- 20-06-2012, 13:49 #11
Just what you want thrashing-about in a rubber inflatable; something with pointy things sticking out of its head.A bloke with a cheerful despotism.
- 20-06-2012, 13:59 #12
To get things back on an even keel; I deliberately killed an antelope this morning."Two in the goo, one in the poo".
- 20-06-2012, 14:04 #13
- Join Date
- Jan 2005
It swam in there, it can bloody well swim out
- 20-06-2012, 14:06 #14
God bless the Silent Service. Last month helicopters tow starting tractors, this month rescuing deers, next month .....3; 2; 1; Firing NOW.........
3; 2; 1; Firing NOW ........
FFS Pass me the bloody matches.
Si hoc legere scis nimium eruditionis habes!
- 20-06-2012, 14:10 #15A bloke with a cheerful despotism.
- 20-06-2012, 19:09 #16Originally Posted by eodmatt
- 20-06-2012, 19:32 #17
This story is not without historical precedent:
In 1941, the crew of HMS Trident were given a reindeer as a gift by the USSR navy. The 56 crewmen spent six weeks sharing their already confined living accommodation with the fully-grown reindeer nicknamed Pollyanna...I applied for and was accepted as a boy seamen in the Royal Navy. After initial training I was drafted to HMS. Kent an 8 inch gun cruiser who was on the regular Russian and Atlantic convoys. I was in Murmansk for my 16th birthday. One of the odd things that we had to do was to transport a large reindeer which was a gift from the Russian people to King George VI. We managed to get it back to Scotland still alive...In 1953 the UK Defence Budget was 11.3% of GDP. By 1966 it had shrunk to 6.6%. In 2013 it is hovering around 2%. Good job we're no longer expected to fight any wars, isn't it?
- 20-06-2012, 22:14 #18
Those Russians; such scamps.A bloke with a cheerful despotism.
- 20-06-2012, 22:30 #19
- Join Date
- Nov 2005
- Bongo Bongo Land
Just goes to show that the RN's PR people are snapped to attention and after half an hour of right markering, will get the job jobbed.
Next headline will be about how they saved a swallow's nest under the carriers' flight decks that haven't even been built yet.
It's a result for the PR people in their ridiculous and appalling battalion strength across the services (probably more than that).
If we're not careful, the tri-services (shit phrase, that, but it's the one they use) will end up with as many people spinning on the phone as there are boots on the ground.
The RAF are hiring 80 more PR people even as I write this.
The more terrified each of the services becomes about SDSR, the more they expand their PR effort, telling local newspapers about how a 2 Para drop saved Mrs Miggin's cat, or how the Gibraltar Regiment told a dago to fuck off.
All it does is undermine the respectability of the units they are talking up.[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
- 21-06-2012, 00:06 #20Warning, this post contains some flash photography.