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  1. Yes when 3 PARA were based in Malta for three...

    Yes when 3 PARA were based in Malta for three years from 66-69 they regularly parachuted into Libya and major exercises followed.
    Noone knew just how useful that was to be 35 years later as nothing...
  2. Thread: no4t

    by Gil Boyd
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    Deer Hunter, I am sure there will be some...

    Deer Hunter,
    I am sure there will be some interest at the right price.
    If you could put up the numbers on the action showing the S and the Pinned scope side with the serial numbers on the scope and...
  3. Ironically, whilst I was there, I was invited to...

    Ironically, whilst I was there, I was invited to lunch at the Deputy Commissioners home of the Kenya Colonial Police, as it was then.
    He is no longer around but his wife, who is in her 80's is. ...
  4. Well we, believe we have the only living HERMES...

    Well we, believe we have the only living HERMES aircraft at Duxford. Is this the little fellow you refer to? The RAF did have a few in Transport Command

    VERY RARE! Handley Page Hermes - only one...
  5. Thanks John. Fascinating place. Sadly these days...

    Thanks John. Fascinating place. Sadly these days very corrupt but heyho. The weapons weren't listed perse for good reason made up of drain pipes and anything they could find to shoot, but I agree...
  6. Paul, Its either SIMBA: CLIPS FROM A MAUMAU...

    Paul,
    Its either SIMBA: CLIPS FROM A MAUMAU FILM SHOT IN KENYA IN 1955 - YouTube or this one Mau-Mau (1955) - IMDb

    ---------- Post added at 06:45 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:43 PM...
  7. MAU MAU REBELLION AGAINST BRITISH RULE 1954-1960

    Just returned from a visit to my son and his family who are currently staioned in Kenya.

    I have always been interested in the plight of this small African nation where the future Queen Elizabeth...
  8. Sticky: Lots of M86/M87's recorded sold to all Forces...

    Lots of M86/M87's recorded sold to all Forces especially Lincolnshire Police/Precision Sports/France/Metropolitan Police and West Midlands Police each in full detail either side of that number 02134C...
  9. Sticky: :lol::lol: Thanks mate for filling in. Apologies...

    :lol::lol: Thanks mate for filling in. Apologies I was away in deepest Africa visiting my son whose in the Army there so out of comms for a good few days.
    All sorted and answered absolutley spot on....
  10. Roger, Difficult to make out that stamp shown,...

    Roger,
    Difficult to make out that stamp shown, but on that basis if it was a John Dalglish & Sons of Glasgow, it would have an N92 stamp somewhere wouldn't it. or have I missed the plot?
    Is it...
  11. Thread: Kirk Douglas

    by Gil Boyd
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    "I'm SPARTACUS"

    "I'm SPARTACUS"
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    So the Mosquito outline and the De Havilland DH...

    So the Mosquito outline and the De Havilland DH Australia was a fairly wide supplying armoury?
  13. Many light years ago I have the actual listings...

    Many light years ago I have the actual listings for each pre cursor, so here its is from rough pieces of info:

    Its clear that after one or two letter prefixes, the same letter prefix's were used...
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    Are you running any Malware software like...

    Are you running any Malware software like Malwarebyte? Thats what that sounds like to me.
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    Every unit had its querky markings including...

    Every unit had its querky markings including colours for Companies and Battalions.
    Great to see Palestine markings on there 1946-1948 as well. I have seen a chest being carried as the British Army...
  16. ...............other than that a great holiday...

    ...............other than that a great holiday location :lol:

    Its God's sh** hole, any jungle is not meant for human entry, steaming location full of danger, especially Malaya
    where one has to...
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    All in all, too much of a gamble ;)

    All in all, too much of a gamble ;)
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    Can't see any mention of a number for the rifle...

    Can't see any mention of a number for the rifle so that a check can be made of its authenticity.
    Without that I'm not about to start criticising it. The amount I would say was spot on but there are...
  19. I know they are using NIKON but not sure what...

    I know they are using NIKON but not sure what series these days.
    In my day it was the standard Asahi Pentax 35mm B/W that was it lol
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    Value? DaBrun, They are what they are. A momento of a...

    DaBrun,

    They are what they are. A momento of a great group of men who were in many cases severely burnt as they either crashed or parachuted out of their aircraft whilst serving in the Royal Air...
  21. I presume thats why he won his class, as they...

    I presume thats why he won his class, as they went through the swamp he set it up having placed lighting around the swamp mist for best effect, however, the detail on the subject to patrol commander...
  22. SWAMPS OF BELIZE - SA80 - MOD PHOTO AWARD WINNER

    Here are a couple of shots of 2 PARA in the jungles of Belize where the Army photographer has won an award for his photos.
    Always interesting to see that all the scopes are removed in those steamy...
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    Seymore, Sadly not, be of interest to see images...

    Seymore,
    Sadly not, be of interest to see images of the rifle as it could be a "special" in some way, but I can ask the question once we have the images.
    The G suffix was attributed to the C3A1...
  24. Thread: More grief

    by Gil Boyd
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    RIP to these brave lads who came to help so many:...

    RIP to these brave lads who came to help so many:

    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/23/australian-aircraft-fighting-bushfires-crash.html
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    Blimey a nice piece of history if it is what it...

    Blimey a nice piece of history if it is what it is!
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