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  1. My Falklands Story Part 12: When I disobey a direct order!

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    Part 12: When I disobey a direct order!<o></o>
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    We received some wounded Bootnecks in one morning, which had all been injured in the same incident. They had been put down on one side of a hill & told there were no friendlies in the area, they were ordered to shoot first & ask questions later. The weather was bad & as they got themselves sorted out & a brew on, one of them was sent to the ridge to check out what was going on,
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  2. My Falklands Story Part 11: This one's for Tippex!

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    I appreciate all those who are taking the time to read my story but especially those who make a few supportive comments, as that has helped me carry on. Anyone one making a comment to this thread (EVEN JUST +1 or smilie) will be eligable to enter an cigar action next week. Enjoy.

    Part 11: 23rd - 25th May: The Darkest Days

    23rd May: Antelope was hit by an Argentine 1000lb bomb that failed to explode. This was due to the bombs being released so low (as the Argentine planes
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  3. My Falklands Story Part 10: SAS v SBS

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    Part 10 SAS v SBS (subtitled: When the Sh*t’s incoming , hit the dirt & don’t stick your out!)<o></o>
    The SBS were involved in operations on the Falklands for three weeks before the main landings, as well as being involved in the re-taking of South Georgia. There was only one SBS killed during this conflict, Sergeant Ian ‘Kiwi’ Hunt, after he strayed into SAS patch & became a Blue on Blue casualty.
    The SAS had their blackest day on the 19th May, a
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  4. My Falklands Story Part 9B: Seaview Ward

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    Part 9B: Working on Seaview Ward.<o></o>
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    We had a couple of very vocal Para’s who lay in bed bitching about everyone & everything. One of them I particularly disliked after he first threatened an Argentine conscript & said he was going to get him one night & cut his throat. I had to reassure the conscript this Para couldn’t get out of bed if he wanted too with his injuries & pointed out to the Para that the conscript was mobile
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  5. My Falklands Story Part 9A: Seaview Ward

    [QUOTE=Simon Bolivar;174439]Part 9: Working on Seaview Ward.<o></o>

    Seaview Ward was just below the flight Deck & it had full glass windows around the curved stern bulkhead, hence the name – Seaview. Well the first thing we did was cover all the windows up, to prevent any injuries from flying glass if we were attacked so No View ward would have been more accurate.
    When the Narwhale prisoners/patients were discharged via the small ships to Montevideo, I was ...
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