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    Can anyone advise what command workshops served the L42 sniper rifle and were operational in the 80s?


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    Fairly sure it was: 27 District Workshop REME - Warminster, but some of our rifles when we were 16 PARA Brigade went through Bordon
    'Tonight my men and I have been through hell and back again, but the look on your faces when we let you out of the hall - we'd do it all again tomorrow.' Major Chris Keeble's words to Goose Green villagers on 29th May 1982 - 2 PARA

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    This link Might be of some use, I only know of two.
    43 District Workshop
    27 District Workshop

    Possibly 26 District Workshop

    British Army units from 1945 on - District Workshops
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    Many thanks fellas

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    PL mentioned the scope repairs workshops in this old link too it might be of help.
    https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=50145&

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    Steve,
    Definately 27 District Warminster as on one occasion I took them there as we prepared for the border tour in 73, and waited for them I believe on prior arrangement. Bordon which was on our door step did a few and I believe 3 PARA's were done there. Most of our transferees went to the SASC at Warminster from 2 PARA perhaps thats why!!
    Maybe they were lonely and wanted to see us lol
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    Cheers Gil, that’s useful.

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    Steve, Have a look at the link, if you look to page 710 you'll see here was a lot more Base and Command workshops then many know of, 42 Command workshop was just down the road from me, two of My brothers served there Aprenticeship there.

    A Majority of these were manned and run by Civilians....... 42 was nearly all Civilian staff.

    Craftsmen of the Army: The Story of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical ... - J M Kneen, D J Sutton - Google Books

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    Cheers Geoff!

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