Originally Posted by backsplice
I was there in the summer of 57 and proud of it just think lads when we,re all gone thats it ????????????? no more Vindi boys
Why did we join, why did we join, why did we join old Agate's navy?
Five bob a week, f*** all to eat,
Dirty great Vindi boots hanging off yer feet...
There 1962.. Lost my first front tooth (of many) while ashore at the Sally Army 'church hall' meeting in Berkley... Only went every Sunday night cos it had Cocoa & Sarnies served after we had sung our hearts out for Jesus to save our souls from sin... Plus it also had that free bus from the Seamans Mish in Sharpness.. I cant blame the Sally bash for the missing tooth however, that is probably still laid there, buried deep between the cracks in the stone floor of the pub nearby... The one where we often sneaked in for a cider until I was laid out cold by the Landlord & barman, themselves a rather odd species of humanity but quite common to rural Gloucestershire in those days! More like in-bred red necks, they made Forest Gump look like Albert Einstein. ..