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Age old questions bit of a quiz: Why did the Army do things?

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    Default Re: Age old questions bit of a quiz: Why did the Army do things?

    another question for you all
    lord raglen decided that his reg of hussars should be different from all other reg,s
    how did he achieve this

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    I knew that this would develop into an interesting subject guys!

    Lost count of the number of times I've been sent down the ranges as a recruit to check on the physical state of a Fig 11 target.........not forgetting to get "his" name and number for the records!

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    I knew that this would develop into an interesting subject guys!

    Lost count of the number of times I've been sent down the ranges as a recruit to check on the physical state of a Fig 11 target.........not forgetting to get "his" name and number for the records!
    erm dont get that enlighten me
    OK got it errr mabe im a dumb smack took a few mins and a bit of memorry hard drive LOL

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    Quote by ian View Post
    erm dont get that enlighten me
    OK got it errr mabe im a dumb smack took a few mins and a bit of memorry hard drive LOL
    Memory recall now working Ian??

    Fig 11 target.........large (man) size range target
    Fig 12 target.........small 1/2 size range target

    Otherwise known as "Big Hun" and "Little Hun" because of the similarity to the German helmet style that was on the target.

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    you forget the FIG 8 head size
    if i remember right it was 1/8 head size so snipers could practice at 100 yrds as equivelent size to 600yrds
    cheers ian

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    you forget the FIG 8 head size
    OK smartarse!!

    Now Im the one having the brain farts! LOL

    Didnt have much call for using them on GPMG-SF......the targets were all the same size at 1000yds PLUS away!

    Ian

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    Default Re: Age old questions bit of a quiz: Why did the Army do things?

    ok then
    whats an
    1157
    a G1098

    an what does QMT stand for

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    Default Re: Age old questions bit of a quiz: Why did the Army do things?

    "Army Form G1098" : this gave a list of all the kit a unit was entitled to.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Default Re: Age old questions bit of a quiz: Why did the Army do things?

    G1098 was the form used by squodron and company qms to sign out kit to you that was not personal IE
    sleeping bags ,comppasses ,watches and webbing
    it was only valid for three months and had to be renuede
    so it was hard work for sqms and cqms to run arround the sqn or comp trying to keep these up to date
    if he missed you in thery you could keep what ever you had
    BUT that was a bad idea becouse life could be made very hard for you
    cheers ian
    and having thought about it ADE
    you are right in a way becouse it was a list in a tick the box format and sign at the bottom
    so ide say 75% on that one mate
    Last edited by ian; 02-18-2010 at 11:37 AM.

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    Default Re: Age old questions bit of a quiz: Why did the Army do things?

    I can still strip down an SLR in my mind after 30 years how about that

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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