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by Aughnanure
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:49 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: I read it in a newspaper from a hundred years ago
Replies: 106
Views: 10971

Re: I read it in a newspaper from a hundred years ago

I had given up smoking, then I joined the Army and started again; n Korea my favourites were Chesterfields, Lucky Strikes and El Roi Tan (the 10 cent cigar) and when strapped the freebies from Lord Nuffield, usually Capstan cigarettes in tins of 50. We got 50 'Nuffields' free every payday (fortnight...
by Aughnanure
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: The military has a new problem
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: The military has a new problem

I well remember when the RSM took over the parade and announced that he was calling for volunteers to have an experimental flu shot.

Next order.
"'Tenshun"
"By the right, quick march"
straight to the RAP and the needle.

No fooiin' around!!
by Aughnanure
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: The After Hours Funnies
Topic: Random Meaningless Pictures-Lets See Them
Replies: 1790
Views: 512446

Re: Random Meaningless Pictures-Lets See Them

A bloody juvenile from my perspective!!

87 next month.
by Aughnanure
Sat Feb 06, 2021 6:32 am
Forum: The Millsurp After Hours Gourmet
Topic: MORE MARMITE!!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 150

Re: MORE MARMITE!!!!!

and the funniest part is that American English spellings are often influenced by or are English spellings whereas the British English spellings are often influenced by French. The USA has long been a repository of English speech and customs' Why do the US Armed forces and the Royal Navy salute with ...
by Aughnanure
Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: Captain Sir Tom Moore 1920 - 2021
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: Captain Sir Tom Moore 1920 - 2021

I'll second that;

Goodbye, Sir. :GBR:
by Aughnanure
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: 22 Caliber firearms
Topic: "New" pistol
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: "New" pistol

niner delta, niner (!8 ?) Thank's for the links but I already have them. There are actually more pistols in civilian hands down here nowadays and all because of the gun laws, all the publicity got people interested and the requirement for compulsory club membership to own a firearm as well as a comp...
by Aughnanure
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: A bit of boasting.
Replies: 5
Views: 94

Re: A bit of boasting.

My memory has kicked in, here's a 1932 film on UTube of our Leading Member (the late Lionel Bibby) doing a bit of fancy shooting. You could get away with things in 1932 that would bring the world down on your head today!! https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=lionel+bibby&&view=detail&mid=DA690C5F92D...
by Aughnanure
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: A bit of boasting.
Replies: 5
Views: 94

Re: A bit of boasting.

We got thoroughly beaten so returned with nowt but good memories. Our hosts booked us into a Teetotal pub and our President and Leading Member went around knocking on doors at 2:00 AM on Sunday morn and offering a glass of wine. Not appreciated by the management :bigsmile: They also woke one of our ...
by Aughnanure
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: A bit of boasting.
Replies: 5
Views: 94

A bit of boasting.

I don't remember if I said this before, but I once represented my State in Interstate pistol shooting. Way back in 1958 or so, Sydney Pistol Club shot a series of invitation matches against our hosts the ACT Pistol Club over a long weekend. We were the only pistol club in New South Wales and they we...
by Aughnanure
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:02 am
Forum: 22 Caliber firearms
Topic: "New" pistol
Replies: 4
Views: 111

"New" pistol

in the process of acquiring a Ruger Bearcat, 1996 vintage. so is all steel said to be in fair condition, was advertized at $28o + postage so I made an offer and the store came back with $260 including postage. which I accepted.

We shall see :!: