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British Army

Postby Parky » January 27th, 2017, 1:48 pm

Are there ANY currently active members on the site?

I'm 71 and have just clicked to join the team, but there doesn't seem to be much activity.

Should I join another team or plod on? :?: :?:

(I'm affiliated to Royal Engineers, being ex Armoured Farmer, but am flexible :D )
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Re: British Army

Postby NorsemanDave » July 31st, 2017, 5:25 pm

Hi Parky,

I've had trouble creating an account on here for some time, eventually got an account set up.
Been active in the team since March.

53 year old ex Wessex regiment SF platoon.
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Re: British Army

Postby bisqeet » August 1st, 2017, 6:03 am

i thought it was just a secondary affiliation used for the military challenge (Feb)
adding an armed forces affiliation adds the meters to both during that event..

pfff... armoured farmer.
<- amphibious rule the waves...
REspect...
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Re: British Army

Postby Parky » August 1st, 2017, 10:40 am

I moved my affiliation to the Royal Engineeers, but there are 2 teams. RE's + RE Rowers, so I'm sticking where I am now.
Dean, it looks nice enough country down by Múnchen, but not many Rubber Ducks in the area. :wink:
Driving around our area, I came across one that was parked up in a lay-by and had a good old nosey around to see if it was one I nearly sank, but all tac signs were removed.

I just paddle for general fitness now and it's good to be able to wake up in a morning. :o
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Re: British Army

Postby bisqeet » August 1st, 2017, 11:39 am

Parky wrote:I moved my affiliation to the Royal Engineeers, but there are 2 teams. RE's + RE Rowers, so I'm sticking where I am now.
Dean, it looks nice enough country down by Múnchen, but not many Rubber Ducks in the area. :wink:
Driving around our area, I came across one that was parked up in a lay-by and had a good old nosey around to see if it was one I nearly sank, but all tac signs were removed.

I just paddle for general fitness now and it's good to be able to wake up in a morning. :o


yes, moved to münchen after joining civvie street back in '94. most of my time in green was spent listening to the pied piper in hameln (hamlin), a big change from the north east - do miss the sea a little.
think i more or less placed explosives on every main bridge in germany, during this or the other excersize... funnily - not much call for that as a civvie.. at least not in the non-turban wearing countries...
If i'm sculling under a bridge i still sometimes think about structual damage and where would be the best places to stick some c4 or if i was lucky some shaped charges...
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Re: British Army

Postby Parky » August 2nd, 2017, 9:03 am

It certainly taught you a lot. I learnt how to drive my tank up to a river, build a bridge across it, get over the river and blow the bridge up afterwards. As you say, no call for that in this part of the world. :lol:
3 shots from the flying dustbins of the AVRE were enough to get rid of the need for shaped charges. :wink: :wink:
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Re: British Army

Postby bisqeet » August 2nd, 2017, 10:50 am

Parky wrote:It certainly taught you a lot. I learnt how to drive my tank up to a river, build a bridge across it, get over the river and blow the bridge up afterwards. As you say, no call for that in this part of the world. :lol:
3 shots from the flying dustbins of the AVRE were enough to get rid of the need for shaped charges. :wink: :wink:


hahaha...
i did a demonstration for the queens visit to boar in '92.
Big event, I was the safety officer on the water (non tac :) )
Highlight was a CET crossing the weser then on the other side it was to launch a GV*

funnily someone forgot to conect the gv to the tail... we did find the rocket in a farmers field a few km away...
not sure liz noticed something was wrong...


Giant Viper for the non informed - its a rocket with a 200m explosive tail - used for clearing minefields
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Re: British Army

Postby NorsemanDave » September 2nd, 2017, 9:29 am

Served in a T.A regiment 87 to 93 a good chunk of that time as a Sustained Fire platoon. Spent time on Ascension Island.
But mostly infantry stuff on Salisbury Plain. Think I could navigate that place in the dark without map and compass as spent so much time there.
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