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by Bill Bentley
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Regimental Chat
Topic: Re: Bill Bentley
Replies: 6
Views: 221

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: 6
Views: 221

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,...
by Bill Bentley
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Steven Hughes
Replies: 15
Views: 897

Re: Steven Hughes

It's me who thanks you guys for showing solidarity with a man who really did make all the difference, possibly even to the outcome of the conflict. Just imagine, had 2 Para been defeated at Goose Green, the Task Force would have had to rescue any survivors, using effectively all of its resources. Th...
by Bill Bentley
Thu May 31, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Steven Hughes
Replies: 15
Views: 897

Re: Steven Hughes

Steve’s parents, both alive and well but shattered at his passing, wanted a quiet, private family funeral. As Godfather to all of Steve’s children it was my mission to ensure that the battalion was represented on the day, so it was agreed that, along with both of his sons, Jamie and David, we would ...
by Bill Bentley
Sun May 20, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Steven Hughes
Replies: 15
Views: 897

Re: Steven Hughes

Good on you Bodge, I doubt that you will see me on many photo's, I'm a bit camera shy to say the least. From my total of some 17 years service I only have a hand full of pictures. Karl Bushby has also written a book about the start of his journey, it's called 'Giant Steps', from Punta Arenas to Russ...
by Bill Bentley
Tue May 15, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Steven Hughes
Replies: 15
Views: 897

Re: Steven Hughes

Hi Bodge, on the Norland Wendy was also very well known, though I hasten to add that I personally can't remember actually meeting he, she, it. Typically, I was too deeply involved with my work to go to 'parties'. And my still being 'old fashioned' I can laugh at them and their antics but think that ...
by Bill Bentley
Wed May 09, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Steven Hughes
Replies: 15
Views: 897

Re: Steven Hughes

Thanks lads, it's nice to know that fellow warriors, which ever unit they served in, get recognized and remembered by their own kind. Arnie, I've always been a knife nut, long before I met Steve. As you know, exceptional times draw exception people to the front. They are not always the big mouthed h...
by Bill Bentley
Sun May 06, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Steven Hughes
Replies: 15
Views: 897

Steven Hughes

Captain, Dr. Steven J. Hughes passed away yesterday, most of you will never have heard of him. Steve was once the RMO of 2 Para and prepared us medics for what was to come during the Falklands war of 1982. He attended our injured throughout our training and during our long voyage South on the MV Nor...
by Bill Bentley
Sun May 06, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Regimental Chat
Topic: HANDOVER OF CHAIRMAN - PETER FARRELL TO PAUL WIGMORE
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: HANDOVER OF CHAIRMAN - PETER FARRELL TO PAUL WIGMORE

Hi Peter, that came rather suddenly, I trust that you are well. Also my thanks for your efforts on all of our behalf. Being chairperson of anything is often a thankless task with long hours of trying to get things done that nobody ever sees ! A big welcome to Paul, may you keep the boat afloat and s...
by Bill Bentley
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Very Interesting
Replies: 10
Views: 758

Re: Very Interesting

Hi Arnie, it is not those who do reply to my views that necessarily consider me to be crazy, but I have to assume that those who do not bother to reply in some way either consider the expressed opinions to be unworthy of a reply or too crazy to want to express their own opinion about. Or maybe they ...
by Bill Bentley
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Very Interesting
Replies: 10
Views: 758

Re: Very Interesting

Mick, it gives me considerable satisfaction to know that not everyone thinks that everything that I write is crazy and especially when it comes from a guy like you with your own very considerable real life experience. Now I must see if I have still got my re-entry pass back into Netley; old soldiers...
by Bill Bentley
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Very Interesting
Replies: 10
Views: 758

Re: Very Interesting

As (almost) ever Arnie, your first hand wisdom can not be faulted and is a rare source of how things are ! I think it must have been in the 80's when a film was made about a bunch of hippies who hid their canabis on the exhaust pipe of their love-mobile. As they drove through the countryside everyon...
by Bill Bentley
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Very Interesting
Replies: 10
Views: 758

Re: Very Interesting

Hi Tony, couldn't view your post without logging on to some other site/network-whatever, which I don't do, but I recall recently watching some clever dicky telling us that NOTHING could possibly, illegally or accidentally get out of Porton Down ... so my question is :where did green monkey fever com...
by Bill Bentley
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Yes! I am still alive.
Replies: 15
Views: 1308

Re: Yes! I am still alive.

Arnie and all, I'll go along with using any bait to get people back on line, good eh !!! Regarding Everest, as I understand it, it's brightly coloured toilet paper and the shit thereunder that is most obvious; now why would they all be shitting themselves so much :lol: :lol: ? Then it's every thinka...
by Bill Bentley
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Yes! I am still alive.
Replies: 15
Views: 1308

Re: Yes! I am still alive.

Sammy, you always seem to take the moderate line of a clean living christian, not like myself or Arnie who don't do or want to be either. I speak as I see and it's not easy to see where we humans are not ruining everything we can get our hands on. I recently saw a report that there are more than 300...

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