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Old Bricks 6th Oct 2021 14:12

Diginagain - As an RAF Regt officer, if he had clubbed it to death, he would at least have used a baseball bat. An army officer would have used a 3-iron. As it was, the benefit of using the SMG did mean that we didn't need to pick out lead pellets whilst eating - just the 2 or 3 9mm bullets shared between us. He never admitted whether the bird was in flight or a sitting duck/goose.
Just returning to 365, funnily enough, I have not been able to eat mutton ever since. It's probably that the northern hemisphere version hasn't got that prized "marinaded in peat" taste.
OB

teeteringhead 6th Oct 2021 14:22

Used to enjoy the notes left for the 365 man - "half leg for cat" - best fed Moggies in the world in Stanley (no, not you Mogwi!)

diginagain 6th Oct 2021 17:25


Originally Posted by Old Bricks (Post 11122216)
Diginagain - As an RAF Regt officer, if he had clubbed it to death, he would at least have used a baseball bat. An army officer would have used a 3-iron. As it was, the benefit of using the SMG did mean that we didn't need to pick out lead pellets whilst eating - just the 2 or 3 9mm bullets shared between us. He never admitted whether the bird was in flight or a sitting duck/goose.
Just returning to 365, funnily enough, I have not been able to eat mutton ever since. It's probably that the northern hemisphere version hasn't got that prized "marinaded in peat" taste.
OB

Having an RAF Regiment officer as a brother, I wouldn't be surprised to learn that it had been hit by a Land Rover prior to receiving a 9mm injection. :)

Mogwi 7th Oct 2021 09:32


Originally Posted by Old Bricks (Post 11122171)
Mogwi - 365 was mutton. They would never kill a sheep until it was old and bald, although the family I was billeted with in Stanley did once have lamb, but only because it had been run over. The 365 man used to stop his van outside the house and open the back, which was stuffed, floor to ceiling, with quarters of mutton. In the afternoon you would see the same man with the same van, the inside piled with peat. I don't think that anything was washed out in between. We did once have an Upland Goose that had been shot by an RAF Regt officer with an SMG - there's style!

Old Bricks

You are, of course, correct OB! Must brush up on my hoggets/lamb/mutton definitions. Talking of the ubiquitous upland geese, Sid’s team at the Port Sam Carlos harrier strip (HMS Sheathbill) were forced to use full metal jackets to clear the tin strip of geese before we could slip the surly bonds on a number of occasions. Said geese were then placed in the SHAR back hatches (all done Sir; 5000 lbs of gas, 2 Limas, 240 rounds of HE and 3 geese.). These were then removed on return to Hermes and processed suitably, only reappearing on the way north as the main course of our victory dinner - superseded by a sweet course of broccoli ice cream!

Kids today, they wouldn’t believe you!

Mog

taxydual 7th Oct 2021 15:54

Upland Goose.We did the culling of one at Port Howard. Only to be told that they mate for life. Out we went again looking for the saddest Upland Gander we could find.

MPN11 7th Oct 2021 18:30

More on Geese … I and the BCU found them profoundly stupid and difficult to disperse at Stanley. My best attempt involved Very Cartridge, Bird Scaring, Mk. 1 at the grazing flock. Then, after a rapid and skilful reload (only allocated one Pistol, Very, Bird Scaring Mk. 1) bang another round at the dopey fluttering flock (other adjectives also existed).

How did they taste? I had heard they were not very good, but of course FI Gossip Control was notably inaccurate!

taxydual 7th Oct 2021 19:01

Something akin to this

steamchicken 7th Oct 2021 22:19


Originally Posted by Mogwi (Post 11122596)
a sweet course of broccoli ice cream!

Before its time - a real Heston Blumenthal idea.

TLDNMCL 13th Oct 2021 21:04

Not exclusively an aircrew feeder, but 2 TWU at Lossie was split, erks one side, aircrew the other. It was a bit of a stretch to travel across the camp and back in the limited time available to the messes, so the unit had its own mini mess. The main chef there was Clive, and boy, could he turn some good stuff out. Roll on a couple of years to Gutersloh, and guess who was one of the field chefs for field ops? Two consecutive tours with Clive as the man! He also ran the rear window takeaway from the back of the mess late at night when everybody was stumbling out of the Bowl/Naafi/ Mally. A very pleasant bloke too, he was.

