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Re: Mine-run

Posted by Lewis on August 07, 2003

In Reply to: Mine-run posted by S. on August 05, 2003

: Hello, I was hoping someone might know the meaning and origin of the term "mine-run". Thanks for any information.

I can think of two - the first would be a regular trip to a mine to collect of deliver supplies - the other would be the other use of the word "mine" as in a placed explosive device. Planes and Minesweepers went on mine runs to clear aquatic mines.
Also - there are some lunatics who run across minefields (as a dare).
I think the beginning of Auf Wiedersehn Pet (series 3) has Oz and a mate doing a mine-run in the Falklands and teasing Barry.