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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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  5. 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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    Seymore, Could you post an image of the serial...

    Seymore,
    Could you post an image of the serial number as there is no trace of it solely on the 15477. If it was an M82 its prefix would be an R, and it doesn't sound like you have anything that...
  8. Thread: 1917 FILM

    by Gil Boyd
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    Nope, got taken out today to see it with a couple...

    Nope, got taken out today to see it with a couple of the crew, Paul Biddiss the Military Advisor ex 3 PARA.
    I personally couldn't fault it, militarily, and I was in critique mode too. Weapons...
  9. Can you post a couple of close up shots and I...

    Can you post a couple of close up shots and I will ask the experts who worked on the rifles!
  10. Could ask Leeds Armoury they might have some idea!

    Could ask Leeds Armoury they might have some idea!
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    Nor do I John :lol: It was to raise money for...

    Nor do I John :lol:

    It was to raise money for the Airborne Forces Museum where I am the Fundraising Trustee.

    Similar to BING The Parachuting Dog and Myrtle the Parachuting Chicken WW2 true...
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    Roger, No worries

    Roger,
    No worries
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    Yes left a message last week. We are going for...

    Yes left a message last week.
    We are going for Goose Green day the 28th May at the Airborne Assault Museum at Duxford for the book signing and Dave for AI will be there with a few new pieces on...
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    Certainly the Cadre in Norway do all those things...

    Certainly the Cadre in Norway do all those things including Skiing, which we in PARA Reg did for a while to supplement the Northern flanks under 16 PARA Brigade during the days of the Cold War....
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    55recce, Old school I'm afraid, same beast...

    55recce,
    Old school I'm afraid, same beast slight mods. :thup:
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    Geoff, Thats where my money lies as the guy with...

    Geoff,
    Thats where my money lies as the guy with the headset looks like a good friend now dead sadly, Stevie Groves RIP who was an ML RM. He went on thier Freefall Team for a number of years before...
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    Here it is from a different angle in colour....

    Here it is from a different angle in colour. Can't be sure of the unit as his mug isn't familiar, regardless of the M16 in use, possibly a Patrols section.
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    Welcome Don, Hope you find what you need and...

    Welcome Don,
    Hope you find what you need and make some good friends on the site.
  19. Thread: 1917 FILM

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    Thanks for that John. I'll wait till its out on...

    Thanks for that John. I'll wait till its out on DVD so I can freeze the odd frame or two!
  20. Thread: 1917 FILM

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    Well John how did it go??

    Well John how did it go??
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    Sharpshooter, Wasn't that declared to you on...

    Sharpshooter,
    Wasn't that declared to you on purchase, or was it an adhoc purchase of 3 rifles sold as seen perhaps?
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    Roy, There is a programme on the making of Star...

    Roy,
    There is a programme on the making of Star Wars and all the weaponry, and how they got to use SMG's in the way they did and how they camouflaged them up to look a bit snazia.
    On BLAZE channel...
  23. Thread: M85

    by Gil Boyd
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    Anybody got a cheek riser and rod for the M85 for...

    Anybody got a cheek riser and rod for the M85 for sale or swap? I have the butt plate.;)
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    Weedon was a very large Royal Ordnance Dept and...

    Weedon was a very large Royal Ordnance Dept and responsible for producing much that is out on the Lilsurps market today. I am sure there are many chests with there lettering laid out in clear speech...
  25. It was Operation Oyster on the 6th December 1942....

    It was Operation Oyster on the 6th December 1942. The crews were briefed that this sole factory was producing the main electronics for the radar dishes used to defend the Fatherland. This fact was...
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