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3BadgeMarine
09-13-06, 08:50 AM
Hi All,After being AWOL for a few months I decided to get my feet back on the deck.
Last week end 9/10th of September was the Reunion of the Royal Marines Association 'the gathering of the old and bold' its a yearly event held at the Commando Training Centre.I just thought you may like to see a few photographs of the reunion.
http://img61.photobucket.com/albums/v187/bootneck54/PIC_0040.jpg
The two ancient ones left 3badge and 'Oppo'
http://img61.photobucket.com/albums/v187/bootneck54/kingssqd.jpg
This is the 'Kings Squad' who will be passing for duty 15/9/06 and joining their units.

Meeting with a few old friends.
http://img61.photobucket.com/albums/v187/bootneck54/parade.jpg
Parade of some of the veterans with the association colours
Aye jr

3BadgeMarine
09-13-06, 09:04 AM
http://img61.photobucket.com/albums/v187/bootneck54/blessing.jpg

yellowwing
09-13-06, 09:09 AM
Outstanding! That look in the eyes from you and 'Oppo' says you still got plenty of 'Dig out' left in you! :)

MillRatUSMC
09-13-06, 09:11 AM
http://www.kmike.com/KWjpg/marine8.jpg
Korea 1950-1953

http://www.rt66.com/~korteng/SmallArms/41RMCpub.htm

Seeing that this web page is from 41 Royal Marine Corps.
I wonder if you have seen this web page before?
It shows our service together in that distant land.
As we are now serving in another distant land.
May we always serve as brother in arms.

Osotogary
09-13-06, 09:32 AM
Terrific photographs, 3BadgeMarine. I'll echo Yellowwing's sentiment- you both look like you still have a lot of starch left in your lapels. Good work. The best to you.
Gary

Andy O
09-30-06, 07:11 PM
I was wondering where you had got to old soldier, (Jim), and I found you in here. I have not been on this site for a long time, but will drop in more regularly.

No Tanganyika stories, or horse stories out of school now Jim. Would not want our cousins to get the wrong impression of us. ;)

Andy O.

3BadgeMarine
09-30-06, 08:53 PM
:thumbup: G-Day Sgt Major,Nice to see you aboard,I'll keep quite about your Tanganyika exploits,But no doubt our cousins would like to hear of your daring do in that far off corner of what used to be the Empire:( ,And as for the Horse of a certain Cavalry regiment it will remain anonymous.Welcome Aboard this fine site Andy.Aye jr:cool:

yellowwing
10-01-06, 08:48 AM
Welcome aboard Andy O! Do tell, do tell! We are always up for a good Sea Tale, especially if they are the sorts that are true!

Andy O
10-01-06, 12:17 PM
Just don't believe 3BadgeMarine if he talks about Tanganyika silver or horse steaks served in the sergeants mess in Aden.

Andy O.;)

3BadgeMarine
10-01-06, 01:04 PM
:beer: Neigh! Sgt Major your secret is safe with me? how much did you get for the silver!,The heavy weapons branch well known for its devious dealings and excelllent steak 'did I say steak' sandwiches. Hell Sgt Major the gatlins jammed again.I'm orf Col Saunders is calling got a bucket full of Kentucky Fried....cheers Ya'll.Aye jr.:D

Andy O
10-01-06, 01:23 PM
Ask our dear friend who now grows roses Jim. I was only into nice new woolen blankets which I sold to the married fads.

Andy O.:nerd:

Andy O
10-01-06, 04:15 PM
http://www.kmike.com/KWjpg/marine8.jpg
Korea 1950-1953

http://www.rt66.com/~korteng/SmallArms/41RMCpub.htm

Seeing that this web page is from 41 Royal Marine Corps.
I wonder if you have seen this web page before?
It shows our service together in that distant land.
As we are now serving in another distant land.
May we always serve as brother in arms.

I don't wish to hijack the thread, but we had a short discussion about 41 Independant Commando on the Once a Marine site. I was fortunate enough to be trained on heavy weapons by two sergeants from that unit, Cyril Blackman and Fred Hayhurst, (author of green berets in Korea). I believe that Fred is the Vice President of the Chosin Association. Both Fred and Cyril are still going strong.

Andy O.

greensideout
10-01-06, 08:42 PM
Good to see you back 3BadgeMarine! Great photos, the troops look sharp! You look great too. Not as young as '62 on Mendora but what the hey. ;)

3BadgeMarine
10-02-06, 06:38 AM
:beer: greensideout good buddy,1962 a good year,good friends good memories,Mendora Island the food made a change from rat packs,the beer San Mig!,I would have thought by now that Wal Mart would have tested the UK taste buds by importing some of that panther P**s into our local super market it would certainly bring out the good times.All the best old buddy Semper Fidelis,Per Mare Per Terram a unbeatable combination,Aye JR;)