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Thread: 'Mad' Mitch in Aden

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    Aden was the only active service posting around when I were a young wet behind the ears Gunner. I did apply 3 times for a posting, eventually the BC had me marched in and gave me a severe talking to culminating with the words: "If you go to Aden, the only way you're coming back is in a pine box!" at that point he ceremoniously tore up my application and told me to stop bothering him. I think it was Mad Mitch that inspired me.
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    After Aden and the disbanding of the Argylls, Col. Mitchell left the Army and became a war correspondent for a major London newspaper....his first assignment? Vietnam.

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    And look at the state of 'Aden' now. 'Mad Mitch' was quite revered by lots of working class lads even though it was a bit before my time.
    I am not sure I would have liked to have served there though.
    It looks like Dodge City!

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    I am much tooooo young to know what you lot are talking about.
    Spanners do it with their tools.

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    Got a copy of the Colonel's book here, 'Having been a Soldier', gives the story of the Battalion's role in Aden and the fight to keep the Regiment from being disbanded on their return.

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    did a tour there in 1966 with 1 st Bn Loyal Regt, we were stationed in Malta at the time.my GSM was awarded for that tour ,and bar to GSM for Northern Ireland..oh to be that age again..AND know what i know now [or remember]
    Growing Old beats the Alternative.........dying young Death is not the worst that can happen to you........JUST THE LAST

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    Is that when you got your LSGC ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spanner View Post
    Is that when you got your LSGC ?
    I thought it was where he got his Maltese Cross.
    How do you get a Maltese Cross? I hear you ask.
    Easy - Just stamp on his foot.
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