Royal Engineer Pocket Book (1902)

Discussion in 'The Book Club' started by Parky_boy, Jan 3, 2012.

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  1. Evening all. Just stumbled upon a REPB that's 100 years old on eBay.

    I have gained WWII REPB along with my (current serving) issue one and HERRICK REPB.

    There is only a few hours left so I am asking the collective of ARRSE; should I get this one and start a (somewhat geeky) collection?
  2. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    I have a copy of the 1979 one! Is that current?
  3. I'll buy it off you.
    By the looks of it I'm starting a collection.
  4. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    I can't start the revolution without it!
  5. I'm willing to bet two thirds of the kit, and items covered are the same in every book from 1066 onwards - save yourself the dosh :)
  6. ?Put pointy end of spade in the ground (use weight onto foot to assist).
    ?Pull spade back out of the ground extracting a clump of earth with it.
    ?Discard extracted earth in a pile.

    (repeat as necessary until trench is dug)
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  7. I have a 1967 one (no you can't)
  8. Showing your age now.
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  9. Go ahead, It can't be any geekier (is that a word?) than noting down the number of every locomotive that passes through your town, or a/c that starts/lands in the local airfield.