NutLoose 14th Oct 2021 15:37


Originally Posted by ShyTorque (Post 11119141)
The worst one I went in was the short lived one at Odiham, opposite the Met office. I went there on a Shawbury land away in 1984 or 85 and thought how seedy it looked. I sprinkled vinegar on my chips and then thought how how strange they tasted. After I’d eaten them I looked at the vinegar bottle and saw that it was absolutely jam packed with vinegar flies! :yuk: Disgraceful.

I had ham and eggs in the Airmans mess at Odi, I was half way through the ham in my salad when I turned it over to discover the underside was ripe with eggs of some description.. It was rapidly removed from the menu, though those already dining were not informed and I was offered an alternative dish, I chose the NAAFI.


Bruggen's Aircrew / Airmans QRA food was superb.

Mogwi 14th Oct 2021 17:03


Originally Posted by steamchicken (Post 11122928)
Before its time - a real Heston Blumenthal idea.

'Twas actually a jape on the catering officer. One of the few veg that was available (froze well) for the previous 2 months was broccoli, we had it with everything! Hence the jape!

Surprisingly, I still like broccoli - but tend to eschew Upland Geese!

Mog

ShyTorque 14th Oct 2021 19:00

Upland Goose Upland Goose is, or was, a contributor here.

lsh 15th Oct 2021 08:18


Originally Posted by NutLoose (Post 11126407)
I had ham and eggs in the Airmans mess at Odi, I was half way through the ham in my salad when I turned it over to discover the underside was ripe with eggs of some description.. It was rapidly removed from the menu, though those already dining were not informed and I was offered an alternative dish, I chose the NAAFI.


Bruggen's Aircrew / Airmans QRA food was superb.

The White Ration boxes at Odiham in the mid-70's were terrible!
Goldfish sandwiches, complete with mashed bones.
Greasy chicken leg.
Terrible stuff!
A new Catering Officer arrived, all improved massively - we even got choccie bars again!

lsh

NutLoose 15th Oct 2021 14:58


Originally Posted by lsh (Post 11126728)
The White Ration boxes at Odiham in the mid-70's were terrible!
Goldfish sandwiches, complete with mashed bones.
Greasy chicken leg.
Terrible stuff!
A new Catering Officer arrived, all improved massively - we even got choccie bars again!

lsh


Greasy chicken leg
That will of course have been the Ethiopian greasy chicken leg, with no meat on the bone... I remember them well and the late Dick Langworthy despatching his out of the DV window over Antwerp.

lsh 15th Oct 2021 17:50


Originally Posted by NutLoose (Post 11126992)
That will of course have been the Ethiopian greasy chicken leg, with no meat on the bone... I remember them well and the late Dick Langworthy despatching his out of the DV window over Antwerp.

At Gutersloh, Crewman AP decided to tuck into a tasty chicken leg snack early in the trip, on the way out to "IP South" (about 5 miles from airfield)!
Leaving the remnants at the back of the centre console.
Pilot reached down to change DME frequency and ruined his nice new green flying gloves on the very greasy ex-AP chicken carcass!

lsh

Haraka 15th Oct 2021 18:41

Dick Langworthy, I had the priviledge of supporting both Dick (NI) and Bill ( 2 Sqn Jags). Lovely guys now both long gone.

NutLoose 15th Oct 2021 22:00

Dicks brother was serving in Germany at the time and did a low pass across the nose as we were on the way to Copenhagen on a Standards Sqn NavEx in an OCU Puma. ( same trip )

scarecrow450 20th Oct 2021 20:32

Feeder at MPA 91-92 was fantastic, ran by Sgt Phil, Cpl Phil and SAC Phil, when SAC Phil flew home his replacement SAC(W) ?? was named SAC(W) Phil ! Did a great gozome party for myself and a few others, fish n chips in newspapers with a pickle onion ! We were easily pleased!!


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