Lt Col Paddy Mayne lapel pin.

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  1. Spotted this one on E-bay.

    A nice little collectable. There has been many a thread or two on this fine officer.

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  2. Osprey had a book on the LRDG but it was out of print, though it might be back.

    On a related subject, really enjoyed reading the book Popski's Private Army.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popski's_Private_Army

    http://users.pandora.be/ppa/homepage.htm

    Saludos Amigos
    Zapata
     
  3. ViroBono

    ViroBono LE Moderator

    Splendid. I recently wrote to the management of the George Best Belfast City Airport, and suggested that if they really felt they had to name the airport, instead of naming it for a drunken wife-beating ball-kicker, they should have considered someone who, whilst colourful in his own way, had actually served his country in a more substantial way - Paddy Blair-Mayne DSO***.

    I have received a holding reply, and await the full response.
     
  4. I would not hold your breath waiting for a reply ViroBono, not with the IRA haveing been shacked up with the Third Reich during World War 2, like supposedly in that scheme of things the Ites and the Krauts were fighting for the rights of small nations..........oh look, I just saw a Halal flying pig land at Belfast City Airport.

    Saludos Amigos
    Zapata
     
  5. Trip_Wire

    Trip_Wire RIP

  6. A Sting In The Tail by any chance Zap? Agree with you there VB, I like the idea of flying into Paddy Mayne International, might be a bad omen for any German planes landing there though, considering his enthusiasm for wreaking them.
     
  7. http://www.lrdg.org/index.html

    it was in one of the soft-back series here, below:

    http://www.ospreypublishing.com/

    Saludos Amigos
    Zapata
     
  8. A lapel badge???

    Id regard that as insulting.

    Now be honest..is a Loyalist thing?
     
  9. Why insulting? Anyway what's wrong with Loyalism?

    Saludos Amigos
    Zapata
     
  10. Whats loyalist about it?
    d!ckhead
     
  11. Paddy Mayne deserves at least a bust or, as someone suggested, an airport.

    Not a bloody lapel badge!

    My point re loyalists was that they're known for tacky wee things like this.
     
  12. Taz_786 wrote:
    Look at the badge, whats loyalist about it?

    Get back in your box.
     
  13. The point about the Man deserving an airport or something else important named after him is a good one, but a wrong and a right does not make two wrongs! Just because of a wrong i.e. there is not something major like an airport named after him, does not make it wrong for people to seek to honour him in a small personal way, particularly as the people who would wish to wear something like the lapel badge, would no doubt be delighted to see something like the airport named after him.

    Saludos Amigos
    Zapata
     
  14. What the fcuk are you going on about?. So is this a Loyalist thing too!!

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