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by Bill Bentley
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Old people’s toys …
Replies: 0
Views: 40

Old people’s toys …

I grew up wearing hand me down clothes. The army taught me how to keep myself clean and present myself smartly. In the past 40 years little has changed, I wear inherited clothes from friends and family who have passed away. In this time I doubt that I have given out more than a hundred pounds a year...
by Bill Bentley
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The state of Germany and civilization.
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: The state of Germany and civilization.

This article is all about Germany’s incompetence, in this case about their military budget and how it is spent. It is also about what the Germans think they need to defend themselves and what others, the USA - NATO demand they spend, which is as usual based upon wrong thinking :shock:. So, firstly G...
by Bill Bentley
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The state of Germany and civilization.
Replies: 5
Views: 215

The state of Germany and civilization.

I did not write this, a fellow HAWK sent it to me: BERLIN — Fighter jets and helicopters that don’t fly. Ships and submarines that can’t sail. Severe shortages of everything from ammunition to underwear. If it sounds like an exaggeration to compare Germany’s Bundeswehr to “The Gang that Couldn’t Sho...
by Bill Bentley
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Regimental Chat
Topic: Living History !
Replies: 18
Views: 686

Re: Living History !

Mini Drac, Drac = Dracula :idea: got it ! We should have put Brian up against Mike Tyson, boxing in water, they would have looked like Amazonian fish :lol: :lol: Would it be impolite to ask how you got your nickname or would that embarrass your mum ... Nice one Arnie, were you ever a fisherman ? Gro...
by Bill Bentley
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Regimental Chat
Topic: AWARD OF THE REGIMENTAL ROSETTE- FRANK SMITH
Replies: 4
Views: 346

Re: AWARD OF THE REGIMENTAL ROSETTE- FRANK SMITH

I should like to add my personal congratulations to you Frank ! I have to admit that I have not noticed you doing anything or been aware of anything that you have done :shock: But that is exactly how I remember you: confidently and competently beavering away in some quiet corner, ensuring that thing...
by Bill Bentley
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Regimental Chat
Topic: Living History !
Replies: 18
Views: 686

Re: Living History !

Arnie, I am glad that you have mentioned your book. You know well how much I respect your opinions, even when we choose to disagree sometimes. I would like to order one of the first copies, signed by you of course ! Why not place on this thread a few tasters, to encourage others to want a copy … I a...
by Bill Bentley
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Regimental Chat
Topic: Living History !
Replies: 18
Views: 686

Re: Living History !

Thanks everyone for your input SO FAR ... Especially Denny and Natalle who were clearly nearer than any of us lads to Brian. I guess more than 90% of us former Junior Leaders, once we had understood that Rank actually goes beyond Sergeant, dreamt for a moment about reaching the dizzy heights of Lt. ...
by Bill Bentley
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Regimental Chat
Topic: Living History !
Replies: 18
Views: 686

Re: Living History !

I should like to kick this thread off, talking, rather appropriately, about our first President, Brian Draper. Brian was a Sergeant on the permanent staff at the JLR RAC in Bovington when I first met him, it must have been 1970 or 1971. One day, whilst demonstrating the ‚death slide‘, prior to us Ju...
by Bill Bentley
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Regimental Chat
Topic: Living History !
Replies: 18
Views: 686

Living History !

I did not serve in the 10th or 11th Hussars, nor did I serve in the Kings Royal Hussars, I served in the 14/20th Kings Hussars, of which I am very proud. Somewhere out there, there will be the son of, or the nephew of, one of us 14/20th Kings Hussars who will, one day, write a book about our life an...
by Bill Bentley
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Merry Xmas
Replies: 13
Views: 668

Re: Merry Xmas

Wow Rick, if that's what Down Under does to you, I'm glad I never made it ! I'm already getting concerned about what Arnie will come up with :lol: :lol: :lol: John, does that mean that we 1) should not make Merry ? 2) that we should sleep through ? or 3) that we should all snuff it ? Perhaps I shoul...
by Bill Bentley
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Merry Xmas
Replies: 13
Views: 668

Merry Xmas

A very Merry Xmas to one and all, especially to the committee for all of their hard work ! Most especially to Bob Harrison, who's understanding of things 'internet', which I see as a void, has sorted out our network once again and enabled us to keep in contact with our old comrades. May he live to b...
by Bill Bentley
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: knife's edge
Replies: 18
Views: 1200

Re: knife's edge

27,

even if you can't see their heads on pikes or spikes lining the roads, I promise you, so many of them are definitely HEADLESS :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Bill Bentley
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: knife's edge
Replies: 18
Views: 1200

Re: knife's edge

Arnie, not for the first time you amaze me with your in depth understanding ! I can’t say that I have ever heard of this Lolita Express, as such, but it just goes to put yet another ‚nail in the coffin’ of most peoples beliefs. Sorry Pinky, I have to agree with Arnie that democracy requires YOUR ful...
by Bill Bentley
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: knife's edge
Replies: 18
Views: 1200

Re: knife's edge

Hi Arnie, delighted to see you back on-line after your ‚small’ issues ! Should I be glad when your opinion is to ‚stuff Mrs May‘ ? I am of course glad to get any comments, instead of talking to myself and amusing myself by abusing myself, because that could lead people to think they were right about...
by Bill Bentley
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: knife's edge
Replies: 18
Views: 1200

Re: knife's edge

A bit off the beaten track ... perhaps Arnie will feel obliged to answer ... It rather looks as if I am the only person prepared to regularly ‚out‘ myself regarding my thoughts on Brexit which is a shame really because it really is important to everyone. I am watching all sorts of reports and found ...