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    I was there that day too. ...

    I was there that day too.

    https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=176030

    RIP

    IIRC an American F-16 then came in and broke the sound-barrier to break the sombre mood of the crowd...
  2. we have a lot of Reserve Riflemen out there too....

    we have a lot of Reserve Riflemen out there too.

    infact, our 'Annual Camp' this year was 2 weeks in Estonia on the NATO mission.
  3. British Army To Be Issued New 'Urban' Camouflage

    http://forces.net/news/british-army-be-issued-new-urban-camouflage
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    about 22 years or so.

    about 22 years or so.
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    good to see the RAF extending their protection to...

    good to see the RAF extending their protection to the western flank of the British Isles like this.
  6. ? it's just a lovely picture of the same type...

    ?

    it's just a lovely picture of the same type of lovely aircraft - i don't think the markings are relevant.

    it has a crew of 9, i'm sure the RAF will still have a few hundred people left to...
  7. better to have than not have.

    better to have than not have.
  8. UK signs a Maritime Patrol Aircraft declaration with the US

    In 2019 the UK will receive delivery of its first Poseidon P-8A aircraft and both nations have committed to deepen their defence cooperation when operating in the North Atlantic region. Through...
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    it's a great day out Hedgie, might meet you for a...

    it's a great day out Hedgie, might meet you for a pint, bury the axe and all that...
  10. Thread: SDSR

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    i'd just ring Nick direct, i know him well.

    i'd just ring Nick direct, i know him well.
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    probably because they are onto a good thing and...

    probably because they are onto a good thing and news travels fast among them, but they don't impress me at all.
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    with nearly as many Irish in the British Army...

    with nearly as many Irish in the British Army Reserve as Gurkha's.
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    the Irish have been doing it for decades. this...

    the Irish have been doing it for decades.

    this was me and my team exactly 26 years ago today:

    http://i.imgur.com/G2bS6JV.jpg \:)|
  14. not read it yet, but it's a great life here with...

    not read it yet, but it's a great life here with the Brits.
  15. British Army Jungle Warfare Instructors invited to teach US troops in Hawaii

    another great opportunity for our JWI's to pass on their knowledge and experience, and go on the p|55 in Honolulu of course ;)

    https://www.army.mod.uk/news/28753.aspx
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    suits us. i have been in my current civvie...

    suits us.

    i have been in my current civvie house for 5 years this month - this is the longest i have ever lived in the same house anywhere as a married man.

    i think my last Army married quarter...
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    that's nothing to be proud of. MQ's are mostly...

    that's nothing to be proud of.

    MQ's are mostly a fantastic perk of Army life.
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    in most of our bases Military Chefs still work in...

    in most of our bases Military Chefs still work in the kitchens - with Sodexo, or whichever provider has the catering contract.
  19. British Army: Manual of Military Law (CO's guide)

    for any of you legal eagles out there, or anyone interested in the Military Law we are subject to in the British Army:
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  20. British mark International Day of UN Peacekeepers

    Today, 25 May, Air Vice Marshall Brecht joined United Nations veterans to remember those who lost their lives in the service of global peace.
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  21. terribly sorry about that old chap ;)

    terribly sorry about that old chap ;)
  22. at least they might get BattleGroups out on the...

    at least they might get BattleGroups out on the ground in training instead of only HQ formations living in tent-city and commanding simulated troops for a week or 2.
  23. i spent years on the ARRC - it is a complex...

    i spent years on the ARRC - it is a complex top-heavy beast that cannot train routinely on the levels required by this Task Force.
  24. 'Very High Readiness Joint Task Force' - British and Danish Commanders meet

    The commanding officers of a British and a Danish Battlegroup playing key roles in NATO’s new 'Very High Readiness Joint Task Force' have met for the first time.

    In January next year, Britain’s...
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    i spent my last 2 yrs in the Army 'unaccompanied'...

    i spent my last 2 yrs in the Army 'unaccompanied' - it's not nice but needs must.

    we get free accommodation when posted unaccompanied for our last tours of duty to ease the burden.
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