82nd Airborne copying 3 PARA Mortars?

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by crabtastic, Apr 29, 2006.

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  1. It's high time 3PARA mortars had their own Arrsepedia entry! :wink:
  2. Well you are jealous!!! :D
  3. Trip_Wire

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  4. It's all well and good to milk a reputation for derring-do from 60 years ago, but when it's been discovered that there are a bunch of professional c0ck-jockeys in their midst, it's only good drills for everyone else to rip the pish. And don't expect it to end anytime soon- the 3 PARA Mortars episode was over 20 years ago and there was only one of them at it.

    And before there are charges of anti-Americanism- you just know they're still laughing with tears in their eyes at Ft Campbell too. The 101st isn't going to let them forget about this in a hurry. ;)
  5. Trip_Wire

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    I just don't think it is fair to judge a whole Division, by the conduct of seven of it's soldiers. I'm sure that many of your units have a few undisclosed "c0ck-jockeys" in them, besides the one discovered in the 3 Para Mortars.

    As for the 82nd Airborne's history, I don't think they need to rely on their WW II history, as good as it was. They have proven themselves, in Vietnam, Grenada, Panama and both Gulf Wars. They also have done a fine job in both Iraq and Afganistan as well, on a continuing basis.

    BTW: The 101st is not really an Airborne division they are Airmobile, in other words they are "Legs." An American Para's word for those who are not a Paratrooper! So they may laugh; however, I doubt that they will laugh a lot around an 82nd Paratrooper.

    Nobody in the Airborne community is very happy or proud :oops: about this incident; however, $hit Happens! :roll:

  6. Is anyone surprised or shocked? A percentage (7% is it?) of people are gay/homosexual and some homosexuals are drawn to elite military units. Perhaps they need to prove something; I've no idea, I'm not a psychologist. It happens. Not all gays are poofy, some are hard ( :lol: !) bastards.

    Two of the best blokes I knew were homosexuals I found out much later, one (ex-RE) when he died of AIDS. I'm sure there were many others who never 'came out'. In those days, any such inclinations were kept very secret.

    And no, I'm not. I'm just older than most of you and less likely to be surprised by what people get up to. However, discrediting one's uniform will bring predictable consequences.
  7. I'm sure there are a few chutney-ferrets, especially since it's now allowed in HM Forces. I don't know of any of them doing gay porn though.

    If they have any sense at all, the rest of the army will be adding to their stock of ready-made banter and, if their drills are slick, making up a few good songs.

    And I think I read somewhere that "just pull your vehicle up behind me..." was one of the lines in the film. :wink:

    How do you separate the men from the boys in the 82nd Airborne?- With a crowbar.