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My own war souvenirs falklands 1982

Article about: Hello again fellas, This is some of my own personal war souvenirs I brought back in 1982 from the Falklands..30 years ago..time flies. I had my 21st birthday 0n the 29th March and the Argies

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    You might know my Brother in law then

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    Nice collection !!!!
    All you need to complete it is a set of Argentinian false teeth and a kitchen sink

    (A friend of mine who also was in 2 Para got one of the Argentinian "short swords" ....((Ex -German - Solingen 1908 if I remember right).

    Gary J.

    (( Were there any jokes thrown on the way back ???? "Whose got the heaviest foot locker" etc))

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    'The Empire Strikes Back...' I was 21 at the time and in our army reserve-there was no internet, facebook or twitter (those were the days) only the BBC World service for info!

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    A fascinating collection.

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    Gary,
    There are two short swords in the photos. They were machete's but we called them Trench Swords. One is German manufacture but the more collectible of the two is the Argentine made copy.

    Who is your brother in law Dave?

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    Farrar Hockley was OC A Coy when I was in B Coy.
    I know quite a few lads in A Coy at the time let me know his name.

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    A good collection Mr Para... that was the main reason for me joining the Army was the Falklands....Thanks for sharing...Terry.

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    Thanks for sharing your pictures and memories, Para.

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    This one made me scratch my head:Argentine FAL SLR : Semi Auto Rifles at GunBroker.com

    They probably meant to write Falklands SLR not Argentine SLR -

    Although from some after accounts there was almost an Argentine assault element to that conflict - with a covert air/land attack on Leopoldo Fortunato Galtieri Castelli's residence?
    I have read it in two auto-biographys now so it must be true, lol.

    Pit.

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    This one made me scratch my head:Argentine FAL SLR : Semi Auto Rifles at GunBroker.com

    They probably meant to write Falklands SLR not Argentine SLR -

    Although from some after accounts there was almost an Argentine assault element to that conflict - with a covert air/land attack on Leopoldo Fortunato Galtieri Castelli's residence?
    I have read it in two auto-biographys now so it must be true, lol.

    Pit.
    Argentinian FALs were brought in back in the '80s. They were excellent and were very common at the time.

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