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    Re: Desert Boots

    I don't reaslly recognise them that clean. Wonder if you can buy a pair, pre-vomit, piss and alcohol stained, to save time.
    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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    Re: Desert Boots

    The Germans in Osnatraz used to call them 'piss boots'. When you turned up at a disco club wanting entry they always said "Show me your feet,no piss boots allowed"! This was,of course because of the bad habit of beating up Hats,and soiling their floors with various body fluids on nights out,so there were few clubs we could actually frequent,unless suitably disguised wearing No2 shoes or issue plimsoles,as nobody owned anything but 'piss boots'!

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    Re: Desert Boots

    When you think my old man was issued them in the RAF and if you wanted to buy a pair they were 30 Shillings................talk about inflation!!

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    Gorram issued in Aden, bit lower ankle cut tho.

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    Re: Desert Boots

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Burgess View Post
    Gorram issued in Aden, bit lower ankle cut tho.
    not so much boots then, Dave. More, Desert Flip Flops.
    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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    Re: Desert Boots

    I prefer the ghillie boots, got a new pair on standby:

    "We're surrounded on all sides... Good... you're obviously in the right place".

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    Ah! Paras No 3 uniform, desert wellies, jeans and sweat shirt, remember it well, had many a good Donnybrook in No 3's

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