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I’m a 51-year-old Aspergic CAD-Monkey. Sardonic, cynical and with the political leanings of a social reformer, I’m also a toy and model figure collector, particularly interested in the history of plastics and plastic toys. Other interests are history, current affairs, modern art, and architecture, gardening and natural history. I love plain chocolate, fireworks and trees but I don’t hug them, I do hug kittens. I hate ignorance, when it can be avoided, so I hate the 'educational' establishment and pity the millions they’ve failed with teaching-to-test and rote 'learning' and I hate the short-sighted stupidity of the entire ruling/industrial elite, with their planet destroying fascism and added “buy-one-get-one-free”. I also have no time for fools and little time for the false crap we're all supposed to pretend we haven't noticed, or the games we're supposed to play. I will 'bite the hand that feeds' to remind it why it feeds.

Monday, March 5, 2012

C is for Command

You didn't think I was going to fob you off with one photo' of three paratroopers in two poses tonight, did you? How could you think so low of me! These are the rest of the 'command' group, that I think the two green berets from the Legion (post below) are supposed to go with.

A white-helmeted Monkey and three Charlies in the standard blue and red kepi. Actually there are only two Charlie poses, but one of them has alternate arms either holding binoculars or a swagger-stick.

Where you find brass, you find barracks, where you find barracks you find Stags, this stag is helmeted and probably sold as a stand-alone tourist item? Both scenics are Starlux.

For the uninitiated;

Charlies = Henrys = Rodneys = Officer Class (Brass)
Monkeys = Red Caps = The Military Police
Stag = Stag guard, stag duty or 'stagging-on' (going on guard duty)

['Regimental Police' are just fat, bald, can't-pass-a-BFT-so-send-him-to-HQ Company, useless, filthy, swine - hey Joe? Leave it Hugh, it was a long time ago!]

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