Discussion in 'Aviation' started by Jester, Jan 17, 2007.
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nails or a screw loose????.... nails me thinks..!
A truly heroic effort!!!!
Sterling work gentlemen!
I'm speechless. A big hand of respect to all those involved!
Puts "Soldier first" into a whole new perspective!
I heard the yanks have done this a few times in Iraq as well.
must be one hell of a ride strapping yourself to the outside of that machine!!!!
its a crying shame that this act was in vain.
my condolences to the family, friends and comrades of that man.
One would tend to disagree that it was in vain - the family need to lay their loved one to rest, but i take your point that the men risked their lives to rescue someone who couldnt thank them in person
Most will have been following this in current affairs and there has been suggestion there, that this may have been in vain?
If I may just take the liberty to re-post my response here:
surely a very proud day for any remaining glider pilots?
Much respect to all from TWA who had a hand in this
Fair play to all involved, deserve every bit of praise they have coming to them, whether it was in the RTS or not.
What I dont get though, is why did the aircrew get out and start providing fire support? Why didnt they just lift into the hover and provide fire support from the big noisy ****** under the nose??
RIP LCpl Ford.
Even so, i bet he was looking down, and saying "f**k me lads, nice one!"
Cant wait to read the citations...!
The stuff legends are made of!
I wonder if they can log the flying hours?
Are RM elegible for DFC?
If ever there was a case, this is it.
Only if they sat in the cab i reckon, not ON it, MC is the ground equiv so..... Blddy good on em and big swingers!
Apparently this is something they train for? If so, would it still merit a hatful of medals? I mean no disrespect whatsoever, but am thinking of a precedent being set. If these guys get DFC's/CGC's/MC's etc for this one, will the next people to do this get the same?
Train for? I don't seem to recall that this sort of thing was on the AH CTT or in any of the exercises taught at Wallop.
......"Wallop tower, this is Carnage 1, finals for the HALs, 2 on board, 2 strapped to the outside........"
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