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by BigStevie
Thu 25 Feb, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: PTSD Discussions and Introductions
Topic: Any Advise welcome
Replies: 6
Views: 6462

Re: Any Advise welcome

First off Tiger, well done on having the guts to come out and say how you feel. That is a good start. The next thing is for you to understand that you are not the only person who feels like this - there are many who have felt, or will feel, the way you do. I don't know your background but what is ve...
by BigStevie
Mon 20 Oct, 2008 8:05 pm
Forum: The Armoury
Topic: Best Service Rifle in the World
Replies: 121
Views: 72843

Barrel length stops at the end of the handgrip, the torch is mounted on the side rail and has the unfortunate habit of blowing the bulbs when live-firing.....the head -shed wouldn't spend on strobe lcd torches and now the ones they bought are no longer made, so no apare bulbs. Tubes. They are actual...
by BigStevie
Sun 19 Oct, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: The Armoury
Topic: Best Service Rifle in the World
Replies: 121
Views: 72843

First off gents, good to be talking with you again after a long time, hope you've all been well. Aye the SLR is old but to be honest compared to the G3 - which I have a lot of respect for - I know what I prefer. Like I said, with 'long arms' it's a case of horses for courses - time has moved on and ...
by BigStevie
Thu 16 Oct, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: The Armoury
Topic: Best Service Rifle in the World
Replies: 121
Views: 72843

Well....if it works for you then fine. If, like me, you used what they gave you, then you found the best way of working with it, whatever it was. SLR, LMG, GPMG in my case. M-14 is a good bit of kit - but wasn't it a bit awkward when, having fired off all your own ammo, you remembered that everyone ...
by BigStevie
Wed 15 Oct, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: RPG attack in NI. No casualties....
Replies: 7
Views: 2400

Those being attacked were very lucky. Down to the team involved not knowing how to service their kit. Since then they have used a roadside device with 'add-ons'. They are actively targetting - did they stop? - and waiting their chance. As Barrybudden says, its only a matter of time. Threat levels ar...
by BigStevie
Sat 18 Aug, 2007 6:02 pm
Forum: NAAFI
Topic: James Bond Films
Replies: 9
Views: 2968

Film: Goldfinger
Bond: Connery
Girl: there were girls?
Music: Living Daylights, A-Ha
by BigStevie
Sat 19 May, 2007 9:39 pm
Forum: Announcements, News & Media
Topic: Specific risk to Harry deployment "unacceptable"
Replies: 24
Views: 3459

Agreed, Harry. He should go, if not now then at an unannounced time in the future. His name went on the line like ours, if you wear the clothes then you should do the job. Dannatt has clearly been told that his Field Marshal's baton could be lost in the post. Now. not wishing the worst on anyone but...
by BigStevie
Tue 15 May, 2007 7:19 pm
Forum: Military History
Topic: Could someone possibly help me please
Replies: 3
Views: 2543

Silhouettes for aircraft recognition training.

IFF for the Mk1 eyeball.
by BigStevie
Sat 12 May, 2007 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Is this insulting to the war dead??
Replies: 7
Views: 1877

Tab I'll admit that when I read this topic at first I thought it a bit harsh, but after seeing those pictures of the mis-use of the Rothley memorial I am inclined to agree with the comments above. Yellow ribbons on a cenotaph? An gesture recognised as meaning 'bring them home' on a memorial to the d...
by BigStevie
Sat 12 May, 2007 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Intro
Replies: 8
Views: 1627

Aye Tab, prob the ones at the Welsh Assembly....
by BigStevie
Wed 09 May, 2007 8:29 pm
Forum: Army General Discussion
Topic: Miniature Armed Vehicle
Replies: 13
Views: 2952

The Tetrarch - designed to be deployed from a glider.

Used on D-Day, I think I've seen photos of it used in France.
by BigStevie
Wed 09 May, 2007 6:58 pm
Forum: Army General Discussion
Topic: Miniature Armed Vehicle
Replies: 13
Views: 2952

Sounded something like it to me Chris.....at my age you don't read all the words anyway.

How about a Peugeot 206 with a minigun?
by BigStevie
Wed 09 May, 2007 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: How to join a foreign army
Replies: 35
Views: 5569

This is the best laugh I've read this week....thanks lads. Mostly thanks to you Owen, who doesn't appear to have more than a 50-word English vocabulary and learnt that from the back of a sauce bottle. For God's sake, try reading a few books on the subject or there is this thing called the 'internet'...
by BigStevie
Tue 08 May, 2007 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Pakistani Daleks
Replies: 9
Views: 1781

Essence - nobody could come anywhere near him, he was the best.

Thanks Artist.

See what he had put on his gravestone?

"I told you I was ill...."
by BigStevie
Tue 08 May, 2007 6:53 pm
Forum: Army General Discussion
Topic: Miniature Armed Vehicle
Replies: 13
Views: 2952

Sorry mate the Wehrmacht did this one already - it was called 'Goliath' and was a r/c miniature tank containing a h.e. charge. Worked until the element of surprise wore off. Of course this was before the widespread use of e.c.m. Reading your questions, I may be mistaken but to answer them on open fo...