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Wednesday Quiz- How the military dress to impress!

Well it maybe Clown Time out there in the real world but why not take a few minutes out to test your military knowledge. This week we need nationality and time period/conflict. Honours are even in this hotly contested trial of brain power so answer in the comments section for the esteem of your fellows and no financial gain whatsoever!

Number One – an easy starter ( don’t start my great grandfather off about this lot!)

Number Two – not the usual uniforms but can you recognise these baddies!

Number Three- who hasn’t been devastated by the promises of a young waiter and wanted to run off with these guys? 😝

Number Four- from a mountain kingdom but a bar fight many years ago in Sandhurst proved their metal! 

Number five- Not just bacon?

Number six- Paddington would have been terrified!

Number Seven- bulletproof masks and an island off Hell

Number 8- The best!

Number 9- Riding to a country near you….

Number ten – a recent addition to the army of the Republic?

Number eleven- a proud history of gift shop protection!

Number twelve- Desert fox

Number thirteen – Fewer in number now but no one should mess with them…

Number fourteen- Eastern but how Far East?

Number fifteen- look closely you might be mistaken

Number sixteen- the most magnificent uniforms but which side were they on?

Number seventeen- where and when? 

Number eighteen- 50 days?

Number nineteen – a long way from home but where? Mark should know this!

Number twenty- these police never kneeled!

Hope you enjoyed this week’s quiz- military vehicles next Wednesday! Also this week the new Confederates are ready for Colt- action and the Fall of Rome Goths are champing at the bit!

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  1. Not going to participate as due to lack of knowledge to military uniforms as such. But damn those dudes in the picture number three. Scorhing hot! Remember to check them marching in paraded from youtube 👍😂

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    • There you go, you guessed one! Don’t be deceived though the Spanish Ministry of Defence recently put them all on diets as they were getting a little porky!

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      • Michael Lane

        Okay I’ll bite
        1 German 1914
        3 Spanish foreign legion?
        4 Gurkhas
        5 Peruvians
        8 US Navy Seals
        9 Argentinians?
        11 Papal Guard
        12 Deutsches Afrika Korps
        13 Russians
        15 Boer Commandoes
        16 Mutinous Pandies – or Bengal Native Infantry
        17 Mexicans in 1840’s?
        18 Peking 1900 – siege of the Legations ?
        20 Black and Tans?
        A lot more difficult than last week.

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  2. Ann

    I have no idea on most of them, though for some reason the “Ministry of Silly Walks,” skit flashed through my mind but morphed into, the “Ministry of Silly Hats, and, yeah, if I saw those guys with the halberds outside a Hallmark Gifts or something, I’d certainly be on my best behavior to be sure!

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      • Ann

        Hurm … tanks are always fun. No, I probably don’t have an area of quiz knowledge that I want to admit to. 🙂

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      • Answers to quiz!

        1. German WW1
        2. Japanese WW2
        3. Spanish Foreign Legion
        4. Nepalese SF
        5. Danish naval frogmen
        6. Peruvian SF
        7. Taiwan
        8. US SEALs
        9. China cavalry
        10. French commandos
        11. Swiss Guard
        12. WW2 Germans
        13. Russia/ Soviet Union
        14. Yugoslavia ww2
        15. Boers
        16. Indian Mutiny
        17. Carlist Wars Liberals
        18. Boxers
        19. Conquistadores
        20. SCW assault guards!

        Well done to all would be uniform spotters!

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  3. Ooh good quiz! Reckon I can’t even get half, even though I did manage the WW2 Yugoslavs and Spanish Foreign Legion and I’d deserved to be kicked if I didn’t get the Boxer Rebellion Chinese!

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  4. OK here goes:

    1-Imperial germany.
    3- Spanish foreign legion.
    4-South Korea.
    5-Danish marines
    7- philipines
    9- Mongolia
    10- Irish rangers
    11- Swis Guards
    12- Africa Korps
    13- Soviet Army
    15- Boers.

    Not very good but i didn’t cheat….



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