Bugger! Note to self (again): When trying to be flippantly, vaguely amusing, read previous posts.Yes some of the RA though it would be good idea to rob the Sigs Cpls mess barman. Gave him a good kicking and left him outside the then 4 Sqn door. He died of hypothermia. They, I hope are still in a German prison.
I could - I've been told to pi$$ off by Richard Madelely!To be fair, if you made his life story up people would accuse you of being unrealistic. How many people could out 'dit' him?
To be fair, if you made his life story up people would accuse you of being unrealistic. How many people could out 'dit' him?
Piss off, the Naafi bar and swimming pool , were both on the RA side . The main Naffi was at the top of camp next to the footy and rugby pitches. . You are talking shite. 4 Sqn lines were connected to the RA lines, we had a bit of a shite storm after one battle camp as someone in 4 Sqn had kept a few Thunder-flashes. Between the R. Sigs lines and the RA lines there was a hole in the wall.Said thunder flashes were posted to the RA , this was just after they killed the Cpls mess barman . So feelings we’re not good between the two regiments. I remember when 49 took over from 27. In the Naffi bar , on the RA side of camp the 49 RA were trying to show force, started throwing glasses at us signals, we replied with the same. Then the Regi MPs turned up.
I’ve mentioned before , I had the pleasure of a mild interrogation on flying flexwing s by winkle at a piss up at Jeff quills house. Absolute gents both.Ravers?
The BBC docu on Eric Brown is superb. He was quite simply an utterly remarkable and very driven man. Not the easiest bloke to live though - which isn't all that surprising.
Princess Anne was on a visit to Theipval Barracks, Lisburn in about 1990ish to visit the troops.I have had the pleasure of being closeted with HRH the Princess Royal and she is a darn sight more aesthetically lovely than she appears on camera. I would in a flash.
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Having chosen to join a regiment currently on an 18-month tour in NI, when I got to trade training and it was confirmed (early 76) that I would actually join in Omagh (under-18s went to a 15/19H troop attached 4/7DG in Tidworth), I learned that this posting exempted me from haircuts. So I made use.Princess Anne was on a visit to Theipval Barracks, Lisburn in about 1990ish to visit the troops.
Myself and a colleague were ordered to attend (in uniform) the meet & greet at the green hanger, with various others in attendance.
HRH kindly remarked to me and my mate that our hair was awfully long for soldiers, a fact that the SSM took great delight in.
The fact we both had permission to have longer hair was completely lost on the thick cnuts.
I don't remember any aggro from 27 Fd Regt either, apart from the normal squaddie barfights in the two stinking drinking holes near the railway crossing. Frequented mostly by those with no imagination.Way after I left in 81, as for the pool, I do remember a pool up the top end by the OR's cookhouse. I do not remember any agro between us and the RA while I was there. The NAAFI at the top of the camp, if memory serves, next to the big car park, used by all, no bother from the RA. The killing of the Cpls mess barmen, more info please, dates names time. I was OC4's driver, 4 Sqn. the CO was Lt Col J**** A******. SAS
One of those dreadful broadcasters who cannot even pronounce the word ‘pronunciation’.Shared a helicopter to the Isles of Scilly once with Janet Street Porter.
Spent most of the journey with my head out the door to get away from the noise.