afghanistan queen and country

#3
Bacon_Grill said:
Afghanistan Queen and (some other f*ckers) Country!
Yes well that says it all really, no wonder we struggle to get the public on our side when there are people like you on the forum and in general
 

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LE
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#4
Saw the story of "Sky man survives valley of death" story yesterday morning on TV. What a load of tosh. Few fairly tame long range firs fights it seemed, and the journo was cacking it. Didn't notice a single raised voice from the pathfinders or a single bleeped obscenity either.

Not in the same league as the stuff in Ross Kemp in Stan and Commandos on the front lines. All that story did was make ignorant civvies worry about not much. Much as I hate to say it, Ross Kemp has done a lot possitive for the forces with that one program. Depressingly, modern Britain needs a celebrity face or they just change channel. Get some other TV hardmen out to stan with the boys so Joe Public can see the real face of the army.
 
#5
Trans-sane said:
Saw the story of "Sky man survives valley of death" story yesterday morning on TV. What a load of tosh. Few fairly tame long range firs fights it seemed, and the journo was cacking it. Didn't notice a single raised voice from the pathfinders or a single bleeped obscenity either.

Not in the same league as the stuff in Ross Kemp in Stan and Commandos on the front lines. All that story did was make ignorant civvies worry about not much. Much as I hate to say it, Ross Kemp has done a lot possitive for the forces with that one program. Depressingly, modern Britain needs a celebrity face or they just change channel. Get some other TV hardmen out to stan with the boys so Joe Public can see the real face of the army.
Agreed about the Pathfinders contact. But fair play to sky news who have a number of stories on their channel in their Afghan Week. They are raising the profile of the forces.
One thing though. It has taken a commercial station to devote a fair bit of effort into raising the profile of the Forces in Afghan. What have we had from our National Broadcaster Fuck all. Shame on the BBC. Well done Sky news
 
#7
I think Sky News should at least get a pat on the back, the buggers in London are working their balls off to get the right picture across to the public. They have also been on this site and asked people to submit ideas for the week long feature. It's not as if they are not trying. Its a hell of lot more than any newspaper has done recently.

I couldn't find a single thing on the BBC website about Afghanistan....

And Where the Hell is Ross Kemp when you need him?

*right now you can execute me for sticking up for a little bit of journalism.
 

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LE
Book Reviewer
#9
biltong_Castle said:
I think Sky News should at least get a pat on the back, the buggers in London are working their balls off to get the right picture across to the public. They have also been on this site and asked people to submit ideas for the week long feature. It's not as if they are not trying. Its a hell of lot more than any newspaper has done recently.

I couldn't find a single thing on the BBC website about Afghanistan....

And Where the Hell is Ross Kemp when you need him?

*right now you can execute me for sticking up for a little bit of journalism.
OK. Fair call. I'll retract my whinge. Afterall the guy in blue body armour had likely never even seen real automatic weapons being fired, never mind right at him.
 
#10
seems that this sky report is making things uncomfortable for the government, talking about the lack of helo's and the 12 sitting in the UK because of a screw up.

shame this sort of programme is not on BBC 1 at 7pm week days, may raise the profile further


Duncan
 
#12
I totally agree there should be alot more on beeb about the lads out there. Lets get rid of eastenders and put on programmes about the lads in Afgan and Iraq as well as the lads in every other shite hole were deployed to.

Unfortunately if we did all you'd get is a bunch of muppets writing to there MP moaning about paying their tv licence "'cos i only av a telly to watch eastenders"

Good Work Sky. But also let's not forget about those from the beeb who've been killed and injured whilst reporting from the various shite holes around the world where we are/ and have been deployed

Provided of course they report everything correctly
 
#15
Dunc0936 said:
seems that this sky report is making things uncomfortable for the government, talking about the lack of helo's and the 12 sitting in the UK because of a screw up.

shame this sort of programme is not on BBC 1 at 7pm week days, may raise the profile further


Duncan

Which 12 are they, then?
 
#17
Dunc0936 said:
well im only quoting what sky have said, however I thought it was only half than that!!!!

Demonstrates the quality of Sky reporting, doesn't it. Perhaps that is why the BBC doesn't use Sky reports.



Biltong, if You go to the South Asia page on the Beeb website You find no less then 7, yes 7, stories with an Afghanistan connection.
 
#18
forniup said:
One thing though. It has taken a commercial station to devote a fair bit of effort into raising the profile of the Forces in Afghan. What have we had from our National Broadcaster Fuck all. Shame on the BBC. Well done Sky news
In fairness the BBC did do a "Week in Afghanistan" news pitch in July last year, maybe it's Skys turn?
 
#19
Sven said:
Which 12 are they, then?
I think you'll find it may be 10 and it has been a major news item over the last 2 weeks and a major topic with the select defence committee, (find your own links), along with the purchase of 10 Merlin’s from our Scandinavian brothers (also of the wrong type).
 
#20
elovabloke said:
Sven said:
Which 12 are they, then?
I think you'll find it may be 10 and it has been a major news item over the last 2 weeks and a major topic with the select defence committee, (find your own links), along with the purchase of 10 Merlin’s from our Scandinavian brothers (also of the wrong type).
I have - so many, many times.

There are eight Chinooks being converted, and six Merlins - the latter bult to a different spec for the Danish and had to be converted.
 

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