We asked you to think of something appropriately witty for this image taken from our article on the Long Range Desert Group, from the August/September issue of Military History Matters. Here are the winners:

WINNER:

‘The men were contemplating how they would make their issue of toilet paper last a whole month.’ — Paul Bennett

RUNNERS-UP:

‘It looks like we’ve all been furloughed. Get your coats men. We’re all off to the pub.’ — Stuart Cooper

‘What’s black and white and red all over? Men in the desert most likely.’ — Antony Ward



21 Comments

  1. Stuart Cooper
    July 6, 2020 @ 2:25 pm

    “It looks like we’ve all been furloughed. Get your coats men. We’re all off to the pub”.

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    • Lee Finstad
      July 19, 2020 @ 5:39 pm

      The enemy can hide, we, the LRDG, will find and raid them!

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  2. gig Easton
    July 6, 2020 @ 2:46 pm

    bloody ell naffi prices hav artn gone up

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  3. Antony Ward
    July 6, 2020 @ 4:51 pm

    What’s black and white and red all over?
    Men in the desert most likely.

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  4. Paul Bennett
    July 6, 2020 @ 9:01 pm

    The men were contemplating how they would make their issue of toilet paper last a whole month.

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  5. Les Quilter
    July 6, 2020 @ 9:49 pm

    Poor men, all this time in the desert eating sand witches

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  6. Les Quilter
    July 6, 2020 @ 9:51 pm

    Memorize these notes quickly, then eat them!

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  7. STAN WICKHAM
    July 6, 2020 @ 11:08 pm

    Dam.. my tailor says there is not enough material for a new suit of clothes this year. So I’ll just have to continue wearing what the Army gives me…

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  8. Rob Falconer
    July 7, 2020 @ 8:29 am

    You mean we’ve all been dumped by Vera Lynn?

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  9. Antony Ward
    July 7, 2020 @ 9:45 am

    Mmmm 3 across .Consumed after meal.Any ideas chaps ?
    Not a clue Sir.

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  10. Chris Wiley
    July 8, 2020 @ 3:49 pm

    Has everyone’s transfer been denied?

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  11. Christopher Warner
    July 9, 2020 @ 6:50 am

    Actors from the Long Range Desert Group rehearse their lines for an upcoming performance of “Much Ado About Nothing.”

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  12. Antony Ward
    July 9, 2020 @ 7:44 am

    Intelligence gathering.

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  13. Les Quilter
    July 9, 2020 @ 6:34 pm

    Sand in my shoes is bootifull!

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  14. Ben
    July 10, 2020 @ 11:14 pm

    Your grandchildren will scold their children for staring at their iPhones during family gathering someday.

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  15. Colin Galletly
    July 13, 2020 @ 1:51 pm

    OK chaps, the latest virus advice is that we can meet with two other LRPGs in the open, but not indoors, unless its a Tuesday, or we are wearing shorts, but in all cases we need to keep two wadis apart

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  16. ken wilkinson
    July 15, 2020 @ 5:24 pm

    “It appears the german government is trying to get Desert Fox Hunting banned.”

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  17. Paul Flint
    July 23, 2020 @ 11:25 am

    OK chaps, I just have to spot an oasis and I can send my book off to Big Chief I-Spy!

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  18. Les Quilter
    July 23, 2020 @ 10:11 pm

    As I said last night in the harem, “Let us prey!”

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  19. Les Quilter
    July 31, 2020 @ 8:10 pm

    Nineteen German tiger tanks have been spotted. We are facing a panzerdemic!

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  20. Rob Falconer
    August 24, 2020 @ 2:59 pm

    Hang on! This isn’t a map – it’s a piece of sandpaper …

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