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    Oh, yeah.

    Thought you meant something else. LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ngati Tumatauenga View Post
    PTSU, RNZAF Base Whenuapai, Auckland.
    - aw Ngati, you could have said Waiau river bridge !

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    Great stuff to everyone who posted, always good to see our friends across the sea even if they are beating us in the cricket atm

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    I see this thread is developing some groupies

    I also see my old RSM

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldsoak View Post
    - aw Ngati, you could have said Waiau river bridge !
    What colour is the boat house at Hobsonville?!?!?!

    Hell, I can see my old Pl Sgt there. Can't see the scar where I shot him in the arm though, hehehe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ngati Tumatauenga View Post
    What colour is the boat house at Hobsonville?!?!?!

    Hell, I can see my old Pl Sgt there. Can't see the scar where I shot him in the arm though, hehehe.
    You shot him in the arm??? How did that turn out?

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    Would the boat shed at Hobsonville be the old flying boat hanger or where they were building super yachts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supermonkey View Post
    You shot him in the arm??? How did that turn out?
    He was in Palmerston North hospital with his wife and the Pl Comd visiting, in comes a cop doing the preliminary inverstigation;

    "So Mr ****, can you think of anyone who would want to do this to you?"

    The Pl Comd jumps in, "I can think of about thirty names off the top of my head"

    Quote Originally Posted by Engine Mech
    Would the boat shed at Hobsonville be the old flying boat hanger or where they were building super yachts?
    It *was* the old Sunderland hangar, interestingly enough.

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    Ah sunk some piss at the Yacht club at hobbie, Best of all I didn't pay for any of it....until 1am when I had to run back to Whenuapai to sobber up for parafit at 0430. Jumping hung over...Gota love it.



    He was in Palmerston North hospital with his wife and the Pl Comd visiting......
    "Ah the Bullet Catcher"

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    When i was at Hobsonville we used to watch the army do their morning parades. The W/O taking the parades called us an unwashed, ill disciplined rabble. I think he hated the Air Force.

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    We're not biased in who we *ahem* appropriate from...

    Nor do we feel any shame whatsoever.
    The New Zealand Armed forces had a long history of being underfunded... it is a very British thing I guess. We tended to make up for that by acquiring gear on exercise and deployment with other forces. My neighbour told me before he died that deployment with American forces was the favourite because they had all sorts of gear for everything and when you ask if you can have this or that they rarely said no. (More so on exercise than deployment and of course they wouldn't give everything... you might get their rifle and their dogtags but they would never give away their icecream... )
    In fact on deployment the Kiwi forces got a reputation as being magpies... ie collected up shiny objects and took them back to their nests. Ironic as magpies are Aussie birds and pests here in NZ.

    My late neighbour drove trucks in southern Europe and Middle East during WWII, could someone in current NZ army comment on whether funding is better or worse?
    This current economic situation should be good for recruiting I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ngati Tumatauenga View Post
    PTSU, RNZAF Base Whenuapai, Auckland.
    How jumps required to get your wings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GETSOME View Post
    How jumps required to get your wings?
    Only one if you get it wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GETSOME View Post
    How jumps required to get your wings?
    For years, the Basic S/L Parachute Course by PTSU was an 8 descent course patterned directly on the same 8 jump BPC run by No.1 PTS(RAF Brize Norton,UK).The principal difference is that apart from equipment(the Kiwis using US T-10's/MC1-1B's and Canadian CR-1 reserves) PTS runs a BPC serial over 4 weeks(two weeks for TA/reserve courses) PTSU can knock-out it's course over three weeks,sometimes less largely because NZ weather at Whenuapai is much more 'parachute friendly' than UK.
    The S/L round canopy currently in use with NZDF AFAIK is the US SF-10 with the Canadian CR-1 reserves still in use.The British Mk.2 CSPEP containers (with tubular nylon 'tape' instead of nylon rope lowering lines) were replaced some years ago by US HSPR single-action lowering equipment same as used by US and Aus. Airborne forces.
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    [QUOTE=GazB;3897828]The New Zealand Armed forces had a long history of being underfunded... it is a very British thing I guess. We tended to make up for that by acquiring gear on exercise and deployment with other forces. My neighbour told me before he died that deployment with American forces was the favourite because they had all sorts of gear for everything and when you ask if you can have this or that they rarely said no. (More so on exercise than deployment and of course they wouldn't give everything... you might get their rifle and their dogtags but they would never give away their icecream... )
    In fact on deployment the Kiwi forces got a reputation as being magpies... ie collected up shiny objects and took them back to their nests. Ironic as magpies are Aussie birds and pests here in NZ.



    haha i know of heaps of "Magpies" lol
    Might start off like this,

    Hey bro whats that?

    its a ...............................

    oh yea, got a spare one?

    nah sorry mate
    guy puts down................... and walks away, Magpie looks at ................, looks at guy acquires..................and then goes back to the boys, "Hey bros look what i got"

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