Army Rumour Service
Interesting speech from the Commander of UK Maritime Forces the other night. Its not all doom and gloom, I except more in the way of ships is needed, manpower needs to increase, however its not the end of the RN as the Daily Wail would have us believe.
"Why me this evening? Well, I am the Royal Navy's only sea going, fighting, Admiral - in army parlance my peer is General Commanding Three Division Patrick Sanders and for the historians; Sandy Woodward is my forbear."
"Welcomed by our partners, emulated by many, and feared by our enemies."
So, the accepted myth is the poor old 75mm Sherman was inferior to a MkIV, had no chance against a Panther, and was just a range target for a Tiger…
4. Lt Fearn engaged a PANTHER side on with his 75mm and APC. It was moving about 12mph at 80yds range and he brewed it up with one hit through the vertical plate above the back bogie.
He saw his Sqn Comd engage a TIGER (previously examined by us) on the road. At 120yds the TIGER was head on. The 75mm put 3 shots on it and the crew baled out without firing. He put 3 more in .....
A Brigadier is to appear before a court martial – making him the most senior officer to be put on trial by the British Army since 1952, it is believed.
Brigadier Charles Beardmore, 51, faces charges of ‘negligently performing his duty’, but sources have told The Mail on Sunday that the case involves an allegation of fraud.
He was until recently the highest-ranking member of the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) in Germany, controlling a budget of millions of pounds.
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