The Hawkins Grenade

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by rickshaw-major, Aug 31, 2007.

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  1. Being brain dead..after a few cans!!!! Or perhaps my grey cells have sparked......


    I do remember a quantity "48 Grenades" .....stolen from a ammoury (48 Brigade) in Hong Kong approx 1970 - 1971.....?

    Or unless I am confused ..it was just a "Mill's thing".....
    or was it "Throwing a just used QARANC "Tampax" in the wind?

    Never mind....All past history!!!!... and I dont like "liver sandwiches"......
     
  2. Bit of a coincidence, that.

    A story linking Hawkins, grenade and wheelchair.

    I know, the spelling's different, but I bet a lot of people don't notice.
     
  3. PMSL - and it wasn't deliberate :D I must be drinking too much of the local hooch - I've been WAH'd twice in three days and missed agolden opportunity.
     
  4. And thanks to the power of Google, here is what one looks like:
     

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  5. isn't that a tin of paint stripper with some gubbins attached?
     
  6. Based on who 'Gubbins' was, you're probably right :D
     
  7. It would strip paint OK. IIRC it had 1.75lb of bang inside it.
     
  8. General Melchett

    General Melchett LE Moderator

    There was an article in Bizzare magazine about the wheelchair murder with super duper gory black and white pictures. If I could be arrsed I'd take the article down from the wall and scan the pictures but can't be so search for yourself. :)