I'm pretty sure the bottom one is from a film.
The other publicity shots of the women with the AR 18s were also a 2 fingers to the Security Forces/Service.
If you look closely here's one before it got chopped a few years ago in Donnington:They were actually AR-180s (the civilian semi automatic version). My Bn had a captured one in the armoury. When you stripped it down and placed the working parts next to those of the L85A1, you could see where Royal Ordinance nicked the design from. If you where really observant you would have wondered about the strange shape of the cocking handle. Only later to realise that Sterling (they made them under licence) had experienced (and solved) that strange stoppage where the empty case hit the cocking handle and bounced back into the closing working parts. It took us sixteen years and the involvement of H&K to sort that out for us. With the new cocking handle on the A2 version. Always makes me smile that PIRA had a solution to a problem 20 years before we had the problem.
It's meant to be on the wall....
That was a strange op, wasn't it?
They are conveniently able, years after the material would have actually been worthwhile discovering, to walk into one of the most secure facilities in the UK and swipe the crown jewels of British intelligence, and then do absolutely nothing with the information they discovered.
It couldn't have been that someone was messing with their brains, could it?
Yeah, I think those are the reasons, but the remarkable ease with which the Provos were able to lift the information might lead cynical people to suspect that someone actually wanted them to take it, and that the information might not all have been genuine, but genuine enough to sow severe discord in the ranks.Wasn't it for 2 reasons
There was that many names on the list they couldn't shoot everyone as they would have no one left.
It was also the actual names on it including the names of those who nicked it and many senior high up on the Provo Army Council.
Didn't Gerry Adams driver come out shortly after and confess he was a tout and again he was allowed to simply stroll on
And you, a communicator too....???
Wall-mount GPO dinosaurs like that just moved the cradle from the top to the back. If you put a wall mount phone on a desk, the handset would not stay on hook. And vice-versa.
Or have I just wahed myself?
The original question still stands, though. WTF is going on with that dial? Someone just fcuked about with it?
I read that Freddie Scappaticci , high up in the IRA security chain, was also a tout.Yeah, I think those are the reasons, but the remarkable ease with which the Provos were able to lift the information might lead cynical people to suspect that someone actually wanted them to take it, and that the information might not all have been genuine, but genuine enough to sow severe discord in the ranks.
I was a radio tech, in fairness. We didn't have phones
Seriously, every day a school day. The only ones I've ever seen were like this, with the handset at the top:
Does it still work on your line? I was under the impression that BT's 21CN would do away with LD (loop disconnect) dialing and just have DTMF. I emigrated before that happened, and have never had a landline in the US.