Category Archives: Mateship

Do you know…

… what an IED is? It stands for an ‘Improvised Explosive Device’. this is a weapon of choice by insurgents in places like Iraq and Afghanistan – not to mention a whole swag of places where people fight a ‘dirty’ … Continue reading

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Many years ago…

…I discovered these shirts. Thanks to the Mighty Battle Tanker and the RAN, a visit to Thailand introduced me to a wonderful new world and I fell in love with two things; Pad Thai and these bloody shirts! Since 1993, … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Bloke, Blokes, bulldust, Camouflage, Loud Shirts, Mates, Mateship, people, Uniform, work, yarn | 3 Comments

Joyeux Noel…

… a movie based on true accounts of the 1914 Christmas Truce’s which sprang up between enemy troops along various fronts during the First world War. Whilst aspects of this might seem completely unreal to those of us who weren’t … Continue reading

Posted in adversity, Australia, Christmas, complicated, culture, Father Christmas, good, Joyeux Noel, life, Lucky, Mates, Mateship, Military, people, rediculous, Santa Claus, War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments