Military Photos - Is it right to display them as a Civvie?

#1
Mrs B2N believes it's improper and wrong for me to have my photos on display in our house. Now, granted, I left the Army a few years ago, we aren't on the patch anymore and no matter how hard I try to deny it, I am not going adding anymore photos to my collection.

I thought I had been quite reasonable, relegating my pictures of the course photos in front of the Dakota in Aldershot, my medals proudly mounted and displayed, a pencil drawing of a lob going in, my ceremonial Gurka Khukuri and other assorted memorialbilia to the top of the stairs. She's now insisting that even that display is too much.

My reaction has gone through ups and downs such as, get fucked to am I being unreasonable? I worked hard for these memories and now she's trying behave like it never happened.

In all seriousness, what should I do?
 
#4
Personally,I think you should be able to have pics of yourself & the lads on the walls.I do (Foto'sof me at Swinderby.MPA.RAFG & Granby,ect)
It's your history.So what if you're out of the mob.You've done more in the X amount of years that you've been in than any civvie will ever do in their lifetime.
Put it like this,you're urined off,had a crap day.You get home,crack a beer & look at the photo of you & Dinger on stag in Armagh & it'll cheer you up!Not the phot but the memories.
We cant live in the past but a reminder of what was is a moral booster in my eye's!Why'd ya think we all come on here even after we've left.We've nowt in common with the 'new breed'.ARRSE is our grounding.
Hope it makes sence,that McEwans Champion ale is strong sh1te!
 
#5
be proud of yourself, and what youve done in life

get yer pics up on the wall (as long as you done live in west belfast, or west of birmingham for that matter)
 
#6
spike7451 said:
Personally,I think you should be able to have pics of yourself & the lads on the walls.I do (Foto'sof me at Swinderby.MPA.RAFG & Granby,ect)
It's your history.So what if you're out of the mob.You've done more in the X amount of years that you've been in than any civvie will ever do in their lifetime.
Put it like this,you're urined off,had a crap day.You get home,crack a beer & look at the photo of you & Dinger on stag in Armagh & it'll cheer you up!Not the phot but the memories.
We cant live in the past but a reminder of what was is a moral booster in my eye's!Why'd ya think we all come on here even after we've left.We've nowt in common with the 'new breed'.ARRSE is our grounding.
Hope it makes sence,that McEwans Champion ale is strong sh1te!
Cheers mucker....I've had a few tonight myself. Give us a hug?
 
#7
Bravo2nothing said:
spike7451 said:
Personally,I think you should be able to have pics of yourself & the lads on the walls.I do (Foto'sof me at Swinderby.MPA.RAFG & Granby,ect)
It's your history.So what if you're out of the mob.You've done more in the X amount of years that you've been in than any civvie will ever do in their lifetime.
Put it like this,you're urined off,had a crap day.You get home,crack a beer & look at the photo of you & Dinger on stag in Armagh & it'll cheer you up!Not the phot but the memories.
We cant live in the past but a reminder of what was is a moral booster in my eye's!Why'd ya think we all come on here even after we've left.We've nowt in common with the 'new breed'.ARRSE is our grounding.
Hope it makes sence,that McEwans Champion ale is strong sh1te!
Cheers mucker....I've had a few tonight myself. Give us a hug?
OK,As long as MDN's not around....
 
#9
It represents a significant part your life, is clearly important to you and that should be respected.

What does she propose to replace these with? Pictures of her bloody Mother?
 
#10
Ah, I still have all of mine (including ones in front of the same Dakota:) ), had them all up on the wall in the office where I worked at home (past tense due to being currently seperated up from the misses).

No-one that visited considered them sad in fact civvy's, ex squaddies and serving blokes all looked at them with interest and laughed at how old and battered I look after being in civvy street for 6 years! :p
 
#11
spike7451 said:
Bravo2nothing said:
spike7451 said:
Personally,I think you should be able to have pics of yourself & the lads on the walls.I do (Foto'sof me at Swinderby.MPA.RAFG & Granby,ect)
It's your history.So what if you're out of the mob.You've done more in the X amount of years that you've been in than any civvie will ever do in their lifetime.
Put it like this,you're urined off,had a crap day.You get home,crack a beer & look at the photo of you & Dinger on stag in Armagh & it'll cheer you up!Not the phot but the memories.
We cant live in the past but a reminder of what was is a moral booster in my eye's!Why'd ya think we all come on here even after we've left.We've nowt in common with the 'new breed'.ARRSE is our grounding.
Hope it makes sence,that McEwans Champion ale is strong sh1te!
Cheers mucker....I've had a few tonight myself. Give us a hug?
OK,As long as MDN's not around....
He'd love it, swapping spit and other 'juices'.....
 
