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Post any pictures of your time at CH, or pictures of people/places at CH now - what's changed over the past years? What's good/what's bad?

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Post by ben ashton » Sat Nov 18, 2006 8:19 pm

sorry, photos were on photobucket, and are now not! Ben
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Post by blondie95 » Wed Nov 22, 2006 9:57 pm

I never did see the interest in lying around with a gun to pretend to shot things :?

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Post by englishangel » Thu Nov 23, 2006 12:46 am

It's mainly a 'boy' thing I think, though I do know a few friends of my son who do both ACF and airsofting (see 'Olympic petition' forum.
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Post by ben ashton » Thu Nov 23, 2006 11:50 am

blondie95 wrote:I never did see the interest in lying around with a gun to pretend to shot things :?
We did shoot things. called targets. And if you were me, won a medal for doing so!
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Post by J.R. » Thu Nov 23, 2006 12:39 pm

blondie95 wrote:I never did see the interest in lying around with a gun to pretend to shot things :?
So no interest in lying around at all, then Amy ??

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Post by cj » Thu Nov 23, 2006 4:38 pm

I did CCF on my UF and GE and loved doing the shooting. I was very good at stripping, cleaning and reassembling those ancient things we used. Didn't much like the being shouted at, gallumphing around assault courses or night exercises with aforementioned thunderflashes (I'm sure that set off my 'nerves'!) though, but shooting and drill was ok.
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Post by J.R. » Thu Nov 23, 2006 4:56 pm

cj wrote:I did CCF on my UF and GE and loved doing the shooting. I was very good at stripping, cleaning and reassembling those ancient things we used. Didn't much like the being shouted at, gallumphing around assault courses or night exercises with aforementioned thunderflashes (I'm sure that set off my 'nerves'!) though, but shooting and drill was ok.
You must have had the same R.S.M. I had, though I didn't really see him as that old ! :oops:

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Post by blondie95 » Thu Nov 23, 2006 8:58 pm

J.R. wrote:
blondie95 wrote:I never did see the interest in lying around with a gun to pretend to shot things :?
So no interest in lying around at all, then Amy ??

I await DBTS's response with baited breath !
well, thats not me writing clearly but J.R mis reading! I don't like the idea of lying around in mud and cold weather at night etc, pretending to shoot at things!

Other lying around well it depends......

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Post by englishangel » Thu Nov 23, 2006 10:41 pm

My son was an army cadet and his troop(?) won the summer camp drill competition under a female Sergeant
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Post by cj » Thu Nov 23, 2006 10:57 pm

J.R. wrote:
cj wrote:I did CCF on my UF and GE and loved doing the shooting. I was very good at stripping, cleaning and reassembling those ancient things we used. Didn't much like the being shouted at, gallumphing around assault courses or night exercises with aforementioned thunderflashes (I'm sure that set off my 'nerves'!) though, but shooting and drill was ok.
You must have had the same R.S.M. I had, though I didn't really see him as that old ! :oops:

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I've just barfed in my bedtime horlicks at the thought of that. :vom:
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Post by J.R. » Fri Nov 24, 2006 11:46 am

englishangel wrote:My son was an army cadet and his troop(?) won the summer camp drill competition under a female Sergeant
Think about that statement VERY carefully, Mary !
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Post by DavebytheSea » Mon Nov 27, 2006 12:44 pm

blondie95 wrote:
J.R. wrote:
blondie95 wrote:I never did see the interest in lying around with a gun to pretend to shot things :?
So no interest in lying around at all, then Amy ??

I await DBTS's response with baited breath !
well, thats not me writing clearly but J.R mis reading! I don't like the idea of lying around in mud and cold weather at night etc, pretending to shoot at things!

Other lying around well it depends......
...... on ....?

.... the weather, perhaps?
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Post by DavebytheSea » Mon Nov 27, 2006 12:45 pm

englishangel wrote:My son was an army cadet and his troop(?) won the summer camp drill competition under a female Sergeant
..... do they do piggy back drill then, these days?
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Re: CCF photos

Post by horndub » Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:59 pm

This thing about lying around with a gun as if to try to kill someone, I don't think any of us thought we'd ever have to do that. It was more a matter of hoping to get all the bullets through the same hole; a forlorn hope with a bren gun in which getting all 25 rounds anywhere on the 6" square target was an achievement. The bren would jump around uncontrollably, and the idea was to keep its bipod on the ground if possible.

One other memory I have is that by the time I got into the Air Section there was a glider, a Kirby Cadet if I remember rightly. It had a simple open frame fuselage with 'proper' fabric-covered wings and tail surfaces, was doped silver with RAF roundels, yellow trainer bands and serial number. It was held together with bolts and steel cables, and was assembled according to a set of instruction cards. It took so long to assemble that by the time it was ready it had to be dismantled again and put in its garage near the min. rifle range. I do recall however having a few slides in it, barely enough to get the feel of the air on the control surfaces. On at least one occasion we did see it get airborne for a few yards until the elastic ropes ran out of woomph. I wonder what happened to it; presumably it was Air Ministry property.

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