BBC2 SAS Rogue Warriors

#2
Episode 2 on now

Ben MacIntyre very solid reporter.
Solid in what way?

found the first episode interesting and informative yet his "reporting' style lacked vigor.
 
#5
All these "SAS" programmes are just getting a bit tedious now, it.s all one rehash after another.
"SPS - The Joys of JPA" wouldn't really have the same ring to it though, would it?
 
#6
"SPS - The Joys of JPA" wouldn't really have the same ring to it though, would it?
Unless you have a pay query and need that money to fund your cottaging habit.
 

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@Bacongrills...its pure history...feck all secret about the origins of Them..try watching it.

@Himmler - not met him but read a lot intelligent reporting written by him,especially on Iraq/Syria and Afghanistan.
 

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#8
Watched both episodes and enjoyed them, even if I am usually in the same camp as @ordinaryforces .

McIntyre is a good historian and I have enjoyed reading several of his books.

He does seem to have a bit of a sad-on for Paddy Mayne. Next weeks episode should be good as Mayne has now taken over command of the SAS following Stirling's capture.
 
#9
Be very careful about mocking the Special Pen Service.

They have "special access" on JPA and know where you live.


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#10
He wrote the book of the same name, he was the first to be allowed into the SAS archives so there is detail included that isn't available everywhere else.
 

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I enjoyed it
I suppose that to make a good program you need to please all sorts, ergo the desert wandering with Jamal driving the knackered truck
it would be nice to see all of the filmed interviews with the old and bold though
 
#12
Great seeing the interviews with the originals.
Paddy Mayne wasn't the sort of bloke you would want to annoy by the sound of him, did like the pic of him in the Jeep with a Jack Russell curled up on the back of his neck.
 
#13
Great seeing the interviews with the originals.
Paddy Mayne wasn't the sort of bloke you would want to annoy by the sound of him, did like the pic of him in the Jeep with a Jack Russell curled up on the back of his neck.
From memory is ferocious temper lead to his death, AIUI.

Night of heavy drinking, vehicle offroad into a ditch and he was pinned upside down, underwater. People assumed a) he'd be alright and b) if they went to help they'd get bashed. Might be complete tosh.

I used to work with his nephew and namesake.
 
#15
I thought the second episode was a bit over cooking it?

Like I've previously stated I am no fan of the reporter, But his over acting does lessen the storey.

My grandad was amongst the film shown, he died in 83 I asked him how many Germans did you kill grandad, many times. I wish I hadn't.
 
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Caught 5 minutes. Had the overwhelming urge to smash the presenter over the head with a house brick.
 
#17
I thought the second episode was a bit over cooking it?

Like I've previously stated I am no fan of the reporter, But his over acting does lessen the storey.

My grandad was amongst the film shown, he died in 83 I asked him how many Germans did you kill grandad, many times. I wish I hadn't.
He'd be proud you have chosen " Himmler" as your username, and a WWII fallschirmjäger as your picture.

Which side was gramps on again ?
 
#18
He'd be proud you have chosen " Himmler" as your username, and a WWII fallschirmjäger as your picture.

Which side was gramps on again ?
Funnily enough he was in the RAF, got seconded to the RAAF, then was discharged, de mobbed.

He wasn't a fighter pilots or anything daring. He was a "dispatch" rider. Prior to the war he was a professional footballer and liked to climb the builders around marsden.

He did enjoy cliff climbing and was married. The funny thing is that his dad was German.

My great uncles on my mothers side jumped at Arnhem, one survived I've his battle dress from when he left the Army, he was in the REME.
 
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He'd be proud you have chosen " Himmler" as your username, and a WWII fallschirmjäger as your picture.

Which side was gramps on again ?
He'd have been even more impressed with his deluded cancer stories.
 

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From memory is ferocious temper lead to his death, AIUI.

Night of heavy drinking, vehicle offroad into a ditch and he was pinned upside down, underwater. People assumed a) he'd be alright and b) if they went to help they'd get bashed. Might be complete tosh.

I used to work with his nephew and namesake.
I remember reading he'd simply driven into the back of a parked lorry on his way home pissed, but i don't recall the source and i'd go with your version if it came from his nephew.

I read that he'd given Bill Fraser (an original, OC A Squadron & Op Houndsworth in '44) a hard time when in the desert, nicknaming him "Skin" i think, saying he looked scared and timid. Bill earn't an MC with bar and the Croix de Guerre with palm during the War.

On another occasion at the bar i read Paddy had pinned a man down and shaved off half his beard in a case of bullying.

Here's a roll call of those originals:
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