#12
Bravo2nothing said:
spike7451 said:
Bravo2nothing said:
spike7451 said:
Personally,I think you should be able to have pics of yourself & the lads on the walls.I do (Foto'sof me at Swinderby.MPA.RAFG & Granby,ect)
It's your history.So what if you're out of the mob.You've done more in the X amount of years that you've been in than any civvie will ever do in their lifetime.
Put it like this,you're urined off,had a crap day.You get home,crack a beer & look at the photo of you & Dinger on stag in Armagh & it'll cheer you up!Not the phot but the memories.
We cant live in the past but a reminder of what was is a moral booster in my eye's!Why'd ya think we all come on here even after we've left.We've nowt in common with the 'new breed'.ARRSE is our grounding.
Hope it makes sence,that McEwans Champion ale is strong sh1te!
Cheers mucker....I've had a few tonight myself. Give us a hug?
OK,As long as MDN's not around....
He'd love it, swapping spit and other 'juices'.....
Awww......And I reallllyy fancied a Kebab to!.....
 
#13
spike7451 said:
Bravo2nothing said:
spike7451 said:
Personally,I think you should be able to have pics of yourself & the lads on the walls.I do (Foto'sof me at Swinderby.MPA.RAFG & Granby,ect)
It's your history.So what if you're out of the mob.You've done more in the X amount of years that you've been in than any civvie will ever do in their lifetime.
Put it like this,you're urined off,had a crap day.You get home,crack a beer & look at the photo of you & Dinger on stag in Armagh & it'll cheer you up!Not the phot but the memories.
We cant live in the past but a reminder of what was is a moral booster in my eye's!Why'd ya think we all come on here even after we've left.We've nowt in common with the 'new breed'.ARRSE is our grounding.
Hope it makes sence,that McEwans Champion ale is strong sh1te!
Cheers mucker....I've had a few tonight myself. Give us a hug?
OK,As long as MDN's not around....
Quality bezzering fella's, get the Mcewans in!!

Oh, and keep the photo's....
 
#15
the fact that this question even has to be asks brings into question wether or not you were in fact in the army as any squaddie would know the bint in doors dosent get a say, at least thats what i am saying while shes in bed with a headake, as ppl b4 me have said it would be very sad not to be able to remember a part of your life that lasted a long time in most ppls case's, all my pictures are proudly up on the stairs/landing/kitchen and bathroom and anywere else she dosent mind them being.
 
#16
mattttbrooooks said:
the fact that this question even has to be asks brings into question wether or not you were in fact in the army as any squaddie would know the bint in doors dosent get a say, at least thats what i am saying while shes in bed with a headake, as ppl b4 me have said it would be very sad not to be able to remember a part of your life that lasted a long time in most ppls case's, all my pictures are proudly up on the stairs/landing/kitchen and bathroom and anywere else she dosent mind them being.
What the fuck are you talking about cunt?

I don't do txt spk!
 

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#17
Put a photo of your doris beside your collection and tell her that the first one to be taken down will be hers and will be attached to her arrse by your foot as you boot her out the door!

p.s. you can always turn her photo to the wall!
 
#18
Older_by_the_day said:
Ah, I still have all of mine (including ones in front of the same Dakota:) ), had them all up on the wall in the office where I worked at home (past tense due to being currently seperated up from the misses).

No-one that visited considered them sad in fact civvy's, ex squaddies and serving blokes all looked at them with interest and laughed at how old and battered I look after being in civvy street for 6 years! :p
This Dakota you're yapping about,is it the one in front of the museum at Browning Barracks?
If my memory serves me well i have a pic of me in front of it as well :nod:
 
#19
Bravo2nothing said:
mattttbrooooks said:
the fact that this question even has to be asks brings into question wether or not you were in fact in the army as any squaddie would know the bint in doors dosent get a say, at least thats what i am saying while shes in bed with a headake, as ppl b4 me have said it would be very sad not to be able to remember a part of your life that lasted a long time in most ppls case's, all my pictures are proudly up on the stairs/landing/kitchen and bathroom and anywere else she dosent mind them being.
What the fuck are you talking about cunt?

I don't do txt spk!
came down buddy was my atempt at a joke if you read it
 
#20
Cloggie said:
Older_by_the_day said:
Ah, I still have all of mine (including ones in front of the same Dakota:) ), had them all up on the wall in the office where I worked at home (past tense due to being currently seperated up from the misses).

No-one that visited considered them sad in fact civvy's, ex squaddies and serving blokes all looked at them with interest and laughed at how old and battered I look after being in civvy street for 6 years! :p
This Dakota you're yapping about,is it the one in front of the museum at Browning Barracks?
If my memory serves me well i have a pic of me in front of it as well :nod:
Yeap, every year Squadron phot! (always seemed to have bird shit down the prop in the same place!!).
 

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