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    9 Sqn Swimming team 1971

    Don it would be 71 mate, Sam Hesketh joined us when we went to Kenya in 1970, Nobby Macey, and I travelled with Sam by rail from Nairobi to Mombasa. And he turned out to be a good bloke. Dave did quite well for himself he and I were both full screws at the time this was taken. Then he went through the ranks, gained a commission and finished as a Captain, still never changed him, he's the same nature now as when he was a Tom fifty years ago. 9 Sqn 71.jpg
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    9 Sqn were providing 'safety cover' when we were doing an infantry river crossing on Hawley Lake. They had two rescue boats, it was winter, firkin freezing, mi cock shrank to 8", all my stuff in a gas cape which was supposed to float, started to sink halfway across, where the f**k was the 9 Sqn water polo team then, tossers!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by standinthedoor View Post
    9 Sqn were providing 'safety cover' when we were doing an infantry river crossing on Hawley Lake. They had two rescue boats, it was winter, firkin freezing, mi cock shrank to 8", all my stuff in a gas cape which was supposed to float, started to sink halfway across, where the f**k was the 9 Sqn water polo team then, tossers!!!
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    cpl p guerin was one of the 9 sqn lads who taught us demolitions. i loved it. i cannot remember the sgt who was with him a big funny lad who loved to blow things up.
    shankhill rd to the battle school " carpe diem"

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    Re: 9 Sqn Swimming team 1971

    Quote Originally Posted by billy meikle View Post
    cpl p guerin was one of the 9 sqn lads who taught us demolitions. i loved it. i cannot remember the sgt who was with him a big funny lad who loved to blow things up.
    that description could be anyone in 9 Sqn, Billy.
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    Re: 9 Sqn Swimming team 1971

    Quote Originally Posted by billy meikle View Post
    cpl p guerin was one of the 9 sqn lads who taught us demolitions. i loved it. i cannot remember the sgt who was with him a big funny lad who loved to blow things up.
    That and drunken donkey fighting in the Roundabout Club....
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    Re: 9 Sqn Swimming team 1971

    Quote Originally Posted by standinthedoor View Post
    9 Sqn were providing 'safety cover' when we were doing an infantry river crossing on Hawley Lake. They had two rescue boats, it was winter, firkin freezing, mi cock shrank to 8", all my stuff in a gas cape which was supposed to float, started to sink halfway across, where the f**k was the 9 Sqn water polo team then, tossers!!!
    Ron, they obviously didn't want their cocks to shrink past 8" inches mate .
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    Re: 9 Sqn Swimming team 1971

    Quote Originally Posted by billy meikle View Post
    cpl p guerin was one of the 9 sqn lads who taught us demolitions. i loved it. i cannot remember the sgt who was with him a big funny lad who loved to blow things up.
    Cpl Pete (Gurney) Guerin, died last year Billy. As Steve said, we all loved blowing things up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don the Mod View Post
    Cpl Pete (Gurney) Guerin, died last year Billy. As Steve said, we all loved blowing things up.

    sad he like most ABN they loved to do the job and have a laugh while doing it.
    shankhill rd to the battle school " carpe diem"

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephenfrank View Post
    that description could be anyone in 9 Sqn, Billy.

    aye indeed steve
    shankhill rd to the battle school " carpe diem"

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    Re: 9 Sqn Swimming team 1971

    You dreaded coming back from places like Yantlet, after blowing up things with booby traps. Because the crappers at Haig Lines became a no go zone, with pull,pressure and release hidden under seats,doors, and other places to catch the unwary. So if you badly needed a shit run over to the North Horns pub, and even then Beware !
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