Greek Cypriot soldier here

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  1. Chocks away!

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    Hey just thought you might find this interesting-I'm in the Greek army in Cyprus. I'm in my second month(of the two year service) and I am an artillery gunner. ;)
    And guess what, i'm gonna be firing-yes 1944 vintage 155mm Howitzers. World War two and Korean war veterans. :shock:
    How'bout that? Not really enjoying the army but this is quite cool nevertheless 8)
     
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    Thats awesome Chocks! I plan on joining ROTC next year so i can have the prviledge to salute and wear uniform!

    I bet those 155mm guns are pretty cool. Congrats again!
     
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    Good stuff. Don't go deaf. ;)
     
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    Oh yeah. Where your helmet and ear plugs whenever you get ready to fire artillery!
     
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    G'day Chocks I'm an ex Aussie Army Gunner myself. I wasn't field guns though, I was an Air defence gunner using RBS-70 and Rapier SAM's.
     
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    Awesome Wildcat! You have any pics of your service? Seeing someone fire a machine gun is pretty cool!
     
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    Have alook at "Wildcat's Deployment Pics" in the personal gallery thread. Lots of photos that I took while in the Gulf in 2003.
     
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    Awesome! Ill go check them out!
     
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    I'll try and post some photos when I have time. We are actually sort of a branch of the Greek army in Cyprus. Hey about the earplugs-Yeah I'll remember that! I was interviewed by the new commander yesterday-he says that as i'm a aimer a lot is expected of me, hehe. Apparently our unit has a certain reputation.
     
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    Hmm...Interesting.
     
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    Well keep up that good tradition.
     
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    In the good sense I hope. :lol:
     
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    I guess that is good, right?
     
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    You can have bad reputations too, like our Air Defense Artillary which has a bad reputation for shootind down our planes and the planes of our allies more than anything. It sucks but it is the hard truth.
     
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    Yeah I've actually heard about that Adler, mostly from problems with Patriot if I remember correctly. In Oz the only real bad reputation any of the forces (mainly the Army) get is the way its people are treated.
     
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    No I think the AA guys are just trigger happy.
     
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    Ha, I was an AA guy and alot of us were trigger happy! Never fired at our own though..
     
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    That is a good thing.
     
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    Oh man! Our own guys getting shot down by our own weapons is just sad.
     
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