sounds good to me:shaka said:It's not walting but a taste of things to come when Gordon reveals his new defence budget plans.
Ah so you have seen my local ACF on excersise thenarcher said:I'm 53 and as a young boy we were always making stick guns- and swords or spears.
As we got older it was water pistols/ cap guns/spud guns/Sekiden pistols then on via Gats and Diana or Webley air pistols to the Air Rifle!
Today watching small children pick up a stick and go Bang Bang makes me realise somethings never change!
Ah, the good old days, when your Mum and Dad didn't go into a flat spin if you were ten minutes late home! Me and my mates used to roam for miles, home made assault course a la Krypton Factor complete with rope swing over muddy stream!This was a time where children in the UK had only three channels on their TV sets, a time before Playstation or access to the internet, leaving me and my mates to make up the numbers in our games and depend on our imaginationâ.
This kind of upbringing is becoming more and more rare - and im fortunate enought to have had it. Discovering the world for yourself with a few friends, making catapults from wood and elastic bands and trying to hit birds and rabbits. You'd never hit but you'd always try. Ropeswings that health and safety would have a heart attack if they saw, mud, tree climbing, hide and seek in a railway embankment... find me, im flat on the track! I wouldn't sawp anything for my childhood and i can only hope im able to give my future kids the same.This was a time where children in the UK had only three channels on their TV sets, a time before Playstation or access to the internet, leaving me and my mates to make up the numbers in our games and depend on our imaginationâ.
Agreed. My story happened during some Fish and chips at longmoor village. Having cleared through one of the houses into the basement, we found a barricaded entrance to the tunnel system. Pl Sgt shouts "throw a grenade down there"certa-cisco said:Not seen the video yet - as the facist firewall at my place of work has websensed it!!
but i do a bit of a story
During my Det commanders course in January 1991, in the run up to Op Granby, there was little or no blanks and only one or 2 thunder flashes.
the course veered along with lots of shouts of bang bang etc and we came to the covering open ground and throwing a grenade scenario, but there were no grenades, and worse still no thunder flashes.
so each section had to scour catterick training area for potato sized stones and launch these at the pretend enemy, took me back to being a kid, so as i launched mine i shouted large stone as i threw mine.
this was quickly followed by me jogging around the training area with my Real Weapon above my head, a stick one would have been better!!
i also think this episode helped in my getting a F in the course.
fun times though.