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    Ah! Commando mags!! In the Army they were refered to as 'Officers Training Manuals'

    Nick
    I have a box crammed full of these somewhere

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    Falklands War.. that is what got me interested in the Army... After the Falklands war I was hell bent on joining & I did in 1987 to 2010..As for collecting & stuff I was on Exmoor in the 80s with my mates laden down with a tonne of kit we didn't need, digging holes & getting wet. We went camping Army style..great days..We did some mental stuff like walk 25 miles with all kit on.. all through the dark tired & muddy..How we did it at 15 years old is beyond me?..Cheers Terry.

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    My grand-dad was a serjeant-tank commander in the Grenadier Guards in WWII and a post war reservist so I was used to him "vanishing" for 2 or 3 weeks at a time for training and courses etc.
    Also, when I was growing up, (early 1960's), there was still loads of signs of the war in my home town, ruins, air-raid shelters etc.
    The war and warfare, soldiering etc was never hidden from me or my brother, consequently, I ended up doing 8 years in the TA and my brother 16 years Regular army and 2 years TA.
    I have also always had an avid interest in just about all things historical, especially military/armed forces related, regardless of era, but with a particular leaning towards WWI and II and also the Roman and Viking era's.

    Regards etc
    Ian D

    AKA: Jimpy



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    My grand-dad also got me into model making. He bought me my first model kit, an Airfix Churchill tank in OO/HO scale, I swear blind the only reason he got me it was because he was a serjeant/tank commander on one! LOL
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    W. F. Yeames - English Civil war - in reply to Ned's Painting.

    My bad - didn't read it properly.

    Cheers
    Tim

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    For me it was just being born into a military family and hearing all the stories that I've heard through the years. Now I can't wait till next year for when high school is over so that I can enlist!

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    Anybody else remember this:
    I remember being read it at primary school.
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    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    Digging up bits and pieces of WW2 in my childhood started my interest in collecting WW2 items and kickstarted my career as an archaeologist

    Jan Fast Archaeology

    Best,

    Jan
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