Remember 1976?

oldbaldy

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#2
I spent 1976 in Malta. :D
It was warm. :D
The again so was 1975. :D
& 1977 except I spent that summer in Cyprus :D :D :D
 
#3
Oh yes, putting out fires around Keogh, day and night. Mytchett place (Officers pads), was 20 mins from going up. Panic!!!! Oh yes. A good year for CTC, transfered and changed my life around.

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K

Kirkz

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#4
I was 12 :D Was a great summer. I think I went through about 12 backs and 15 noses that year :)
 
#5
I was in Germany, 1 Div, 20 years old - just got my lance jack and duty frees were really cheap.

70's were by far the best decade of my life.
 
#6
That was the year that we washed the vehicles with a kero/OMD75 mix. Not only did it make the matt paint nice and shiny, but also when the wagons got muddy, once the mud dried, it fell off without any effort. :D
 
#8
JJ_Wrinkly_Old_Git said:
duty frees were really cheap.
Duty frees? It was cheaper to put a shilling in the fag machines.

Not that I would do that, of course.
 
#9
To think those t1ts are now hanging over sagging bellies
 
#11
putteesinmyhands said:
That was the year that we washed the vehicles with a kero/OMD75 mix. Not only did it make the matt paint nice and shiny, but also when the wagons got muddy, once the mud dried, it fell off without any effort. :D
The smearing of wagons in kero, to make them smart and shiney like,(For post exercise inspection) was a top tip in the late eighties/nineties.
Does it still carry on?
 
#12
Joined up that year. Hottest summer I can remember. Not good in shirts hairy and "combats" with linings!

hairyarse2 said:
putteesinmyhands said:
That was the year that we washed the vehicles with a kero/OMD75 mix. Not only did it make the matt paint nice and shiny, but also when the wagons got muddy, once the mud dried, it fell off without any effort. :D
The smearing of wagons in kero, to make them smart and shiney like,(For post exercise inspection) was a top tip in the late eighties/nineties.
Does it still carry on?
Remember doing that to wagons while on driver training and then doing it to my lanny in my first unit after an ex and getting a right punching from det commander. I thought it was a good idea!
 
#13
Wasnt that the year of the mass invasion of ladybirds in the uk? :? I seem to remember lying in the grass playing silly buggers with my SLR (and me) covered in them.
 
#14
putteesinmyhands said:
JJ_Wrinkly_Old_Git said:
duty frees were really cheap.
Duty frees? It was cheaper to put a shilling in the fag machines.

Not that I would do that, of course.
I completely forgot about that jolly jape - I believe some people used to come back from the UK with 100's of shillings/5p which they then put into the german bandits - can't remember their names but they had 3 spinning wheels and a bonus called sonderspiels. Anyway, as I recall these cads used to put about 30 shillings in at a time and then collect the winnings in DM's, which I believe would be around 20DMs on average or as much as 100 DMs is they landed sonderspiels

I also recall some guys used to use shillings in the phone box to call back to UK - very economical !!

Edited to add:

Of course I can't recall who those guys were - it was all on hearsay, you understand.
 
#15
mgmidget said:
Joined up that year. Hottest summer I can remember. Not good in shirts hairy and "combats" with linings!
And a year of variation, too. Ex Spearpoint in November - sub-zero for much of it and wearing more or less the same items of uniform that you'd have been wearing after 18:00 in the summer.
 

oldbaldy

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#17
oldbaldy said:
I spent 1976 in Malta. :D
It was warm. :D
The again so was 1975. :D
& 1977 except I spent that summer in Cyprus :D :D :D
Forgot to add summer 1974 in Malta was even hotter. :D
78 & 79 in Cyprus were also hot but by that time I'd got used to not being in Northern Europe.
My mother told me how you were all suffering though. :D
 

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