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Old 18th Dec 2010, 01:39
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Yeah some fool that shot holes in the rainwater tank, can't remember where and the famous "Please yer honour I shot six of 'em cos I only had six rounds"

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Old 18th Dec 2010, 08:53
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Ah Tinpis, certainly do.
Friend of mine and fellow company Pilot took out a Chimbu in his lounge room early one morning. When the Constabulary arrived first comment was 'Bloody Heck, dead before he hit the floor' followed shortly by 'Excellent, been after this fellow for a while now.'
Needless to say at the time the Copper was one of the few remaining expats in Lae at the time.
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Old 18th Dec 2010, 10:27
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Some memories of Port Moresby

Hepi Krismas

Desmond Collins , Dublin

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Old 18th Dec 2010, 21:45
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The Bottom Pub and Snake Pit Bar - spent my first two nights in PNG there back in 1963. How old is that picture?
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Old 19th Dec 2010, 14:08
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Torres - snake pit - POM pub - I took the photo in 1975/76
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Old 20th Dec 2010, 03:28
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One wonders if one would have had the required cojones to pull the trigger if confronted. Remember, the buggers have a habit of keeping coming even if you hit 'em dead centre.
Well Tinpis, If the bugger was coming at you it would'nt be to shake your hand so it would be a case of 'him or me!'
However, I have it on good authority (he was ex-SAS) that a 'double tap' to the head can ruin someones whole day!

Torres, Cannot remember ever seeing the pub pictured. Where was it?
Only ever went to Club Dero, the Davara and a few other establishments of reasonable repute.
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Old 21st Dec 2010, 04:23
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I recall an incident on PX Hill with ex-Talair pilots (Robbo and Weasel) discharging firearms from their balconies into the settlements below, this got the attention of the local branch of the firestone cops. The Weasel ran a thriving trade keeping all of us residents on PX Hill armed to the teeth, but to his credit he bought back the "piece" he sold me for the same price when I left.

The Bottom Pub is now a modernish building housing the ANZ bank, with a nice blue and white wall lovingly redecorated by buai spit !!

Good time to wish all wantoks on this forum a Hepi Krismas na Bigpela Amamas long 2011!!

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Old 21st Dec 2010, 06:04
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Did that stop the gunfight in the settlement H6?

Many a night we could hear gunfire from our houses on ANG Hill. Although it rarely seemed to be deliberately aimed uphill I think the Hosties down near the bottom fence may have wondered.

Robbo was ex GV? And then there was 'Shaggs' and his 'Gatt' - a model 1911 Colt 45

Unfortunately there are always a few for whom 'youthful high jinx' and a firearm prove a less than optimum combination.

I had a really cool Baretta 9mm (look alike) air pistol - powered by one of those soda stream bottle thingies. It carried 11 slugs from memory. Its only use appeared to be shooting rok roks off the living room walls with a skin full of rum.

It never occurred to me to do the same thing with the Glock matter how much rum had been imbibed.

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Old 21st Dec 2010, 09:59
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Hee hee...knew I had a piksa somewhere..

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Old 21st Dec 2010, 10:29
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From 50 years ago in New Britain - my MIL was one of 3 on the station, the kiap used to demand they have pistol practice after church every Sunday.
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Old 21st Dec 2010, 14:15
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I see High 6 refers to PX Hill and Chimbu Chuckles refers to ANG hill - are they one and the same ?
PX hill was comissioned by PX Gen Manager (Brian Grey) in 1976/77.
Some pictures of the construction may be of interest to those who came to reside on the hill.

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Old 21st Dec 2010, 20:17
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That's the one.... nice pics thanks Des.

With the closeness of the community up there, it was said that the most confusing day of the year on the Hill was always Fathers Day.......
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Old 21st Dec 2010, 21:24
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High six - that's my bike with the pink H !!!!
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Old 22nd Dec 2010, 02:17
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Great piccies descol - my house was the one on the corner of the 'inner circle' and the road to the center of the circle straight opposite where the road up from the gate meets the circle.

I see they hadn't built the hostie accom along the bottom fence yet. Having said that I think pic two might be 'hostie row'.
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Old 22nd Dec 2010, 03:20
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Circle the wagons! Here come the Indians!

A good attack could be launched from on top of the ridge
But they wouldn't think of that...
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Old 22nd Dec 2010, 06:36
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What - from Pheggy's house?

BZ and I 'launched' an attack on the hill in a Dash 7 (after a engineering test flight) - went past (not over - past) just downhill from my house and kept descending across Boroko, at an altitude that doesn't bear quoting, as fast as Proud Mary would go.

"Ahh Chuck where does Al Craigie live?"

"Way the fck over there->"

"Good - call downwind will ya"

They couldn't see us from the Tower but when we 'popped up' over the old Talair 'Dreamworld' compound they just cleared us to land.

Of course then the lads figured it was carte blanche and for a while ANG Hill looked like a scene from 'The Dam Busters' - until Lekwe suggested to Bronte that it was time for the lads to cool it.

In the F28 an earlish right turn off 14R, at 0 dark thirty, clean up and accelerate to VMO would put you over the hill at a suitable altitude, at crackle power, and guaranteed EVERYONE was awake and stayed that way - well we were - ahhh the dulcet tones of a RR Spey at full noise

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Old 25th Dec 2010, 23:53
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One for the Lapuns

Now can any of you guys help me with some high resolution pictures of Ansett M.A.L DC-3s for a future project?

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Old 29th Dec 2010, 19:47
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ANG hill now days has been ran down in typical PNG fashion. ANG could be making loads of extra cash now days if they would have looked after the place given the current realestate boom going on in POM at the moment,not to mention the fact that they could have a lot more expats based in POM like in the old days,if the hill was clean,safe and well maintained.

However,the Talair Dreamworld is still pritty much like it was in the old days and it's very well maintained,the Brian Bell Company now own it,so obviously old Brian must have hired someone good to manage and run the property before he sadly past away.

Hey Chuck,no worries these day in doing a few beatups over the hill or Boroko,as CAA will never catch you as they haven't got anyone ! Although I guess ACARS would catch guys out these days if they can't locate the CBs.

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Old 2nd Jan 2011, 07:20
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cac sabre,

Now that brings back some memories. Will delve into the achives.
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Old 2nd Jan 2011, 14:02
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The Rego on that DC3.... must be story behind that. Weren't they all changed to ANA etc.. I unfortunately just missed the PX DC3 era by a matter of months, going straight on the flying dog whistle F27.

I saw a turbine powered version DC3 in Khartoum, Sudan a few months ago, apparently owned by some mob in South Africa and doing UN charter work... very impressive.
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