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Fang_Farrier

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Ajax Bay. Home to 22Fd Hospital whose 1FST and 2FST contained RADC members I later worked with.
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The rectangular hole is where the infamous UXB crashed through into the hospital area.
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It was the 28th May at 1930hrs when 2 Skyhawks made a raid on Ajax Bay. They dropped 4 bombs. The UXB above and 3 which exploded. Two outside, igniting ammunition stockpiles and one which hit this area, the other end of the shed from the field hospital. This was a galley area. 5 Marines died and 22 injured in this attack.
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Due to the proximity of the various stores, the hospital was not marked with red crosses.
 
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Fang_Farrier

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The new Ajax Bay memorial to the Commando Logistics Regiment.
The Cross is made from steel recovered from the wreckage around where the fatal bomb struck.
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Fang_Farrier

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Fang_Farrier

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Supermarket type food readily available down here is mainly


With the occasional hamper from fortnum n masons air bridge permitting ;)

As previously mentioned at the time, we did do a UK supermarket order shortly after we arrived.
However by the time it arrived we were quite accustomed to the different shops and what to buy in each.
It really is a case of price comparison and selective purchases.
 

Fang_Farrier

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The Standing with Giants project has returned. The figures have been modernised to reflect the timings and personnel involved in Op Corporate. 255 military figures and the 3 civilians will be assembled.
It was meant to be this morning but the weather is appalling so postponed to the morn.
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rmn

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The Standing with Giants project has returned. The figures have been modernised to reflect the timings and personnel involved in Op Corporate. 255 military figures and the 3 civilians will be assembled.
It was meant to be this morning but the weather is appalling so postponed to the morn.
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Certainly is, looks set to be ran all day. Unusual to have so much rain during the day here - usually the rain is at night - though much needed and at least its not windy !
 

Fang_Farrier

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Certainly is, looks set to be ran all day. Unusual to have so much rain during the day here - usually the rain is at night - though much needed and at least its not windy !


Hopefully it will wash some of the mud and dirt off the car after yesterday's road trip!

Street lights must be on a sensor rather than a timer as they still seem to be on, such is the degree of overcast!
 

rmn

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Hopefully it will wash some of the mud and dirt off the car after yesterday's road trip!

Street lights must be on a sensor rather than a timer as they still seem to be on, such is the degree of overcast!
Oh, and the wind is now picking up!

I'm inclined to agree regarding the lights. Still on up on the by-pass (sic).
 

Fang_Farrier

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Little Miss FF can be taught, you know...

We have no outside tap to facilitate such efforts and the reservoir on her water pistols is a little small. Don't think she hasn't tried!
 

Fang_Farrier

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@johnboyzzz Scots Guards presence at the Landing Day Service
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