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kenny andrew

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  1. No problem Fritz, Not 100% sure about everyone having their own topic as sometimes it's good to add similar items to something like the Brodie helmet thread, where everyone can contribute. However I do agree that who ever has started the particular thread should have the final say on what is added. If they would prefer such as in your equipment thread that other items are not added because for example they want to add more items, then that is easily done. Anybody who would like threads split, removed or merged just let me know by personal message, and of course the thread starter will have the privilege of the final say I'll move these last posts to Forum rules for future reference.
  2. Hi Rohan, welcome to the forum, I'm afraid I've never come across this helmet either. The Germans did use Vulkan fiber but this looks more like Fiberglass, if so could it be a civil defense helmet or even a film prop? Hopefully some of the others will be able to help.
  3. Thanks Fritz, have moved to correct section, in future let me know and I can easily move posts
  4. would love to see the WW1 French Daigre armour set when it's finished
  5. Thanks guys, the hosting company must have been working on it today after all, glad it's back to normal
  6. Happy Birthday Colin, shame I can't post a picture
  7. Thanks Guys, seems to be a server problem, have moved this thread to news from the front, if you could try to post an image here every six hours or so we can check if it's working for members who can't post. The server is run by a different company who have been informed so hope to hear from them tomorrow.
  8. Thanks Guys, very odd, if you could keep trying to post a picture in this thread every now and then I can delete them when the problem is resolved, it's odd it is working for some people but not others. Makes me think it is a refresh issue. Probably won't hear from tech support until Monday so if you could keep trying in the meantime
  9. seems like I am the only one who can post pictures, will contact tech support
  10. seems to be working for me, can anybody else post an image ? Fritz, when I edited your post I could add an image, maybe you need to do a refresh on your computer
  11. seems to be working now, could you try posting an image
  12. Ah got you Fritz, it was the title which was misspelt , sorted now
  13. Here's a very good documentary, well worth watching about the first Operation Black Buck. Operations Black Buck 1 to Black Buck 7 were a series of seven extremely long-range ground attack missions by Royal Air Force. Vulcan bombers of the RAF Waddington Wing, comprising aircraft from Nos 44, 50 and 101 Squadrons against Argentine positions in the Falkland Islands, of which five missions completed attacks. The objectives of all missions were to attack Port Stanley Airport and its associated defences. The raids, at almost 6,600 nautical miles and 16 hours for the return journey, were the longest ranged bombing raids in history at that time. The Vulcan B.1 was first delivered to the RAF in 1956 deliveries of the improved Vulcan B.2 started in 1960. The B.2 featured more powerful engines, a larger wing, an improved electrical system and electronic countermeasures many were modified to accept the Blue Steel missile. As a part of the V-force, the Vulcan was the backbone of the United Kingdom's airborne nuclear deterrent during much of the Cold War. Although the Vulcan was typically armed with nuclear weapons, it was capable of conventional bombing missions, a capability which was used in Operation Black Buck during the Falklands War between the United Kingdom and Argentina in 1982.
  14. Hi Fritz, is this unusual ? as I've seen quite a few documents with Ausweis with only one "S" ?
  15. Hi Mac, the net looks original however in this case I think the helmet would look better without the net as it hides the nice decal. Never came across the SS before, hopefully Colin or some of the others will know
  16. Yes the realities of war are horrendous, a firing squad must have been a terrible thing to be involved in for both sides. Here's another stop motion animation, posted more for the skill of the animator rather than the subject matter which is rather grim.
  17. Very unusual items Gildwiller and excellent condition too
  18. very nice helmet MacMac, welcome to the forum
  19. Hi Raven, now moved to the correct section. If some one could translate the last few posts that would help our non German speakers
  20. Lovely rifle Gildwiller, the Portuguese Government contract rifles were actually of a higher quality than the standard K98's
  21. Perhaps a family member has a photo of him, that would look very good in the frame, plus a couple of RSF shoulder titles.
  22. re-added after removal
  23. “It was absolutely not a war crime. It was an act of war, lamentably legal.” The above was said by the Belgrano’s captain, Hector Bonzo, in an interview two years before his death in 2009. Since that fateful afternoon on May 2, 1982, the sinking of the Argentinian cruiser Belgrano by the British nuclear-powered submarine Conqueror has been regarded as one of the most controversial events of the Falklands War. Many British critics of the action, which resulted in the deaths of 323 Argentinian sailors, see the sinking as a war crime. In their eyes, the action was a disgraceful act of provocation by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher designed to escalate the conflict. However, it doesn’t quite work that way. The Belgrano was sunk outside the 200-nautical-mile total exclusion zone around the Falklands. Exclusion zones are historically declared for the benefit of neutral vessels; during war, under international law, the heading and location of a belligerent naval vessel has no bearing on its status. In addition, the captain of the Belgrano, Héctor Bonzo, has testified that the attack was legitimate as did the Argentine government in 1994. Though the ship was outside the 200-mile exclusion zone, both sides understood that this was no longer the limit of British action. On 23 April a message was passed via the Swiss Embassy in Buenos Aires to the Argentine government, it read: “In announcing the establishment of a Maritime Exclusion Zone around the Falkland Islands, Her Majesty’s Government made it clear that this measure was without prejudice to the right of the United Kingdom to take whatever additional measures may be needed in the exercise of its right of self-defence under Article 51 of the United Nations Charter. In this connection Her Majesty’s Government now wishes to make clear that any approach on the part of Argentine warships, including submarines, naval auxiliaries or military aircraft, which could amount to a threat to interfere with the mission of British Forces in the South Atlantic will encounter the appropriate response. All Argentine aircraft, including civil aircraft engaged in surveillance of these British forces, will be regarded as hostile and are liable to be dealt with accordingly.” Interviews conducted by Martin Middlebrook for his book, The Fight For The Malvinas, indicated that Argentine Naval officers understood the intent of the message was to indicate that any ships operating near the exclusion zone could be attacked. Argentine Rear Admiral Allara, who was in charge of the task force that the Belgrano was part of, said “After that message of 23 April, the entire South Atlantic was an operational theatre for both sides. We, as professionals, said it was just too bad that we lost the Belgrano“. The modified rules of engagement permitted the engagement of Belgrano outside the exclusion zone before the sinking. In his book, One Hundred Days, Admiral Woodward makes it clear that he regarded the Belgrano as part of the southern part of a pincer movement aimed at the task force, and had to be sunk quickly “The speed and direction of an enemy ship can be irrelevant, because both can change quickly. What counts is his position, his capability and what I believe to be his intention.” Admiral Enrique Molina Pico, head of the Argentine Navy in the 1990s, wrote in a letter to La Nación, published in the 2 May 2005 edition, that the Belgrano was part of an operation that posed a real threat to the British task force, that it was holding off for tactical reasons, and that being outside of the exclusion zone was unimportant as it was a warship on tactical mission. This is the official position of the Argentine Navy. HMS Conqueror returns home. It was commanded by 36-year-old Commander Christopher Wreford-Brown. Built in 1971, it carried a crew of more than 100 HMS CONQUEROR Churchill-class Nuclear Powered Fleet Submarine
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