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    Posted: May 13 2013 at 9:56pm
a while back-someone was asking me if commonwealth aircrew were allowed / or did carry side arms, during the 2nd twirl at war.well, I got the answer couple weeks back. the old gent said no.they were not allowed or issued.when I asked him why, he just said"the yanks did, but we aren't they. you just didn't" good enough for me-he was there.
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interesting bit of knowledge , i did not know that , seems curious but there are a lot of things that do
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That's interesting. Americans certainly did. I believe the Brits did(I've seen RAF holsters). The Germans issued drillings. I wonder if anyone else didn't arm their aircrews....
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The Brits DIDN'T. That's what started this whole thread.
Wots a "drilling"?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Shamu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 18 2013 at 9:54pm
Multi-barrelred rifle/shotgun combo, sometimes known as a "combinatioin gun".
 
AS for RAF holsters yes they exist, but if you're thinking of the big blue/grey flap type they were used for things like "Snowdrops" (RAF police) & secuity or RAF regiment for ground use, guarding airfields & so on.  Firearms weren't routinely issued to aircrew, but could be issued in specific situations where it was deemed a good idea. We had P-35's issued a couple of times, but I hear they've now switched to PPK's because of the size.
 
The rumor is that you don't actually shoot them, you trade them to an arab, who thinks its a real gun & then leave on the camel he traded for it, while he shoots it up into the air to celebrate!Wink
Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)
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Thanks Hoadie, I was the one who asked the question.
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RAF Ground crew with weapons! Crikey! That's nearly as bad as arming a sailor. The safest place is then in front of his weapons muzzle!.
This is MY rifle, there are many like, but this one... is MINE!
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Oh God no! Never arm the erks!
Snowdrops are bad enough!Evil Smile
 
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Pigeons & anchor-clankers with firearms..oh my
Just taint fittin. Your better off turnin yourself in to the enemy, for safety!
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Next they will let Yanks have guns.
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Parish the thought!!
Arming YANKEES would lead to no good.
The Southern Patriots would hafta rise up & give 'em another "What Fer"!


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