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by Bill Bentley
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Messages of Condolence
Topic: Pete Webb MM
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: Pete Webb MM

I have not seen or heard from Peter Webb MM for many years. Peter was already serving when I arrived with the Regiment in 1972, it must have been around then that he had his 'contact' for which he was awarded his Military Medal. By the time I did meet him it quickly became clear that we had much in ...
by Bill Bentley
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mark Field
Replies: 11
Views: 423

Re: Mark Field

How sad, it rather looks like Noahs ARC is sinking, that is to say that following my last entry "We all have to make do with that what is available to us, so, as long as I get a contender I'll keep preaching here on Noah's ARC," nobody has bothered to reply, which means that I have no contender and ...
by Bill Bentley
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mark Field
Replies: 11
Views: 423

Re: Mark Field

Pinky, you are of course 100% right, we shall be dead by then. So I suppose my only remaining argument must be: "is it not how and why you die that matters" ? I should hate to die just because I ate any old apple and got the poison one because I didn't know the difference. I should rather die with m...
by Bill Bentley
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Regimental Chat
Topic: A visiter to Alberta.
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: A visiter to Alberta.

I guess the baggage limits were pretty tight: taking such a cute little mini HAWK flag. Flying the flag is always a good thing, well done !

Where did you get the mini HAWK flag from ?

Good also to see that time and distance has not diminished old friendships.

HUSSAR
by Bill Bentley
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mark Field
Replies: 11
Views: 423

Re: Mark Field

Pinky, there's always going to be a problem when you only see half of the picture. In terms of natural cycles our planet is actually still entering a mini ice age. There have been many, since the great ice age, most notably the one that caused the fall of the Roman Empire. So it's hardly surprising ...
by Bill Bentley
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mark Field
Replies: 11
Views: 423

Re: Mark Field

Tony, perhaps you remember the fuel crisis back in the 1970's, then there was a 50mph general speed limit. It hardly made any difference to driving times and you consumed about half of the fuel compared to when you drove at the limit; this could save a heap of CO2 production today. It's all a questi...
by Bill Bentley
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mark Field
Replies: 11
Views: 423

Mark Field

Mark Field has had to apologize for ‚mishandling‘ a young woman protester who, as part of a large scale Green Peace, save the planet, action, had tricked their way into a private function in the Mansion House. What a disgusting situation. Where is our understanding of right and wrong ? Mark Field wa...
by Bill Bentley
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: site
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: site

Arnie,

were you not a WOI ? Just scream 'Attenschun' !!! Ach, the good old days :lol: :lol:
by Bill Bentley
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Regimental Chat
Topic: 14 Kings Light Dragoons. Print
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Re: 14 Kings Light Dragoons. Print

Ian,
what a great find ! Something for the regimental museum ... one day, I should think.
Well done.
by Bill Bentley
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: site
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: site

you old buggers should be happy to have anything going down on you at your age :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Bill Bentley
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just an enquiry?
Replies: 12
Views: 566

Re: Just an enquiry?

As for me I got the impression that I was boring people because my last few posts got no replies. As Quassi used to say: if it's interesting people will pick up on it. Na, ja, I'm not that blind and deaf that I can't take a hint. Anyway we are still heavily involved in moving. Not yet sold our small...
by Bill Bentley
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Messages of Condolence
Topic: George Kirk
Replies: 7
Views: 505

Re: George Kirk

George was for me an example of what a fine soldier should be. A former member of the Para Sqn, he encouraged me to also join them. I did and I consider any recognition that l myself received to be partly his. We were friends from our first meeting, I used to regularly go to his Pad in Herefprd. He ...
by Bill Bentley
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Old people’s toys …
Replies: 0
Views: 242

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: 655

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: 655

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...