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Born To Be Mild

March 18, 2012
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Born To Be Mild

  My good friend John swears he dropped his Honda Deauville motorbike because it was so boring he nodded off to sleep! Sounds to me like a feeble excuse for a slow-speed off that cost him a new pannier lid. But it is true that the unassuming 700 shaft drive  is nicknamed the Dullsville.   But only,…

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Desert Storm of Sand – Dune and Dusted

December 9, 2011
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Dusty Dusk landing

Thousands of hours of operations of British military helicopters in Afghanistan revealed a crucial gap in their pre deployment training.   For nowhere else on earth could they experience the fine dust storms that make desert landings and take offs among the most challenging manoeuvres.   So…

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Too Raw for the Corps

December 1, 2011
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Too Raw for the Corps

Two British comedians touring British bases in Afghanistan were warned to tone down their language after American officials objected to the amount of profanity in the pair’s routine of blue gags.  In the event the three-hour comedy and music review went ahead at the US…

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Another Monty Wows Troops

November 28, 2011
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Another Monty Wows Troops

 A world away from the perfect fairways of the pro golf tour, Colin Montgomerie gave a master class in one of the world’s unlikeliest driving ranges.  For over an hour…

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Stop Sending Says Military Mails Chief

November 22, 2011
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The head of British military postal services in Afghanistan has urged to people without friends or relatives serving there to stop sending Christmas gifts to the troops. Cptn Chloe Russell…

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On One Wheel To War

November 18, 2011
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An Army officer at the UK’s biggest base in Afghanistan has hit on  a novel way of getting around more suited to the big top than a battlezone.  Combat logistician…

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