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    Just a trial

    AIPT Course.jpgJust want to see if it's possible for me to still post a thread on here. Well it looks like I'm able to post a new thread, but how long does it last ?
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    Nice pic of yesteryear Bob. Which one is you on the owd ACI course? Can,t read your post on the "Shit Hits The Fan" section as that 403 twat seems ta av stuck iz fukkin oar in. Wish a knew weer the bastard lives!

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    Who the bloke in the white pullover? Looks like a ferkin ghost

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    Re: Just a trial

    A good-looking bunch, bob. Obviously 9 Sqn.
    I have always set myself a very low standard, and constantly fail to achieve it.

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    That's Jimmy Wilson very good gymnast and he was the SI on my course as well
    Ian Russell - Still 2 Fighting Fit Downunder

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    Bob, is that John (Jock) Phillip 3rd from right centre row? Looks very like him.
    "We're surrounded on all sides... Good... you're obviously in the right place".

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    Yes that's him Don, I'm front row Dave, last on the right. The bloke second left front row is Barry Evans 3 Para anyone know him !
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    Lookin Super Fit theer Bob!

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    Wish I looked like that now Dave, instead of Golums twin Brother !
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    Re: Just a trial

    Spot on there Ian, great instructor old Jim, halfway through our course he had to go on some display so we ended up with Bob Gelder who was the Army Fencing Champ. Another great guy no airs or graces just got on with the job !

    Blandford.jpg This was the selection course at Blandford. Prior to the the Hammersley Barracks course at Aldershot.
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    When tha gets owd Bob tha realises that youth iz wasted on the young!

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    Re: Just a trial

    Had to read your post twice there, Bob. thought it said, 'Bob Geldof' I couldn't really imagine him as the Army Fencing champ.
    I have always set myself a very low standard, and constantly fail to achieve it.

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    If it had been him Steve, I would have rammed a pine tree up his arse. Really can't stand the man !
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    Re: Just a trial

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    John Humphries, my old Troop Commander, escaped twice from the Germans. helped Frost at Arnhem Bridge ! Tried to upload pictures and story from Soldier Magazine and guess what 403 RD'd again !

    Managed to post it this time John is front centre !
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    Fine body of men theer Bob!

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    Sometimes think it looks like an episode from Fraggle Rock Dave.
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    Re: Just a trial

    Don't know if anyone on here remembers him, but old Ted was a copper with me at the RAE Farnborough, ended up in the clothing store to end his time.

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    Don,t know about Fraggle Rock Bob but that bunch o Airborne Warriors wud freeten the modern day so called hooligan ta fukkin dee-ath!

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    Re: Just a trial

    The big Staff Sergeant front centre is Rick Mogg, Strong as a brewery horse. He was into water polo in a big way, used to do the old butterfly stroke reckon he should have had a try for the Olympics reckon he could have got a medal there.
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    Once entered the Breast Stroke Bob but kunts teld mi I ad the wrong idea!

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    Like me Dave, fell in a bucket of tits and came out holding a cock !
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    Unlike geezers who fall down a shithouse n come out wearin a brown suit Bob!

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    Been there done that Dave, not pleasant mate !
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    Knew Ted Dent very well Bob, he was drill pig in 1 Para for some time, mad as a ferkin hatter, had his pace stick rammed up my arse a few times on the square, he was always charging about all over the place, underneath, a good bloke, think he once threw a lad in the pokey for having 'idle bootlaces' (they were undone) he let him out after the drill. I absolutely detested parade ground stuff, some blokes enjoyed it!

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    Re: Just a trial

    That's him Ron, ex Grenadier Guards, no wonder he was the drill pig.


    Arab.jpg Couldn't resist this one !
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    BRILL!!

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