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  • voltigeur
    voltigeur replied to the thread Putsch 1961.
    From "hearsay" I believe that the reason the drop was cancelled, was that the Air force refused at the last moment not to go though with...
  • jonny
    jonny replied to the thread Putsch 1961.
    And the 1ere REP were singing Edit Piaff as they were kicked out of their camp at Zeralda after the end of the Putch:
  • jonny
    canukroyal, Never a truer word. I was fortunate to have served in the ranks prior to my commission. I freely admit that I was nursed as...
  • dusaboss
    dusaboss rated jonny's post
    in the thread Putsch 1961.
    Ahem, not often mentioned was that 2REP was also participating in the 1961 Putch. I was at the airport in Phillippeville in April 1961...
  • jonny
    I can speak to this from the Officer side of the house having been a 'young Lt' before. Often the things that we want out of young...
  • dusaboss
    Am sure that we only know what De Gaulle wanted us, you, them and the others to know. A blank is a blank.
  • dusaboss
    dusaboss rated voltigeur's post
    in the thread Old vs young.
    Only magazines, we were issued four that held 10 bullets each.
  • dusaboss
    dusaboss rated jonny's post
    in the thread Old vs young.
    Snafu, from best of my memory, the MAS 49 was issued with magazines only, while the MAS 36, of course, had only stripper clips at 5...
  • voltigeur
    voltigeur rated Chas's post
    in the thread Old vs young.
    Some of us including Joseph Cosgrove have been at the sharp end and experienced the whiff of grape shot. We prefer not to make a song...
  • voltigeur
    voltigeur replied to the thread Old vs young.
    Only magazines, we were issued four that held 10 bullets each.
  • jonny
    jonny replied to the thread Putsch 1961.
    Ahem, not often mentioned was that 2REP was also participating in the 1961 Putch. I was at the airport in Phillippeville in April 1961...
  • dusaboss
    I can't say I got any feed back for what happened to either uniform but I know that he always had beer hidden around the camp for him...
  • jonny
    Hmmm allergy- Hungary rings a bell in my head. Do you ever ask yourself why did allergies skyrocket in last 20 y? I did, and only...
  • Joseph Cosgrove
    I can't say I got any feed back for what happened to either uniform but I know that he always had beer hidden around the camp for him...
  • jonny
    jonny replied to the thread Old vs young.
    Snafu, from best of my memory, the MAS 49 was issued with magazines only, while the MAS 36, of course, had only stripper clips at 5...

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