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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
    Good on him.

    My grandfather served in the RAF too as an aircraft mechanic. Enlisted in February 1939 and served till the war's end. Long since deceased unfortunately - he was a very stern man and as a little boy, found it quite intimidating as to me, he'd kick off at the slightest thing otherwise I'd have picked his brains about his war service. With the benefit of hindsight it is clear to me that his wartime experiences affected him deeply.

    One of the few war stories he did indulge me - and which I wish I could recall in detail - was having his airfield bombed by the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain whilst simultaneously trying to effect repairs on damaged aircraft. He was staunchly anti-German - I remember walking in with a West German army jacket (something I'd coveted for a long time and eventually my parents gave me), you know the olive coloured one with the German flag on the shoulder. He took one look at that and immediately launched into a tirade about "... those bloody Germans".

    Sadly when my gran died he basically drank himself to death having nothing left to live for.
    Yeah I often wish I'd picked my fathers brains a bit more about his WWII service. I've not asked uncle Alan much of his time in the RAF, but I'm due to visit soon and I'll try and touch on the subject. There's very few of them left now, all in their ninety's. Good to see that they are still being recognised. Alan traveled over to the UK for the 70th in 2014 and met the queen. He was quite chuffed about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathias View Post
    Yeah I often wish I'd picked my fathers brains a bit more about his WWII service. I've not asked uncle Alan much of his time in the RAF, but I'm due to visit soon and I'll try and touch on the subject. There's very few of them left now, all in their ninety's. Good to see that they are still being recognised. Alan traveled over to the UK for the 70th in 2014 and met the queen. He was quite chuffed about that.
    You should definitely ask about it. Pretty soon WW II is going to fade from living memory.
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    I do like an unbiased comparison...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fawls View Post
    I do like an unbiased comparison...


    Totally objective huh ahahha

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    Moving back to Dunedin next month, after a couple of years overseas. Been too long away from those mountains!
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    An honest conversation with a humble man.

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    Busted this Doe and her twins on this mornings walk
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    Oh spotted think she heard the phone taking the photo
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    Need a bit of rain here it’s rather brown. Bet it bloody floods next
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    Bro. We're not in Korea ha. If the phones in silent the shutter should be too.

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    So in my haste to share with you guys apparently posted in the wrong thread.....
    I don't hate this......
    Shot my first deer yesterday a dark fallow hind neck shot @205m with my. 223 bergara single
    There was a pretty character building recovery to boot (note to self try to shoot animals above you so only have to carry them down hill). All my target practice paid off and definitely hit the mark. No meat wasted.
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    Good stuff, now your task is to find out what the colour of that fallow is actually called instead of dark
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Good stuff, now your task is to find out what the colour of that fallow is actually called instead of dark
    Who really cares if it is Melanistic or dark? It'll be great on the BBQ Gibo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Who really cares if it is Melanistic or dark? It'll be great on the BBQ Gibo.
    I was just gonna say tasty
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    Melanistic literally means dark
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    Melanistic literally means dark
    Just as Rushy literally means highly intelligent good looking stud muffin with rippling musculature aye Tommy. Ha ha ha ha
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    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Just as Rushy literally means highly intelligent good looking stud muffin with rippling musculature aye Tommy. Ha ha ha ha
    We'll run with that
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