Well we went to the service in Paderborn.90 from my unit in No2's all looking very smart .The service itself was actually very good.The bell rang for each and every serviceman or women killed during telic 8.The speeches were all very fitting .My unit went on leave yesterday yet 30 per SQN were required for the service, nobody grumbled as it was a service of memorial.
The disgusting thing about the day was the state of a a load of the soldiers their.It took my and my mates a few hours to get our kit polished clean etc etc ,yet I was sat at the rear behind about 7 NCO's who were wearing CS 95 ok not too bad but the female SGT (royal signals) was in a smock I would consider to be an ''exercise'' jacket.The whole row(they were all from the same unit) had not ironed any kit and were chewing gum like cows munching grass,when the 2 minute silence was called several of them were messing about and just ignoring the service. A few of my unit SSM's had a word discreetly during the service however it took 3 attempts for them to finally remove the chewing gum.I cannot put into words how enraged the lads from my unit and myself were .Iam still seething 3 hours later.
The QRH lads made a great effort as did many of the other units involved,however if any of you know the complete shower of sh@it that was at the rear left of the DOM 1X sgt Female Royal signals 2x cpl Royal signals 2x l/cpl Female AGC ,please tell them that they should be ashamed of themselves they are an embarressment to their unit.They may not of lost any mates during Telic my me and my mates did ,so show some fecking respect.Oh yes the SGT was a bit of a porker.
It was not 200 sigs they were right at the back and no dramas.Ithink the scruffy,ignorant crowd must of been from HQ because the AGC had the green berets on instead on an attached units beret.Stiff fuming,I cannot understand how anyone can get to SNCO level and be a complete bag of crap,with attitude.Makes me feel good about being in a proud regiment.
As a member of the Royal Signals I feel really ashamed by this SNCO and I ask if any Royal Signals who were there, and who can identify her give her name to the most Senior Signals WO attached or serving with 20 Bde.
Please dont think the behavior of a few ignorant knobbers are tarring the rest of their parent corps with the same brush.It was just a few people out of many hundred that were there.Its just a group of us were pretty pee ed off because it was a memorial service for people killed on Telic 8,we had all worked on out kit (as to be expected) and a few didnt give a toss.