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« on: June 20, 2009, 04:19:34 pm »

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1977-1RCR  Italy PL, B Coy, Mortars
                   Pioneers, Delta Coy
                   CFB London

1979-3RCR  M Coy 12C,  Sigs, Pipes&Drums
                   Mortars
                   CFB Baden WG

1982 1RCR  Mortars 51B, Dukes, BBC (Cyp)
                   Mortars, WO-Sgts Mess,
                   CFB London

2008            President. Niagara Branch
                   The Royal Canadian Regiment
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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2009, 09:18:48 am »

Bren Gun trivia -- the smallest part had the biggest name.  As an air-cooled weapon, the Bren came with two barrels and the crew could swap them, using the supplied asbestos mitt, when one grew so hot as to droop from the heat or cook off a round in the chamber.  The Number One would remove the mag, and disengage the Barrel Locking Nut while the Number Two twisted the hot barrel, removed it and replaced it with the second barrel.  The Barrel Locking Nut was secured in place by the Barrel Locking Nut Retaining Plunger -- a little spring-loaded nipple about the size of the tip of your pinky finger.  Why would I remember that 52 years later but can't recall what I had for breakfast this morning? -- aldi
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2009, 02:05:16 pm »

Because you did it many times?? heheheheh..interesting stufff...could be tricky if under fire ...rong
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