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    Admin/Membership Secretary/Treasurer On1on's Avatar
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    Driving them was like driving a tank, just go over whatever is in the way and flatten it, what bump?
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    There was a story going round our lot in Duisburg that a Stally driver had run over a VW Beetle during a crash-out and hadnt noticed. All four occupants deaded apparantly. I dont believe it meself, but I do know that one burned out completely along with 200 jerricans of go juice while in convoy and it provided a brilliant route marker that could be seen for miles as we approached. Another one set alight its hessian and netting while outside our block in camp. Made a sticky black patch on the parade ground it did. Two more were 'lost' in the mud at our local cross-country driving area, couldnt be recovered because they were so far bogged in and surrounded by trees, so REME stripped off the valuable bits and the engines were choppered out, leaving the hulks there to rot.
    Often watched initiation ceremonies involving the new Stally driver being tied face outwards and spread eagled across the front and then the vehicle driving down the lines at full pelt until an emergency stop was made.
    The vehicle would almost stand on its nose - the nose across which the victim was tied !!!!!!!
    The worstest wot I ever experienced was when a Chatham-based Sapper crane op let me have a go of his Coles mounted on an old tenny.
    After a couple of practice drops of the 'ook he borrowed my packet of fags, placed 'em directly under the 'ook then made me wind it all the way up.
    I was then told to drop the 'ook until it just touched the packet.
    I am happy to report that I did manage to smoke the fags afterwards. (I did have to buy a packet of papers though)
    We got on well with our crane ops & plant lads, but were a bit puzzled when we saw this chap chasing after his Coles as it ran backwards into the oggin, even though he had no chance of catching it. He even waded into the water and climbed into the cab to apply the handbrake.
    I wonder why?
    RCT & bar (fully licensed)
    This Vehicle is Alarmed
    (but the driver has seen it all before)
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    Westminster Abbey Memorial Garden, The Czechoslovak Legionnaires Abroad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeadHorse View Post
    He even waded into the water and climbed into the cab to apply the handbrake. I wonder why?
    Did it involve blaming REME?
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