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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:51 am 
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Germany has a ridiculous number of UXBs, probably because of the sheer tonnage dropped on them.

Does Malta have that issue too, thinking about it?

Where I grew up just outside of Watford, the local park has a massive dip in it caused by a Luftwaffe bomb. :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:21 pm 
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And none on Slough...... :((


Exactly what I thought when I saw that map.


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Request, if anyone can help ... I'm trying to improve my drawing and am looking for reference images showing a different perspective. If anyone can think of paintings or photos from this 'sniper's nest' vantage point (any era), I'd really appreciate it!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:48 pm 
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The MoD clear out about 60 ww2 bombs a year at the moment across the UK

The bigger problem Malta faces is unexploded ordnance and shipwrecks of the coast, which can seriously impact planned works such as the Malta Sicily gas pipeline


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koroke hangareka wrote:
camroc1 wrote:
And none on Slough...... :((


Exactly what I thought when I saw that map.


Even the Luftwaffe didn't fancy visiting


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fishfoodie wrote:
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And none on Slough...... :((


Exactly what I thought when I saw that map.


Even the Luftwaffe didn't fancy visiting

Isn't that the bombs registered by the london boroughs, which was updated daily. Some of those were larger back then, and under wartime conditions extended quite far out.

At least one wartime bomb did land on slough, my great uncle was injured by it.

I'm not saying betjeman was wrong mind you!


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Not having a military background myself I'm not really qualified to comment, but I'm going to hazard a guess this is not SOP...

https://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/ap5Lwd9_460svvp9.webm :uhoh:


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Nieghorn wrote:
Request, if anyone can help ... I'm trying to improve my drawing and am looking for reference images showing a different perspective. If anyone can think of paintings or photos from this 'sniper's nest' vantage point (any era), I'd really appreciate it!

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Try some searches like:

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using terms like "fighting top" ... "saling ship main mast"

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kiap wrote:
Nieghorn wrote:
Request, if anyone can help ... I'm trying to improve my drawing and am looking for reference images showing a different perspective. If anyone can think of paintings or photos from this 'sniper's nest' vantage point (any era), I'd really appreciate it!

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Try some searches like:

example 1

example 2

using terms like "fighting top" ... "saling ship main mast"

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Cheers!


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Anti-tank rounds, explained:

https://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/aO0dQyy_460svvp9.webm


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Cornell psychologists who were employed to assess soldiers at Camp Greenleaf. (National Archives)

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Not sure if this will show ... from reddit, and meant to be from a German POW camp in France around 1916

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Naval photographer class :lol:

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Which army using a bullpup?


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It's either a Tavor (IDF) or Norinco (China)


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Tusken Raiders have really advanced their kit!

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It's either a Tavor (IDF) or Norinco (China)

Israelis cutting about in MTP? Don't think the Chinese are.

Helmet and NODs look like western kit but not really sure what the Chinese are using.


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OptimisticJock wrote:
Pat the Ex Mat wrote:
It's either a Tavor (IDF) or Norinco (China)

Israelis cutting about in MTP? Don't think the Chinese are.

Helmet and NODs look like western kit but not really sure what the Chinese are using.


Just google "CEE games expo Fort-221 assault rifle" if you wanna know who these guys are.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:32 am 
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Well I wasn't expecting that.


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kiap wrote:
OptimisticJock wrote:
Pat the Ex Mat wrote:
It's either a Tavor (IDF) or Norinco (China)

Israelis cutting about in MTP? Don't think the Chinese are.

Helmet and NODs look like western kit but not really sure what the Chinese are using.


Just google "CEE games expo Fort-221 assault rifle" if you wanna know who these guys are.


:thumbup:


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I do love a good star fort ... this is Manjarabad Fort in India, built for the Sultan by French architects apparently.

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I've been to this one, Fort Ticonderoga in New York. It's an impressive re-build, but I think fairly obvious why it changed hands a few times... there's a large hilltop on the other side of the bay that I don't think had more than a battery (not properly fortified). Take the top, you command views of the entire area, and clearly down upon the fort.

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... yeah, this view:

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I do love a good star fort ...


they look a bit far from the nearest boozer, you need to pick better locations

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https://images.app.goo.gl/mYDtVqYcizvpUxPt8

Based there for 3 years. Accommodation is shite, not even worth the effort of embedding the image.


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https://images.app.goo.gl/mYDtVqYcizvpUxPt8

Based there for 3 years. Accommodation is shite, not even worth the effort of embedding the image.


