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    Campbell Brodie
     
     

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    Derry. 1976...

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Fri 16 Jun 2017 - 18:58





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    Post by searcher on Fri 16 Jun 2017 - 19:52

    Why are you kneeling ??? 
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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Fri 16 Jun 2017 - 21:10

    searcher wrote:Why are you kneeling ??? 

    Fair point Bill!



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    Post by 3rdforum on Fri 16 Jun 2017 - 23:25

    whats the significance of crossing the rifles?






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    Post by Adam Mint on Sat 17 Jun 2017 - 0:51

    Crucifixion innit, only kill religious twats...
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    Post by Perfectspecimen on Sat 17 Jun 2017 - 2:30

    So, truth now Cam.......... Did you ever fire your weapon in anger?



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    Re: Derry. 1976...

    Post by Mcqueen on Sat 17 Jun 2017 - 6:58

    Cant see him answering that one 
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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Sat 17 Jun 2017 - 7:34

    Perfectspecimen wrote:So, truth now Cam.......... Did you ever fire your weapon in anger?

    Nope. We were shot at a few times but we never saw them. It was usually a case of one shot and they were off. One of our full screws got hit in the arm on our first tour. A sniper had lain under a hedge waiting for the section to cross a road junction. This is when the section is at it's most vulnerable. There are only 4 men in a section and there is a prescribed way to cross a junction so every road has a pair of eyes looking down it, it's not just saunter across looking every which way. Anyhoo, they couldn't see the sniper, he fired his one shot, we picked up the single spent case later where he had lain, and then he hot footed it out.



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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Sat 17 Jun 2017 - 10:09

    3rdforum wrote:whats the significance of crossing the rifles?

    Don't mean feck all Dermo...just posing!



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    Campbell Brodie wrote:
    3rdforum wrote:whats the significance of crossing the rifles?

    Don't mean feck all Dermo...just posing!
    Could have popped a Mag on to make a bit hairy 
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    Re: Derry. 1976...

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    These civvies wouldn't know the difference Bill!



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    Post by searcher on Sat 17 Jun 2017 - 20:51

    Correct most wouldn't know what an A.D. was unless it happened in bed 
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    What, advanced dementia...
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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Sun 18 Jun 2017 - 7:58

    AD = "Accidental Discharge". When some loony lets off a round after thinking his rifle wasn't loaded.
    Saw it a few times, mostly when we were in the unloading bays. That's where a corporal or sergeant physically check there are no rounds in the chamber when you come off patrol and unload.



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    Re: Derry. 1976...

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    Yeh
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    Post by Adam Mint on Sun 18 Jun 2017 - 16:33

    searcher wrote:Correct most wouldn't know what an A.D. was unless it happened in bed 

    What colours your car searcher...

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    Post by searcher on Sun 18 Jun 2017 - 20:27

    Rough old part of town down there , old Woodburn where the original "locals" lived when us folks from "through the west" arrived I'm sure Sorly Bean came from there, you would last about 2 minutes there Adam
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    Re: Derry. 1976...

    Post by Adam Mint on Sun 18 Jun 2017 - 20:33

    I was brought up in Drylaw, managed to survive that...

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    Post by searcher on Sun 18 Jun 2017 - 22:45

    Drylaw in comparison is "posh"
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    Re: Derry. 1976...

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    Aww, I feel privileged now...
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    Post by searcher on Sun 18 Jun 2017 - 23:26

    If I lived within fifty miles of where you currently live I would consider getting out quickly, but noticed the local cricket team had a good day today
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    Re: Derry. 1976...

    Post by Adam Mint on Sun 18 Jun 2017 - 23:34

    Don't do cricket, boring,,, so you speaking Manchester I take it, and why do I need to move quickly...

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    Re: Derry. 1976...

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Mon 19 Jun 2017 - 16:42

    I'm tellin' the boss on you two...



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    Campbell Brodie wrote: I'm tellin' the boss on you two..

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