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by vespa
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: International Rations
Topic: Show and tell of foreign MREs
Replies: 0
Views: 262

Show and tell of foreign MREs

Did a show And tell of foreign MREs to my cadets, they found it fascinating to compare it to British ORP packs.
The Russian ration generated a lot of interest. :D
by vespa
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: International Rations
Topic: 2001 British training ration - any info?
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Re: 2001 British training ration - any info?

Here's a link to the history of early British forces rations, The first thing I looked for was the official MOD stencil over the box, which appears to be missing and the mix and match of the contents got my suspicions up. If you do buy historical rations again, this link should help you to indentify...
by vespa
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: International Rations
Topic: 2001 British training ration - any info?
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Re: 2001 British training ration - any info?

It looks like a mix and match of civvie and army rations left overs put together, it doesn't look official to me, I remember Duncan's chocolates, they come with the rations, noodles has no nutritional value whatsover, the plain rations without any graphics on it are genuine army, KFC wipes defintely...
by vespa
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: International Rations
Topic: Canadian menu #20 beef and vegetable stew.
Replies: 11
Views: 1147

Re: Canadian menu #20 beef and vegetable stew.

Youth Military organisation sponsored and funded by the Ministry of Defence.

Regular and reserve soldiers work with them, many ex servicemen or medically discharged often cross over, the training syllabus is very similar using the same military equipment and training area, good fun ! :D
by vespa
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: International Rations
Topic: Canadian menu #20 beef and vegetable stew.
Replies: 11
Views: 1147

Re: Canadian menu #20 beef and vegetable stew.

I work in the British Army Cadets on top of my day job, we are issued exactly the same rations that reserve and regular troops get. I've heard that FRH is going to be issued, we usually boil them and use the hot water for making a brew after. Curry is a favourite of troops, we do occasionally get fo...
by vespa
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: International Rations
Topic: Canadian menu #20 beef and vegetable stew.
Replies: 11
Views: 1147

Re: Canadian menu #20 beef and vegetable stew.

I had a little bit of it, still doesn't do much for me.
I avoid altogether now, I swap it for other goodies with the guys, for a while we were issued with British Army ORPs with beef jerky in it, quite a few didn't like it so I hoovered it up as I love beef jerky :D

We all swap a lot.
by vespa
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: International Rations
Topic: Canadian menu #20 beef and vegetable stew.
Replies: 11
Views: 1147

Re: Canadian menu #20 beef and vegetable stew.

Guess its just me, whenever I eat it just makes me feel queasy for some reason, I've tried a few times the result is the same so I avoided it altogether.

We're not a good fit.
by vespa
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: International Rations
Topic: Canadian menu #20 beef and vegetable stew.
Replies: 11
Views: 1147

Re: Canadian menu #20 beef and vegetable stew.

Thanks I think Canadian rations has a homely feel about it.
by vespa
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: International Rations
Topic: Canadian menu #20 beef and vegetable stew.
Replies: 11
Views: 1147

Canadian menu #20 beef and vegetable stew.

Today I ate Canadian beef and vegetable stew, very interesting, much better compared to American MRE beef and vegetable stew their meat cubes tasted fake whereas the Canadian version is proper beef cubes, the Canadian hamburger bun tasted very sweet compared to British hamburger buns. totally recomm...
by vespa
Sat May 25, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: International Rations
Topic: WE HAD A VISIT FROM UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Replies: 5
Views: 1989

Re: WE HAD A VISIT FROM UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

We donated a lot of British ORPs to the victims of Katrina and the US Customs burned the lot !

We couldn't believe it, jobsworths denying food to Katrina refugees.

Government Department don't exactly have common sense, before they join up they have to go to hospital to have it surgically removed.