I am sure that there are loads of funny stories from the days when we went out on FTXs so lets hear some, Im sure soprano54 and the Armoured Farmers have some.
Just read the 3 RTR thread!GeordieHussar said:
I don't think it was Ex SPEARPOINT, cos' we umpired on that one as well! I can remember QRIH umpiring us once, as D*n K**anski was one of them . I would have remembered 15/19 doing us by their distinct accents......................Raziarrrrrrrrr Bleaaaaaaaaaaddddss and Becoooooooonn Rooooooooooooolllss do dar do dar deay!!!GeordieHussar said:Never a truer word said PUP. I remember being umpire for 3 RTR on one of the big ones, may have been spearpoint, and we sat in this tiny village with one Sqn for at least a week. During this time the guys in the Sqn passed time by playing there own war games, tiny tanks and all, LOL. On the day that the Div Comd decided to deploy his reserve Sqn to counter an enemy attack the good old Armoured Farmers mounted up and sped out of this pleasant little village demolishing everything in their path in their haste to defeat the dreaded enemy. Problem was it was a bluff attack and when the Sqn had deployed it was flanked by, if I remember correctly, a Regt of enemy armour and wiped out in the space of 20 mins. Result, a very unhappy General. Oh happy days.
Now lets get this straight you plonk-bag you find the fact that a good friend and damn fine trooper lost his life in an accident amusing. I find it in very bad taste indeed. I was 2 Antars in front of the one involved in the accident, some brainless officer thought it would be a jolly jape to have the crews insitu so to speak , save some money on transport!Tytus_Barnowl said:The Scots grots released a new record in 1981, called " A Bridge too Low". Not intending to offend if that is bad taste.GeordieHussar said:
Expected nad apologies already imparted. I knew the man in question as well, just passing what was a tasteless black humour anecdote rife at the time.sea-king said:Now lets get this straight you plonk-bag you find the fact that a good friend and damn fine trooper lost his life in an accident amusing. I find it in very bad taste indeed. I was 2 Antars in front of the one involved in the accident, some brainless officer thought it would be a jolly jape to have the crews insitu so to speak , save some money on transport!Tytus_Barnowl said:The Scots grots released a new record in 1981, called " A Bridge too Low". Not intending to offend if that is bad taste.GeordieHussar said:
The people involved were in my Sqn, they went on to the back decks for a leak and climbed back into turret. For some reason Tpr S stuck his head out again and was to all intents and purposes decapitated.
On a bridge.
Still funny is it?
We learned about this when we de-bussed, my driver Robbo was travelling in the tank involved we had to keep him and the other people boozed up for 3 fecking weeks as the Army wouldnÂ´t let them go back to camp.
We had to wash the blood off the turret in question and only after hefty threats would anybody use the fecking thing on that FTX.
Just supposing that happened to one of your mates , think you would like to see it getting the urine taken out of it.
I would like to smack you one on the kisser but I and my fellow Scots DGs would not soil our hands with the likes of you. You are below contempt.
Yep was an upire on that one as well, the heavy kit was positioned on the ground as it was considered to dangerous to drop. We sat and watched the drop, what a site, until they hit the ground. All of a sudden the majority of them vanished, into all the tall grass and corn, smoking the bloody dope. Then when some of them decided to play they advanced down this stream bed, that was until the banks of the stream sudenly shot up and brit squadies appeared and shot the foooooooooooooook out of them. They never stood a chance, brit logic and the odd bottle of grog defended the day.Leccy said:Crusader 80 was the big whole NATO ex in 1980
Lionheart was 84 one
Reforger was the reinforcement ex (US, TA, reserves etc being deployed, airbridge etc with pre-positioned kit)