- 01-05-2012, 01:25 #361
"he is not holding the rifle in this picture", thanks for that
Are we sure he's wearing body armour? Assault vest yes, but body armour? under his t shirt?
And he appears to be wearing those zip-off trousers just in case the sun comes out, bet he felt really silly when he realised it was raining!!
(I don't pretend to be an expert on this but I havent heard SRR suggested yet, who were rumoured to be involved in the charles menezez cock up)"I think I'll close this thread as it has turned in to a complete muddle of serious comment, unrelated problems and joke answers"
- 01-05-2012, 01:32 #362
Blame the miners strike. Thats where the para-militarisation of the UK's civilian police force started...........when that first plod picked up a dustbin lid to use as a shield against bricks and bottles causing a kneejerk reaction in a series of beancounters who then had to go out PDQ and procure riot shields, shin pads, boxes etc, etc, etc.
From there, once the defence supply companies had a foot in the door of the constabularies it did'nt take much to convince holders of public purses to part with crinkly stuff in exchange for more toys. Away went the firearms and equipment that had been available to me when I joined, the .38 special revolvers, the double barreled shotguns and scoped hunting rifles. Instead, in their place came Glocks, MP5's, Accuracy International rifles, fire resistant suits, riot helmets and body armour.
- 01-05-2012, 01:40 #363
Mouse training for men.
You can take a horse to water, but you can't make it drink. However, you can bl**dy well make it wish it had!
- 01-05-2012, 01:48 #364
AFO's: terrifying Northumbrian grannies since 2010......Ying tong iddle I po.
- 01-05-2012, 04:15 #365
- 01-05-2012, 06:15 #366
- Join Date
- Feb 2012
- 01-05-2012, 07:03 #367
Dustbin lids, in the Met anyway, were used Notting Hill '76, I think. Shields were issued by '77 for sure.
- 01-05-2012, 07:03 #368
- 01-05-2012, 07:30 #369
- Join Date
- Feb 2012
The granny blagger still looks more Joe Pro then the guy in the mail pic. At least he has he buckles done upProblem solved, problem staying solved!
- 01-05-2012, 07:48 #370