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"You're a poo-poo head!"..."No, you're a poo-poo head" - Sticky for handbag swinging

Apparently he joined the Brfitish army at 17.... and got some shoes!
Bugsy's descriptions of Ireland in the 50's is straight out of Hollywood. Kids who only spoke Irish and ran around barefoot except on Sundays! It's pure fantasy like his made up Irish name. Still it's an easy mistake for a thick Brummie to make when trying to invent a character.
 
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dlrg

LE
He also wrote a book whilst in the GDR, which, IIRC then turned into a thesis, a "short tract" and then "an educational pamphlet" when questioned for an ISBN.

That's right. I remember contacting the Brandenburg State Archives & The Ministry of Education stating an interest in reading the 'Pamphlet'. Both replied that they, regretably, had no record of the Title.

Gutted I was. I was so looking forward to getting my teeth into that "educational pamphlet".
 

NSP

LE
"I again moved from Switzerland to the GDR (on Cottbus) in mid-February 1990 and stayed there until December 1996."
He presumably didn't notice that the GDR ceased to exist in 1990 and he was, if there at all, actually in the BRD (FRG to non-German speakers - like him, for example), then...?
 

OneTenner

LE
Book Reviewer
He presumably didn't notice that the GDR ceased to exist in 1990 and he was, if there at all, actually in the BRD (FRG to non-German speakers - like him, for example), then...?
It's still there


In his Pigeon loft of a brain... old Herr Lügenbaron von eindefäkierter Flammenhose won't be happy once he regains conciousness at all!

With credit to @Krautman
 

Arte_et_Marte

ADC
Moderator
Oh, it's 17, now, is it? So he joined in 1963, not 1966. Mind you, didn't he manage to keep his boots from his previous Swiss service?

So he tipped up at the ACO (as it was then) in his socks, asked about joining the army and was given some paperwork by an NCO, and at no time was told to buy shoes? If he was advised he didn't bother, as he then attended a medical, then returned to the ACO, stood in front of an Officer (barefoot by now as his socks had worn out) and took the Oath of Allegiance. Presumably he still hadn't bothered when he later received a travel Warrant and took a train to Sutton Coldfield, got on the bus with dozens of other chaps dressed smartly in collar and kipper ties, and transported to the barracks, where he was documented and incredibly issued his first footwear, a pair of black plimmies and an old pair of DMS boots.

Astonishing!
 
So he tipped up at the ACO (as it was then) in his socks, asked about joining the army and was given some paperwork by an NCO, and at no time was told to buy shoes? If he was advised he didn't bother, as he then attended a medical, then returned to the ACO, stood in front of an Officer (barefoot by now as his socks had worn out) and took the Oath of Allegiance. Presumably he still hadn't bothered when he later received a travel Warrant and took a train to Sutton Coldfield, got on the bus with dozens of other chaps dressed smartly in collar and kipper ties, and transported to the barracks, where he was documented and incredibly issued his first footwear, a pair of black plimmies and an old pair of DMS boots.

Astonishing!
Sounds legit.
 

goodoldboy

MIA
Book Reviewer
So he tipped up at the ACO (as it was then) in his socks, asked about joining the army and was given some paperwork by an NCO, and at no time was told to buy shoes? If he was advised he didn't bother, as he then attended a medical, then returned to the ACO, stood in front of an Officer (barefoot by now as his socks had worn out) and took the Oath of Allegiance. Presumably he still hadn't bothered when he later received a travel Warrant and took a train to Sutton Coldfield, got on the bus with dozens of other chaps dressed smartly in collar and kipper ties, and transported to the barracks, where he was documented and incredibly issued his first footwear, a pair of black plimmies and an old pair of DMS boots.

Astonishing!
Now that he thinks I am a programme member please let me chip in that he had help with the oath because he didn't speak English and then got fixed up with a hot drink and a vegan wedge. His claim not mine.
 
So he tipped up at the ACO (as it was then) in his socks, asked about joining the army(via an interpreter as he couldnt speak English) and was given some paperwork by an NCO,(which the interpreter had to translate) and at no time was told to buy shoes? If he was advised he didn't bother, as he then attended a medical, then returned to the ACO, stood in front of an Officer (barefoot by now as his socks worn out) and took the Oath of Allegiance(again the interpreter had to translate). Presumably he still hadn't bothered when he later received a travel Warrant and took a train to Sutton Coldfield, got on the bus with dozens of other chaps dressed smartly in collar and kipper ties, and transported to the barracks, where he was documented and incredibly issued his first footwear, a pair of black plimmies and an old pair of DMS boots and an oxford English dictionary

Astonishing!
 

Joker62

ADC
Book Reviewer
Oxford, not oxford.
 
So he tipped up at the ACO (as it was then) in his socks, asked about joining the army(via an interpreter as he couldnt speak English) and was given some paperwork by an NCO,(which the interpreter had to translate) and at no time was told to buy shoes? If he was advised he didn't bother, as he then attended a medical, then returned to the ACO, stood in front of an Officer (barefoot by now as his socks worn out) and took the Oath of Allegiance(again the interpreter had to translate). Presumably he still hadn't bothered when he later received a travel Warrant and took a train to Sutton Coldfield, got on the bus with dozens of other chaps dressed smartly in collar and kipper ties, and transported to the barracks, where he was documented and incredibly issued his first footwear, a pair of black plimmies and an old pair of DMS boots and an oxford English dictionary

Astonishing!
Don't forget that although he didn't understand English there was handily an Irish sergeant next to him who translated (https://www.arrse.co.uk/community/threads/assange-about-to-do-a-bunk.250812/page-72#post-9597449)

He had been taught English for several years before that (https://www.arrse.co.uk/community/t...andbag-swinging.285989/page-345#post-10214744) but hearing English in a non RP accent totally baffled him.
 
Whatever! Believe what the fück you want, fella!

<<snip>>

Ooh! Did it make you come in your pants, fella?

MsG

Fella!.PNG
 

RBMK

LE
Book Reviewer
Chaps, we need to evacuate Nottingham and the surrounding areas immediately. When Drugsy reads this lot there will be an explosion in the Megaton range.
 
So he tipped up at the ACO (as it was then) in his socks, asked about joining the army and was given some paperwork by an NCO, and at no time was told to buy shoes? If he was advised he didn't bother, as he then attended a medical, then returned to the ACO, stood in front of an Officer (barefoot by now as his socks had worn out) and took the Oath of Allegiance. Presumably he still hadn't bothered when he later received a travel Warrant and took a train to Sutton Coldfield, got on the bus with dozens of other chaps dressed smartly in collar and kipper ties, and transported to the barracks, where he was documented and incredibly issued his first footwear, a pair of black plimmies and an old pair of DMS boots.

Astonishing!

Don’t forget aceing the special 2-day IQ test whilst also not speaking English...
 
From a link Bogsy dropped on the Leo site...



And his first post there...

A bugsy book? :eek:
As a civvy who has watched countless classic threads and car crash ones as well since 2005 this thread is up there with the best for shear horror like entertainment!
An outstanding piece of research sir in to the smoke and mirrors of the otherworld of Damanbugs.:mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:;)
 

theoriginalphantom

MIA
Book Reviewer
As a civvy who has watched countless classic threads and car crash ones as well since 2005 this thread is up there with the best for shear horror like entertainment!
An outstanding piece of research sir in to the smoke and mirrors of the otherworld of Damanbugs.:mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:;)


This isn't a car crash, its John McClanes towering posideon adventure airplane, with snakes. (On ice)
 

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