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  1. You betcha bud never missed a home game, apart from a couple at new year there due to illness, maybe they'll reward the 20k+ diehards with a day in the directors box and hospitality, you get it for less! Maybe pigs will fuckin fly eh bud ! Anyway onwards and upwards !
  2. To be fair though it's Season Tickets that have kept the lights on for the past few years !
  3. Not all Season Ticket holders are True Bears and not all True Bears are Season Ticket holders in the words of the oracle . . . !
  4. George Imlach McIntosh VC (24 April 1897 – 20 June 1968) was a Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. He was 20 years old, and a private in the 1/6th Battalion, The Gordon Highlanders, British Army during the First World War when the following deed took place at the Battle of Passchendaele for which he was awarded the VC. On 31 July 1917 at Ypres, Belgium, during the consolidation of a position, the company came under machine-gun fire at close range and Private Mclntosh immediately rushed forward under heavy fire and reaching the emplacement, threw a Mills grenade into it, killing two of the enemy and wounding a third. Subsequently entering the dug-out he found two light machine-guns which he carried back with him. His quick grasp of the situation and the rapidity with which he acted undoubtedly saved many of his comrades and enabled the consolidation to proceed unhindered by machine-gun fire.[1] George McIntosh was born in Buckie, Banffshire. McIntosh went on to join the Royal Air Force and served in World War II, and during 1942 was the senior NCO with No 1 squadron. He later achieved the rank of Flight Sergeant. His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Gordon Highlanders Museum, Aberdeen, Scotland.
  5. A company of wounded soldiers from local hospitals faced the King as he took to the dais on the Royal platform while to his right the recipients of the day’s honours were seated. The greatest ovations were reserved for the three soldiers who were presented with the Victoria Cross, particularly Private Harry Christian of the Royal Lancaster Regiment. He had been brought north from a hospital in the north of England but was so ill that he had to be carried to the stage on a chair by members of the St Andrew’s Ambulance Association. The official description of his deeds read as follows: He was holding a crater with five or six men in front of our trenches. The enemy commenced a very heavy bombardment of the positions with heavy ‘minenwerfer’ bombs, forcing a temporary withdrawal. When he found that three men were missing Private Christian at once returned alone to the crater, and although bombs were continually bursting actually on the crater, he found, dug out and carried one by one into safety all three men, thereby undoubtedly saving their lives. Later he placed himself where he could see the bombs coming and directed his comrades when and where to seek cover.
  6. Name: Samuel Frickleton DOB: 1 April 1891 Place of Birth: Slamannan, Scotland Date of Action: 7 June 1917 Place of Action: Messines, Belgium Rank: Lance Corporal Regiment: 3rd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade Samuel Frickleton was born on 1 April 1891 in Slamannan, Scotland, into a large coal-mining family. He emigrated to New Zealand in 1913, following his elder brother who was already working in a mine on the west coast of the South Island. Following the outbreak of the First World War, Samuel joined the New Zealand Military Forces in February 1915. He volunteered to serve overseas with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, as did his four brothers. However, Frickleton became ill with a lung infection, diagnosed as tuberculosis and he was discharged as medically unfit. Once recuperated, he re-enlisted in 1916 and was posted to France as a rifleman in the 3rd Battalion of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade. He was promoted to Corporal in March 1917. Corporal Frickleton was awarded his Victoria Cross for most conspicuous bravery and determination on 7 June 1917 during the Battle of Messines. His battalion was attacking the edge of Messines village when it was pinned down by heavy enemy machine gun fire. His citation in the London Gazette explains: Although slightly wounded, Lance Corporal Frickleton dashed forward at the head of his section, rushed through a barrage and personally destroyed with bombs an enemy machine gun and crew, which were causing heavy casualties. He then attacked the second gun, killing the whole of the crew of twelve. By the destruction of these two guns he undoubtedly saved his own and other units from very severe casualties and his magnificent courage and gallantry ensured the capture of the objective. During the consolidation of the position he suffered a second severe wound. He set, throughout, a great example of heroism. Frickleton was wounded in the arm, hip, as well as being badly gassed. He was evacuated to England for medical treatment After the First World War, Frickleton remained in the military before retiring for health reasons with the rank of Captain in 1927. He then worked in several fields, including business and farming. Samuel Frickleton died in 1971 in Wellington, leaving a wife and son. There is a plaque in his honour at Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium. In 2007, a plaque commemorating his bravery was unveiled at the Mesen Church in Belgium
  7. Their names will be remembered for evermore Standing before 60,000 spectators at Ibrox Park, 21-year-old Lizzie Robinson looked swamped in her khaki overalls, as the king pinned a medal to her. In 18 months, she had not missed a shift at the Cardonald munitions factory. Seven days a week from 6am until 5.30pm and on night shifts every two weeks, Lizzie was the best time-keeper. She was the first woman to be awarded the Medal of the Order of the British Empire, an honour created in 1917 for devotion to duty but which has now been superseded by other awards. Urgent Demand The need for huge amounts of munitions became apparent from the start of the war. In winter 1914-15, ministers began a "shell and gun crusade" to increase output. In 1915, the Ministry of Munitions ordered new factories to be built, including three in Glasgow: Mossend, Mile End and Cardonald. Women were employed to manufacture 18lb mobile field artillery guns, and the shells they fired. As with so many other roles they were given during the war, women's success at the job surprised some observers. A souvenir book of the Cardonald factory written in 1919 recalled: "'Prior to the war the employment of women on machinery of this nature had never been contemplated ... [being probably] beyond their strength. [However] in a short time, almost all of the machines were 'manned' by women. There was not a single operation in the factory in which they were not engaged." The National Projectile Factory at Cardonald looked after its staff. It provided protective clothing, canteens, employed nurses, and organised activities such as theatre performances and choirs. There was even an in-house newspaper called the Cardonald News. The King visits the Factories It was into such busy and well-run workforces that King George V walked, when he toured Glasgow's shipyards and factories in September 1917. He stopped and spoke to women operating saws, lathes and fixing boiler plates. The king had just approved a new honour for community or non-military war services, the Order of the British Empire. When he presented the honours at Ibrox on 18 September, a choir made up of Lizzie Robinson's colleagues sang the national anthem. She received a special ovation from the crowd and from wounded servicemen as she passed. Lizzie, who lived with her parents in Alma Street, Govan, sent a picture of herself wearing her medal and munitions uniform to the newly formed Imperial War Museum in 1918.
  8. Rangers Sports 1954!
  9. I like this, whoever did it I doff my cap too!
  10. If I remember rightly it was a dangerous and uncomfortable old place to get up to, I could be wrong but that's seem to stick in my head !
  11. The main stand was a magnificent site with the old press box !
  12. Old main stand with pavilion at the Copland end!
  13. Waste of time trying and not necessary justifying yourself to these cunts, they only hear what they want to hear and believe it!
  14. A view from the enclosure when it was still all standing, many miss it!
  15. Win everything doemestically, semi finals of the euro although no to bothered wae that as long as Brexit is on the go !
  16. That pesky wind in Forfar ruining performance !
  17. Moscow Dynamo 1945 !
  18. Luv you long time !
  19. Ibrox early 20th century!
  20. The Ibrox Pavilion as used to be circa 1920!
  21. Rangers v Alloa Athletic SC tie crowd scene at Ibrox 1921!
  22. This and a forget fuck awe !
  23. Glasgow is Blue since '72 !