But it has a nice sandy beach for making sand castles on .. if you can stave off the hypothermia ;)

I'd hate to have the job of mowing the grass down in Kinsale

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fishfoodie wrote:
OptimisticJock wrote:
https://images.app.goo.gl/mYDtVqYcizvpUxPt8

Based there for 3 years. Accommodation is shite, not even worth the effort of embedding the image.


But it has a nice sandy beach for making sand castles on .. if you can stave off the hypothermia ;)

I'd hate to have the job of mowing the grass down in Kinsale

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And doing PT on, don't forget you've got to run in and out of the Moray whilst doing any number of exercises on the beach before making any sand castles.

Fvck that's a lot of grass. Apparently the last time the battalion was based at Fort George they had to paint the grass prior to the Queen visiting as it wasnt green enough. You wouldn't want that job in Kinsale.


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Fvck that's a lot of grass. Apparently the last time the battalion was based at Fort George they had to paint the grass prior to the Queen visiting as it wasnt green enough.



I don't think anyone that hasn't been in can really appreciate how wonderful that little story is.


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Fvck that's a lot of grass. Apparently the last time the battalion was based at Fort George they had to paint the grass prior to the Queen visiting as it wasnt green enough.



I don't think anyone that hasn't been in can really appreciate how wonderful that little story is.

Hahaha yeah. The inane nature of the military. Fort George is also a tourist attraction run by Historic Scotland. Apart from putting up with ransoms wandering into the armoury corridor or generally just trying to take pics of you we had the weird scenario of putting an armed guard on the military gate when the threat level was raised. Taliban Tam, however, could wander in the civvy gate provided he was armed with £6.50 as it was too aggressive to place a stag on it :lol:


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Nieghorn wrote:
I do love a good star fort ...


Sounds like a euphemism, lay siege to it long enough and eventually they will give in.


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hornets wrote:
OptimisticJock wrote:
Fvck that's a lot of grass. Apparently the last time the battalion was based at Fort George they had to paint the grass prior to the Queen visiting as it wasnt green enough.



I don't think anyone that hasn't been in can really appreciate how wonderful that little story is.


What's that one about Liz thinking that the entire world smells of fresh paint ? ;)


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Nieghorn wrote:
I do love a good star fort ...


Sounds like a euphemism, lay siege to it long enough and eventually they will give in.



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Pretty sure these are some of Nehe Milner-Skudder's direct Tongan ancestors...


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Happy Birthday you hard fukcer

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In September 1942 he returned to Canada and joined the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion (1CPB), and was promoted to sergeant. He volunteered for the 1st Canadian Special Service Battalion and proceeded to Fort Benning, Georgia, where they were forming. The Canadians were well below strength due to injuries in training and washouts. They agreed to bolster the 1st Special Service Force (known as the "Devil's Brigade") by allowing men to volunteer. Prince and the other men of this unit were originally chosen for their rugged outdoor backgrounds and received rigorous training, often under live fire. All members of this elite squad received intense instruction in stealth tactics, hand-to-hand combat, the use of explosives for demolition, amphibious warfare, rock climbing and mountain fighting and as ski troops. Prince became a "Reconnaissance Sergeant"—or, in the Force table of organization, a "Scout"—responsible for moving into forward positions and reporting on the movements of the enemy.

The SSF moved to Italy in November 1943. They would take part in the clearing of the Bernhard or Winter Line preventing the Allied push towards Rome. They attacked and captured Monte la Difensa, Hill 720, Monte Majo and Monte Vischiataro in December and January. They were then moved to Anzio. On February 8, 1944, near Littoria, Prince was sent forward to report the location of several German assembly points, including artillery positions. From an abandoned farmhouse about 200 metres (660 ft) from the enemy assembly area, he could report the location of their emplacements using 1,400 metres (4,600 ft) of telephone wire. An artillery duel followed as the Allies attempted to knock out the guns reported by Prince, and one of these rounds cut the telephone wire. Prince walked out dressed as a farmer weeding the crops; locating the damaged wires, he rejoined them while pretending to tie his shoelaces.[2] He made a show of shaking his fist at the nearby Germans, then again toward the Allied lines.[3][4] Returning to his lookout spot he continued his reports, and over the next 24 hours four German batteries were knocked out of action.[2] In all he spent three days behind enemy lines. For this action he was awarded the Military Medal, his citation reading (in part) "Sergeant Prince's courage and utter disregard for personal safety were an inspiration to his fellows and a marked credit to his unit."[2]


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