Braydon Lines

on the signage pointing to the LSA (living support area) and on the arch leading into the area of Alaska huts from what might, maybe, be called the main road.

Braydon Lines

Braydon Lines

Perhaps someone can tell me why bases and areas associated with the UK military are referred to as “Lines” – I don’t have a clue. All I know is “thin red line” of bright coated officers and men stretched out along a front in the Crimean, but I don’t think that is actually the origin.

The other way that I can tell (leaving aside the uniforms and lack of American accents) that I am on a British base is by looking at command photos. There is a distinct look to the UK Military photos – the ones on the wall near the command section. Half smiling officers,  Sergeants’ Major and the like – all with their sleeves rolled up and arms crossed in front of their chests.

Supposed to make them look stern or formidable? I don’t have a clue. Sliding outside to avoid snickering in public, I wonder how the US photos strike my UK colleagues.

at Bastion

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2 Responses to Braydon Lines

  1. Mary says:

    Hope they’re offering you more than bangers and mash to eat!! 🙂

  2. Carmen says:

    Glad to hear from you none-the-less.
    Hope they have good food, anyway.

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