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    Free fall display from an Andover in Italy, think it was part about free fall and part about trying to flog the Andover to the Italians, wheels hit...
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    Sad end to young lives Dave. I would be about 8 years old, stood on mi own at the edge of a field we kids used to play on, heard an engine...
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    Done quite a few of Wainwrights, go past the lake where his ashes were scattered up 'Haystacks' a few times a year. Will be near Harrogate in a...
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    I was astonished to learn how many aircraft had crashed around the Debyshire hills in WW2. Apparently quite a few of them were aircraft being...
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    Used to come back from some shithole and could not wait to get up some hills Scotland, Wales, Lakes, Northumberland, Ireland, Pennines etc, used to...
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    Nice bit of background music Jack nearly fell asleep
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    standinthedoor replied to a thread Is this real ? in Pictures
    Not sure about houses costing millions rotting away. The MoD handed forces married quarters over to a civvy contractor to maintain most are in an...
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    On mi 'to do' list before I peg it. Got to get out to France with a guy who wrote a book about mi Brit grandads regiment (8th East Lancs) in WW1, he...
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    Kinnel! Been to reunions at Hereford, with the SBS at Poole and even with the old Borough police cops at Wigan, but never been to Airborne Forces...
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    Is there still an Airborne Forces museum? If so, where is it? First went through it in a barrack block in Maida (I think) mid 50's and almost all of...
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    I went to the lads funeral in Blackburn or near there. Killed parachuting and a parachute instructor stood in church amongst the mourners, looking...
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    On way back from Turkey exercise (forget year-a lad had been killed on the Para drop out there) in a Herc. Just crew on board, the hydraulics went...
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    standinthedoor replied to a thread Feeling Fruity in Pictures
    Did not pay not to pay in some brothels in the middle east, not that I ever went in of course, just rumour. Notice on wall NO ACKERS=NO KNACKERS! It...
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    Do get a bit sick of the portrayal of the Brits in any Yank wartime film. On Bridge Too Far film the Brits were shown as signallers not giving a f**k...
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    Imagine Carlsberg wanting to be on top FFS! You would need a f***in snorkel to breathe. My perception of 'fat' has changed since I was a kid, I think...
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    A Major who fought at Arnhem in 156th Bn Para Reg has just passed away, finished his military service in 1 Para in about 1956.Maj Jeff Noble died...
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    They have threatened to disband their special forces because of Nazi ism in their ranks and a police force has sacked a number of cops (one...
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    Would have thought that the Krauts had had a gut full of military parades and torchlight marching. The lads in kilts doing that Scottish (is it...
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    Forget the year, but I was setting off for a run round the tank tracks, stopped at Farnborough Road by traffic, a hearse followed by one car came...
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    Good luck Steve, does not sound too pleasant at all. A book about Dennis in older age sounds to be on the cards, the trials and tribulations of...
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