The most wonderful experience with Flash was when he was one of my Section Commanders, with Bruno, and had just come back from a Skill-at-Arms course at Warminster and was the expert on the new GPMG, which you will recall in Aden, we were not meant to fire on automatic - single rounds only - easy with an LMG! We only had one GPMG in C Coy and it belonged to Flash. One night up in Mukheiras, the opposition opened up, I think from the Ashcan feature, and the Coy Comd said "Where did that come from?" Without waiting, Flash said, "Watch my tracer" and expended a full belt of 250 rounds. It was marvellous and everyone in the Command Post just roared with laughter - only Flash could get away with it!
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