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by Bill Bentley
Tue May 23, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Safe ?
Replies: 4
Views: 80

Safe ?

I heard the news last night, oh boy, it's like being back in the '70's.

Still doing a head count of my own gang, wait out ...

I hope also that none of our extended family was caught up in the madness.

Be aware, keep safe :!: :!:
by Bill Bentley
Sun May 21, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Where are our Tanks
Replies: 9
Views: 149

Re: Where are our Tanks

Nice write up, thanks Mick. My question is: Why would we need tanks at all these days ? :shock: Back in the 80's I used to do security at the International Airshows in Farnham & Paris and as an insider one gets to see futuristic weaponry. One such rocket, fired over a battle field was able to sh...
by Bill Bentley
Sat May 13, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Regimental Chat
Topic: Memorial location
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: Memorial location

Many thanks Sammy, I shall be sure to pay my respects to our 14/20th fallen comrades and those who's names are only burned in our fragile memories having found no piece of stone worthy of carrying their names. Having served under five cap badges and having had several attachments it will be a busy a...
by Bill Bentley
Wed May 10, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Regimental Chat
Topic: Memorial location
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Memorial location

Circumstances dictate that I shall have to visit the UK, for the first time in many years, in the near future. As short as my visit will be, having never been there, I should like to include in my itinerary a visit to the National Arboretum and the 14th/20th Memorial. Can somebody give me exact deta...
by Bill Bentley
Sun May 07, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Orwell and a bag of worms ...
Replies: 10
Views: 368

Re: Orwell and a bag of worms ...

Arnie, I sent you an e-mail, hope it has arrived. Great to see you back on this site ! Getting down to the nitty gritty: Ant's, yes I can see and understand your logic. Yes you lucky b......'s who got out to HK, whilst some of us had to hold back a hoard of Jock's in Tidworth, don't remember having ...
by Bill Bentley
Fri May 05, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Orwell and a bag of worms ...
Replies: 10
Views: 368

Re: Orwell and a bag of worms ...

Fantastic photo's Tony,

have you been there yourself ?
by Bill Bentley
Fri May 05, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Regimental Chat
Topic: HANDOVER OF CHAIRMAN FROM PAUL, TO PETER FARRELL ( FERDY )
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: HANDOVER OF CHAIRMAN FROM PAUL, TO PETER FARRELL ( FERDY )

It's nice to see a few old names reappearing on this site, I was going a bit madder with every unanswered post ! Sorry to hear that Paul will be doing a bunk and buggering off to our old colony, there are other choices Paul, perhaps think again ! I guess you will have your reasons and so here is wis...
by Bill Bentley
Tue May 02, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Orwell and a bag of worms ...
Replies: 10
Views: 368

Re: Orwell and a bag of worms ...

Bless you Arnie, I had been wondering where my Stalwart had parked itself. I trust that you are well(ish), if you can remember that is. :lol: Then again it's not a bad thing to be forgetful when life is a pain in the butt. Looking forward to your informed and valued comments in due course. With rega...
by Bill Bentley
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Orwell and a bag of worms ...
Replies: 10
Views: 368

Re: Orwell and a bag of worms ...

Thanks for that link Tony, looking at the photo's and the many craters they obviously tried very hard to destroy the viaduct. The question as to why, when they knew that an alternative route was in already operation, remains unanswered to this day. "This weapon which became known as the 'earthq...
by Bill Bentley
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Orwell and a bag of worms ...
Replies: 10
Views: 368

Re: Orwell and a bag of worms ...

I guess, when nobody else has an opinion that they want to share, I can chat with myself for a while :lol:: I have repeatedly heard Donald Trump state that "North Korea and Iran, because of their desire to have the Atom Bomb are a threat to the United States". I have to ask myself: is this...
by Bill Bentley
Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Orwell and a bag of worms ...
Replies: 10
Views: 368

Orwell and a bag of worms ...

George Orwell's book 1984 is turning out to have been a visionary piece of work. Not only is 'Big Brother' watching our every move but the concept of 'double thinking' is ever more present. In Germany they use the expression 'Lugen Presse' which means that the press present a story in such a manner ...
by Bill Bentley
Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ration Packs
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Ration Packs

Always preferred the passion WRAC's myself, lots to chew on AND a warm mattress in winter AND lots of cooling shadow in summer. Mick, how did you manage not to grow to be 6' tall, after your commission, on all of that good scoff. Although I never served in the ossifers mess, either seated or as a se...
by Bill Bentley
Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Messages of Condolence
Topic: Major General Sir Michael Palmer KCVO
Replies: 6
Views: 488

Re: Major General Sir Michael Palmer KCVO

While I never had the good fortune to serve under General Palmer, on a one to one basis, I also feel the communal loss at his passing. Strangely I recall his name more so than the various Commanding Officers under whom I actually served. This is because when I joined the regiment in 1972 it was Colo...
by Bill Bentley
Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: interesting
Replies: 10
Views: 497

Re: interesting

Never watched the Oscar's or any other self patronizing media bullshit and never felt as if I've missed out on anything in that respect. While we are on this subject, I also see all the hyp about sport and especially football as being equally brain killing. In my view, if you love a sport, get off y...
by Bill Bentley
Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: interesting
Replies: 10
Views: 497

Re: interesting

Thanks for that Bodge, Why is it that Arnie and I find that so many things appeal to both of us. A simply brilliant piece of writing I am humbled, I most certainly could not have put that one together, so I take my hat off to the author ! This really should be passed around to give the modern kids a...

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