Originally Posted by codprawn
The thing that stuck in my mind the most was an old lady (I think) in a little red hatchback INSISTING on driving on the left - forcing an Argie APC to get out of her way!!!
My Dad did that once, it was the day we heard the Task Force was coming, we had all driven down to a bar to celebrate (at about 11 am). At about 4pm Mum remembered the chicken we were supposed to be having for lunch was still in the oven at home
So Dad was despatched to the house to remove it ... I went along ... shall we say the G&Ts had been flowing "rather freely" (ah the good old days before anybody invented drink driving laws ... a 2.25 Series 2 Land Rover was hardly gonna get up much speed anyway!)
Now one of the first things the Argies did was to make everybody drive on the right, they even painted arrows on the road. One enraged lady allegedly went out in the middle of the night with a tin of paint and changed the one in front of her house so it was back to driving on the left again which caused much amusement
Anyway back to the story, about half way home Dad and I (in 2 tons of Series 2 driving, of course, on the left, and with Dad being "somewhat fortified and perhaps ever so slightly aggressive" after rather too many G&Ts and possibly the odd rum or 20) met an armoured personnel carrier weighing about 25 tons driving on the right. An animated conversation ensued, and although I was only 9 at the time so don't remember it all that well, I'm pretty sure Dad won, probably on the basis of a torrent of abuse that the APC driver frankly wasn't prepared for
.... amazing we didn't get shot really ....
.... equally amazing that I didn't - in between when we were invaded and when we were booted out, a certain small boy who might have looked a bit like me was found by his mother waving an air rifle (non functioning - but they wouldn't have known from 200 feet) at low flying Pucara ground attack aircraft circling the house. Oops
got a bit of a B&&&&&ing for that one