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    Quote Originally Posted by 2nd Tankie View Post
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    Tankie,sad news about one of your boys who has been seriously injured in Irak. Lets hope all involved will make a good recovery, especially the Driver who has the most wounds. All the best from 1RTR and all members of the WAB

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    Just like to echo the comments of my former brick commander, Dave Lukins, and wish all the guys in 2RTR all the very best of luck, and my wishes for a speedy recovery, to a fellow tank driver,

    Joined up June 1972 aged 17yrs 4 months
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    Served all my time with "A" Sqn 1st RTR, apart from a 6 month posting to "B" Sqn, for a tour of Norther Ireland in 1977, rose to the dizzy heights of L/Cpl, was a driver of MBT Chieftain, AFV Wheeled, Saracen, Ferret, Mks 1, 2, 5, Driver AFV tracked Scorpion and Spartan, Scorpion gunner, and Clansman radio opeator Landrover, and Bedford mk 3 tonner, was, a B1 guided missile operator on Swingfire Mk5, and a ZB298 ground surveillance radar operator, Spartan, Oh and a Regimental Policeman, fired most things the Army had, from pistols up to 120mm, although the 84mm Carl Gustav gave me the biggest fright, never handled a grenade, heavy mortar or a bayonet, and after a UN tour of Cyprus in 75, me and three others thought it would be a jolly jape to hitch hike back to Blighty, which we did, took us three weeks
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    "Some have learnt many Tricks of sly Evasion, Instead of Truth they use Equivocation, And eke it out with mental Reservation, Which is to good Men an Abomination."

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    Joined US Navy Oct. 1961, retired Dec. 1985 with a two year break from 1965 to 1967 after my first enlistment. Loved every day of it!

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    Went in at the tender age of 17, in Aug 1967, 3rd Mar Div. got out at the old age of 21 in 1971. Continued Ops within Central and South America from 1971 to 1980, including Panama. That aged me another 20 years....lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raven Crippen View Post
    Went in at the tender age of 17, in Aug 1967, 3rd Mar Div. got out at the old age of 21 in 1971. Continued Ops within Central and South America from 1971 to 1980, including Panama. That aged me another 20 years....lol
    hey, my dad was in the 3rd Mar div.!!
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    Where's the bloody gin? An army marches on its liver, not its ruddy stomach.

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    Bloody years and years!
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    Cadet from 1963 through NDA and IMA to officer in 1967 and retired in 2002.

    Poor in maths, so can't figure the years out!


    "Some have learnt many Tricks of sly Evasion, Instead of Truth they use Equivocation, And eke it out with mental Reservation, Which is to good Men an Abomination."

    I don't have to attend every argument I'm invited to.

    HAKUNA MATATA

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    I just say the Age of the Dinosaurs since I get a blank look everytime I mention the compass.

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    I speak of the lodestone!


    "Some have learnt many Tricks of sly Evasion, Instead of Truth they use Equivocation, And eke it out with mental Reservation, Which is to good Men an Abomination."

    I don't have to attend every argument I'm invited to.

    HAKUNA MATATA

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