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  • famous pic of Collins

    See this classic pic - what is the exact location ?

    I think its CBB in front of the current privates mess but the trees are off
    "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

    "No, they're trying to fly the tank"

  • #2
    He is standing outside the mess in CBB. Building has been upgraded. Building in the far background has been knocked down.


    • #3
      That wall is the gable of the Catering Complex. The modern entrance to the Ptes Mess is just to the left.

      The back ground building was the opposite side of the BTC Square and was knocked down in the 1980s to build the current armoury


      • #4
        Outside the front of the mess in CBB. The Barrack Barber started a campaign to get a plaque erected at the spot
        To close with and kill the enemy in all weather conditions, night and day and over any terrain


        • #5
          Interesting bit of trivia - my ma was born the day he was shot. She’s still going strong, sharp as a tack.
          'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
          'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
          Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
          He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.