WW2 Trivia - Page 27




 
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Boots
 
June 7th, 2009  
BritinAfrica
 
 
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Originally Posted by 48th highlanders
britinafrica :

A great example of a "small unit action " that had a result far beyond what most people would expect from 10 men in folbots. A classic RM attack , still taught to current day RM recruits, as a part of their history ,

That brings me to this one...........How long in weeks is the RM basic training course for new recruits ?

Jim b. Toronto.
Many years ago I paid a visit to HMS Fearless in Singapore.I must admit I was impressed.

RM Training is 32 weeks
June 8th, 2009  
48th highlanders
 
Brutinafrica:

In a recent BBC tv documentary, about the RM training program, it was mentioned that due to injuries while on course, the average marine takes about a year to complete the course. They have an entire company of those who are in " physical rehab " for injuries sustained on the course.

Jim B.
June 8th, 2009  
BritinAfrica
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 48th highlanders
Brutinafrica:

In a recent BBC tv documentary, about the RM training program, it was mentioned that due to injuries while on course, the average marine takes about a year to complete the course. They have an entire company of those who are in " physical rehab " for injuries sustained on the course.

Jim B.
We use to refer to it as the "The Sick, The Lame and the Lazy."
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Boots
June 30th, 2009  
BritinAfrica
 
 
As this thread has been quiet for a while, I thought I would throw this one in.

(1)Which civilian vessel is legally alowed the fly the Royal Navy Ensign in port, but not on the open sea?

(2)At sea they fly their own "Jack". What is that Jack called?
July 1st, 2009  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
As this thread has been quiet for a while, I thought I would throw this one in.

(1)Which civilian vessel is legally alowed the fly the Royal Navy Ensign in port, but not on the open sea?
The Dunkirk Little Ships taken up and used during Operation Dynamo may fly the White Ensign at the jack when at anchor or in port but not at sea

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(2)At sea they fly their own "Jack". What is that Jack called?
The Dunkirk Jack.

July 1st, 2009  
BritinAfrica
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
The Dunkirk Little Ships taken up and used during Operation Dynamo may fly the White Ensign at the jack when at anchor or in port but not at sea



The Dunkirk Jack.

Spot on Monty, as Michael Caine would say, "Not a lot of people know that" lol

Your turn
July 17th, 2009  
MontyB
 
 
OK a straight forward question.

Who operated Hangar 7 and what was its purpose.
July 18th, 2009  
BritinAfrica
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
OK a straight forward question.

Who operated Hangar 7 and what was its purpose.


Allied Technical Air Intelligence Unit


Australian and US servicemen rebuilding and studying Japanese aircraft.
July 19th, 2009  
MontyB
 
 
indeed it was.
July 21st, 2009  
BritinAfrica
 
 
Which German firearm was produced by a company in UK?

These versions were eventually shipped through Holland for the Netherlands East Indies armies abroad and used against the Japanese during the invasions in the Far East during WW2.