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  1. I bet my Harley Davidson MT350 would look really...

    I bet my Harley Davidson MT350 would look really big in comparison alongside it
  2. The image I posted is actually The Parachute...

    The image I posted is actually The Parachute Regiment Museum's example at Duxford postioned right outside our museum entrance next to the 25 pounder. If you ever want to have a closer look at the...
  3. "It'll be over by Christmas"!!!!!!!!!!:surrender:

    "It'll be over by Christmas"!!!!!!!!!!:surrender:
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    I believe the term was used in WW2 in Burma with...

    I believe the term was used in WW2 in Burma with the Chindits and Stilwell, long before Malaya ;)
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    THE MALAYAN EMERGENCY

    A great accurate article written by the MOD on the anniversary of the Malayan Emergency. Well worth a read:

    https://www.army.mod.uk/media/6558/bar-report-malayan-emergency.pdf
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    General Service rifle as maybe, but not one...

    General Service rifle as maybe, but not one fitted and attributed to a sniper, unless it was in its rightful chest;)
  7. Here is an image of the cage populated with an...

    Here is an image of the cage populated with an Enfield "Flying Flea" 125cc bike within it.
    Built for comfort :lol:
  8. Thread: Bren Vest

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    GeeRam, Can only go by whats written in historic...

    GeeRam,
    Can only go by whats written in historic records, but the one I showed is highly likely one of many variants produced throughout the war, and the reason why its not the same pattern as the...
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    Peter, Strange you mention that, as I too have...

    Peter,
    Strange you mention that, as I too have seen many reproduction NO 4T rifle bags flooding the market from India I believe, with even the British manufacturer stamped in ink and crows foot.
    ...
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    Fair Dinkum Cobber :thup:

    Fair Dinkum Cobber :thup:
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    Never................men of our caleebri...

    Never................men of our caleebri :madsmile:
  12. Thread: Bren Vest

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    Jim, On a theme by the look of it, close enough...

    Jim,
    On a theme by the look of it, close enough I think and clearly for the Bren Mags ;)
  13. Thread: Bren Vest

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    Additional images on the vests we hold and the...

    Additional images on the vests we hold and the markings on them if it helps
  14. Thread: Bren Vest

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    OP HERRICK VEST

    Not much different on the same theme of carriage for the soldier of today:thup:
  15. Thread: Bren Vest

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    Well you had me wondering, so I went through the...

    Well you had me wondering, so I went through the Parachute Regiment reserve collection today at Colchester to see if such a beast exists, and yes it does and apparently it was produced by the...
  16. Thread: Bren Vest

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    Like a lot of kit...........produced but rarely...

    Like a lot of kit...........produced but rarely worn by a wartime operational gun team, and thereafter not seen in any campaigns or wars that followed
  17. Thread: Bren Vest

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    So from a Military commonsense standpoint what...

    So from a Military commonsense standpoint what would the point be to produce these. I must say I have always been surrounded by everything Bren including one of the 2 built as cut through's for the...
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    Found this interesting link to the jet crashes...

    Found this interesting link to the jet crashes during the Korean War:

    F9F Panther Units of the Korean War - Warren Thompson - Google Books
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    Where were you sitting?

    Where were you sitting?
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    Looks like the undercarriage gave way as the...

    Looks like the undercarriage gave way as the props seem to have remained straight.........well done ;)
  21. Nice rifles ;)

    Nice rifles ;)
  22. Jim, I understand from Bill Smallwood, that the...

    Jim,
    I understand from Bill Smallwood, that the Australians were specifically after a bolt action 5.56/.223 rifle, and as stated not much good over long distances but would prove quite useful up to...
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    Many officers wore their lanyard through the...

    Many officers wore their lanyard through the epaulette on the same side (normally left) so that any shoulder weapon could be used without it tangling or interfering with the lanyard.
    Just a choice...
  24. THE SNIPER RIFLE THAT WOULD HAVE CHANGED THE THEORY BACK IN 1998

    Sad that in this period Parker Hale went through its sell off to Bremmer Arms/Modular Industries and nothing ever came of both these projects otherwise things may have been so different in Military...
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    So going by what Peter says, my rifle which...

    So going by what Peter says, my rifle which recieved a direct hit on the action whilst being carried across LCpl Nige Eyers back on the battle of Tumbledon mountain where he received his injury...
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