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Old 15 Dec 12, 11:15
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I had a meeting recently with colleagues from Chile and Brazil who heaped scorn on the situation in Argentina.

The country seems to have the leadership it deserves as is often the case.

We can expect lots more nonesense from Argentina for some time to come.
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DMS boots, puttees and condensed milk in a tube. Those were the days

Mind you, the condensed milk was lovely, especially when applied to an oatmeal block.

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condensed milk in a norgie 10 man flask with 5 massive naffi or rat pack tea bags and a pound of sugar.
Unbeatable on a cold day and if your working on the range with it you will be suprised how popular you become.
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DMS boots, puttees and condensed milk in a tube. Those were the days

Mind you, the condensed milk was lovely, especially when applied to an oatmeal block.

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Why did the MOD buy such famousy crap boots? Rain was not a new invention afterall and northern Germany is not exactly known for being arid.
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Part of the total sum, yes.

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condensed milk in a norgie 10 man flask with 5 massive naffi or rat pack tea bags and a pound of sugar.
Unbeatable on a cold day and if your working on the range with it you will be suprised how popular you become.
Real sgt majors tea
Yup! nothing on Gods Earth can beat a strong, sweet well brewed brew.


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Yup! nothing on Gods Earth can beat a strong, sweet well brewed brew.


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Leagrave?
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Why did the MOD buy such famousy crap boots? Rain was not a new invention afterall and northern Germany is not exactly known for being arid.
Because it was the MOD who bought them...
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Pegasus Battery. were a half battery (Bedfordshire) in Luton (Leagrave) and (Hertfordshire) in Camp Road, St. Albans.

Now they have the one centre at Leagrave shared with HQ battery 100 Reg

SDR came along and killed what went before, which was a very good battery totaling (with attachments) over 100 excellent 'bods' individuals and a 'Recce' that more than held it's own with the regulars.

I've been both a regular and TA in my days and I can say with all honesty that I enjoyed every minute my years in the TA.

Anyway, you should know it well, considering you only live a couple of miles up the road.

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Pegasus Battery. were a half battery (Bedfordshire) in Luton (Leagrave) and (Hertfordshire) in Camp Road, St. Albans.

Now they have the one centre at Leagrave shared with HQ battery 100 Reg

SDR came along and killed what went before, which was a very good battery totaling (with attachments) over 100 excellent 'bods' individuals and a 'Recce' that more than held it's own with the regulars.

I've been both a regular and TA in my days and I can say with all honesty that I enjoyed every minute my years in the TA.

Anyway, you should know it well, considering you only live a couple of miles up the road.

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Its interesting to know hear some of the old guard.
I know the place quite well, and 2 of my kids went to cadets there, we are all originaly from London but moved after i left the army, first to northwood where i had a job in nato hq, then houghton regis when i joined the prison service
After 9 yearr in the queens another 14years TA which i watched evolve whth the demands made upon it, i remember one of the leagrave ladr got decorated for rescuing some children from a playground used as an ammo dump in Iraq, the munitions were exploding.
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they were cheap, starvation cheap.
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they were cheap, starvation cheap.
Often overtakes government purchasers.
the ankle length leather 'artillery boot' takes a nice shine on parade. MArches through sodden bogs is 'outside the box' of thier thinking...
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Often overtakes government purchasers.
the ankle length leather 'artillery boot' takes a nice shine on parade. MArches through sodden bogs is 'outside the box' of thier thinking...
They cunningly used every form of construction of footware known to man that was garunteed to leak. Cardboard insoles? Check. Glued on sole? Check. Uppers Cunningly designed to be high enough to cut into the achillies tendon but not high enough to support the ankle.
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"Puttees" ????
How very "Western Front ".
Surely not recently ?
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"Puttees" ????
How very "Western Front ".
Surely not recently ?
I can remember seeing them in the mid 80's. I think the RAF still still use them, unless they finally got round to issuing a high leg boot.
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