Belgium checks 'Toy Army' claims

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by Gas Gas Gas, Aug 15, 2002.

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  1. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/2195180.stm

    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.
     
  2. Some may argue that the SA80 is only a toy anyway.....
     
  3. My instructors did that on my pass out parade
     
  4. Carrying fake guns, strange most infantry carry rifles these days.
     
  5. why the f*ck did you just reactivate a thread from 2002?
     
  6. It's happening a lot at the moment - I think it is probably the "similar threads" widget under the lower ad.
     
  7. 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.”
     
  8. Big apologies, it appeared in the Last 50 thing and replied, didn't check the date.
     
  9. Do Airfix do them?
     
  10. They would still ban them or have them painted dayglo orange in this country.
     
  11. What - Belgians?