Bad things you didnt get caught doing (Sausage in Communion)

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Re: Bad things you didnt get caught doing (Sausage in Communion)

Post by J.R. » Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:09 pm

I used to love Field Day. The good old C.C.F.

The night exercises, usually down at Amberley were great fun too.

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Post by gma » Sat Oct 24, 2009 6:42 pm

I am delighted to find out that it wasn't just me but, clearly, I was either not so good at hiding these misdemeaners or Iwas too noisy when doing them as I was the expellee!! :lol: Bizarrely, I too, look back on my time at Hertford with fondness although there were plenty of episodes that made me utterly miserable, somehow I got through. The best part tho' is this forum as there is so much that I had forgotten and so much more that I never knew!!
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Post by huntertitus » Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:20 pm

They say schooldays are the best in your life. I remember old buffers giving speeches on the subject while I was at CH. I scoffed at the idea then and I scoff at it now. I too have extremely mixed feelings about school. It gave me so much but like the last post it was sometimes a miserable experience, and sometimes beautiful. I would say the best days in one's life are more likely to be the first year of one's marriage.

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Post by postwarblue » Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:33 pm

Ah, yes, Field Day. One in a brickfield somewhere with all the potatoes used up as missiles. Field day stew, everyone bring a can of something and chuck it in (opened before you ask). Pumping a primus to make it go - a thin fountain of fuel shot out an duop and soaked all the bread. Escaped to the RAF section where life was more civilised and had content more intellectual than the lying load on a pile of worm casts.
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Post by englishangel » Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:18 pm

postwarblue wrote:Ah, yes, Field Day. One in a brickfield somewhere with all the potatoes used up as missiles. Field day stew, everyone bring a can of something and chuck it in (opened before you ask). Pumping a primus to make it go - a thin fountain of fuel shot out an duop and soaked all the bread. Escaped to the RAF section where life was more civilised and had content more intellectual than the lying load on a pile of worm casts.
In the 'Help for Heroes' cookbook there is a dish somewhat like this, it has hot chocolate and all sorts in it.
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Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:37 pm

I have been following this Topic with amazement ! :shock:

We must have been little (And bigger) Angels, in comparison ! --- A hard-boiled egg, under the Eagle Lectern !
The only exploits I remember, was a chap (Name forgotton !) who pranced across the Altar in Chapel --- Naked !

He got outside to an accomplice who had, ready, a Housey coat, and yellow stockings, he was never caught !

I know that he eventually died --- I believe in the Sicker, a great loss to Society !
I don't suppose anybody on this Forum remembers him ----- we are, of course, getting fewer !!! :lol:

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Post by LongGone » Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:16 am

postwarblue wrote:Ah, yes, Field Day. One in a brickfield somewhere with all the potatoes used up as missiles. Field day stew, everyone bring a can of something and chuck it in (opened before you ask). Pumping a primus to make it go - a thin fountain of fuel shot out an duop and soaked all the bread. Escaped to the RAF section where life was more civilised and had content more intellectual than the lying load on a pile of worm casts.
Ah yes

The original meal of provided rations and a can of something from each squad member all mixed and cooked together, then: the same (uncleaned) pot used to cook 'desert' of rice pudding and then used again (uncleaned) to make compo tea with bits of the two other courses floating around in the billy can. Gourmet cooking at its best.
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Post by englishangel » Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:19 am

englishangel wrote:In the 'Help for Heroes' cookbook there is a dish somewhat like this, it has hot chocolate and all sorts in it.
The Nimrod MR2 Honkers Stew

2 tins compo stewed steak
1 tin compo sausages
1 large tin compo baked beans
1 large tin compo boiled new potatoes
1 tin compo carrots
1 tin compo pear halves in syrup
sliced white bread
2 tsp medium curry powder
1/2 cup strong black coffee
tomato ketchup
salt and pepper to taste (!!!!)
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Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:23 pm

I can only assume that "Field Day" was intended to inure Cadets, to possible Military Food !

Actually,--- I found the Army food, quite acceptable, both when I was a Guardsman, and also later, when I rose to the LESSER rank of A/Major !!!! :oops:

The Army Catering Corps were pretty good, even under some "Challenging" conditions !

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Post by Richard Ruck » Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:43 pm

NEILL THE NOTORIOUS wrote:Actually,--- I found the Army food, quite acceptable,
I'm sure you did, after CH......

Actually, while I was at CH I was released for a couple of days to attend a 'test-in-advance' at the Officers and Aircrew Selection Centre at RAF Biggin Hill. The food there was superb, compared to school fodder.
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Post by J.R. » Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:49 pm

Richard Ruck wrote:
NEILL THE NOTORIOUS wrote:Actually,--- I found the Army food, quite acceptable,
I'm sure you did, after CH......

Actually, while I was at CH I was released for a couple of days to attend a 'test-in-advance' at the Officers and Aircrew Selection Centre at RAF Biggin Hill. The food there was superb, compared to school fodder.

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Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:18 pm

We once fried an Egg, on the bonnet of a Jeep, near a place called GHAT -- the Geographical Centre of the Sahara -----

Oh my Gourmet experiences !!!! :lol:

( You wouldn't want to know about Fried Locust and Sheep's eyes !! :oops: )

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Post by michael scuffil » Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:53 pm

huntertitus wrote:They say schooldays are the best in your life. I remember old buffers giving speeches on the subject while I was at CH. I scoffed at the idea then and I scoff at it now. I too have extremely mixed feelings about school. It gave me so much but like the last post it was sometimes a miserable experience, and sometimes beautiful. I would say the best days in one's life are more likely to be the first year of one's marriage.
This is very pessimistic. With one or two (or maybe six or seven, but no more) exceptions I think every year since I left university has been better than the one before.
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Post by huntertitus » Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:32 pm

That means that you agree with me and therefore I was NOT being pessimistic, just truthful

please don't think I feel totally bad about schooldays - they gave me a lot of joy

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Post by michael scuffil » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:48 am

huntertitus wrote:That means that you agree with me and therefore I was NOT being pessimistic, just truthful

please don't think I feel totally bad about schooldays - they gave me a lot of joy
I was saying that I am happier in the 40th year of marriage than I was in the first, insofar as my memory serves. You were suggesting to the young that marriage is a long journey downhill. That's what I meant about being pessimistic. As for those who say that their schooldays were the happiest of their lives, I can only say it suggests that their education, which was to prepare them for life, must have been a failure.
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