70-year-old former Commando beats off four attackers

#1
I decided to plonk this in the NAAFI, since it's essentially unsubstantiated.

I was just catching the news on the Swiss M1 internet channel. One of the last things they mentioned was that four geezers aged between 18 and 25 had tried to mug a 70-year-old former British soldier in Bielefeld, Germany. Unfortunately, he was an unarmed-combat instructor in the Commandos during WWII.

The old gent lobbed one of them over the bonnet of a car with a Judo throw, dropped the next one and the other two ran off. The two who were "hors de combat" were arrested by the Kraut Old Bill.

Far play and titfer doffed to that man. Spot-on drills, I'd say.

I've had a bit of a butcher's on t'internet to provide a link, but so far without any luck. If somebody else turns something up, please be so kind as to post it.

MsG
 
#2
Bugsy7 said:
I decided to plonk this in the NAAFI, since it's essentially unsubstantiated.

I was just catching the news on the Swiss M1 internet channel. One of the last things they mentioned was that four geezers aged between 18 and 25 had tried to mug a 70-year-old former British soldier in Bielefeld, Germany. Unfortunately, he was an unarmed-combat instructor in the Commandos during WWII.

The old gent lobbed one of them over the bonnet of a car with a Judo throw, dropped the next one and the other two ran off. The two who were "hors de combat" were arrested by the Kraut Old Bill.

Far play and titfer doffed to that man. Spot-on drills, I'd say.

I've had a bit of a butcher's on t'internet to provide a link, but so far without any luck. If somebody else turns something up, please be so kind as to post it.

MsG
Be nice if it was true! however at 70 years old he'd have to have been something of a child prodigy to be teaching unarmed combat to Commandos!
 
#3
Random_Task said:
Bugsy7 said:
I decided to plonk this in the NAAFI, since it's essentially unsubstantiated.

I was just catching the news on the Swiss M1 internet channel. One of the last things they mentioned was that four geezers aged between 18 and 25 had tried to mug a 70-year-old former British soldier in Bielefeld, Germany. Unfortunately, he was an unarmed-combat instructor in the Commandos during WWII.

The old gent lobbed one of them over the bonnet of a car with a Judo throw, dropped the next one and the other two ran off. The two who were "hors de combat" were arrested by the Kraut Old Bill.

Far play and titfer doffed to that man. Spot-on drills, I'd say.

I've had a bit of a butcher's on t'internet to provide a link, but so far without any luck. If somebody else turns something up, please be so kind as to post it.

MsG
Be nice if it was true! however at 70 years old he'd have to have been something of a child prodigy to be teaching unarmed combat to Commandos!
I'm just going on what was reported, RT. But you're right. The seem to have erred slightly there.

I certainly hope somebody else can unearth something on this.

MsG
 
#6
Oh good on him!

Brings a smile to your face doesn't it.
 
#7
I dont know what my grandad did during the war, but sure as hell ain't
gonna piss him off now, just in case :lol: :lol: :lol:
 
#8
Bugsy7 said:
Random_Task said:
Bugsy7 said:
I decided to plonk this in the NAAFI, since it's essentially unsubstantiated.

I was just catching the news on the Swiss M1 internet channel. One of the last things they mentioned was that four geezers aged between 18 and 25 had tried to mug a 70-year-old former British soldier in Bielefeld, Germany. Unfortunately, he was an unarmed-combat instructor in the Commandos during WWII.

The old gent lobbed one of them over the bonnet of a car with a Judo throw, dropped the next one and the other two ran off. The two who were "hors de combat" were arrested by the Kraut Old Bill.

Far play and titfer doffed to that man. Spot-on drills, I'd say.

I've had a bit of a butcher's on t'internet to provide a link, but so far without any luck. If somebody else turns something up, please be so kind as to post it.

MsG
Be nice if it was true! however at 70 years old he'd have to have been something of a child prodigy to be teaching unarmed combat to Commandos!
I'm just going on what was reported, RT. But you're right. The seem to have erred slightly there.

I certainly hope somebody else can unearth something on this.

MsG
Journos eh! :D You can take the boy out of the commandos...it will have done no end of damage to their egos; getting a shoeing off someone who's long been eligible for free a bus pass!
 
#11
RT wrote
Be nice if it was true! however at 70 years old he'd have to have been something of a child prodigy to be teaching unarmed combat to Commandos
Quite. I'm surprised at you Bugsy. I accept you said 'unsubstantiated' but the WW2 bit stands out as BS. A little bit of your number trouble eh? :wink:

Good drills that soldier.
 
