You beat me to it guru, i've just finished reading this in the paper, and yes this little scroat is a disgrace to the armed forces,..just making a mockery of everything our boys/girls are doing whilst on op tour....can i have first crack at him???
Disgraceful. Batchelor has compounded an already embarrassing debacle. Anna Aston is absolutely right in what she says, and I would guess her thoughts would be echoed by every family similarly suffering loss.
Of course, Batchelor wouldn't even be given the time of day, were it not for the decision made two weeks ago. I don't applaud him for one moment, but given the "celebrity" treatment that he has been allowed (encouraged) to participate in, it's not exactly a surprise that he's done for the reputation of the Armed Forces, what Jade Goody did for race relations.
I can imagine the headline in the next few weeks, that young Arthur has suffered a nasty beating from an unknown party on returning from a night out. Perhaps, those that are "minding" Arthur, might like to point out to him, just how upsetting his behaviour is, to a growing number of people. It appears that he has absolutely no idea, and is doing the reputation of the Royal Navy no favours whatsoever.
I posted a snottagram on the NOTW site. Not sure if they will publish it. Basically yet again the Navy fcuked up. The runt should have been given one weeks leave and had some SNCO from any service appointed as a minder 24/7 to stop things like this happening in public. 2 or 3 scoops then home to his sister for hot chocolate & his teddy. This whole episode is a disgrace to the good work of the British Armed Forces. You don't see rock star behaviour from those coming home in a wooden box into Brize or Lyneham. My challenge to young Arthur or Turely is to stop spending the money on the pi$$ and donate it all to a Naval Charity. Get those 2 fckers back on their boat and keelhauled. They are going to have to answer to their peers onboard ship.
It seems to me that the Navy is so desperate to get there 'Brand' in the news they will stoop to any lengths. That Gay pride thing only added to the opion most soldiers hold of the Navy and to top it all this little git starts playing to the camaras. Thank God for the Army
But it ISN@T a non fcuking story. This tool really should have been informed by the powers that be that he should be keeping a VERY low profile. Once again you miss the point, as per. The fact that the NOTW (read by many of the great unwashed) have caught this wnaker disgracing the Royal Navy and the Armed Forces just makes it worse. Generally speaking, the public has been anti the Iraqi situation, but pro the Armed Forces. This cnut, moreso than the bird, is going to affect that. He deserves a smack in the gob, and I think that there are a good few Matelots that would love to.
To a degree I can understand him wanting to go out on the lash with his mates but his Duty of Care Off should have given them all a good talking to before letting him go out in public - if he did, then there's no excuse and Batch will be dribbling the brown onto his bats this morning. Quite rightly.
He's a prick. Simple as. And mark my words, his life will be made hell onboard if he carries on with this bullshit. I'm more than confident that my fellow Senior Rates onboard will want to make his life a living hell because of what he's done.
Judging by his comments and overall general self projection, he appears to be a borderline mong anyway.
Of course, Arrsers can vent their anger here if they want...
There are fcukwits in all 3 services don't forget-I've seen more than a few whilst working alongside the Army and the RAF. Unfortunately, this one has been given some publicity-do you see any of the others (excluding A/LS Turney) in the papers? No you don't.
as far as i see it he couldnt win... he most likely had people coming up to him all night and instead telling them all to fcuk off and being called a wnaker by all and sundry he decided to give them what they wanted. might have been a bad choice but hes not exactly trained in the art of minor celeb. (might be an idea for the future)
i bet you lot have spun a yarn about the sandpit in your local boozer/ nightclub. the trouble is his fizzog was in the papers all the time so everybody knows him. therefore everyone is interested
hes a young impressionable lad the people who suggested the toy gun stunt should be blamed too. unfortunately this is the attention he gets from being in a major incident and whether you like it or not is a minor celeb like those wnakers from big bro.
(im hungover some of this might not make any sense, but i hope you get what im on about.)
Batchelor is undoubtedly a twat of the highest order but this article is nothing more than tabloid sh*t-stirring. The NOTW lost out on the initial story because Arfur and "Fag-Ash Lil" Turney spoke to other "papers" ( I use the word in it's broadest sense) This is just a way of making more mileage from a story that's now yesterday's news. Batchelor is simply doing what most 20yr olds do on a Saturday night, get pi**ed and act like a cnut, unfortunately "Off-Duty Matelot gets Squiffy in Nightclub" doesn't make much of a headline, does it?
The whole tone of the article is idiotically censorious in the extreme, anyone would thint he'd pi**ed on the Cenotaph for Christs sake! He's not making a mockery of anything or anybody, this is simply tabloid muck-raking. People get killed and injured in the Forces, it's always been that way. When it happens we bag 'em up, have a few words from the Padre and crack-on. We don't go into mourning and mope around for months afterwards, that's left for the families, everbody else has a job to do and a life to be getting on with. To do otherwise would be counter-productive, bad for morale and bad for the unit.