- 29-04-2012, 14:48 #181
However the number of rounds fired at the IRA team in Gibraltar was the subject of conjecture and criticsm. Chiefly the issue was raised in the documentary 'Death on The Rock. Hence the Private Eye joke.
Unless of course the cartoon was based on a comment made by one of the CRW team in the embassy, which is possible I concede.
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- 29-04-2012, 14:52 #182
So I have to rely on people who've been there and done that to learn about the soldiering aspects of any inventions I come up with, or any other aspects other than the technical which is my strength. We may not agree on everything but we are on the same side. Perhaps something for you to keep in mind before you add more scorn to your posts.
- 29-04-2012, 14:59 #183
One of these may help.
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- 29-04-2012, 15:04 #184
"The truth is that commentators rush out their opinions based on their preconceived notions before they know the full facts"
The Arabist blog
- 29-04-2012, 15:12 #185
- 29-04-2012, 15:17 #186
Seriously though, I think IndyBoff did raise a good point regarding ID. With regards to warrant cards I've seen a few in the past but I wouldn't able to spot a fake one.
- 29-04-2012, 15:25 #187
- Join Date
- Nov 2004
Given the concern over the 'liquising' rather than 'liquidating' of the terrorists on the rock I think any Trooper making such a statment in the enquiry in to Op Flavious would be... ill advised.
I am pretty sure that the comment was made about Nimrod, but Private Eye has transposed it on to Flavious... the picture is of blokes in a 'Nimmrod' style pose.
- 29-04-2012, 16:32 #188
- 29-04-2012, 16:36 #189
- Join Date
- Dec 2004
What's the point of having a balaclava on whilst having shoulder numbers up when another day you might be working without a balaclava and have the same numbers up- people would then see your face.
Instead, on ops like these, officers often have a specific-to-each-op number eg No1 for this Op is John Smith, Number 2 is Dave etc etc. they will often have this number displayedpain heals, chicks dig scars, and glory lasts forever!!!!
- 29-04-2012, 16:38 #190