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    I used to dread the morning call for reveille when I was in training. Thirty two to a nissan hut and at 0500am. A big Fucking cam flying down between the beds on either side of the hut followed by the Troop Sergeant with his morning welcome...
    "Hands Off Cocks on Socks"
    15 minutes to get shit, showered and shaved and to be marched to breakfast at 0530am

    Anyone mentions the good ole feckin days I,ll brain him!!!!
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    Last post!!! Thats a cracker lmao... Should read like this sorry.

    I used to dread the morning call for reveille when I was in training. Thirty two to a nissan hut and at 0500am. A big Fucking dustbin came flying down between the beds on either side of the hut followed by the Troop Sergeant with his morning welcome...
    "Hands Off Cocks on Socks"
    15 minutes to get shit, showered and shaved and to be marched to breakfast at 0530am

    Anyone mentions the good ole feckin days I,ll brain him!!!!
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    Top thread, being a newbie this has convinced me I made a good move to join TD

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    Had not seen this thread before, the airstrip is still there and could probably land aircraft even now. Might have to mow a bit first. Fine stories and good for a laugh too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwinev View Post
    Had not seen this thread before, the airstrip is still there and could probably land aircraft even now. Might have to mow a bit first. Fine stories and good for a laugh too.
    There is now talk of extending the original runway and turning it into a International Airport. Only a small amount of work is required to the 50 year old original part.
    There is also a push to get the Thai MOD to ask the Brit Royal Engineers to carry out the extension work (FOC). Now that would make for some great follow on stories. Can I go back too, I'm only 71 years old (young).
    ATB Restless Rider.

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    Smile I,M Back!!

    Well the world has moved on and so have we,for family reasons we have left Australia and set up home near Guadamar in sunny spain, still got lots of thai connections even here, hoping to get back to sunny isaan in march,

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunsetter View Post
    ^ looking for material mate?
    no need to look for material,this old head of mine is bursting, just have had a bit of a hectic time over thelast few years, old age severely catching up ,what with a pacemaker,newhips and knees , a titanium cage in my cervical spine, and losing the use of forearms and hands for a while , having to use dragon speak which just could not handle my Lancastrian aussie accent made life difficult for a while, to add insult to injury now all the wrong body parts get stiff in the mornings, maybe the peace and quiet here in southern spain will help,any way it is good to be back

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    Quote Originally Posted by Restless Rider View Post
    Hi, I've just found this site via Flickr. Great stories from Ningi. and all of them true!!! I was a member of one of the British Royal Engineers Squadrons (59 Sqn.) that carried out a lot of the donkey work on BOTH of the air fields we built there under the SEATO umbrella. Tell them why we had to build TWO Ningi. I was there from 1964 till 1967 and was never the same again. I would love to know what the local villagers of Kok Talat really thought of the hairy drunken squaddies who invaded their quiet peaceful hamlet and built a 1500 foot runway on their prize rice fields. They were always too polite and courteous to tell us in those days but now that 45 years have passed I would love to hear their version of events. So if any of you locals who worked on the aitfield of in the camp are reading this please tell us your tales.
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    I get back to the village once in a while,lots of the kids from back then remember us , I was one of Yacker yates lads too,we must know each other I was with Jim Box when he got killed

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    Great thread, Ningi...Welcome back...

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    Quote Originally Posted by klongmaster View Post
    I think you'll find you've loaded the pics a tad small Ningers...




    this one's better
    The best golf photo i have ever seen. The fanatical, no dress code. Thailand's first caddies?

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    Great thread. Glad I chanced upon it!

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    Brilliant stuff...should make it a book mate...shades of Spike Milligan!
    thanks..very entertaining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ningi
    I get back to the village once in a while,lots of the kids from back then remember us , I was one of Yacker yates lads too,we must know each other I was with Jim Box when he got killed
    Hi Ningi.I used to "work" on the water pump at the end of the runway and also in the power station, plus the occasional stint on the Star mix EtC. I spent most of my spare time in the village. I was down there on that fateful night, and got flushed out of my nice warm bed by the RPs, and chased back to camp. I then had to sneak back out to retrieve my ID card and wallet I left behind in the rush. Very dodgy getting back into camp doom. I can't remember many names but I'm a lot worse with faces!
    I was known as Clem to my mates, or "THAT MAN THERE" to the NCOs.
    Just to re-enforce the undernourished photo theme; I have a picture of me in camp doom, (courtesy Ray Hough) and I'm even thinner that the golfer.
    I'll post again when I wake up.
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    Great thread, one of the greats.

    Thanks

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    watch this space. I will try again to post images.
    Last edited by Restless Rider; 18-12-2014 at 03:32 PM. Reason: can't post images. ???

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    Will try and post a few photo,s if onlyI knew how

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    another skinny sapper



    And I was considered overweight.
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    You fat coont ninji

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    Just re read this thread, great to see it active again

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    I thought I would post this in case anyone missed the news. Also, check out CRE OP CROWN website for news and pics of the 50-year reunion and party held on the runway recently. (under Latest News).................
    YASOTHON, 21 March 2014 (NNT) — The Director-General of the Department of Civil Aviation visited Yasothon Province to oversee the development of Lerng Nok Ta Airport as it is being transformed into becoming a commercial airport. The change is being implemented in order to handle the increased air traffic due to the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).
    Mr. Prawat Thithakaew, the Governor of Yasothorn, and the heads of related government sectors welcomed Mr. Woradej Hanprasert, the Director General of Department of Civil Aviation, who inspected Loengnoktha Airport in Yasothon and said it was ready as its runway is built of strong reinforced concrete. Next month, licenses will be issued for private planes to land on its runway and a budget of five million baht will be used to further develop the airport.

    Loengnoktha Airport in Yasothon Province was constructed by the British Government in 1963 for military usage. The airport covers five thousand acres and is currently under the supervision of Thai military and not in use.

    (NNT: supawadee wangsri)

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    What a great read - thanks to Ningi.

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