What a great story …and what a brilliant anniversary present
. I must work on my supreme commander,Mrs Gunner
Nothing as spectacular as the contents of your box , but you've inspired me about a package that arrived at Gunner HQ
So here is what happened…. I hope you enjoy it .
Lt Tim Gunn of 14 Platoon inspects LJ's - Gunners recent 50th anniversary recruit new 70's Action Soldier look.
"Pvt LJ , what do you think ? of the look ? - SMG needs replacing with a Sten, but I think that looks much better."
LJ " Sir, I like it . We can form a section from the 50th Brigade !"
Just at that Moment Action Commander of the CO11 roars up on one of the MT pools M/C & Sidecar.
AC : " Lt Gunn ! Stop what you are doing we have an urgent mission ! .
Who is that ?"
Lt Gunn " is Action Solider LJ Sir- a recent recruit from the 50th Brigade "
AC : " 50Th Brigade ? Never heard of 'em - no time Jump on ! - An unidentified package has arrived . Its got to get checked out before Gunners Supreme Commander notices it !! "
The search party roar into the holding area ( the garage )
LJ - "Blimey Sir - that looks huge ! "
AC " Pvt LJ - this will be your first mission on deployment at Munrovia !"
The Team take up cover position as AC takes a closer look.
AC " This looks like a pukka package men - lets get it open - here could be some key equipment to beat back the Dragonian scum !"
LJ "Dragonians ? "
Lt Gunn " Our deadly enemy Pvt LJ - keep your wits about you !"
Ac and LJ pise open the lid and atke a first look.
LJ "What do make of it Sir ?"
AC "By golly I think it looks like an equipment drop "
AC "Lt Gunn- take a look at this a M/C & side car"
Lt Gunn " I don't recognise its make AC .
AC : What have you got Pvt LJ ?"
LJ "looks like some servicible M16's sir "
AC & Lt Gunn take a closer look at the new find.
Lt Gunn " recognise it AC ?"
AC : " never seen one of these before. It has Strike Force on the decals - could ne Action Man knock off - lets see how it rides ."
AC takes the new M/C for a spin.
LT Gunn and LJ check out a typical equipment drop .
A rustling is heard in the box and a gasping VAM struggles out
LT Gunn & LJ help the newcomer down
Simon Ormskirk ".... and thats it Sir , I was a solo Action Man , but loved that M/c and side car. "
LT Gunn " And what units ?"
Ormskirk "mainly British , I had an explorer phase along with a Jerry SOTW "
LJ " whats that stuff on your face ?
Ormskirk " bad case of Loft scum I'm afraid . I've not been down since 1979"
AC roars up on the Strike Force M/C .
AC " She is a runner - who i this ?
O "Ormskirk sir ... and thats my bike ! "
AC " We'll she is part of the Munrovians now . Report to sick bay for de-scumming and hand regeneration. I like your spirit Ormskirk - report to me when fit and we will get ypu bak on the bike !
O : "Brilliant "
With the M/C's put back in the motor pool for fine tuning , AC , Lt Gunn and LJ make their way back to base.
LT Gunn " Well LJ , thats juts a taste of what some of us have gone through..
- shot with darts , blown up with fireworks then forgotten , shut in lofts, cold in cupboards . "
AC " But now we are back in active service with the Munrovians . You are factory fresh- we expect you and other 50th Brigader's to give us a powerful shot in the arm in our battle with the Dragonians "
LJ " Well I'm up for that Sir .. Lead the way "