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    Sadly so many were betrayed, as some of their...

    Sadly so many were betrayed, as some of their fellow countrymen thought the Germans would win...........others were just unlucky to drop into the spiders web.
    470 SOE agents were trained...
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    How we owe so much to so few.

    RAF Tempsford is a base near me and was the Lysander airfield to take SOE agents into France during WW2. The buildings including Gibraltar Barn are still there today, where they were briefed.

    One...
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    Kev, Parker Hale M82 Serial Number R22814...

    Kev,

    Parker Hale M82 Serial Number R22814 entry 1358 in the PH Register.

    I have a note beside it on the entry which reads:

    Michelangelo 10/4/19 has rifle in 7.62 fitted PECAR scope 4-10x45...
  4. The Bold and the Brave 1956 great movie.

    The Bold and the Brave 1956 great movie.
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    Hi Steve, I can confirm this rifle is on the...

    Hi Steve,
    I can confirm this rifle is on the Parker Hales list as an M82 ENTRY 609 and sold to a Mr T HALLAM of Canada on the 5/11/1996.
    No further information on it I'm afraid.
    Regards
    Gil
  6. One just has to look at the stopping power of...

    One just has to look at the stopping power of current 5.56 ammo. Clearly to wound has more benefit in committing assisting troops, but 7.62 was always a one round man stopper, well certainly in my...
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    Thoughts are with families and friends on this...

    Thoughts are with families and friends on this Remembrance Day
    RIP
  8. Sticky: Gordon, Lee Enfield ENFORCER rifle serial number...

    Gordon,
    Lee Enfield ENFORCER rifle serial number 373 was delivered on the 29th March 1975 to Manchester Police, UK.;)
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    Horrendous pieces of kit in a military arsenal...

    Horrendous pieces of kit in a military arsenal normally only pulled out when a side believes they losing............"Mans Inhumanity to Man "
  10. They were issued as is, one size fits all, but...

    They were issued as is, one size fits all, but many left their rifles assembled with the scope fitted. Yes it was a tight fit and cut and designed to be just that. I can say from experience, that any...
  11. Paratroopers jumped with their sniper rifle...

    Paratroopers jumped with their sniper rifle securely held within what was called a 'Valaise'. This was an internally quilted course external covering which allowed the rifle to be lowered on a 15...
  12. From information we hold at the Airborne Forces...

    From information we hold at the Airborne Forces Museum this was a photo taken on the 19th May 1944 of Snipers of the 6th Airborne Division at Bulford Camp on a Royal Visit.

    The photo of Captain...
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    100 rounds a minute back in 1862.......on poorly...

    100 rounds a minute back in 1862.......on poorly made rounds. Technology today has produced these little beauties with refinement in the making of consistant rounds and the C & C craft of exact...
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    Now thats some fire power

    Richard Jordan GATLING would be proud of where his invention in 1862 has gone today.


    How C-RAM furiously thwarts attacks - YouTube
  15. Sticky: Sadly neither on the lists having checked them...

    Sadly neither on the lists having checked them several times now, but there is one very close but not AS3070.
  16. Sticky: Gordon, Parker Hale M85 Serial Number 00368F...

    Gordon,

    Parker Hale M85 Serial Number 00368F was produced on the 20th April 1989 by Bill Smallwood.
    No scope was fitted, but it shot a 11.4mm group at 100 yards with 10 rounds.

    It was fitted...
  17. We talk about MOD waste, how's about this one...

    We talk about MOD waste, how's about this one this week.

    A Yamaha Grizzly bought in 2010 and sat somewhere in a dark corner in Donnington and forgotten for 12 years.

    Scandalous 17 miles on the...
  18. Yes................ all in all.......they made a...

    Yes................ all in all.......they made a right hash of things between them our successive governments here in the UK. It was the way they were destroyed that got to me.
  19. Not forgetting of course the MRA4 was ultimately...

    Not forgetting of course the MRA4 was ultimately cancelled in 2010 as a result of the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR), at which point it was £789 million over-budget and over nine years...
  20. One has to assume, there was a BIG FAT RECRUITING...

    One has to assume, there was a BIG FAT RECRUITING COMPANY MOGAL who trawled all the relevant Officers Messes for those leaving. You only need one to sign up, and it would get round like wildfire....
  21. I think if I had been a crew member onboard the...

    I think if I had been a crew member onboard the Rivet at the time, "Half Crown Sixpence" would have been very much active :lol:
  22. BLIMEY THAT WAS CLOSE RUSSIAN SU27 v RAF 135 RIVET

    This is how world wars start....................

    Russian Su-27 Released Missile During Intercept Of British RC-135 Spy Plane
  23. Definately B&B in the White Tower then!!

    Definately B&B in the White Tower then!!
  24. I hear its not just OUR pilots, Canadian and...

    I hear its not just OUR pilots, Canadian and Aussie pilots were approached too!!
    Ah..............yes the dreaded EXOCET. There hangs another tale for another day, too upsetting to start that one off...
  25. These are intelligent men, selected from the best...

    These are intelligent men, selected from the best at the time, to be our front line fighter pilots.
    They clearly still have a lot to offer, but surely not to our future adverseries.
    Forgetting...
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