Belgium checks 'Toy Army' claims

The Belgian Defence Minister, Andre Flahaut, has ordered an investigation after reports that soldiers were carrying fake guns during the country's annual military parade.
Reports in the Belgian media say fake guns are popular with some troops because they require less maintenance.

I hope this does not give TB et al ideas.
Carrying fake guns, strange most infantry carry rifles these days.


why the f*ck did you just reactivate a thread from 2002?

Quite. This is the second one I have seen today reactivated from 2002. On the other hand that report does have a few priceless bits like:
“Opposition parliamentarian Danny Pieters said he approved of the use of fake guns except in dangerous situations.”
Big apologies, it appeared in the Last 50 thing and replied, didn't check the date.

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