Air Force Afghanistan Channel 5.........recycled Warzone

#1
Was billed as a brand new series but had the same hyperactive Harrier driver, the RAF Regiment newbies and even a snap of the Welsh admin bint. They did say it was coming back in the summer.

Any one see it?
 
#4
Trying to emphasis how good it is at KAF, how the vast majority have good conditions and that their little johnny will come home with all bits attached - nothing to do with recruiting pinch point trades either of course!
 

Goatman

ADC
Book Reviewer
#7
MERT in Chinook next week ?

Didn't see 'Warzone' but understand from some who did that it was.......unrepresentative.

I'm guessing that someone who's just spent 6 months in FOB Armadillo won't see too many parallels with life in KAF....



Don Cabra
 
#8
It was bad! As an ex-RAF Bombhead it made me embarresed to watch this car crash TV! (I turned over & watched Masterchef)All inter-service slagging aside,I was embarresed for my service in the RAF to see it reduced to what was basically reality TV/soap opera at it's worst!
The Army/RM have the harder front line job compared to us but we all have a contribution to play,myself in my day was bombing up the jets to send the enemy to hell!
FFS a stint down MPA looks harder!!!
But I think C5 like producing this crap! (re-Axemen/Oilmen ect)
 
#9
I just watched half an episode of this car crash (cheers spike) of a television programme.

I don't mind that somebody wants to make a documentary about Kandahar or Bastion (even if I can't quite understand it), but it's incredibly frustrating that civvies who watch this will assume that this is what life is like for all units who deploy.

On Telic a few years ago, a handful of lads managed to get themselves tasked with escorting someone to a hotel in Kuwait - and spent a couple of hours splashing around a swimming pool whilst there. The welfare officer got hold of some pictures, and stuck them in a newsletter to the families. Cue hundreds of wives and girlfriends hitting the roof because we're all "on holiday"!
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
Book Reviewer
#10
The programme blurb on the Sky programme planner gave a big clue as to how cr@p it would be when it trailed AFA thus - "New recruits arrive in Afghanistan."

Seems a bit harsh to send people there without training them first.
 
#11
FORMER_FYRDMAN said:
Seems a bit harsh to send people there without training them first.
It's like serving ice cream to a spastic. It doesn't matter what it tastes like, because he's going to drop it anyway.

RAF Ref are going to f*ck it up regardless - we may as well save a bit of cash and skip the 'training' part.
 

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