Threat! Magazine 30th anniversary 2007

#1
United Nations Threat Magazine heritage day is being muted for sometime in in spring 2007. If you were a member of 7 Int Coy you will recall those heady days of looming nuclear armageddon, the potent new BMP, the green cravat, getting banned from the Berlin Military Train and those cries down the phone of of " 114, Cpl Dixon!" and " born free!"

I am still in touch with some of the original editorial team and might be able to get your copy authographed! PM me if you would like to commemorate this historic event.

I am thinking deep in the LHTA eating brockies from a PAK 200, or was it PAK 400? Or up by the plane at scharfoldendor?

Any other ideas?

PS: there are currently no SAS SBS Para Intel Corps genuine Threat! magazines on e bay. I have checked already :wink:
 
#2
subbsonic said:
United Nations Threat Magazine heritage day is being muted for sometime in in spring 2007. If you were a member of 7 Int Coy you will recall those heady days of looming nuclear armageddon, the potent new BMP, the green cravat, getting banned from the Berlin Military Train and those cries down the phone of of " 114, Cpl Dixon!" and " born free!"
is that anything like mooted? :)
 
#3
"Born Free!"

A stirring hymn, normally followed by the pop of a projector bulb, the crackle of a tapedeck fuse, the giggle of a Bn, the growl of a Coy OC and the whine of a Cpl.

Wasn't called 'Threat' for nothing.
 
#5
Whiskybreath said:
A stirring hymn, normally followed by the pop of a projector bulb, the crackle of a tapedeck fuse, the giggle of a Bn
What, a "Threat Presentation Team" reunion? I'll tell Papa Gravelbelly, he'll be amused :)

Ah, the days when "high tech" was a pair of synchronised carousel projectors fading in and out over each other..... Still, as an eleven year old who got to learn how to tell T-54/55, T-62, and T-72 from one another by sitting at the back of said cinema, who was I to doubt the glory of it all.
 
#7
Gravelbelly said:
Whiskybreath said:
A stirring hymn, normally followed by the pop of a projector bulb, the crackle of a tapedeck fuse, the giggle of a Bn
What, a "Threat Presentation Team" reunion? I'll tell Papa Gravelbelly, he'll be amused :)

Ah, the days when "high tech" was a pair of synchronised carousel projectors fading in and out over each other..... Still, as an eleven year old who got to learn how to tell T-54/55, T-62, and T-72 from one another by sitting at the back of said cinema, who was I to doubt the glory of it all.
Don't forget the march down the centre of the cinema by the 3 Sov Inf carrying moulded rubber AK's then the Q & A session on the stage between the Sov officer and the interviewer on strengths of GSFG! :roll:
 
#8
CRmeansCeilingReached said:
subbsonic said:
United Nations Threat Magazine heritage day is being muted for sometime in in spring 2007. If you were a member of 7 Int Coy you will recall those heady days of looming nuclear armageddon, the potent new BMP, the green cravat, getting banned from the Berlin Military Train and those cries down the phone of of " 114, Cpl Dixon!" and " born free!"
is that anything like mooted? :)
No its definately muted because they want to keep quiet about it.
 
#9
Don't forget the march down the centre of the cinema by the 3 Sov Inf carrying moulded rubber AK's then the Q & A session on the stage between the Sov officer and the interviewer on strengths of GSFG! :roll:[/quote said:
Ah yes, The Burnham Lecturer and former member of Int & Sy Gp (V) - as was - who had a shadow career in the Soviet Army!

I recall him giving a presentation to the Jocks of the Royal Scots prior to them being posted to BAOR... They were totally taken in by this "Sov" officer telling them how 3rd Shock Army was going to come over the IGB and kick their butts! He was lucky to escape without being lynched! :twisted:

His retirement gift to the Corps HQ was a framed photo of the CinC and staff of HQ WGF taken on the steps of the Soviet War Memorial in W Berlin, with himself in Soviet uniform cleverly "PhotoShopped" into the picture!

A real character and an excellent presenter!
 
#10
In my desk drawer is an original fold-up copy of "Threat" from about 82/83. Its the single sheet that folds up like a road map into "combat pocket" size. The only problem is on the back where it has line drawings of all the Sov kit...the SA6 and SA8 have been transposed. I wonder how many copies were printed before that mistake was noticed. Who in 7 Coy signed the proof copy for printing ? Own up !
 
#11
Gravelbelly said:
.... Ah, the days when "high tech" was a pair of synchronised carousel projectors fading in and out over each other.....
Synchronised
?? It would have been if Cpl **'s hands shook at the same rate as Cpl **'s. Local A/L/Cpl** at the back, who'd spent the previous day splicing a dodgy cassette recorder into the cinema's sound system (always to the dismay of the cinema manager), would be the one to get it from a future Director when things went tuts ip. As it would, almost every time.

Still, thank God we didn't do the thing re a fake Sov in uniform with a rubber gun - there are limits. We lent the kit out to others for them to discover the delights of deep deep embarrassment, though. 70 Int Sect had a peculiar attachment to the tighter uniforms.

What the hell's a PAK 2-400? Related to those BTRs, or am I a touch out of date? 8O

OK, ok, I know it's off-topic. Sorry.
 
