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(@bedsnherts)
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Battalion has chosen to promote the following private soldiers to the rank of Corporal:

Step forward Pte. Wladek and Pte. Angel

Your roles as section leaders will be outlined in due course.

Carry on.

Cpt. C.F.P. Featherstonehaugh
1 Bt, Herts Regt.

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Topic starter Posted : 18/04/2011 11:36 am
Boshman
(@boshman)
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Who's going to be leading your Sapper section Martin?

They will need steady nerves AND steady hands!

Special equipment for role;
Wire cutters
Lighter
Spare underpants

“I wanted to come to the Volga at a specific location at a specific city. By chance it carries the name of Stalin himself. So don’t think I marched there for this reason – it could carry another name – but because there is a very important goal... this goal I wanted to take – and you know – we are very modest, we have it already."
Adolf Hitler, November 1942

"Comrades, Red Army men, commanders and political workers, men and women guerrillas! It is on your perseverance, staunchness, fighting skill and readiness to discharge your duty to the country that the defeat of the German-fascist army and the liberation of the Soviet land from the Hitlerite invaders depend! We can and must clear the Soviet land of Hitlerite vermin."
Joseph Stalin, November 1942

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Posted : 18/04/2011 12:37 pm
Hänschen klein
(@hanschen-klein)
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Who's going to be leading your Sapper section Martin?

They will need steady nerves AND steady hands!

Special equipment for role;
Wire cutters
Lighter
Spare underpants

And having serverd in Britains Finest does anyone remember Izola. Spare underpants not required you just push it around with the Toilet paper in the ration pack and count the sores afterwards





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Posted : 18/04/2011 2:48 pm
MartinR
(@martinr)
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Step forward Pte. Wladek and Pte. Angel

Now we know who to shoot first :)

Cheers
Martin

"Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" Helmuth von Moltke
Toys: AGM MP40, Cyma M1A1, TM M14/G43/SVT40, TM VSR/K98, SnS No. 4, ASG Sten, Ppsh.

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Posted : 18/04/2011 3:04 pm
Boshman
(@boshman)
Noble Member

Who's going to be leading your Sapper section Martin?

They will need steady nerves AND steady hands!

Special equipment for role;
Wire cutters
Lighter
Spare underpants

congrats guys on your promotions

why the spare under crackers is there something us new ww2 boys dont know

Well, defusing ordnance is a tricky business, you never know when something might suddenly go BANG!

“I wanted to come to the Volga at a specific location at a specific city. By chance it carries the name of Stalin himself. So don’t think I marched there for this reason – it could carry another name – but because there is a very important goal... this goal I wanted to take – and you know – we are very modest, we have it already."
Adolf Hitler, November 1942

"Comrades, Red Army men, commanders and political workers, men and women guerrillas! It is on your perseverance, staunchness, fighting skill and readiness to discharge your duty to the country that the defeat of the German-fascist army and the liberation of the Soviet land from the Hitlerite invaders depend! We can and must clear the Soviet land of Hitlerite vermin."
Joseph Stalin, November 1942

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Posted : 18/04/2011 3:19 pm
(@wladek)
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Battalion has chosen to promote the following private soldiers to the rank of Corporal:

Step forward Pte. Wladek and Pte. Angel

Your roles as section leaders will be outlined in due course.

Carry on.

Cpt. C.F.P. Featherstonehaugh
1 Bt, Herts Regt.

Aww, thankyou sir, that's really jolly good of you.

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Posted : 18/04/2011 6:01 pm
(@bedsnherts)
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Pte. Barrie is hereby promoted to Platoon Sergeant.

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Topic starter Posted : 06/05/2011 11:09 am
Steiner
(@steiner_1609088194)
Illustrious Member

Am I correct in assuming both promotions are on an acting, unpaid basis?


You've got nothing to ein, zwei, drei, vier

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Posted : 06/05/2011 11:55 am
(@bedsnherts)
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Am I correct in assuming both promotions are on an acting, unpaid basis?

In the unlikely event of any NCO living long enough to draw pay.....yes.

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Topic starter Posted : 06/05/2011 1:04 pm
(@wladek)
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This is not starting to sound good... in fact it is starting to sound positively bad!

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Posted : 06/05/2011 1:06 pm
Steiner
(@steiner_1609088194)
Illustrious Member

Unfortunately, Pte Angel did not want the promotion, so is currently undergoing Field Punishment Number 1. The British Army always gives you a choice.


You've got nothing to ein, zwei, drei, vier

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Posted : 06/05/2011 1:16 pm
(@bedsnherts)
Famed Member

The British Army always gives you a choice.

Quite right. How does the saying go? "The Army can't make you do anything - but it can make you wish you had".

A high rate of attrition amongst ORs is a sacrifice I'm willing to make on your behalf.

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Topic starter Posted : 06/05/2011 1:21 pm
MartinR
(@martinr)
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so is currently undergoing Field Punishment Number 1

IIRC FP No.1 was abolished in the 1920s, however if you want to do it, go ahead.

When the war is over we shall consult the list, and try you for war crimes :)

Cheers
Martin

"Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" Helmuth von Moltke
Toys: AGM MP40, Cyma M1A1, TM M14/G43/SVT40, TM VSR/K98, SnS No. 4, ASG Sten, Ppsh.

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Posted : 06/05/2011 2:12 pm
Steiner
(@steiner_1609088194)
Illustrious Member

You're making the incorrect assumption that you will win the war, Jerry.

(I tell you, this MP kit is making me really nasty! )


You've got nothing to ein, zwei, drei, vier

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Posted : 06/05/2011 3:16 pm
rifleman6925
(@rifleman6925)
Prominent Member

If this is the rate at which the Brits promote their NCO's & SNCO's before battle, I look so forward in helping them choose further "field promotions" during battle courtesy of my MG42

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Posted : 06/05/2011 3:37 pm
MartinR
(@martinr)
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You're making the incorrect assumption that you will win the war, Jerry.

Our final victory is inevitable, that nice Mr Hitler said so.

Cheers
Martin

"Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" Helmuth von Moltke
Toys: AGM MP40, Cyma M1A1, TM M14/G43/SVT40, TM VSR/K98, SnS No. 4, ASG Sten, Ppsh.

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Posted : 07/05/2011 2:31 pm
Steiner
(@steiner_1609088194)
Illustrious Member

Due to his excellent marksmanship, Cpl (acting, unpaid) Quinn is now to lead a Bren team, and has therefore been demoted to Private.

Cpl (acting, unpaid) Lipton will be the second section leader.


You've got nothing to ein, zwei, drei, vier

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Posted : 18/05/2011 3:37 pm
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