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IWM Duxford trip.

Article about: by Little Mermaid Here is a photo of something very unique. That's not unique....., he's noted on the forum for his love of all clothing the colour of 'Hearing Aid Beige'....

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    A few guns in the Para Museum.....
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    Gun crazy

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    Interesting to see the Artillery LPO8 with snail drum trommel. I know that these had a following in British Special Forces, check out the RM Commando below, was that one used by the Para's or just a bit of war booty do you know?
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    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    A few random pics from the U.S. hangar......
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    Quote by Adrian View Post
    Apparently poor Bing was a little reluctant to jump over Normandy because the sounds of battle put him off the job so he had to be 'helped' out the door.......
    Not the first one mate , thats why the APJI's and PJI's have large feet !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Quote by big ned View Post
    Interesting to see the Artillery LPO8 with snail drum trommel. I know that these had a following in British Special Forces, check out the RM Commando below, was that one used by the Para's or just a bit of war booty do you know?
    Not sure Ned, I got the feeling from the captured weapons they were war booty as opposed to used. The LP08 looked in remarkably good condition to have been used very much. Great piece of kit though.

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    Quote by Adrian View Post
    Not sure Ned, I got the feeling from the captured weapons they were war booty as opposed to used. The LP08 looked in remarkably good condition to have been used very much. Great piece of kit though.
    Yeah, you're probably right looking at some of the other kit there like the Iraqi manufactured Al Kadesiah sniper rifle. It's similar to the Russian Dragunov SVD but features a stamped steel receiver. No parts are interchangable with the Drag.

    You often see these displayed as 'Saddam's personal gold plated sniper rifle', but in reality there were hundreds, if not thousands of these floating around.

    I know that 1 Para had one in their 'interest room' at Dover a few years back. Actually it may be the same one when you get thinking about it!
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    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Quote by big ned View Post
    Yeah, you're probably right looking at some of the other kit there like the Iraqi manufactured Al Kadesiah sniper rifle. It's similar to the Russian Dragunov SVD but features a stamped steel receiver. No parts are interchangable with the Drag.

    You often see these displayed as 'Saddam's personal gold plated sniper rifle', but in reality there were hundreds, if not thousands of these floating around.

    I know that 1 Para had one in their 'interest room' at Dover a few years back. Actually it may be the same one when you get thinking about it!
    Quite possibly, it was fairground quality plating. Nothing spectacular on close inspection.

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