Cpl Kendall wrote:Your Dad was in Northern Ireland?
Sionnach Glic wrote:Aye, pretty much half the British Army ended up doing a tour up there at one point or another during the Troubles.
colmquinn wrote:I heard the british army liked to cycle guys through NI to give as many men as possible the experience of being in that style of "hostile" environment. They learned how to handle the population and worked out tactics etc. - not sure how much it would help in Afghanistan though, those guys seem a whole different kettle of fish.
He was in the Navy. By all accounts, I don't even know why he was sent really. What good could a writer by trade, a filing clerk of sorts, do in NI? Yet, there he was.
Wasn't much use to him, after NI he was stationed aboard Frigates. First a Leander, then very short stint on a minesweeper, and finally a Type-22.
colmquinn wrote:I think GK might like Charlene because a young Kylie Minogue was Charlene Robinson in Oz tv show Neighbours back in the 80's
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