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#16 Post by goreD. »

If I remember correctly Lewis Collins wanted to go 23 SAS.
Apparently he was at or near the fitness level.

I think that he was told... "Bog off you're a T.V. personality".
A bit too much exposure perhaps...........

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Stix, don`t know if you remember, but lewis collins used to come down to Deal for a few beers, the lads would get the twat pissed, (53 Club) and he`d end up stoney broke at the end of the night, reckoned he was the muts nuts, but at the end of the day, he was just a jerk

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Sticky Blue wrote: Flo, you missed Beastmaster 1st Class (Distingushed Pass with honours
Stix he could beast me anyday............but dont tell jed that i said that!! :D

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bootneck wrote:Stix, don`t know if you remember, but lewis collins used to come down to Deal for a few beers, the lads would get the twat pissed, (53 Club) and he`d end up stoney broke at the end of the night, reckoned he was the muts nuts, but at the end of the day, he was just a jerk
He used to come down to aldershot(1 para) along with the boxer John Conteh
Ex RE 1986 till 1997

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#21 Post by Tab »

Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan where in the RA but never the Para's Section of it. Also Bob Monkhouse was not in the Para's.

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#22 Post by GARRYOWEN »

I think Chay Blythe was in the paras as well.
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#23 Post by andrew_s »

The bloke who played Alf Garnet was in the RA at the same time as Milligan and Secombe.
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#24 Post by flo »

oooh and there was him that sailed the boat, you know the one with the catamaran and things. :roll: - pete goss.

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I, flo that was Captain Blythe

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#26 Post by GARRYOWEN »

There was another chap his second name was McClean he was another sailor and Ex Para I think he came from the Irish Republic some where.
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#28 Post by flo »

Your right, thats who i meant.

Slap on the wrist for being crap at sport. :-?

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#29 Post by Boxingmad »

Here's one...

Trevor Reece-Jones, Diana's bodyguard and only survivor of the 1997 Paris crash. He is ex-Parachute Regiment.

Apparently he is working out in Iraq now.
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#30 Post by CheesePossessed »

TJD wrote:
Sticky Blue wrote:
Denise Lewis was an Army PTI, imagine getting extra PT off her! "Right lads, keep up with me..." 10 miles later and she stops!
Sticky, don't you mean Kelly Holmes :lol: Seem to recall she spent time at Aldershot training some of the Para Courses prior to leaving the Army - now that must have hurt......!
No she didn't. She was the PTI for the Duchess of Kent Barracks i.e all the lezzers!!

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