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General Chat Thread, Falklands in General; Originally Posted by kevbaz <SNIP> Falklands have played a big part in my life, having friends and family serve during ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevbaz View Post
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    Falklands have played a big part in my life, having friends and family serve during the war and being part of a team creating a mod for operation flashpoint. got a loft full of books and memrobeilia
    I just noticed this post...........is OpFlash still alive and well? Or was that years ago?

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Yup. A friend of mine found out she was being deployed when a random officer at her camp said 'you ready to go then?' as they'd forgot to tell her officially!
    Definitely sounds like working in a school!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Indeed, just because he's on board dosn't necessarily mean he knows what is going on. I've been in the middle of wars and didn't know what was happening!
    (the scene is a dimly lit Guard Room in the south of England. a young Lance Comical is duty RP and sat behind the desk, busy updating the DOB after a strange phone call from the local glider club about using our airfield ... which hasn't existing for about 35 years. In walks the Adjutant, a sprightly chap with a keen eye for camp discipline, a stickler for dress codes and this is not helped by the wide range of trainees / retraining soldiers from other corps/ regt ... or the officers based on the garrison who seem to excel in the more eccentric aspects of Rupert-ness ... including a cavalry officer who insists on wearing No 2 Dress shoes with Battle Dress and a Pattern 58 belt!)

    "Your flight to Washington leaves tomorrow evening and the dress code for a driver is x."
    "Washington?"
    "Yes, but it is only for 7 weeks and it is 8 days on and 3 days off. There will be enought of you to cover."
    "Washington? I presume we are talking about the place in the States and not the North East, sir."
    "Yes."
    "How are we flying over?"
    "BA."
    "Will I be using an automatic at all?"
    "No, no weapons at all."
    "I meant an automatic car ... I'm presuming that this is what I would need after my surgery next week."
    "Surgery?"
    "On my knee."
    "Oh yes ... We'll reschedule that."
    "What are the arrangements for passports, sir?"
    "Just keep hold of it, no need for anyone to centrally hold them."
    "If you remember sir ... I don't have one."
    "Why didn't you get it sorted when we started this 5 months ago?"
    "You've only just told me about it now, sir."
    "Now listen here, Orders clearly named 5 people to go on this detail. are you telling me that you have failed to read Orders?"
    (ruffling through orders to find the relevant section)
    "Here you go, 5 people to be staff drivers. All existing drivers considered. If spaces available others can apply."
    "Yes sir, but there are no names."
    "But you are down as a driver."
    "No sir."
    "Then you put your name in."
    "No sir."
    "Then someone else did."
    (quick check of the boss and the RSM)
    "I'm afraid we can't find who might have put my name in, sir."
    "Well, we'll work something on the passport. All you need is to be able to drive the staff cars and be 25."
    "ermmm ...."
    "Spit it out lad."
    "I'm 23, sir."
    "Oh B*#%#}S!"
    (storms out the Guard Room)
    Last edited by GrumbleDook; 5th April 2012 at 03:51 PM.

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    @GrumbleDook

    Much like most people's experience of service life!

    Mind you, I had a decent Warrant Officer....who sent me to Greenham Common...and then on HMS Ark Royal!

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