#12
Seadog said:
RT wrote
Be nice if it was true! however at 70 years old he'd have to have been something of a child prodigy to be teaching unarmed combat to Commandos
Quite. I'm surprised at you Bugsy. I accept you said 'unsubstantiated' but the WW2 bit stands out as BS. A little bit of your number trouble eh? :wink:

Good drills that soldier.
No, Seadog! That's what was reported on the Swiss M1 internet channel. I just repeated that. Of course, now I know it's wrong and I've already admitted it. What more do you want?

MsG
 
#14
70 year old "beats off" attackers. :?

Oh! :D :D

Did he make them cum?

:oops:
 
#18
"Looks like he had everything under control," a police spokesman from the German town of Bielefeld said of the incident last Friday.
I wish I could picture a British Police Officer saying something like that after this type of incident, but I've a feeling:

We are holding a 70 year old man in custody in relation to a vicious assault upon 4 youths
would be more on the money. :x
 
#19
303SMLE said:
"Looks like he had everything under control," a police spokesman from the German town of Bielefeld said of the incident last Friday.
I wish I could picture a British Police Officer saying something like that after this type of incident, but I've a feeling:

We are holding a 70 year old man in custody in relation to a vicious assault upon 4 youths
would be more on the money. :x
Similar story with a happier ending.

Rumour has it that, a few years ago, some of my Old Man's colleagues turned up to a disturbance outside some elderly bloke's home where an electrician's transit van had been well and truely pranged.

Turns out that the electrician had parked up in front of said eldlerly bloke's driveway and blocked him in. When politely asked to move the van, the electrician told the old bloke to fuck off. Old bloke goes back into his house, returns with sledge hammer, and proceeds to smash the van up. Electrician flees in terror.

Turns out the officers who turned up knew the old bloke in question, or at least had heard of him: a former WWII Para who didn't take any nonsense from anyone.

The police thought this was fair enough, let him off with a caution.

I hope there's some truth to this - means that not every copper's a prat.
 
#20
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/li...ews.html?in_article_id=412399&in_page_id=1811

A 70-year-old former British soldier who fought guerillas in Aden and Triad gangs in Hong Kong showed four muggers how it doesn't pay to mess with the SAS.

Douglas O'Dell is past retirement age but the moves he learned as a volunteer in Britain's toughest regiment half-a-century ago stood him in good stead when he was ambushed near his home in Bielefeld, Germany, by four local toughs.

The former Provost Sergeant put paid to the danger on the street like he once took out bandits in hotspots across the globe.

THWACK! The first mistake came when one of the teenagers grabbed him around the throat and said in German: "Give my your money, grandad, if you don't want to get hurt."

"Bad move," said Douglas. "The only part he got right was grandad. If you're gonna grab someone from behind take their arms and pin them to their waist.

"This joker, I was able to grab his elbow, crouch down and throw him over my shoulder. He landed on his back on a fence and squealed like a stuck pig."

CRASH! As one went down another moved in and Douglas thought he saw him reaching for a knife. The Birmingham-born divorcee, who has a daughter and three grandchildren, said: "I had the measure of him but I slipped on some wet leaves as he came for me and bashed my face badly on the concrete.

"I saw his boot coming towards my face and I thought: 'No you don't, sunshine.' I grabbed his leg and twisted it until he too was screaming out in agony.

"Then I got to my feet and kicked him in the chest."

With two down the two remaining would-be muggers had enough. One peeled his groaning pal from the fence, the other picked up his crippled accomplice from the pavement.

"The last I saw of them they were limping down the pavement like a WW1 trench raiding party who got clobbered," said Douglas.

Douglas, who served nearly nine years with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment before leaving the army in the late 1950s, learned his combat moves when he was accepted for SAS training.

He completed the course and was to join the famous regiment when he contracted malaria and had to leave the army.

"I was upset at the time but I made the best of it. It's funny, but I never thought I would need to know that stuff again, the unarmed combat, but it came back just when I needed it."

The youths ambushed him just 60 feet from the flat he lives in in the British Army garrison town he has called home since 1961.

He went on: "The police only became involved because I went to the hospital with my face. Otherwise I wouldn't have bothered. They didn't get anything – except a bloody good hiding.

"They were German, I think east Germans, from their accent. There have been a lot of break-ins in my road.

"I just didn’t think this would happen to me. I was only returning from a pal's place after drinking a few beers."

Douglas, who spent three years as a policeman in Birmingham before returning to Germany to live after his marriage ended, shares his flat with a mongrel dog called Schnuffi.

He still works, as a delivery driver, "because my pension isn't very good."

Police in Bielefeld are still looking for his attackers.

But a spokesman said: "He had everything under control. These guys picked the wrong guy on the wrong night."

Pic shows him presenting his medals. In my opinion he should be awarded with another one for bravery.
Must have been priceless to see the attackers faces.
 

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