How many non-footie fans believed this?
Encouraging start, well done boys! #englandworldcup
So a little update; my ex-Army, 109, 66 series 2a is now stripped to the chassis.Took much longer than expected. Will be sent to get blasted and galvanised then rebuild begins. Need to decide on what livery & paint that’s relevant to that era of service, assuming it was BAOR??
Bored, in the block, what else to do in the evening?? Good to see some things never change!
First trip to the beach and first dip in the sea! Babies, sand and sea water don’t mix!
Gurkhas...if you are the enemy they'll cut your face off, if you are the sea they'll play like puppies. twitter.com/ForcesNews/sta…
When you’re physically suppressed and become a sofa lizard what better to watch than Delta Force!
had better be good, I’ve got high expectations! Let’s face it, we are all going to go and see it! #greatballsoffire
Not an ideal situation..hello to crutches my old friend.After walking about for a few days it really started to bloody hurt so thought I would get my foot checked out.The foot is definitely broken, but the man isn’t.💪#stillcombateffective
Working on the landrover, decided to drop out the last remaining fuel tank. So, I undone the 2nd to last bolt knowing there was one remaining. Unfortunately there was no nut on it......bugger!
After a long day installing new lights and fixing lots of snags it’s finally done and ready for summer!
Charles Keating,Navy Seal’s. Unfortunately KIA Iraq 2016. “Killed in a hail of gunfire” & awarded the Silver Star. He also leaves behind the most ‘alleyest’ warfighter picture ever. #herocigar
Huge congratulations to the Duke & Duchess of Sussex 🇬🇧🇺🇸🇬�N2TqNJ8XSb
To the moaners out there:
For those wanting high quality #FacilitiesManagement
people get in touch with Ian from Black Cat Recruitment - highly professional and diligent. twitter.com/blackcatrec/st…
Some friends and I (7 total) are wanting a venue to exclusively fish in France, Aug/Sep 2019 for a week. Any suggestions or contacts would be great? @TotalCarpMag @carpology @CarpworldMag
Breaking in to the week #poachers
Whatever your #commute
have a great week
#MondayMorning #MondayMotivaton @ForcesRadioCY
“I know you’re watching me and I’m no longer tired so if I’m awake so are you”
As Helen is away, It’s just me and Sofia tonight. We’ve been shopping - purchased some clothes for Sofia (not too sure if the wife will approve of my taste)fed, 2 x explosive nappies = me retching, playtime and shortly bath time then hopefully.......sleep👶�td
Major Lidderdale,REME.1943, the Tiger Tank was causing carnage v Allied tanks.On orders from PM, Maj L assembled a team to capture a Tiger Tank & bring back to UK for inspection.In
Tunisia,a Tiger was spotted,killed the dismounted crew and drove it on a waiting ship.
NEWS: Lieutenant General Mark Carleton-Smith appointed new Chief of the General Staff. He will take over as head of the @BritishArmy
in June ow.ly/J9yA30jUklk
It’s been a long time, squeezing in the odd hour here and there but finally made enough progress in revamping to take a worthy photo. Just need to connect water to the kitchen and soften the edges with outdoor lights. #readyforsummer
This is from the 90’s, probably the most dangerous driving I’ve ever seen: 170 MPH R1 Vs Porsche youtu.be/8jt5dj-keAs
I don’t get much mail these days, everything is online so was quite excited to see a letter on the door mat this morning! Fair enough, don’t speed!
Staff Sgt Jim Prescott, CGM,RE.Defusing an unexploded bomb in HMS Antelope.3 attempts at withdrawing the fuse failed.Fourth attempt by a small explosive charge detonated the bomb which killed SSGT Prescott & wounding WO Phillips. SSGT Prescott awarded Conspicuous Gallantry Medal.
Best thing I ever did and now on the ‘other side’ couldn’t ever go back.
