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Spanish Army
« on: February 01, 2006, 02:08:09 pm »
  Hi comrades-in-arms:

  I have found some images of old Spanish soldiers and Spanish cadets, I hope that you like them,

 number 1, Cadets of Cavalry School, in Valladolid 1878


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Re: Spanish Army
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2006, 02:12:51 pm »
Kewl!

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Re: Spanish Army
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2006, 02:29:09 pm »
number 2, Cadets of Artillery School, in Segovia 1899
number 3, Heavy coast artillery, in somewhere in Spain, 1865

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Re: Spanish Army
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2006, 02:54:45 pm »
 Hi again:
         number 4, Cadets with heavy fiels guns., 1899.
         number 5, Cadets in riding practice,  1899.

          I will try to put some more.  I hope they have liked these. 
 
         Thank you for your  patience.

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Re: Spanish Army
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2006, 03:46:05 pm »
Thanks Marshall, that is the best picture I have ever seen of an artillery gin.  the lack of such a devise was detrimental to the British efforts at New Orleans in 1815.

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Re: Spanish Army
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2006, 05:27:17 am »
Outstanding!

About time we had some photos of the military in other nations being posted (to give Rattlesnake Jack some competition!).

I'm sure we'd also be interested in knowing what small arms the Spanish Army used between 1860 and 1900.

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Re: Spanish Army
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2006, 07:16:01 am »
Outstanding!

About time we had some photos of the military in other nations being posted (to give Rattlesnake Jack some competition!).

I'm sure we'd also be interested in knowing what small arms the Spanish Army used between 1860 and 1900.

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  Sir:
 
   It will be a pleasure for  me to get this information. When I get it, I will put here.

   I remain this post to inform you and Major Matt Lewis , that I enlisted in GAF two days ago.

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Re: Spanish Army
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2006, 09:14:10 am »
Welcome to GAF, Spanish Marshal.

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Re: Spanish Army
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2006, 11:59:26 am »
Only two days ago!?

I thought you'd signed up at least a month ago.

WELCOME ABOARD!

I hererby promote you to Brevet Lieutenant Colonel and the Commander of the Division of Spain.  Brevet Colonel and Captain John "Rattlesnake Jack" Robson is the Commander of the International Department, and I can see that you are following his example by posting some excellent photographs of your country's military.  Well done!

Bear with us while we get our website (and roster) back up to date.  I'm hoping Capt Barrett has provided Bull Schmidt the necessary guidance to get started on that particular project.

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Re: Spanish Army
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2006, 01:10:57 pm »
Marshal:

I, too, extend my welcome to GAF, together with my congratulations on both your Brevet promotion and your appointment to Command of the Division of Spain!

Love the photographs!  Keep 'em coming ....

By the way, USS, I note that you have taken to referring to me as Brevet Colonel and Captain.
When I received my new Brevet rank with elevation to Command of the International Department, was there a corresponding reduction in my "actual" rank, of which I may not have been apprised?  ???   ;)
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Rattlesnake Jack Robson, Scout, Rocky Mountain Rangers, North West Canada, 1885
Major John M. Robson, Royal Scots of Canada, 1883-1901
Sgt. John Robson, Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, 1885
Bvt. Col, Commanding International Dept. and Div.  of Canada, Grand Army of the Frontier
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Re: Spanish Army
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2006, 05:04:40 pm »
Brevet Colonel and Major Robson,

My sincerest apologies for the oversight.  No slight was intended and I have no excuse.  I should have remembered that you wear a crown and not three pips on your shoulder. 

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Re: Spanish Army
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2006, 12:03:24 am »
Aw  .. just funnin' with you a mite, US Scout ... :D

(Oh, and a Victorian-era British Captain would wear only two stars ... Lieutenant, one ... Cornet or Ensign, none ...)
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Re: Spanish Army
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2006, 02:36:09 pm »
Keep funnin' with me Jack and I'll really bust you down to Captain...

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Re: Spanish Army
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2006, 02:43:12 pm »
Hey Spanish Marshal...I had the pleasure of training with the Spanish Legion at one time...but don't know much about them...What are they all about?
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Re: Spanish Army
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2006, 02:29:56 pm »
Hey Spanish Marshal...I had the pleasure of training with the Spanish Legion at one time...but don't know much about them...What are they all about?

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 The Spanish Legión is now a Light Infantry Brigade. With the Spanish Airmobile Brigade and my Brigade, the 3 Brigades are the Spanish rapid deploymen division RDD. The Legión is in Almeria. In these barracks are the HQ, one "Tercio", Spanish Legion unit similar to Regiment, Artillery Group, Anti tank Coy, Sappers Unit  and Support, (logistic), Group. In Ronda, other very old Spanish city are other Tercio , and in Ceuta and Melilla, Spanish Cities in North Africa, are two Tercios.

 And again, excuse for my bad English Grammar.

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Re: Spanish Army
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2006, 02:43:13 pm »
We did some training with them in Almeria and I have been to Rota....

If I recall correctly, they were composed of both Spanish and Non-Spanish soldiers....So they are not like the French Forgien Legion as in they only take forgieners....correct?  They were also still using German WW2 MG 42's.  Are these Machine Guns still in service?  Did this unit see action in Iraq?  They were a good bunch of soldiers and they obviously left me with a very favorable impression....
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Re: Spanish Army
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2006, 02:44:27 pm »
Bvt Lt Col Spanish Marshal,

Your English is far better than my Spanish, so you need make no apologies.  I'm sure is there is any confusion you'll be asked to explain, but so far you're doing great!

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Re: Spanish Army
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2006, 03:15:16 pm »
We did some training with them in Almeria and I have been to Rota....

If I recall correctly, they were composed of both Spanish and Non-Spanish soldiers....So they are not like the French Forgien Legion as in they only take forgieners....correct?  They were also still using German WW2 MG 42's.  Are these Machine Guns still in service?  Did this unit see action in Iraq?  They were a good bunch of soldiers and they obviously left me with a very favorable impression....

 Actually, all the soldiers must are spanish, but with the new law, in our units there are also foreign soldiers, but only of South America, (this is by the language). For example, in my Unit (Para Bde.) we have Ecuadereans, Colombians, Dominicans and some Peruvians. I think that in the Legion is the same. Other foreign people are the people of Ecuatorial Guinea, because this nation was a former spanish colony in Africa.

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Re: Spanish Army
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2006, 12:14:07 pm »
WOW, another Spaniard. Viva Espana.Anyhow, I still have people in the homeland, so it is good to see you around amigo.
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