Squad 48 photo

#1
After chuckling over this with retread2, (and wondering who all those unknown faces were - they were darksiders who'd slithered down from their Northern fastness for the day) I thought I might as well make this available to those of us still vertical.

PM me with proof of your presence on that day (it was 5 Oct 73) , you cardiac, cancerous, altzheimer'ed DSS scammers, and I'll forward (on condition of a donation to the obvious).
 
#3
No, just folk very quick with a stick of charcoal and a broiled animal bone, for the delicate shading.
 
#4
A taster for the hesitaters:

Squad 48 lower.jpg

Complete with exquisite scrollwork of the sort for which this distinguished squad's members were to subsequently become renowned.
 
#5
Is that N**k R***s second on the right? Those boots look familiar.
 
#10
Or the moustaches had big privates!!!!
 
#11
The finest pair of mustachios on parade were those of our very own retread2, although how the hell he kept them stuck on all through Trade Training I've no idea. Two of our departed comrades wearing bravo top-lips were Taff Shelby-James and Brian Ingledew:
 

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#14
Noses to the books, lad. Noses to the books. It's what made us what we became, like.

Embittered fullscrews, for the most part, and a few Gothic authors, national journalists, fortune tellers, "middle managers", "senior managers", cynical alcoholics, artists, conceptual entrepreneurs, heroin freebasers, surfers.

Well ok, just embittered ex-fullscrews, then. Bastards.
 
#16
The finest pair of mustachios on parade were those of our very own retread2, although how the hell he kept them stuck on all through Trade Training I've no idea. Two of our departed comrades wearing bravo top-lips were Taff Shelby-James and Brian Ingledew:
A full screw with only one medal, a war dodger these days!
 
#17
Two bars to his GSM; much Borneo and Radfan active service with 9 years in the SAS.

Different now, but every decade has its' peculiarities! :D
 
#18
A full screw with only one medal, a war dodger these days!
War dodger my arse! GSM with clasps for Borneo, South Arabia, Dhofar and N. Ireland. In retrospect, Taff S-J taught me more than the instructors did, as well as getting me off the smokes (permanently). RIP Taff.
 
#19
War dodger my arse! GSM with clasps for Borneo, South Arabia, Dhofar and N. Ireland. In retrospect, Taff S-J taught me more than the instructors did, as well as getting me off the smokes (permanently). RIP Taff.
Having re-perused the pic, the clasps have obviously not caught up with him.
 

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