The Lucky Mascot Of Prevent Death Friends

TheIronDuke

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#1
We've all got one. Yes we have.

You stick your hand in your pocket and rub something. For luck. (insert cheap fucking joke any time now)

Something that brings you luck. Keeps you safe like your dear old Mums arms.

Might be in your pocket, your handbag or your 50,000 ton aircraft carrier with frigate escort and AEGIS command and control systems and them big black things what go underwater... wassname... sardines...

Mine lives on the dashboard of my car.

It is the purple dinosaur of safety.

Many years ago my youngest daughter emerged from MacDonalds with her Happy Meal, and a free gift. I was not in the best of fucking moods, since her bi-polar mentally deranged Mother, my ex, was giving it some.

But my little peach sticks this purple plastic Dinosaur on the dash and says "There you are Daddy. That will keep you from harm"

The day I lose that small purple Dinosaur is the day I die.

Whats yours?
 
#2
John Howard, OC of the Ox & Bucks at Pegasus Bridge took his baby son's red shoe with him when he left after his final pre D Day leave. He kept it in his pocket throughout the D Day operations as the OC of the first unit to hit the ground.

The interviews with Mr & Mrs Howard in Stephen Ambrose's book (Pegasus Bridge) are real tear jerkers.

Mine is a little woven plastic thing on my daysack; it is one of those Scooby tHings or whatever they are called with letter beads on it spelling NASTY MAN.
 
#3
Eeyore soft toy that was my little boys constant companion for his first two years or so.

Now it lives on my wagon dashboard so that I can have him with me on the road. He lives in Septic Land with my fiance (long story) so having that there is just like having him there.

When I was in I had one of those silly thong/shoelace necklace things, wore it all the time except when we were in shirt sleeve order when it went into my shirt pocket. It never had any real emotional significance but I always had it with me.

Bit maudlin' for the Naafi Bar, we must have got to that stage of drunkeness. Nothing wrong with that.
 
#5
Body Armour and helmet?

Too chad and obvious? Sorry, thought so.

Picture of a dragon my daughter gave me when she was about 4 (now fabloned and in ID wallet) with "safe daddy" written on it. Sniff. Sniff.

Soft as shyte the lot of us!
 

old_fat_and_hairy

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#6
Mine is a small souvenir I brought back from a "fishing! holiday in Portugal. I caught it one night, and it lives in a small, specially constructed room under my basement!
 
#8
A yellow squeezy air freshener thingy which has been with me for four op tours, now hangs in my tank - smell has long since gone but always gets a little squeeze when we head out of the gates...
 
#9
I have a lucky pebble which i found at the beginning of Herrick 4. I kept it in my ammo pouch. It will be coming on the next Herrick tour with me. Why the fuck i decided to keep it as a lucky pebble is beyond me as on the whole pebbles aren't renowned as being lucky. Better then believing in god though.
 

the_boy_syrup

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#10
old_fat_and_hairy said:
Mine is a small souvenir I brought back from a "fishing! holiday in Portugal. I caught it one night, and it lives in a small, specially constructed room under my basement!
It's not small blond and wearing an Everton top is it :wink:
 

old_fat_and_hairy

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#11
the_boy_syrup said:
old_fat_and_hairy said:
Mine is a small souvenir I brought back from a "fishing! holiday in Portugal. I caught it one night, and it lives in a small, specially constructed room under my basement!
It's not small blond and wearing an Everton top is it :wink:
Have you got a similar one? We could trade, mine is getting a bit worn out.
 
#12
A mini joker playing card (fablonned)

A bit of quartz pebble the 3 year old nephew gave me

Baldricks bullet (Mark 2)

And I salute magpies

What a weirdo
 
#13
old_fat_and_hairy said:
the_boy_syrup said:
old_fat_and_hairy said:
Mine is a small souvenir I brought back from a "fishing! holiday in Portugal. I caught it one night, and it lives in a small, specially constructed room under my basement!
It's not small blond and wearing an Everton top is it :wink:
Have you got a similar one? We could trade, mine is getting a bit worn out.
Hmm, strange, im certain you two have forgeries. :D
 

old_fat_and_hairy

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#14
Praetorian said:
old_fat_and_hairy said:
the_boy_syrup said:
old_fat_and_hairy said:
Mine is a small souvenir I brought back from a "fishing! holiday in Portugal. I caught it one night, and it lives in a small, specially constructed room under my basement!
It's not small blond and wearing an Everton top is it :wink:
Have you got a similar one? We could trade, mine is getting a bit worn out.
Hmm, strange, im certain you two have forgeries. :D
Oh well, it doesn't matter. I get a lot of ..................luck from the one I have.
 
#15
A small woollen hedgehog given to me by my sister when I joined up.

It isn't known to be particularly lucky, but I could never stand going off on ex or ops without it in my smock pocket - like an itch I couldn't scratch.
 
#16
a little yellow fluffy chick. my two boys chose for me one easter came with
a mug. ex wife said he wont want that. how wrong she was glad they
stood thier ground
 
#17
My brother was in Canada (Camp Petewawa) with the RE started out feeding a chipmonk, got told off for that so every day brought his pet rock on parade. Got away with that.
 
#18
smartascarrots said:
A small woollen hedgehog given to me by my sister when I joined up.

It isn't known to be particularly lucky, but I could never stand going off on ex or ops without it in my smock pocket - like an itch I couldn't scratch.
Was that your sister that gave me an itch I couldn't scratch too?
 
#19
my baldricks bullet, worn on a chain around my neck, seems even more valuable now that I've left the Army and Joined the Police, seems you have a similar chance of being shot at in a police uniform as you do in greens (or deserts).

It's a 7.62...knowing my luck I'll be shot with a 9 milly..cnuts
 
#20
medman82 said:
my baldricks bullet, worn on a chain around my neck, seems even more valuable now that I've left the Army and Joined the Police, seems you have a similar chance of being shot at in a police uniform as you do in greens (or deserts).

It's a 7.62...knowing my luck I'll be shot with a 9 milly..cnuts
9mm is never going to get through your thick skin....

Personally I've got so used to wearing a neclace given to me years ago that I feel naked without it, even when wearing body armour.
 
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