Field Gunnery ca.1900:

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  1. Seaweed

    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

  2. Seadog

    Seadog War Hero Moderator

    Anyone else notice finknottle in the clip?
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  3. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Makes you think - re-enacting a gun drill as a competitive sport only a year after it was done in action.

    That would be the equivalent of Royal and the Paras having a commemorative yomp/tab competition from Port San Carlos to
    Port Stanley from 1983 onward. Or, the RAF seeing how fast they can get pissed in a hotel in Italy each year, to commemorate Air Ops Libya.
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  4. I think I saw (granny) loafing by the Drill Shed.
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  5. tiddlyoggy

    tiddlyoggy War Hero Book Reviewer

    Good to see that the Whale Island drill shed has been modernised so many times since then, it's unrecognisable these days.........
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  6. I think Royal was quite keen on re-enacting their "Wings of the Apache" stunt but the RAF regt complained it was making them look bad, since wing walking went out with the Swordfish...
  7. (granny)

    (granny) Book Reviewer

    Well spotted that man....was it the gaiters that gave me away?
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  8. tiddlyoggy

    tiddlyoggy War Hero Book Reviewer

    No, the only man with a Zimmer frame in 1900 was the key! ^_~
  9. Seaweed

    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

    Now send him round the Island with a 4" brick for company.
  10. (granny)

    (granny) Book Reviewer


    Hang on a bit whilst I catch my breath....!! :D
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  11. When Granny says "old ships", he means the Victory......

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