AA Gill sniper article from before the current wars.

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  1. Quite excellent
     
  2. Gill writes exceptionally well.

    Good journalistic drills.

    Nice bloke, who'd have made a good soldier, IMHO.
     
  3. A fine article. Originally in the Sunday Times Magazine IIRC.
     
  4. Good article...not sure he'd've made a good soldier though :p
     
  5. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    Outstanding article.
     
  6. Probably would, IMHO.

    Youngish. Fit. Good shot. Fond of smart clothes and correct drills. Capable of independent thought and action. Good communicator. Eager to be thought well of, as a leader of men. Popular; and in tune with contemporary thought.

    Cavalry, probably. Like a sort of Latin-less Shan Hackett . . . . .

    Probably have made Brig.
     
  7. Well he hasn't been youngish recently - he's 53 next month.

    Looks well though.
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  8. I read that first time around (long before ARRSE...!). It read well then and still does.

    AA Gill doesn't always fire me up but that article should be required reading for anyone who wants to know how that part of the Army works!

    Litotes
     
  9. Oh dear! How the years slip by . . . . .

    Clean-cut type the army needs.

    Definitely Brig. Maybe Maj-Gen on a good day.
     
  10. At a rate of 42 posts a day I'm not surprised! 2889 since March 9th?
     
  11. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Highland Brigade, we'd be lucky!
     
  12. What is all this? AA Gill is a complete t*sser who gets his kicks either from destroying the reputation of a perfectly decent restaurant in his 'fude column' or by associating with fine, upstanding military chaps, hoping some of their gloss will rub off, onto his miserable, talentless carcass.

    The man's a total knob.
     
  13. You bothered to calculate it??!! Deary-me! Worse than the offender . . . . .

    Get me home for my summer's fishing, away from these reindeer, flies and 16hr/day interweb monitors!
     
  14. Don't know much about Gill, but any mate of Jezza Clarkson can't be all bad.