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Old 01-14-2020, 11:59 AM
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ah...so being a British Gun...there may be a different term?
now I'll go look it up.

Regardless, thanks Don...and thanks kingjason for your praise!


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oh no lol
don"t look up redleg on wikipedia!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redleg

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uh oh
dictionary.com has something else in mind:
https://www.dictionary.com/browse/redleg

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[quote from history of the redleg term]
In the 1940s, as in World War I, once again the uniform lost most of its color due to wartime emergency.
The new regulation, AR 600-200, provided the Army with a dress uniform, unfortunately for Artillerymen, with the yellow stripe for all ranks.
so...yellowleg?

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- a member of the (British) Royal Artillery or Royal Pioneer Corps
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Old 01-14-2020, 12:32 PM
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This might help:https://www.abtryassoc.org/misc_pages/redlegs.html

I guess old traditions die hard, we still call other Artillerymen "Redlegs", and remind other disciplines that we are the King of Battle.

Redleg is also a little more acceptable then the other nicknames for my old job, like Fister, or the eyes of death.

Regardless, I really like the howitzer.
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That 'FAT train' is a gorgeous looking model ! Only in my dreams could I build such a thing.
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That 'FAT train' is a gorgeous looking model ! Only in my dreams could I build such a thing.
My dreams too! I am dreaming of you giving it a try.
Theres nothing overly complicated in it...just a lot to do.

But, a lot less than building the Tracks of my Centurion!!
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Talking of traditions - gunners have their own patron saint - Saint Barbara - feast day 4th December. I guess with the reliability of artillery pieces in olden times having your own saint was probably a smart move.


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Talking of traditions - gunners have their own patron saint - Saint Barbara - feast day 4th December.
I guess with the reliability of artillery pieces in olden times having your own saint was probably a smart move.
especially if shes a Genie!

but she was a saint to all, not just gunners!

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