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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Laidlericon View Post
    a long length of pipe filled with dynamite and smoke pellets
    Improvised Bangalore, still very much taught on demolition instructor and pioneers. Far easier to do than losing a man in the wire.
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    Yep, that's what they were BAR.... I'd forgotten the name of them. It was always said that you could jamb them into tank or other AFV tracks and blow them. Not that us REME types ever got that close to enemy tanks. Or enemy anything now that I come to think about it!

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    Oh, I dont know pete. What about all those 'Battles' in the NAAFI's?...…..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Laidlericon View Post
    Not that us REME types ever got that close to enemy tanks. Or enemy anything now that I come to think about it!
    Could be used for destruction after the fact of enemy equipment...

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    all those 'Battles' in the NAAFI's?

    After a few beers and a misunderstanding...but "It were a friendly fight sir!"...
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    Men of 4th Field Regiment, 2nd New Zealandicon Division, man a Bren gun on an anti-aircraft mounting in a sandbagged emplacement, 12 June 1940.


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    Private Beale of the 6th King's Own Scottish Borderers, 1 November 1944.


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    Infantry and carriers of 8th Royal Scots pause during the attack by 15th (Scottish) Division on Tilburg, 27 October 1944.

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    Photo 3: Grease and oil-change?

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    I think the guy second from bottom in that last photo has just remembered he left the back door unlocked when he left home.

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    I'm sure one of our Dutch forumers could easily locate the photo of the Bren carrier platoon resting near Tilburg.


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