Lost weapon?

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No link yet but hearing on the grapevine that " The army have lost a weapon on the Brecon by-pass".

Not earth shattering news I know but I hardly ever get to hear things first these days!
 

chimera

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Not seeing it on CNN yet.....
 
#3
wouldnt like to be the one who stands up and says " err i think i have misplaced my rifle sgt/sir" :)
 
#4
I suppose using paracord to secure a recovered weapon to the the offenders wrist for 24 hours is out of the question in these politically correct times.

A lot funnier and far more effective than charging a bloke though.
 
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I lost my troop leader once. No one seemed too fussed about that. I left him on the end of a pressle handset and 200 metres of don 10. Apparently myself and the tank were supposed to be on the other end.
 
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Bugger - just as I go back to London. I should be combing the bypass right now!
 
#10
Ohhh dear.

I only ever 'lost' two things, but they were beauties.

1- SLR breechblock. On a recruit course- where I was a DS- ordered some pizzas one night, put my breechblock in the hip pocket of my trousers, jumped into a mate's MG, 'urtled across camp, got pizzas, returned and assumed 'wolfing' mode.
End of feed, check pocket...NO BREECHBLOCK! Cue frantic search in pitch dark- no result. In desperation, check car. There it was, on the door ledge (exactly the width of a breechblock) as perfectly aligned as if I had placed it there. Half an inch one way...gone under the seat; half an inch the other...gone into the night.

2- Prismatic compass. On exercise (again as DS) bangety bang bang, run back to platoon harbour, trip flying over blackboy stump. 24 hrs later, go to use compass...NO COMPASS!
Slink up to the normally even-tempered Pl SGT. and confess. With a muted intensity that would have made Hannibal Lecter quail, he leaned towards me ever-so-slightly and intoned 'FIND IT'
About 30 terrified seconds later I found it- right where I tripped over.
 
#12
I suppose you can lose anything if you try hard enough. I remember a squaddie in the Duke o' Boots managed to lose a Charlie G on scheme once.

MsG
 
#13
Lost a Land Rover. Wouldn't have been too bad, but there was a Conbat attached.

Lost it at Warcop. Still no sign of it in Sheffield. It turned up in Leeds.

:oops:
 
#14
After sleeping with my rifle for 6 months in Afghan, I used to wake up at home panicking that I'd lost it.

Other than that, the only thing I lost was a goretex garter in basic.
 
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DeltaDog said:
After sleeping with my rifle for 6 months in Afghan, I used to wake up at home panicking that I'd lost it.
Horrible feeling that. Took me months to get over waking up in the small hours and getting a panic attack because my rifle wasn't at the side of the bed.
 
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Oops.
Never lost my gat,but I did loose....er...misplace my White Sifter slap bang on the Fermanagh/Donegal border when I was a sprog on my first tour of Northern Ireland. We had been out for days on a big op to close the border crossing points,and had stopped for a fag and a brew. ******** here forgets to pick up the sifter when we were finished,only to start wondering why my back wasn't hurting 10 minutes later. We patrolled back in a very fast manner to retreive it............what a total fanny.
 
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I thought the SA80-A2 left smack in the middle of the DMZ between Iraq and Kuwait was a bit of a classic - and no, it wasn't me! But, one of the luckiest wearers of green that I know, should count herself very lucky that I carried a GPS.
 
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BiscuitsAB said:
DeltaDog said:
After sleeping with my rifle for 6 months in Afghan, I used to wake up at home panicking that I'd lost it.

Other than that, the only thing I lost was a goretex garter in basic.
haha did you mean Gaiter? or do they issue your lot with stocking, sussies and the garter to go with it? :twisted:
We were issued an entire range of exotic DPM undergarments. Some of it waterproof.
 
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Some numpty (not me) left an SLR complete with 20 rounds sitting on a barricade in the Markets Section of Belfast (circa 74). The pig sped back at extraordinary speed but alas the gat had gone. IIRC it was returned later that day by a civvie banging on the roll up gate.
 
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