While I remember

Discussion in 'Veteran Accounts' started by Ron Goldstein, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Just had a trip down memory lane !!!

    Did a bit of GOOGLING and found loads of YOUTUBE videos dealing with the 19 Set, the Army wireless set that I used the whole time I served in HM Forces.

    The identical set was used both in my Light Ack Ack days AND in the 4th QOH

    It's just amazing what you can find on the internet today !

  2. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    I looked in vain to see if I had mentioned this particular video before but couldn't find anything.
    Accepting completely that a clever clog such as Owen might immediately find my previous posting I think that it's message is so clear that it's worth repeating.

    I give the link here:

    It's simply how to get up from the floor if you've slipped or fallen and , if , like me, your not at your best.

    Enjoy !

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  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Having decided with a workmate that we're both now officially at the 'oof' on sitting/standing/climbing trees stage, I shall share this with him for future reference. He's a few years older than I, so likely to need it more. :unsure:
  4. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    As I've mentioned (many-a-time !) my short term memory is completely useless these days and I struggle to remember anything I have not written down.

    Conversely, I can still remember, vividly, things I wrote about during WW2 and yesterday I was reminded of this whilst re-reading "I was Churchill's Colonel" Antony Barne (beautifully presented by his grandson Charles, one of our members) but it is exceedingly good to have my memory of events confirmed in any way.

    The following tells it all, note particularly the reference to my Sqdrn. Leader..............

    First, my diary entry for 23rd/24th April 1945.

    Tuesday 24th. Flap in the night & we moved off at 2 am. Sqdrn Leader was blotto & consequently net was lively. Made sweep of Ferrara suburbs. Busty smashes door in.

    and secondly:

    Excerpt from book: Barne, Anthony. Churchill's Colonel (Kindle Locations 6065-6067). Pen and Sword Military. Kindle Edition.

    Monday 23rd April 1945 Jim S and I leave early to visit C Squadron as the rest of the regiment is doing nothing up here. I travel 135 miles in my search for crossings over the Reno and looking for ‘C’. Everywhere bridges are blown and no one seems to have a clue. Meet up after lunch with C Squadron’s echelon but fail to meet Jim F. They’ve gone on too far and the traffic is frightful. I doubt I’d get back even if I’d struggled against it all night. Get home at 6pm very weary and dusty. The mess has come up and we are very comfortable and cheerful. At 9pm we are ordered to be at 2 hours’ notice. Send for Paddy who comes in rather drunk. I keep my temper but am a little annoyed. There will be time to drink later on. This is not the moment.

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