ARRSE and Rum Ration in the Evening Standard

#1
Sorry if this has been done, comments about the Iraninan hostages made page 5 of todays Evening Standard.

Good work lads!
 
#5
'Mr Bean' says:

"I see the payment more as compensation for spending the time telling the story to reporters when I should have been out with my family and friends. But it was important that the world heard about what I went through."

???

Wasn't he on ops, or did he have the chance to forget that aboard ship?

Not much compared to many others actually.

I get the feeling this bloke has forgotten, or has been allowed to forget, that he joined the Armed Forces. He sounds like somebody from the RAF.
 
#6
Thanks goodness that they've had the full support of the MOD and its knowledge of working with the media. I can't imagine how embarassing this could be, if they just had carte blanche to say anything that came into their' heads without this support.
 
#8
spiffy said:
They'll be applying for PTSD compensation soon :roll: , I'll get to meet them at Combat Stress no doubt in the future, w*nkers.
Do they still get a lot of trouble with walting at Combat Stress?
 

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#10
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23392218-details/Troops+ridicule+Mr+Bean%2C+the+'cry+baby'+captive+of+Iran/article.do

here too...
 
#11
Neuroleptic said:
spiffy said:
They'll be applying for PTSD compensation soon :roll: , I'll get to meet them at Combat Stress no doubt in the future, w*nkers.
Do they still get a lot of trouble with walting at Combat Stress?
Only when I'm there :)

Seriously though I think there is always a walt staying there and getting caught out, much fun is had in the smoke room.

edited to add: I wouldn't call it "trouble" in the bad sense.
 
#12
Arrse on the today programe this morning, important because Tony Bliar listens to it.

The cnut.
 
#13
only partly related to this however I liked the statement that a dead soldier's father made about Des Brown 'In hindsight suggests a lack of forethought'.... very telling.
 
#14
Just had to have a giggle at the comment left on the following link.
I was not there so do not wish to speculate, but possibly the marines were out numbered and out gunned.
Typical american, they watch a couple of movies and think its all gung ho.

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/...an,+the+'cry+baby'+captive+of+Iran/article.do

"I don't know about the royal navy, but I thought the royal marine commando's were pretty a pretty rank outfit. How did 7 or 8 of them let them, and their navy counterparts, get captured without firing a shot?
I have a hunch that if it were US marines or SEALS out on that boat the whole incident would've gone a little differently.

- Ryan, USA"
 
#15
Yeah read that.

If the yanks had been there it may have come out differently.


15 dead US Marines/SEALs and every boat in the Gulf sunk by US Aviators. Including HMS Cornwall.

If the Commandos are a rank outfit, what are we Pongos?
 
#16
chocolate_frog said:
Yeah read that.

If the yanks had been there it may have come out differently.


15 dead US Marines/SEALs and every boat in the Gulf sunk by US Aviators. Including HMS Cornwall.
But that would have got No10 off he Hook and he IS your PM!
 
#17
In the above scenario we would never have been on the hook.

What has Ryan, USA been eating recently? Crack?
 
#18
ma55ive said:
Just had to have a giggle at the comment left on the following link.
I was not there so do not wish to speculate, but possibly the marines were out numbered and out gunned.
Typical american, they watch a couple of movies and think its all gung ho.

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/...an,+the+'cry+baby'+captive+of+Iran/article.do

"I don't know about the royal navy, but I thought the royal marine commando's were pretty a pretty rank outfit. How did 7 or 8 of them let them, and their navy counterparts, get captured without firing a shot?
I have a hunch that if it were US marines or SEALS out on that boat the whole incident would've gone a little differently.

- Ryan, USA"
There would of been bloodshed then WW3 to follow, unlike the great USA we assess situations first and dont use the tank busters for every op (maybe they were all scared of US airforce coming to their aid and killing everyone in sight. I have no problem with them surrendering if thats what the i/c party decided would be best if you read the replies yesterday its the aftermass were upset with and the selling of the stories.
 

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