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by Aughnanure
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: The After Hours Funnies
Topic: WWIII
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: WWIII

A Donnchadh,

Níl tusa, a dhuine uasail, greannmhar [ :bigsmile: ]
by Aughnanure
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: Basic Training
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: Basic Training

https://milsurpafterhours.com/bb/download/file.php?id=15594&mode=view (No 3 above) That picture brings back some memories of post-basic fraining, we had an obstacle course that contained such a section about 30 feet long, and once when there were half a dozen diggers in it, Lt. Rawlinson threw a hat...
by Aughnanure
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: C&R Handguns
Topic: Referb of an old pistol box.
Replies: 10
Views: 333

Re: Referb of an old pistol box.

Well done indeed!!
by Aughnanure
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: With the latest civil unrest over race
Replies: 9
Views: 149

Re: With the latest civil unrest over race

Many towns and cities in the South had to build new public buildings after 1865 and they built them defiantly facing South.

I wonder when the "Rethinkers of History" will want them moved to face one of the other compass points?
by Aughnanure
Wed May 27, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: There is Memorial Day and then there are memorials
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: There is Memorial Day and then there are memorials

A friend of mine, the late Mr Justice 'Roddy' Maher was descended from "Maher of the Sword", Brigadier General Maher of the US Army in the war between the States and leader of the Irish brigade; the Judge was also descended from that great British Parliamentarian Pitt the Younger.

Clash of genes?
by Aughnanure
Tue May 19, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Airplanes and ships
Topic: My interest in ships...........
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: My interest in ships...........

Duncan,

"... and i can see m,e buying more ion the near future."

In vino veritas?
by Aughnanure
Tue May 19, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: British Military Slang
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: British Military Slang

Very true. When I came home from my first trip in the merchant navy in '66 every other word I uttered was F**k :roll: My father soon brought me back into the real world!!! Likewise, when I came home from Korea I asked mum to " Pass the f**ken sauce, please", she was absolutely unfazed and I didn't ...
by Aughnanure
Sat May 16, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Just wondering
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Just wondering

Does the rest of the world have emergency vehicles that are just called Ambulances or do they have Emergency Ambulances as we do in Australia?

I was always under the impression that Ambulances were Emergency vehicles.
by Aughnanure
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: Big Field Artillery
Replies: 4
Views: 579

Big Field Artillery

I may have posted this before, if so, sorry. During infantry training, we were taken to a general display of military equipment including artillery, we were being given a demo (non-firing) of the 9-inch field guns and the somewhat loudmouthed Bombardier giving the spiel said: "We fire these with our...
by Aughnanure
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Mauser
Topic: A new Range toy, BYF44 HT sniper
Replies: 5
Views: 713

Re: A new Range toy, BYF44 HT sniper

Well done, Walt!