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hptmurphy
3rd May 2006, 20:51
This week end at the Curragh race course is the Classic military Vehicle sponsored MCVI Display...Should be good . A must be for all the camo rev heads

hptmurphy
3rd May 2006, 21:44
The show is open to the public from 0900 t0 1700 on Sunday..admission a fiver..family rates..get there..you know you'll love it!

GoneToTheCanner
4th May 2006, 13:51
Hi HPT
Read your article in the Classic Vehicle comic about the Panhard graveyard in Coolmoney.Very nice,indeed.I'm surprised you didn't whip the 3rd Cav insignia off the front of that Panhard. Are civilianisations of Irish AFVs forbidden? Is that hard fact or just talk?
I'll be there on Sunday so I might meet you.
regards
GttC

hptmurphy
4th May 2006, 14:04
The magazine has it wrong..the flash or decal on the front of the Panhard is actually a 3rd Inf Batt decal.......

The Df or DOD will "loan" you anything you want if you are prepared to wade through the paper work.

This will be officially for display purposes only and may not be made road worthy or driven.

So your interpretation of the above terms will decide what you want to do with the said vehicle on loan.

Rumour is that Murf has one in the garden using it as a water feature!

Judging by the photos in the article you'd want two to make one some way presentable.

Goldie fish
4th May 2006, 20:07
This is an ideal opportunity for IMO members to meet up, and say those things to each others face that you are already brave enough to say on the Web.

Truck Driver
5th May 2006, 10:09
This is an ideal opportunity for IMO members to meet up, and say those things to each others face that you are already brave enough to say on the Web.

Just what I was thinking myself....

Gasplug
5th May 2006, 12:54
i'll be there, in a navy jacket.........

GoneToTheCanner
6th May 2006, 15:04
Hi all
Ok, Gasplus will be the guy dressed like a security man...HPT, what will you look like,I mean, to tell you apart from the Walts and all the mini-Nazis and the 20-stone G.Is???
regards
GttC

hptmurphy
6th May 2006, 21:06
I'll be the one with Goldie in tow!...and two very excited kids! Will also seen to be photographing everything in sigh. Look at some of the photographsposted around the palce you can't fail to spot me. 38 years old......with a skin head......

Goldie fish
6th May 2006, 21:39
Gunner tells me he'll also be there. He is easy to spot. He ducks on the first sign of a camera being pointed in his direction...

Silver
7th May 2006, 17:22
I attended the show today.
I'd reckon there was c.50 vehicles on display - just a pity that all bar one of the privately-owned vehicles were foreign-sourced ......stupid scrappage/export DoD regs :mad:

There were/are also 6 vehicles on display outside Protac in the Curragh, including the only ex-Irish Army privately-owned vehicle that I know of - a 1986 Acmat complete with old-style SI xxx registration :smile:

Will any more (old) privately-owned ex-Irish Army vehicles be making an apperance in the coming months/years?

Gasplug
7th May 2006, 18:58
Yea it was nicely done, i was idsappointed in that i only had a short time to get round....

hedgehog
7th May 2006, 19:00
where abouts in the Currah was it

B Inman
7th May 2006, 19:05
Went to the show to day, the Parachute drop was excellent but the landing zone was not policed and when the jumpers neared the ground a mob of kids ran directly under them. One of the attached jpgs gives a good indication of what happened. For the second jump they landed much further away.

GoneToTheCanner
7th May 2006, 22:26
Hi all
I went over today, with my sprogs in tow. I asked for you, HPT, as the table where the Classic Mag was being sold.I'd just missed you, apparently.Said you were wearing some kind of faggotty beige/fawn jacket...38 and a skinhead? Right, Said Fred re-enactment squad, was it? The fellas doing the old musket and cannonball stuff were quite good,very entertaining and willing to answer questions and pose for photgraphs...The Gardai were very busy at their stand and the American Highway Patrol car came in for a lot of attention...the Piranha and the Ford of the Cav were swamped with kids, big and small....the Dromod Museum had two interesting field guns there and were willing to talk about them....the Leb Vets were much better this year.....the Bren Carrier was interesting.....not so many fat Nazis about this year, but a few lads going about in British and American WW II kit and one beaut done up as the best-equipped IRA man of the War of Independence....the Archery kept the punters amused and the parachuting and the Eurocopter drew wide applause from the punters. Camouflaged face-paint recieved with approval by my daughter and many others. Downside: too confined to drive, so no chance of a parade or decent-size re-enactment. Outa ten: 8 plus.
regards
GttC

Goldie fish
8th May 2006, 00:59
I observed an individual wearing a 23inf bn polo shirt. Unusual to find one so far away from Cork. Anyone we know here?
I was disappointed with the display from the DF to be honest, considering they only had to cross the M7 to get there. 2 Scorpions, 1 Piranha, the Ford Armoured car, The Landsverk tank, and thats it.
It was smaller than I expected. I have seen larger Military vehicle displays at normal vintage rallys.

hptmurphy
8th May 2006, 02:01
Was never seen in a beige jacket!..yeah the DF input was very dissapointing...given whats available...hey Laners listen up to who is slagging you next time.....nice shirt btw...any hooo nice display of deact weapons....and the fact they were givingthem out for a feel was nice....never thought my youngfella would see an .303.

Now back to the Leb vets thing....or what ever the one with the plastic gustav was supposed to representing..and some muppet in chocolate chip camo...what a load of wank...if you are going to do it ...please let it be accurate ...and stop telling lies.

Some nice vehicles but far to limited..feeling there was far more available but it was just missing something..great venue.....but just too short of vehicles..there are so many more available north of the border..i know..i was talking to a man about it..he actually has a great idea about...all Ireland...military vehicles...but the show was lacking.

Nice one to all those who displayed...nice touch the reanactors just mingling..tip..leave the mobiles at home next time...very friendly show..nice peeps..well done....now maybe get away from the infighting and join up with the shower in Duncannon next month.....the two combined could be so good!

hptmurphy
8th May 2006, 02:11
actually on reflection the guy from CMV seemed a little spaced.....and must have really mistaken me for someone else..given I was wearing a blue and white shirt..and he seemed a little astonished to have some one discuss his article...and seemed a little troubled that I could'ndt supply some photos of timoneys for a forth coming article...!..I could not oblige as some gobshite put a Javelin through the last of them last week..and decided to lace it with some .5...allegedley...really I ask you...no decorum!

GoneToTheCanner
8th May 2006, 09:25
Hi HPT
How inconsiderate! A Javelin,too. Pricey way of scrapping a car.Shoulda just left it in Newbridge overnight...I saw the chocolate chip guy,too.Muppet. Still, there was a very overage Israeli para for the Walt factor....the fella selling the mock AK-47 for E100?! What was he on?....The two lads in British WWII played a blinder with the public, continuously being asked for gen on their kit and obliging for photographs,etc....Perhaps the various groups could put their differences aside for once and put on a big show. Certainly, the paying punters will turn up for anything that offers a bit of difference and a place for the sprogs to play.
regards
GttC

Truck Driver
10th May 2006, 17:25
Lads, the "chocolate chip" camo uniform was worn by 1 Tpt Coy in Somalia.
Fiannóglach has posted pics of it before on this site. Heard rumours that it was rapidly withdrawn as the lads were drawing a lot of incoming - supposedly being mistaken for US troops, who were wearing the same desert camo scheme at the time.

I thought the show was pretty good, they were blessed with the weather. Was about when the parachute display dropped in, but was at the displays when it happened, so too far to get a decent photo. B Inman, you must have lamped it out onto the racecourse like a thoroughbred to get those shots :biggrin: Nice photos, BTW.

Can anyone explain why the officer from what was 23 Inf Bn was in uniform at the show... ??? DFR R5, etc.....

The display of DF flashes was very good, and brought it home to me how badly some of the new Reserve formations have fared with their flashes (colour scheme, etc.)

Goldie fish
10th May 2006, 18:49
The last of the jumps was closer than the ones in the morning. Instead of landing on the Curragh plains, they landed next to the crowd on the racecourse.

sledger
10th May 2006, 19:50
See attached photos of the jump and the number of kids around the landing site :mad:

hptmurphy
10th May 2006, 22:13
We know about the chocolite chip uniform...well the story with the ossifer...he's an arsehole.....

herr flick
11th May 2006, 12:55
I have to say I really enjoyed the day. Met "loads" of strange people. Most interesting thing for me was the fact that you could buy, sell or exchange stuff all over the place. Was it me or did the U.S. Airborne guys look a little to geeky for airborn troops? Thought the German "memerobilia" sellers looked liked they were awaiting for "Kristallnacht" to arrive again! Maybe they should try South Africa or someplace like that.
The Leb "Vets" did their best to help anyone who had an interest in dogs or cats! I myself am a " leb vet". Surgery hours 0900-1630.

