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Best time of year to join French Foreign Legion

Not again.......................................... :(

3 weeks in Walter Mitty by tac foley 209 Replies 19,603 Views 2 Thanks

Best time of year to join French Foreign Legion

Ah, not a career soldier then, eh?

3 weeks in Walter Mitty by tac foley 209 Replies 18,851 Views

ARW

Not in the Army that I was in, they don't. Foreigners - non-NATO, that is - paid over £250,000 to attend one of the shorter courses that we ran in the late 80s, and none of them were there to make up numbers. Getting RTU'd would have been disgraceful to them, and a cause of great concern for us a

3 weeks, 1 day in Military by tac foley 8 Replies 407 Views

Best time of year to join French Foreign Legion

All noted before, many times..... Does anybody here still believe that Mr Prophet ever intends to join?

3 weeks, 1 day in Walter Mitty by tac foley 209 Replies 18,932 Views 1 Thank

Contemplating the French foreign legion.

? Seemed to be a reasonable question to me. I spent 33 years in the British Army, and learnt to chill out a quite an early stage of my service. Thanks for the advice. However, I'm sure you won't mind if I ignore it. :rolleyes

3 weeks, 2 days in Military by tac foley 17 Replies 1,922 Views

Contemplating the French foreign legion.

In the British Army we don't beat the livin' sh*t out of people, make them stand in the 38C sun with a rifle over their heads for hours on end, put recruits in tin boxes and beat the sides, or put recruits on short rations. Apart from that, military training is pretty much the same anywhere as in a

1 month in Military by tac foley 17 Replies 1,780 Views 1 Thank

.303 Questions

Any No4 Mk2 Long Branch is better than any other No4. Opinions are like armholes, everybody has two, more or less

1 month, 1 week in Shooting by tac foley 29 Replies 726 Views

Creedmoor 150th anniversary match...

and in the end, there was only silence....................I guess that having modern rifles that shoot like lasers spoils you for having to do some REAL shooting work with a bullet that trundles along a about a third, and less - MUCH less - than a modern long-range rifle bullet. I'm disappointed

1 month, 1 week in Target Shooting by tac foley 11 Replies 388 Views

.303 Questions

Trust me, by today's prices you are doing very well. My Uncle Geoff was a sniper in the Royal Regiment of Canada, and HE had a nice Long Branch No4[T]... sigh

1 month, 1 week in Shooting by tac foley 29 Replies 747 Views 1 Thank

SK Pistol Match

That's the stuff. Selling it here in UK was problematical, as a lot of people only had 500 rounds on their ticket, and some PITA 'blurbled' that he always got about 510-15 in HIS can... Having too many rounds here in UK is as much a problem as it is in the RoI - as it's an absolute offence here, t

1 month, 1 week in Shooting by tac foley 11 Replies 218 Views 1 Thank

Meanwhile, back in the FUN corner.....

The 20mm Vulcan cannon is still in service in many front-line aircraft, for both anti-air and ground attack use, hence the switchable fire rates. As for being in the A-10 at the time of firing, all you feel is the amazing deceleration from the recoil - you hardly hear the sound at all.......the usu

1 month, 1 week in Shooting by tac foley 14 Replies 439 Views

SK Pistol Match

Greasy beyond belief

1 month, 1 week in Shooting by tac foley 11 Replies 105 Views 1 Thank

.303 Questions

I have a fine photograph of General Richard Mulcahy wearing his Navy Luger in it's low-slung holster taken in 1922. It can be found on p85 of Justin Nelson's fine and well-researched book 'Michael Collins - The Final Days'. Mine is a signed copy by Mr Nelson

1 month, 1 week in Shooting by tac foley 29 Replies 612 Views 2 Thanks

Meanwhile, back in the FUN corner.....

Back a few years to around 1990, when we had an A-10 squadron on our local base, among other things. Because I was on TDY there, I got a ride in the back seat of their trainer to Holbeach ranges on the coast here in East Anglia. So I got to hear and feel the 'panic machine' from REALLY close-up.

1 month, 1 week in Shooting by tac foley 14 Replies 372 Views 2 Thanks

Non-recreational handgun seizure....

Yup. Even I have one. But I am legally entitled to it...:D

1 month, 1 week in Shooting by tac foley 22 Replies 856 Views