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 Post subject: Re: Serious Question... Help Needed...
PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:04 pm 
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I'm looking for anyone, (absolutely anyone), who was part of the Royal Tournament back in the early 80's, (1983 I believe), when the theme was "The French Resistance/The Blitz or something similar". The show started in darkness with a spotlight on a table with soldiers around it transmitting a "Broadsword calling Danny Boy" type message. Then the spotlight flicked to the other end of the arena where resistance types were receiving the message. This was followed by the sound of a bomber getting louder and passing overhead. As it passed overhead two parachutes with men dressed as WWII aircrew came out of the ceiling. I was one of those two chaps but, as was woefully the case back then, I took no pictures and kept no momentos.

If anyone has pictures/video of those parachutists or any other part of the Tournament that year, or knows who I can contact, (Google was not really my friend), I would greatly appreciate it.

Attached is the cover of the programme for 1983 and is about the only relevant thing I can find.

Update:

I found the Massed Bands of the RAF playing there against the backdrop - I'd forgotten that thing altogether.



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This was the year 2 sqn done the London Marthon and the marine fell of the death slide, remember. Also the year when QCS lad drooped weapon, anyone remember name " I DO" come on


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:10 am 
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I remember the name. GP


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Vic,

I don't remember his name - I never knew the chap... I just remember me and Steve W running down to watch the bollocking afterwards... :niceone:

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Well... In my quest for memorabilia from my Regiment time I finally found a copy of the CD of the series Harry's Game from back in the early 80's. I was in NI when the series was originally aired and I remember that everything seemed to stop in the province for the hour it was on. No patrols were tasked and the intreps showed no incidents of note taking place either.

I remember it being a really good programme and before I cut it to CD I checked that all the "bits" worked and saw Harry coming through one the checkpoints out of the Belfast City Centre that I remember so well... I'll probably watch it tonight, (wife is off out with the "girls")... Looking forward to it.

Nostalgia ain't what it used to be... :-D

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Ginge we also done the London Marthon that year with packs and on the last night we all took OGs off and just wore smocks, do you remember. I was doing the Scorpion static display and thats the year the marine fell off the death slide.

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I'm looking for anyone, (absolutely anyone), who was part of the Royal Tournament back in the early 80's, (1983 I believe), when the theme was "The French Resistance/The Blitz or something similar". The show started in darkness with a spotlight on a table with soldiers around it transmitting a "Broadsword calling Danny Boy" type message. Then the spotlight flicked to the other end of the arena where resistance types were receiving the message. This was followed by the sound of a bomber getting louder and passing overhead. As it passed overhead two parachutes with men dressed as WWII aircrew came out of the ceiling. I was one of those two chaps but, as was woefully the case back then, I took no pictures and kept no momentos.

If anyone has pictures/video of those parachutists or any other part of the Tournament that year, or knows who I can contact, (Google was not really my friend), I would greatly appreciate it.

Attached is the cover of the programme for 1983 and is about the only relevant thing I can find.

Update:

I found the Massed Bands of the RAF playing there against the backdrop - I'd forgotten that thing altogether.


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Vic:

Remember during the last "march on" in the Finale we also spread the huge Union Jack over the heads of the entire formation... I was the prat that took it from the roof... Me and Kev Kav plus a few others had access to the roof because Kev and I were jumping from the ceiling in the opening act. It looked small from the ground but when I nicked it, it was fucking huge. Only after rolling it tightly with help from a couple of lads did I get it under my smock.. I marched on looking fatter than a pongo slop jockey with 30 years in... :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Royal Tournament Clips
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I found the place to get the video and have put in my "Contributors Application"... The price seems to have come down.. £110...

I also got this picture from Kev... There's a few faces and memories in there... :-D


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Please tell me you're not the ginger twat with the pilots jacket on.


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Do you mean the red headed cunt on the far left?

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GingeM wrote:
Do you mean the red headed cunt on the far left?

Now you put it like that, yes.


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