Ah, you are showing your age now! That was the three quarter lancers and the "Rarely Irish" Rangers as I recall...over who had the "walking out" rights at the time. Strangely I can find no reference to this major running battle on t'interweb but I recall the local television going on about it for weeks.mistersoft said:Bet it wasn't as good as the Battle of Tidworth.
They play the winners in the semi-finals I believe, at the Strutton Arms!jacob1650 said:My only comment about this is that it is an utterly disgraceful show....... where were the Micks?
Might have been late seventies Mistersoft! I believe that it was kicked off by the return of the lancers from NI who accused the Rangers of being a bunch of plastic paddies and war dodgers. Stung by this assault on their Birmingham/Liverpool/anywhere other than Irish honour, a rumble was arranged. A very large number of soldiers from each regiment then got it on...cue major press and civic pontification and lots of Colchester vacations!mistersoft said:Not sure, I watched it on New At Ten at home, a Friday night I think.
Must have been 1980-ish at a rough guess.
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