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  1. Woodsy, Was he a gunner in thr Royal Artillery?

    Woodsy,
    Was he a gunner in thr Royal Artillery?
  2. Last night at the elegant surroundings and...

    Last night at the elegant surroundings and history of the London Masonic Lodge buildings in Great Queen Street, next to Covent Grardens, we held a very special night in aid of the Airborne Assault...
  3. Woodsy, What was his name and unit?

    Woodsy,
    What was his name and unit?
  4. Daan................so true. If you want to be at...

    Daan................so true. If you want to be at the tip of the spear, you have to be the sharpest!!;)
  5. ALL Paratroopers are volunteers. NOBODY is forced...

    ALL Paratroopers are volunteers. NOBODY is forced to put their body through the hardest P Company course known to man to then get a set of wings, and that is ALL Paratroopers, whether UK or...
  6. Flying10uk, Great to see that photo of Private G...

    Flying10uk,
    Great to see that photo of Private G Burdett, who was Int Section, Battalion HQ, 2nd Battalion the Staffordshire Regiment. Brave man.
  7. Surprised at Gunbroker allowing it to be forecast...

    Surprised at Gunbroker allowing it to be forecast as the real deal. Rose Brothers would be rolling in their graves!!
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    Yes Ron, I was going to mention that, as there...

    Yes Ron, I was going to mention that, as there are a lot of high numbers but nothing there in that range.;)
  9. Mike, It runs deep in our family veins as we...

    Mike,
    It runs deep in our family veins as we lost relations at Arnhem buried in Oosterbeek Cemetery which did inspire me to join The Parachure Regiment and specifically 2 PARA, which led to my son...
  10. Well its not too late for those in the UK near...

    Well its not too late for those in the UK near London who want to come to a very special evening at Covent Garden in aid of the Airborne Forces Museum.
    Its being held at the biggest Masonic Lodge...
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    Sadly nothing logged in the register with that...

    Sadly nothing logged in the register with that number.
  12. OPERATION MARKET GARDEN - THE BATTLE FOR ARNHEM

    Remembering all the British from the 1st Airborne Division, American and Polish young men who gave their lives to defend a series of bridges over the River Rhine between the 17th and the 26th of...
  13. Sticky: Simon, Lovely work there by Peter at Armalon,...

    Simon,
    Lovely work there by Peter at Armalon, especially on the action and the new design magazine.
    Mine has been a dream since I collected it several months ago as the Guinea Pig.:)
  14. Sticky: Lee Enfield ENFORCER serial number 226 was...

    Lee Enfield ENFORCER serial number 226 was purchased by Cumberland Police on te 8th of July 1974.
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    ..............................and rarely missed...

    ..............................and rarely missed to!!
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    Micheal, The word Composite, written by those...

    Micheal,
    The word Composite, written by those who know better, ALWAYS worries me. Just tread carefully and be guided by the words of those on here and elsewhere, which you have listened to as part...
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    The Bren single shot incident was true, as was...

    The Bren single shot incident was true, as was the Huey crash after being shot down, it was simply one hell of an engagement, and not to lose anybody was unbelievable with the amount of lead poured...
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    Such brave lads, under so so much pressure from...

    Such brave lads, under so so much pressure from all angles to placate Politicians. A lot went on in the Congo in the 60's, with the assasination of the UN Secretary General and his plane to 2000...
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    SEIGE OF JADOTVILLE - UN

    Saw this film some years ago. It is a true story about an Irish unit sent to the Congo in the early 60's who were hung out to dry not only by their fellow country men, but also the UN. Watched it...
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    So many brave people in Military Medical circles...

    So many brave people in Military Medical circles right from the start of wars many unarmed.
    Even today so many gallantry awards for those who want to administer first aid and bring people back from...
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    Interesting.....its for a good author who is...

    Interesting.....its for a good author who is doing detailed drawings on weapons of the ffl snce formation. He knows the archives at Marseilles are formidable and is scheduling a visit to them there...
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    The photo isn't of Noel Chavasse RAMC with 2 x VC...

    The photo isn't of Noel Chavasse RAMC with 2 x VC but highly possibly one, Dr Charles Gordon Timms, Lions rugby union player and lieutenant in the Royal Army Medical Corps, received the MC in July...
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    John, Yes great ranges up there at Strensall,...

    John,
    Yes great ranges up there at Strensall, near York. Queen Elizabeth Barracks, most I've seen in all my service in one spot nowhere near anybody "except" Married Quarters who have to suffer it...
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    FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION - WEAPONS

    Has anybody ever documented the varied weapons used by the FFL since its formation?
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    Geoff, I remember buying a replacement H&K box...

    Geoff,
    I remember buying a replacement H&K box whilst serving to replace a shot out kit via Donnington, and I believe I had glimpse of an invoice at 4500 to MOD. I was offered a H&K complete kit...
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