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    Sticky: :):):madsmile:;)

    :):):madsmile:;)
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    Now it's about time I pointed you in the right...

    Now it's about time I pointed you in the right direction, I would have thought you would have twigged to this years ago....
    What you need to do, is paint your red phone box blue, rename it and as...
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    The Thick Plottens….It seems Helene emigrated to...

    The Thick Plottens….It seems Helene emigrated to OZ to marry a Fighter Pilot she met in Africa, Guess who acted as Character Referee.
    Nancy Wake who's code name was..... "Helene".

    Just love this...
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    No Gil, that photo was taken in 1944, the trio...

    No Gil, that photo was taken in 1944, the trio were together for what they thought might be the last time, before being moved back to the European Theatre.

    John did give me a rundown on the...
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    Our GP's had a stainless steel plate in them,...

    Our GP's had a stainless steel plate in them, used to be a bugger when it cracked out.
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    Got the good guts from my father in law who...

    Got the good guts from my father in law who speaks 7 languages, two tours of SVN.
    The girls were stationed in EGYPT at Tel El Kabir until that was sorted then to France.
    Louise was Pacific Bn....
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    Any clues on the colour bars worn by the girls?

    Any clues on the colour bars worn by the girls?
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    Thanks Gil, both the girls, Cleo and Helene, were...

    Thanks Gil, both the girls, Cleo and Helene, were at one time part of the resistance, this pic is 1944.
    Helene and family emigrated to OZ in 1950, Cleo stayed in France, Constantine not sure about,...
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    Help Identify

    I'm hoping the collective brain can help identify these Uniforms.
    This trio are from the French side of my wifes family.
    102907
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    Not known, but could hazard a guess that the case...

    Not known, but could hazard a guess that the case is sitting fractionally out of line, noticed with Super Simplex presses where you are neck sizing only.
    Another possibility is the neck sizer is...
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    The French side of the family(wifes) took a hit...

    The French side of the family(wifes) took a hit last week when we lost a 94 year old aunt. I saw the pic's of your daughter shooting, great stuff mate.
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    It's not how much junk you accumulate, but rather...

    It's not how much junk you accumulate, but rather how you locate it once stored.
    Every shed needs a back door....I find that things get piled in from the front, requiring time and effort to get to...
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    Hey ZED, once mated they can only improve the...

    Hey ZED, once mated they can only improve the seating, you can recheck anytime. How's things in France these days?
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    That's great info from PL, but when we don't have...

    That's great info from PL, but when we don't have access to the correct gauge, we are not setting up a new bolt, and we are not part of a Field or Base workshop and it's not 1940 but 2019, than we do...
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    ..and just to throw another curveball at you, there are a few things to check with the bolt also.

    We check the lugs for contact, wear and cracks....102658


    this one is so bad, they just...
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    Yep, same ammo. That's the quick field fix,...

    Yep, same ammo. That's the quick field fix, there's a bit more to it than that though.
    It's not just the bolt lugs that need checking, the bolt lug recess is just as important, you may get a wipe...
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    Fun and Games.....an old problem

    Well here we go again, haven't had this one for awhile.

    Young buck on the range with his new toy, a 1941 Lithgow, all shite and briny and a bucket of old Milsurp ammo.

    He asked me if the ammo...
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    I'd hazard a guess at 1958/59, they seemed to...

    I'd hazard a guess at 1958/59, they seemed to arrive with the L1A1
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    I loved the stuff, saturate the cuffs of your...

    I loved the stuff, saturate the cuffs of your greens trousers and shirts, kept all the creepy crawlies away....and after a week in the donga without a change of clothes, no worries about washing when...
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    It's about time you used that nice AXX Lithgow...

    It's about time you used that nice AXX Lithgow barrel, they are pretty rare these days.
    I picked up a 7.62 Conversion with one of these barrels at a gun show a couple of weeks ago, took it to the...
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    Yeah Pete, we played with fitting 81mm Mortars,...

    Yeah Pete, we played with fitting 81mm Mortars, similar to the 120mm fitted ones, even tried fitting onto TLC's.
    We had a fair bit of success with our Saladin Turrets and Scorpion Turrets on the...
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    Not quite the same, but my greatest recollection...

    Not quite the same, but my greatest recollection of the BSA Bikes was always stopping to load them into the back of M113A1's as the Provo escorts for convoys broke down by the wayside.
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    Driftings good, old memories spark tired...

    Driftings good, old memories spark tired brains....and that keeps us healthy, not so much the ration packs though.
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    Welcome:cheers:

    Welcome:cheers:
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    .....and we used to get a green pad 2"x1.5" in...

    .....and we used to get a green pad 2"x1.5" in the ration packs, put straight to the gun cleaning roll for gas pistons, dixies we scrubbed with a hand full of sand....got to get your priorities...
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