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Army Chief and the Global Rugby Scam

#4
Surprsied this story has taken so long to get into the press. Not surprising that someone picked up on it after Soldier Mags two pager on the new ARU coach this month I suppose.
 
#5
I served with Mr Hickling during Op Granby, No other officer or soldier in my twenty years of service showed more leadership and a duty of care to the soldiers under his command. Support Heli Force under his command was a great place to serve. He was OC, still an RSM and a top bloke!

It sounds like he was abusing his position on Hotels and Flights, but isn't that the norm, top people have better seats and hotels in the buisness world.

As for the agents fee's, if he is using his contacts to get players into the now lucrative Rugby Union clubs, £1000 kick back is not exactly earth shattering.....

It seems like he is being hung out by the powers.
 
#6
Alot of people will be happy of this news. Those that have worked with him, weather it in a playing capacity or work, will all know his style, i liked it - as i said some did not. Lets just wait and see what the outcome is, before anyone starts making sweeping statements, about facts, that nobody really knows about. Everybody makes mistakes. As i said, lets not start gobbing off.
 
#7
Rovers_Return_Legend said:
It sounds like he was abusing his position ...

As for the agents fee's, if he is using his contacts to get players into the now lucrative Rugby Union clubs, £1000 kick back is not exactly earth shattering.....
No not earth shattering, but, in my opinion, a breach of the Army's Values and Standards as well as being against the law (i think) and an abuse of his position. If that's not enough then i think as a Lt Col in the Army he plain just should have known better.

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#10
carpetsfm7sr94champs said:
Alot of people will be happy of this news. Those that have worked with him, weather it in a playing capacity or work, will all know his style, i liked it - as i said some did not. Lets just wait and see what the outcome is, before anyone starts making sweeping statements, about facts, that nobody really knows about. Everybody makes mistakes. As i said, lets not start gobbing off.
He's already admitted to taking "inappropriate payments" so it's not as if he's going to get away completely scott-free mucker. :wink:

Don't think the emergence of "Andy's little helper" will do much for his case either:

Times Online said:
He was often accompanied by his wife Jane, who was described to staff and players as a “team helper”.

But at least he articulates himself sufficiently well in the eyes of the public:

I can’t comment on this, okay. Listen, I’d better not say any more at the moment. I don’t know what you’re talking about. I need to go and get some advice on this, okay.”
 
#11
Andy Hickling, my RSM in 7 when they were in Herford. Seemed like a bit of a pedantic twat back then when I was a siggie. Ahh well what goes around comes around it seems.
 
#12
Makes you wonder what he was up to during his current 7 year tour in London District where apparently he was responsible for contract placements for barrack and MQ repairs etc???
 
#20
Its not just what you know, or even who you know - its what you know about who you know!!

Eggs and Omelettes might be another analogy and some eggs are quite senior eggs!!
 

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