Continuing the tale of my recent visit to the Defence Academy at Shrivenham, we were fortunate indeed to receive a tour of the Small Arms Armoury. The Colonel who runs the Armoury favoured us with a brief talk and then bid us help ourselves from the well-stocked walls. While there was (quite understandably) no question of being able to fire anything, it is worth noting that all the guns are fully functional!
These chaps are all respectable, well-educated professionals, and have nothing to do with the 'terrorists' in my earlier post. Honestly. Your humble correspondent is front left, toting a PPSH.
I have located the photos of tanks and APCs I took on my earlier visit to Shrivenham (2005) - I will post these over the course of the next week as a Christmas treat.
There will be no post on the 24th as (weather permitting - it is snowing here again) Sara and I are getting married!