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Where were you on the 6th of the 6th?

#1
6.6.66 - Slade Road Boys School, Birmingham. 6.6.6 - HQ RLC Sgts Mess attending Conductors Parchment Presentation Ceremony.
 
#2
06.06.06 stood in a hanger in Banja Luka metal factory swapping my cap badge and witnessing 300 years of Regimental Pride and history go down the shit pipe.


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#6
Well, seeing as it was a Monday, I was the Coal Face Electrical Apprentice on
7's face down Shaw Cross Colliery.
At this time(1320hrs) the Sparky and I were on our way out of the Pit, shift finished
at 1400.......Ah, those communal showers!
 
#9
6.6.2012 - had a slanging match with TSO about the constant viewing of Her Maj's festivities she recorded and not letting me watch Jeremy Kyle, Neighbours, Deal or No Deal, QVC, RT, Al-Jazeera, porn tv.

6.6.44 (My old man) - Flying Sho(r)t Stirlings and towing Horsas and then having to fly a Horsa and make his own way back through the lines. Apparently, he got pissed and "liberated" some lovely German cutlery from some Nazi officer who had hidden behind the curtains and got thumped on the head for it by Dad. We still used the stuff till two years ago...
 
#10
06.06.06 stood in a hanger in Banja Luka metal factory swapping my cap badge and witnessing 300 years of Regimental Pride and history go down the shit pipe.


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What, you were in a Regiment which had neither amalgamated nor changed its name in 300 years?
 
#11
6.6.66 = Munster, scrapping. The Padbrats & the Kraut kids accross the Strasse were having a pitched battle until the Polizei & the RMP turned out.
 
#12
06.06.06 stood in a hanger in Banja Luka metal factory swapping my cap badge and witnessing 300 years of Regimental Pride and history go down the shit pipe.


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Ahh, happy days of the old Krajina Corps. I'd no idea they went back that far though.
 
#13
6.6.2012 - had a slanging match with TSO about the constant viewing of Her Maj's festivities she recorded and not letting me watch Jeremy Kyle, Neighbours, Deal or No Deal, QVC, RT, Al-Jazeera, porn tv.

6.6.44 (My old man) - Flying Sho(r)t Stirlings and towing Horsas and then having to fly a Horsa and make his own way back through the lines. Apparently, he got pissed and "liberated" some lovely German cutlery from some Nazi officer who had hidden behind the curtains and got thumped on the head for it by Dad. We still used the stuff till two years ago...
Yeah, God bless Cashconverters[SUP]®[/SUP]

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#14
According to my dive log, I was at about 40m on the wreck of the Zenobia.

Obviously I wasn't at that depth for the whole of the 6th June, only some of it. Later that day I drank to excess and assaulted a female holiday maker with a bag full of Cyprus sandwiches.
 
#15
What, you were in a Regiment which had neither amalgamated nor changed its name in 300 years?
Although on checking, you'd appear to have been a Green Howard until 2006.

To be fair, though, they were initially raised in Devon and didn't officially become known as the Green Howards until 1921.

Anyway, welcome to amalgamation world.

As an aside on 06.06.06 I was being ambushed shitless after a strike op in Basrah.
 
#16
06.06.86 - Junior Leaders Basic
06.06.96 - Winding down a unit in Germany and about to start 9 weeks leave between postings. Yep you did read right!
06.06.06 - Probably doing feck all and sitting on the internet when I should have been working (in the real world)
 
#17
Although on checking, you'd appear to have been a Green Howard until 2006.

To be fair, though, they were initially raised in Devon and didn't officially become known as the Green Howards until 1921.

Anyway, welcome to amalgamation world.

As an aside on 06.06.06 I was being ambushed shitless after a strike op in Basrah.
i bet the weather was nice though
 

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#20
6.6.44 or perhaps thereafter - at school in Oxfordshire. When we were let out at break there was this great silver river of aircraft, tall tail fins blazoned, roaring low across the sky. It took me years to realise that I had seen a small part of D-Day going in. At the end of the Easter holiday what had been a pretty well empty wooded coombe below the house was suddenly filled with soldiers. In the summer holiday beside the A3 there was a khaki river of vehicles, day and night, off to the coast. Cousins had visited, holding a little boy spellbound with tales of the Desert. Now they were off to war again.

What's left now? Quite recently I managed to jam the replacement of some kerbstones in the town - the gouges in them had been caused by tank tracks in '44.
 

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