#12
Ever spent the whole previous afternoon loading the slides into the carousel (and getting T64/72 the right way round) only to have some numpty from the unit you're giving the threat presentation to knock the bloody thing onto the floor.....Yep, hours of fun for all the Section.

I remember we had millions (okay...a division's worth) of 1/300 scale metal, sov vehicles at 82 Int Section. Got one of the R Signals prisoners to paint them all green. Poor lad nearly went mental and seriously damaged his eyesight.

Took the newbie L/cpl hours before the Threat Presentation to set them out in correct order of march. Bloody infantry were always trying to nick them (I think I've still got a couple of T64s).
 
#13
Dubb_al_Ibn said:
Ever spent the whole previous afternoon loading the slides into the carousel (and getting T64/72 the right way round) only to have some numpty from the unit you're giving the threat presentation to knock the bloody thing onto the floor.....Yep, hours of fun for all the Section.

I remember we had millions (okay...a division's worth) of 1/300 scale metal, sov vehicles at 82 Int Section. Got one of the R Signals prisoners to paint them all green. Poor lad nearly went mental and seriously damaged his eyesight.

Took the newbie L/cpl hours before the Threat Presentation to set them out in correct order of march. Bloody infantry were always trying to nick them (I think I've still got a couple of T64s).
of course anyone with initiative would just get a bucket of green paint and a sieve.
 
#14
Yeah, but as a good operator it is your duty to exploit our Scaleyback comrades at every opportunity... The section Staffy did give the lad 20 Benson and Hedges when he'd finished. Rather generous, I thought.
 
#15
CRmeansCeilingReached said:
gravelbelly, you could be the first Int Corps Cadet Recognition Walt :)
Don't.... the downside of having school terms different from the local ones was that Grav Snr. occasionally got lumbered with childcare.

Now, there was brilliant fun to be had ... two days learning about photography at Ebrington Bks, or a day at Magilligan on the ranges doing the APWT (fun police would ban that for certain - what WHT?)

But the only "even vaguely suitable for a nine-year-old" reading material in Soest was a big f***-off stack of Janes IDR and Recognition Journal. Twiddle thumbs, or read about the new T-72 and FITTER-C. Hmmm.

Anyway, a tour in Eastern Europe meant that Mum could apparently tell a D-20 from a D-30 when she saw them from the school bus, so that will be "Walt Family Gravelbelly".

Guilty, M'Lud....
 
#16
Whiskybreath said:
What the hell's a PAK 2-400? Related to those BTRs, or am I a touch out of date? 8O
Shame on you Whiskeybreath!!

Surely you can not have forgotten that the PAK 200 Field Kitchen, along with the ZSU 23 x 4 ( or ZSU 57 x2) Tank Regt only was one of the key combat indicators for the Regimental Level of Command :?:

( Oh I almost forgot TMM on .....Now was it on Kraz 214 or Kraz 255b))

and for all you field kitchen spotters Field Kitchen Heaven check out the videos !
 
#17
Dubb_al_Ibn said:
Ever spent the whole previous afternoon loading the slides into the carousel (and getting T64/72 the right way round) only to have some numpty from the unit you're giving the threat presentation to knock the bloody thing onto the floor.....Yep, hours of fun for all the Section.

I remember we had millions (okay...a division's worth) of 1/300 scale metal, sov vehicles at 82 Int Section. Got one of the R Signals prisoners to paint them all green. Poor lad nearly went mental and seriously damaged his eyesight.

Took the newbie L/cpl hours before the Threat Presentation to set them out in correct order of march. Bloody infantry were always trying to nick them (I think I've still got a couple of T64s).
Surely - counting/accounting and remounting the slides was more fun.....ok no it wasn't then.
 
#18
...putting the slides in round the wrong way was fun, but then they were so out of focus nobody noticed anyway..:(
 
#19
subbsonic said:
United Nations Threat Magazine heritage day is being muted for sometime in in spring 2007. If you were a member of 7 Int Coy you will recall those heady days of looming nuclear armageddon, the potent new BMP, the green cravat, getting banned from the Berlin Military Train and those cries down the phone of of " 114, Cpl Dixon!" and " born free!"

I am still in touch with some of the original editorial team and might be able to get your copy authographed! PM me if you would like to commemorate this historic event.

I am thinking deep in the LHTA eating brockies from a PAK 200, or was it PAK 400? Or up by the plane at scharfoldendor?

Any other ideas?

PS: there are currently no SAS SBS Para Intel Corps genuine Threat! magazines on e bay. I have checked already :wink:
So subsonic - how do the UN want us to celebrate this auspicious day?

I've just got the nod from them that we can do this - Russia abstained inevitably because apparently we impinged on Olga's human rights - she may personally try and sue us - but if she's going to be there I'm up for it.
 
#20
subbsonic said:
Surely you can not have forgotten that the PAK 200 Field Kitchen, along with the ZSU 23 x 4 ( or ZSU 57 x2) Tank Regt only was one of the key combat indicators for the Regimental Level of Command :?:

( Oh I almost forgot TMM on .....Now was it on Kraz 214 or Kraz 255b))

'Course I knew that. Only leading you on. Master of kitchen implement recognition, me; spot a reconditioned Aga at 1000m.

....sorry, can't carry on, I've got a coughing fit.....
 

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