Lt Thomas Wilkinson,VC,Royal Navy.HMS Li Wo patrolling Java Sea.Enemy convoys sighted,despite being a small ship he was going to attack and inflict damage.Engaged a cruiser for 1 hr, took a direct hit.Ordered crew to abandon. Lt Wilkinson went down with his ship.
Lt Col John 'mad jack' Churchill,DSO & bar,MC & bar. He enjoyed killing, only with a bow/arrow and slayed many soldiers with his broadsword. He captured 42 Germans with just his sword! Quote -"If it wasn't for those damn Yanks,we could have kept the war going another 10 years.
St George wielding Ashkelon, his mighty sword. Happy St George’s Day.
How I’ve missed you my electronic friend! Now you’re fixed and had a service we can be together again. Your mechanical brother is going back in the garage!
My personal favorite aircraft -Blackburn Buccaneer,famous for it's ultra low level maritime strike capability,designed to deliver tactical nukes,strong as an ox & using 'ground effect' would regularly get down to 'skimming' the sea. Served on Op Granby then finally retired 1994.
Brig James Hill,DSO,MC,North Africa.Fighting German & Italians troops with tanks.Brig Hill drew his revolver,charged towards tanks,dodging fire & poked his wpn through tanks observation holes firing.His actions allowed his men to withdraw safely. He was hit 3 times & survived. 💪5
Rfn Gurung VC–1945 Burma. One man killing machine. In one day killed a sniper, then under direct enemy fire,cleared 5 enemy positions,killing with grenades & bayonets,slaying enemy as they fled with his Kukri.Took up position & repelled a counter attack. Awarded VC Oct 1945.
Lt Gen Adrian Carton de Wiart VC served in British Army in Boer War,1st & 2nd World Wars.Shot in face,head,stomach,ankle,leg,hip & ear;survived 2 plane crashes;tunnelled out of POW camp & tore off own fingers.Awarded VC,KBE,CB,CMG,DSO. Quote- "Frankly, I had enjoyed the war." 💪o
tweets what she says are the UK forces returning from their strike on #Assad
A weekend of destruction = chainsaw and sledgehammer action + 8 trips to the tip:
I was gardening and got bored so took a knee,pulled out my iPhone to see if I could recreate some of those amazing wildlife close up photos you take. I hope you’re inspired....🤥T
No point making a comment, Al nails it! twitter.com/poacher10/stat…
I had an appointment yesterday at the ENT dept for a minor issue,Peterborough City Hospital.The consultant was v good,Rosie,a nurse was absolutely brilliant, really took the time to explain and offer advice - Great patient care. @NWAngliaFT
I would buy each and every one a pint, and then another.....300 Bomber command heroes gather to open UK's tallest war memorial
Operation Musketoon - 10 Army Commando's & 2 SOE conducted a daring raid against Glomfjord power plant.Inserted by submarine they climbed sheer rock faces to reach the objective-charges placed & plant destroyed. Being pursued by the Germans, four men escaped,7 executed & 1 KIA.
SA80 A2 set for upgrade to A3 specification to ensure service beyond 2025; A little lighter, hard wearing coating & new brackets. The A2 version was a huge improvement on the A1 and in my opinion, with the upgrades, will continue to be one of the best assault rifles.
I get the temporary detachments,aside the Air Wing C2, why, when there is an enduring need don’t we permanently base fast jet squadrons at RAF Akrotiri?
To complete the set; Operation Black Buck - Vulcan XM607. At the time, longest range bombing mission to neutralise Port Stanley Airfield & radars- low on fuel, high on courage! success meant destroyed radars, un-serviceable runway & Mirage III were withdrawn to the mainland.
One for the Royal Navy! The painting shows HMS Campbeltown sailing on through heavy incoming. The raid on St Nazaire - widely,is regarded as the ballsiest raid & the men who took part the bravest of all time - Direct, brutal & effective!
There is nothing quite like pointy Sheffield Steel on the end of your rifle! twitter.com/BritishArmy/st…