and a big but we have him named and shamed by PM dating the post to early 80's. I do believe however from the square plate on the front it is an INIBA. Clarabell we had occaissional fitments still in 83 and definetly still used Storno until I first saw Cougarnet in mid to late 86.
Henry sadly that MAS does make that loud bang and the black eye has slowly started to recede! I look forward to a return ice cream, not at the long range but perhaps this year at Trafalgar!
 

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