Army Rumour Service
Socks are exciting things. I actually look forward to getting them for Christmas. Not the crappy Asda specials mind you. No, no. If it's going to be socks, it had better be dogs balls socks.
Check out the review - there's a Brucey Bonus at the end for you all to make the most of your Christmas money, and as I completely forgot, a competition to win one pair of each set of socks. All you have to do is go to the competition thread HERE.
The Ministry of Defence has quietly paid a “significant sum” to a former artillery gunner who claims his career was destroyed after taking Lariam, a controversial anti-malarial drug.
The settlement is believed to be the first of its kind in Britain and was made weeks before an expected court case. Hundreds more former soldiers could sue the MoD at a cost of millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money.
Lariam — which has been linked to depression, hallucinations and panic attacks — was given to 17,368 military personnel between April 2007 and March 2015. A parliamentary inquiry in 2016 criticised the MoD over the way it issued the drug.
I noticed this article in the Daily Telegraph this morning. It discusses the recovery and whereabouts of a Curtis P40 Kittyhawk which was found in pretty good condition having come to ground in the Sahara. Having been found 70 years later in 2012 there was a recovery mission carried out and it subsequently disappeared.
In 2015 the RAF Museum offered up and donated one of its collection of Spitfires in exchange for the remains of this P40. The P40 aircraft has now turned up at the El Alamein museum, somewhat restored. The RAF Museum is now down one valuable Spitfire and has not achieved a transfer of ownership of the P40.
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