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by Bill Bentley
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: HIGHWAY ROBBERY
Replies: 0
Views: 14

HIGHWAY ROBBERY

Highway robbery. After Steve’s memorial service I felt compelled to visit my oldest school friend, who had had a life changing motorcycle accident last year. I would fit this in with a visit to my fathers grave, which I had not seen since the day we buried him, on my birthday, in 2003. I don’t get a...
by Bill Bentley
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Steven Hughes
Replies: 24
Views: 4084

Re: Steven Hughes

Hi guys, I've been very busy of late, not least in doing the right thing for my old buddy Steve. On Friday I read the following Tribute, which I had also written, in the Falklands Chapel in Pangbourne College. There were at least five generals and almost 200 of our 2 Para comrades, not all of whom w...
by Bill Bentley
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The big tour
Replies: 3
Views: 314

The big tour

We have just returned from our final test tour before setting off on our big tour. We are driving our Kia Sorento, 2,5 liter turbo diesel 4x4 and pulling a Hobby 495UL caravan. We have had this car for some years and are very satisfied and confident that it is as good a towing car as you can get. (W...
by Bill Bentley
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Steven Hughes
Replies: 24
Views: 4084

Re: Steven Hughes

Bless you Rick, it is important to remember ! You are right I don't do facebook etc.. Thanks for the other link. Looking at the few battlefield pictures reminds me of how bare arsed the landscape is, better tank country than for us infantry. As one can see, the rubbish always just gets left behind. ...
by Bill Bentley
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: An Irish view of Africa !!!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 566

Re: An Irish view of Africa !!!!!!

We, at least, are well, making the most of what is on offer, thanks for asking Arnie. I rather thought that I had seen this text before, but that takes nothing away from its factual accuracy ! The problem is: most people simply do not want to face up to reality and exactly that is why there is no so...
by Bill Bentley
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: An Irish view of Africa !!!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 566

Re: An Irish view of Africa !!!!!!

No need to be sorry Arnie and I couldn't agree more that one should not shoot the messenger Mick :) ! Some may recall that I have for YEARS been saying: "following any local disaster where people require international help, sterilization should be a part of the help package", to prevent ex...
by Bill Bentley
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Museum of Lancashire (14/20th museum north) Preston
Replies: 12
Views: 954

Re: Museum of Lancashire (14/20th museum north) Preston

Well done John,

at least, with your sad news, you woke some of the old beggars up :lol: :lol:
by Bill Bentley
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Steven Hughes
Replies: 24
Views: 4084

Re: Steven Hughes

Thanks so much Rick, Rory has made contact and I have now been able to invite him to the 'Service of Thanksgiving' which will be held in the Falklands Chapel in Pangbourne. It's a great piece of detective work that you have done for me/us and we are most grateful ! Yet again, it just goes to show ho...
by Bill Bentley
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Regimental Chat
Topic: Ex Boy,s RAC memories.
Replies: 7
Views: 851

Re: Ex Boy,s RAC memories.

You're all correct. I also got a resettlement course, converted my HGV 3 into HGV 1 and got a Royal Society of Arts Certificate of Professional Competence in National and International Road Haulage. But on leaving 2 Para as a L/Cpl (I had been demoted from full screw on re-enlistment) and because I ...
by Bill Bentley
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Regimental Chat
Topic: Ex Boy,s RAC memories.
Replies: 7
Views: 851

Re: Ex Boy,s RAC memories.

Like both of you I too was a former J.L., 1970-72, and I would not want to have missed one second of it. I am sure that I was, (probably still am), very naive and it was thanks to the experience, dedication and decency of the Permanent Staff that I was ushered on to the right paths. Having been a yo...
by Bill Bentley
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Regimental Chat
Topic: Re: Bill Bentley
Replies: 10
Views: 1713

Re: Bill Bentley

Thanks Arnie, it's always inspiring reading your comments, how's the book coming along ?? In preparing for our sale I'm, at last, finishing off our driveway. It's about 25 meters long, 5 meters wide and opens out to enter the carport on one side and the ramp to the barn and orchard on the other side...
by Bill Bentley
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Regimental Chat
Topic: Re: Bill Bentley
Replies: 10
Views: 1713

Re: Bill Bentley

Thanks Sammy, hard decision ? Not really: after 47 years work I have to realize that even our modest lifestyle can not be sustained on the pensions that we have. We are sitting on a good sum of money, tied up in the house that we have designed and built ourselves. By selling it and traveling we can ...
by Bill Bentley
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Regimental Chat
Topic: Re: Bill Bentley
Replies: 10
Views: 1713

Re: Bill Bentley

John, they only have you by the balls if you let them. My wife and I effectively opted out almost 20 years ago. We have lived on a small self-sufficiency small-holding ever since. It's a simple life where money plays but a small role. All important things like clean air and water, good food and loya...
by Bill Bentley
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Regimental Chat
Topic: Re: Bill Bentley
Replies: 10
Views: 1713

Re: Bill Bentley

Careful lads, careful ! Sometimes we have to read between the lines. I listened to the Prime-minister very carefully and I think she is right. To date ONLY servicepersonal have been investigated AND prosecuted for their actions but under this new rule, known former terrorists CAN ALSO be prosecuted,...

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