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Featured article by Bad CO about BUPA's excellent forces discount - a must read.
It would be nice to think the nation could come together in a "I'm Sparticus" moment and all wear H4H t - shirts just to show what the vast majority of Britons think.
I feel that any input from the ARRSer community on a particular subject would be used to add to, or help naysay the solution desired. Seeing select committees in action seems robust intercourse in...
Remind me when the next General Election is............
- 01-05-2013, 12:07
To quote a very old Book ...... "Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone"
If this august [and I use the term with tongue in cheek] body was an international entity instead of an adjunct of...
I'm happy to obey the rule of law; I just think there are too many laws and too much legislation. As ACAB stated, we managed quite well as a nation before the HR act and other sundry crap, some of...
- 23-04-2013, 20:13
Agreed. Most certainly the Servicemen [and women] of today are as able as any of their forebears ........ but if you had national service today [ie., the great and unwashed] and compared it with...
- 23-04-2013, 17:08
I signed the dotted line for 9 years from the age of 18 [total 12 years] on my 15th birthday and went to Ganges 2 months later for 15 months basic and trade training. Hard life with corporal...
Liberals and Socialists like Shirley Williams and her "Comprehensive!" crap are to blame for the generational dross that is the general education system that has failed and is failing a whole trance...
I know one of her former protection officers and he said she not only found out his name but more than once brought him out a cup of tea.
Can't see any other incumbent of No. 10 doing that unless it...
Just read through the 37 pages on this and I could have predicted [except for one or two surprises] the tone of the regular posters comments. The churlishness and even bile of the small-minded is...
- 08-04-2013, 07:56
We should have an annual pol vote on "Mod of the Year" on this forum but applicable to all forums.
No rationale or vindictiveness required as the results should speak for themselves.
Resident here in Hungary as pensioners we have free NHS. The system is strapped for cash like the UK system but here it seems front end loaded. Some of the hospitals may look dilapidated and you...
I believe that about 50 percent of children also now go to university ......... and I suspect that a large percentage of those are dross [not fit for purpose] and which has been alluded to,...
Facts that the "tax the rich till they sqeak" class warriors will never acknowledge.
Shepton Mallet clink [The old army glasshouse] has finally closed [daily wail but cannot link]
Too grim for prisoners these days so will probably move an army unit into it!
Typical whinging MOD civil servants ..... always moaning about their working conditions .......... Expensive chairs anyone?
- 25-03-2013, 08:51
A sticking plaster solution. Cyprus will be in the same position again in a few months time. Bailing out banks but not changing the whole ethos of collecting taxes and tightening up the outpouring...
- 21-03-2013, 19:29
..... as opposed to the choice of facility closure which will be [irrespective of what is best or what the shipbuilding company wants] the decision of vote wanting spineless poli's.
My Dad. From RA TA before the war to Royal West Kents ...... then a Corporal Tankie 8th Army when I was born........ and finished the war a private in the DLI. Troublemaker who wore 4 capbadges in...
- 18-03-2013, 23:53
As are your European-centric waffling credentials without question.
I hold Wordsmith posts in higher regard on most subjects than your one trick postulations.
Sea view? I would but could not afford one.
Eastney RM with barrackroom views over the Solent worked well for the developers [Not sold VFM for the taxpayer as per usual.
- 17-03-2013, 12:17
I've just finished a book called "The Story of Scotland" by Nigel Tranter. This was to get some perspective of What, Why and How. Although written with a Scots slant on history, it does seem that...
- 16-03-2013, 22:50
That bloody great safe I bought some years ago when the return on money was starting to be next to nothing was the best insurance I have ever had. Living in Europe but not in the eurozone it is...
Mongs and charlatans moral blackmail day. Not a brass farthing to the "look what I'm doing for charidee like all those wonderful celebs" twats with buckets and stupid sponges on their noses. If you...
- 15-03-2013, 19:21
Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha,
More slippery than Teflon Tony and what it says about the intelligence of the people of Southsea and surrounds who voted him in is bewildering.
The Foreign Legion manpower has in general been recruited from non-conformists, loners and/or men with a propensity to steal or cheat or lie or commit abh or gbh etc., ........... Former members I...
I, for the life of me cannot understand why these foreigners [non eu] get work permits .. if he was a Brazilian plumber or suchlike .......
Are the Venezuelan people better off now than in 1960 when I was there? Caracas was pretty wild then but I suspect it's now a whole lot worse. Like socialists everywhere he has beggared the country...
- 04-03-2013, 09:39
wot 'e said. The Military reflects the society it comes from and harsher discipline coupled with not applying civilian standards meant that in general years ago there was not the problems that beset...
- 03-03-2013, 01:39
I've just returned my forms for proxy vote which I have had to do every year. It includes questions on where I last voted in the UK and when, my passport details along with a signed declaration by...
- 01-03-2013, 11:07
My old man refused his jabs in North Africa in 1942/43. Red inked in his AB64 which I still have. He would have been charged with a SIW if he had gone down with Cholera etc.,. I suppose in the...
[QUOTE=Alec_Lomas;4916739]They are still about, though as they reached 'time expired' status a lot ended up in various rigging rooms to be converted to 'zoot suits' endemic throughout the old 16Para...
Lay off the vintage crap. Some of us on here trained on the X type!
- 19-02-2013, 18:54
From training straight to Malta at 16, taken to Hal Far and bedded down. Next morning taken to the Control tower and introduced to the WRNS I was to work with, 18 of them in the MSO alone! Don't...
I suspect that the reasons for his resignation are more mundane .......... Weary of the world in general and probably realises that his increasing frailty both mental and physical means that he is no...
- 02-02-2013, 12:55
PTSD? Self inflicted wound. I wonder if he's now sponging off the state?
You're quoting how the Ruskies were treated. Being a one-time Brit Servicman I cannot cure the worlds ills but I can care about the treatment of one of my own [and many tens fo thousands of his...
I suggest you read the obituary of Arthur Titherington with regards to cruelty to POW's by the Japs.
His testament is the reality.
The best system was when we did not pay for our meals and accommodation at all. It all went pear shaped when the "Military Salary" was brought in. It was great to bomb into any...