He was a criminal, but I'd not seen anywhere that he was an active gang member.
Bill Slim was famously opposed to "special forces" and what he termed as "private armies" he saw the advantages to be gained from a small well targeted special force but thought that generally the best soldiers should stay where the heavy lifting happened....in the Infantry battalions. I think he was right., when everybody is elite nobody is.I personally think C4 now have an opportunity to show the world how the Royal Airforce Operates
Now look before you start mocking here me out.
Anyone can parachute behind enemy lines hide for a couple of weeks and come home.
Few can select an operating base in a different country with 5 star hotels and all the facilities thrown in.
Cast your mind back 30 years ago
"Gent's this Sqn will shortly deploy in the defence of Saudi Arabia and the possible liberation of Kuwait."
"We need to find somewhere to conduct war fighting operations."
60 minutes later
Right Boss I've got it - Bahrain
Airfield - check
6 star hotels - check
7 Restaurants per hotels - we make the best officers only - check
3 Air conditioned GYMS - check
3 Swimming pools and a water park - officers only - check
No actual threat to us from either the enemy or the Army - Check.
Ok make it happen
You don't think we may be trying to go a fridge to far on this one?
Nah lets go - by the way see if there is any go carting for days off I'll tell the MoD we can't fly every day it's tiring.
Now you get some ex SF guy to teach a civvie to arrange that level of planning you've got a t.v show
Some northerner who threw teddy out the pram when he was driving badly & someone pulled him up for it.Who?