I was so happy to see a representative of the "Easter debacle" complete with mauser and sandwich bag. He better not be there the next day or it's in the back of a crossely tender "we'll av im, no bleedin mistake paddy".
I have to agree here with murph, there was a very bad turn out from the DF. A few very fed up looking types. All it would have taken was a small tent, with some firepower on display eg: mag, styer, bap, AI 92, Sraww, some field kit and a couple of NVG goggles. Big oppertunity to recruit missed there.
But anyhoo, as I said it was an enjoyable day and no mistake, looking forward to Duncannon in June.

PS: I paid 8.60 for a bag of chips, a burger(dried up type), and a bottle of orange. Methinks some sandwiches will be the on the Ration Indent for Wexford.
Unless .....crossley tender........snadwich bag...".big republican head on im"..............

piper_69
11th May 2006, 13:11
I thought the show was good but it would be nice to see more going on, as in displays of the vehicles in use.
Maybe they should hold the next show opposite Donnellys Hollow. Then we would see some interesting things going on.

Goldie fish
11th May 2006, 19:11
In Fairness to Mr Murf. He did advise sandwiches in advance. Wexford didn't even have a chip van when I was there last year.
The 34bn(former 23) Officer was acting as a member of the df on the day, as he often does when displaying his collection. Why else would he have been using official transport.

Goldie fish
13th May 2006, 22:47
Some photos of a DF Oddity, the Isuzu Crew cab, taken by Gunner. I think the Plate is for Base Workshops.

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b345/Africatwin/Bikes/Army_Isuzu1.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b345/Africatwin/Bikes/Army_Isuzu.jpg

Barry
13th May 2006, 22:53
I think the Plate is for Base Workshops.
Logistics Base, DFTC

http://www.bailerweb.com/army/logs/logsbase.htm

The Blue Max
14th May 2006, 05:54
Firts time for seeing them in the Olive Green look well possible a bit more robust and more suited to the type of logestic/maintance support vechicle then like a Transit that have been used the Logs base in this type of role the as this type of vechicle (Isuzu) would most likely have little trouble operating in harsh off road conditions and hance be better in supporting deployed drops and equipment.

Goldie fish
14th May 2006, 12:13
any chance of a full stop?

Only Problem with crew cabs is that usually the space in the back seat is only useful for a small child.

ironside5
20th May 2006, 00:42
Great article HPT.
Brought the kids and had a good day, could have been more vehicles, pity the other crowd in the Curragh didnt bring over their vehicles. No sign of the German Group either,

hptmurphy
21st May 2006, 02:21
tbh..the photos in the CMv article were mine..and the article was by Pat Ware the editor..although..the article in Military machines interanational was mine...

btw way Pat ware tells me he is researching an article on timoneys in service with the DF if any body has photos to share.

on a slightly different note..after the show..my self and goldie were eviewing some photos and he reckoned he had seen all mine..until I sent him in excess of tow hundred more...

point in case..you know you have them...just dig them out...we all need to see them

Laners
21st May 2006, 19:31
Was never seen in a beige jacket!..yeah the DF input was very dissapointing...given whats available...hey Laners listen up to who is slagging you next time.....nice shirt btw...any hooo nice display of deact weapons....and the fact they were givingthem out for a feel was nice....never thought my youngfella would see an .303.

Now back to the Leb vets thing....or what ever the one with the plastic gustav was supposed to representing..and some muppet in chocolate chip camo...what a load of wank...if you are going to do it ...please let it be accurate ...and stop telling lies.

Some nice vehicles but far to limited..feeling there was far more available but it was just missing something..great venue.....but just too short of vehicles..there are so many more available north of the border..i know..i was talking to a man about it..he actually has a great idea about...all Ireland...military vehicles...but the show was lacking.

Nice one to all those who displayed...nice touch the reanactors just mingling..tip..leave the mobiles at home next time...very friendly show..nice peeps..well done....now maybe get away from the infighting and join up with the shower in Duncannon next month.....the two combined could be so good!
Refresh my memory on the slagging ?

hptmurphy
21st May 2006, 21:54
Chicago firestation teeshirt we were standing behind you but never heard us!

Laners
23rd May 2006, 17:34
So thats what gave me away , I knew I should have worn my Chefs uniform

hptmurphy
25th May 2006, 15:02
nah it was the haircut or lack of...that gave you away..just as it was when you were in the navy.....time has been kind to you.! you've not changed that much. I actually went to look for you but I reckon you were gone fairly early.