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    An old Newbie

    Greetings ex-warriors, been trying to access this site since Adam was a lad, success at last. MMG's 1 Para mid 50's to mid 60's (I still have the imprint of the tripod on my back). PJI at 16 Para from mid 60's to mid 80's, some 30 years with brigade in one form or another. Was on 1 Para Reunion Club site which was changed, so lost contact with many former contacts. May have met you on basic para course, HALO, LOLO, HELLO, Heavy drop, Supply drops, some airborne exercise or other etc. if the drop was good it was me, if drop was crap it was someone else. Veteran of the battle of the NAAFI club 56, and the Rat Pit skirmish (supported by 9 Sqn colleagues) 1957. Medals to prove it. Live long, live well!

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    Re: An old Newbie

    That's a great intro so welcome, another who is somewhat confused by all the messages regarding the new 1 Para reunion club. ��

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    If you were confused by the 1 Para club,you'll be totally mindf.cked by this one!Welcome home!

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    Re: An old Newbie

    Welcome to the madhouse

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    Welcome to the fun house, nobody can be older than old scoat can they !!

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    Re: An old Newbie

    Welcome to the site. there are some strange blokes on here, but luckily that is balanced by having representatives from the mighty 9 Independent Para Sqn to bring, intelligence,sophistication, good looks, intellect and an appreciation of the arts.
    PS...if you go on the Poetry Thread and notice some weird bloke called johnb, don't tell him about the rest of the site, he hasn't noticed yet and we'd prefer to keep it that way.
    I told myself that I should stop drinking, but I'm not about to listen to a drunk who talks to himself.

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    Welcome to the home of insanity
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    Welcome fellow 1 Para Comrade, cud do wi some moor on ere!

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    Welcome to the nuthouse most on this site are nutters but some like me are the sensible type take it all in good fun but many questions can answered cos this site is a mine of information if you want to have a dig at someone please do so cos they will certainly dig back

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    A great welcome to "Wig Shambley", well done mate, you eventually found your way home, is the big black Matron still cleaning your neather regions. I am looking forward to some banter, lets hear it. Andy

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    Welcome aboard mate,sometimes it can be a bit like the Rat Pit on here !
    Bob (geordie) Watts

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    Re: An old Newbie

    Quote Originally Posted by taff View Post
    Welcome to the fun house, nobody can be older than old scoat can they !!

    Scroat, the greedy fukker is having another birthday today.
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    yes and tomorrow I am taking the family to a great restaurant for some posh nosh
    and bollocks to the expense I will be shit faced tonight and on saturday

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    You only say 'Bollocks to the expense' because,as usual,it'll be at someone else's!

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    Re: An old Newbie

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Burgess View Post
    Welcome fellow 1 Para Comrade, cud do wi some moor on ere!
    i am here dave...and welcome stand in the door...i am sure you have photos so get posting...and i also was a 1 para reunion club and have lost contact with a lot of lads. oh and watch out for the trifle eater,teller of tall tales and great faller of ladders from OZ never mind him being 9sqn and in general a good egg.
    Last edited by billy meikle; 2nd December 2016 at 17:28.
    shankhill rd to the battle school " carpe diem"

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter dearden View Post
    yes and tomorrow I am taking the family to a great restaurant for some posh nosh
    and bollocks to the expense I will be shit faced tonight and on saturday
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY PETE! Av A GUD UN!

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    Going to make the most of it and pat the meal is on me . You little shit

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    There must be a 2 for 1 deal at the local chippy then!

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    Re: An old Newbie

    Quote Originally Posted by billy meikle View Post
    i am here dave...and welcome stand in the door...i am sure you have photos so get posting...and i also was a 1 para reunion club and have lost contact with a lot of lads. oh and watch out for the trifle eater,teller of tall tales and great faller of ladders from OZ never mind him being 9sqn and in general a good egg.
    though a bit hard boiled.
    I told myself that I should stop drinking, but I'm not about to listen to a drunk who talks to himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter dearden View Post
    Going to make the most of it and pat the meal is on me . You little shit

    The meal's only on you because you need one of those Tommee Tippee plastic bibs when you eat,as half of it misses yer gob you doddery old shite!

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    Re: An old Newbie

    Still think you are a little shit

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    Thanks for the welcome guys, this is my third attempt to post a reply on this site, if this fails I will consider self harm with a fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by standinthedoor View Post
    Thanks for the welcome guys, this is my third attempt to post a reply on this site, if this fails I will consider self harm with a fork.
    Ron, what browser are you using? IE gives some problems with posting or adding pictures.
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    What does ??
    2 Para Pal,6 plt B.Coy. Sounds good to me.

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    Don, seem to be sorted now thanks, I was semi-pissed when I tried twice before. Here in the home for the bewildered I have been trying to thread a needle since last Thursday so that I could sew the fart-rip in my ex army jungle green shreds (anyone remember them?). What the f**k happens to us, I shot at Bisley for 1 Para in something called a Whitehead Cup (or was that Blackhead?) Now cannot thread a f***ing needle. Andy (MM) good to hear from you, Matron is still a bullying cow but tucks me in bed every night and kisses purple Ronnie good-night, so no complaints.

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    Not sure why I bovver coming back in here, I try to extricate myself regularly, alas I always stick my hooter in mainly to see who's fallen off the perch. Welcome standupstraightinthedoor.. Pete's an old daft scrote who thinks he's down with the you guns in here..
    HURRY UP AND WAIT

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    P.s
    im a feckin Gud artist and general literary wit, unsnap revisited (un appreciated) in here... As you will be once all the niceties are done with
    HURRY UP AND WAIT

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    Re: An old Newbie

    Quote Originally Posted by Kit Karson View Post
    P.s
    im a feckin Gud artist and general literary wit, unsnap revisited (un appreciated) in here... As you will be once all the niceties are done with
    the only reason you are unappreciated Kit, is because you are a City supporter.
    I told myself that I should stop drinking, but I'm not about to listen to a drunk who talks to himself.

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    Hello, forgive any crap I post on here over the next hour or so I am still trying to post replies, so will write any gibberish (I usually do anyway). I click 'reply to thread', enter text in the box then cannot find a 'send' tag. Will try 'Post Quick Reply' this time

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    That seems to have worked. Wig

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