Bored With Elitism............

#1
Am i the only one tired of books writen by certain ex special forces authors under assumed names who act like they have saved the world single handedly and we are all just groupies.
Picked up a book at airport called "Highway to hell" written by some guy who revels in calling himself and his mates 'Jedis' and had the audacity to claim that all paras were like gods and sounded like he and his so called blades were the only proffesionals in the British Army!
Oh,wait a minute..he did say that REME were ok but only useful for fixing a wagon in a tight spot...how generous of him.
When will we hear the end of this derogatory waffle and petulant behaviour....The fact is the British Army as a whole has recently proved its mettle again in Iraq and Afghanistan just as they did in both world wars and all serious conflicts since.Its the finest and best trained army in the world yet some people have nothing but contempt towards thier fellow soldiers.
I spent some years in the army while these so called elite soldiers lived on thier laurels,acted like they were movie stars and labelled us all crap hats...They even once left a mate of mine under fire in NI because to quote them... ''were not risking our lives for crap hats''
This guys still seems to be living in that era.
Its an insult to the brave lads in all arms who have died serving thier country and quite frankly this attitude belongs in the past.If thier is ever a world war 3 then it will take every arm of the forces to succeed.
The only honest book worth reading was written by former SAS RSM peter ratcliffe highlighting exactly these types of prima donnas,, he was slated for it and largely forgotten.But had he nothing to prove and was genuine in what he observed,alot of petty mentalitys and huge egos.
 

Pararegtom

LE
Book Reviewer
#2
And your point is? Mr Radcliffe made a lot of money thats the point of writting war stories. ACIO,s do recruiting not penguin.
 

Pararegtom

LE
Book Reviewer
#3
[''were not risking our lives for crap hats'', oops missed that bit and dont beleive a word of it, BTW are you a former Hat?
 
#4
What a surprise....i expected tantrum replies like 'are you a hat?'...erm yes i am...isnt that what i was saying...but your just proving my point,,,mentioning that derogatory word hat was your first instinct...the army as a whole is proffesional so get over yourself.
Im not insulting anyone as some of the most decent men i ever met wore the maroon beret..(i was attached to an airborne regiment)..just highlighting people with elitism mentalitys like yours because thats counter productive and could cost lives in the field.
And yes certain individuals did leave my friend under fire for that reason which is unforgivable.
I even recall one memorable time some fools raiding our block drunk on airborne forces weekend and trying to beat us up in our beds with baseball bats,wearing balaclavas.How brave!
When we quite rightly fought back outraged and battered these bully boys they ran to tell tales and we ended up in the guardhouse nick being beasted.How dare hats fight back.......what a joke.
Never mind that we had served alongside them and had no choice to be in the regiment as our skills were required...(its called team work guys)
I have no need to lie,i did my job and kept my mouth shut... and by the way i was actually praising Peter Ratcliffes book because he told the truth about some of the elite prima donnas who hid behind assumed names and wrote misleading books about thier heroics.For his trouble he was slagged off.And he didnt have that daft black stripe across his photo either....
My point is elitism mentalitys can risk lives...The US general in command
during the first Gulf war also said that was what he had learned in the vietnam war....But then again,,what do hats know,,haha
 
#5
;
Oh Dear




STANDBY....


 
#6
skydiver8888 said:
What a surprise....i expected tantrum replies like 'are you a hat?'...erm yes i am...isnt that what i was saying...but your just proving my point,,,mentioning that derogatory word hat was your first instinct...the army as a whole is proffesional so get over yourself.
Im not insulting anyone as some of the most decent men i ever met wore the maroon beret..(i was attached to an airborne regiment)..just highlighting people with elitism mentalitys like yours because thats counter productive and could cost lives in the field.
And yes certain individuals did leave my friend under fire for that reason which is unforgivable.
I even recall one memorable time some fools raiding our block drunk on airborne forces weekend and trying to beat us up in our beds with baseball bats,wearing balaclavas.How brave!
When we quite rightly fought back outraged and battered these bully boys they ran to tell tales and we ended up in the guardhouse nick being beasted.How dare hats fight back.......what a joke.
Never mind that we had served alongside them and had no choice to be in the regiment as our skills were required...(its called team work guys)
I have no need to lie,i did my job and kept my mouth shut... and by the way i was actually praising Peter Ratcliffes book because he told the truth about some of the elite prima donnas who hid behind assumed names and wrote misleading books about thier heroics.For his trouble he was slagged off.And he didnt have that daft black stripe across his photo either....
My point is elitism mentalitys can risk lives...The US general in command
during the first Gulf war also said that was what he had learned in the vietnam war....But then again,,what do hats know,,haha
Mate, if you don't like Para/SAS Porn - don't buy the books!

The object of writing a book, at least for most authors, is to make as much dosh as possible. Any book by an ex-member of Them, Paras or Marines will be competing against dozens of other books on similar subjects. So it's understandable if the author tries to make himself and his unit as cool/sexy as possible.

I think the Harry Potter books are a load of sh1te, so I don't buy them. You should adopt a similar attitude. :roll:
 
#8
skydiver8888 said:
Am i the only one tired of books writen by certain ex conventional forces authors under their given names who act like they deserve any recognition and we are all grubby pork snatchers?
Picked up a book at airport called "Highway to hat" written by some guy who revels in calling himself and his mates 'chefs' and had the audacity to claim that all slop jockeys were like gods and sounded like he and his so called cooks were the only proffesionals in the British Army!
Oh,wait a minute..he did say that the SBS were ok,but only useful for ramming a canoe paddle up a tight spot...how generous of him.
When will we hear the end of this derogatory waffle and petulant behaviour....The fact is the Special Forces as a whole has recently proved its mettle again in Iraq and Afghanistan just as they did in both world wars and all serious conflicts since.Its the finest and best trained Special Forces in the world yet some chefs have nothing but contempt towards thier uber death dealing killing machines.
I spent some years installing a loft conversion into the boathouse while these so called 'chefs' lived on thier laurels,acted like they were movie stars and labelled us all thieving bacon fiends...They even once left a mate of mine starving in the cookhouse saying afterwards... ''I dont care if your oppo is in tatters with the hunger,its one fucking sausage,ok sunshine?''
These guys still seems to be living in that cookhouse.
Its an insult to the brave lads who have needed a bit of a pick me up after a night on the sauce,serving the local munters and quite frankly this attitude belongs in the past.If thier is ever a world war 3 then it will take 3 egg banjos WITH sausages to succeed.
The only honest book worth reading was written by Mrs Beeton highlighting exactly these types of prima donnas,, she was slated for it and burnt at the stake.But she had nothing to prove and was genuine in what she observed,that an extra sausage for brekky wont lead to the bankrupting of the MOD.
Fixed it for you.


Did you find this posting helpful? YES/NO
 
#9
Pararegtom.

Its apparant that you are a fucking retard.

Looking at some of your other posts you're clearly just an inflammatory prick.

Which leads me to believe you are another ARRSEr pissing about.
 
#10
insert-coin-here said:
skydiver8888 said:
Am i the only one tired of books writen by certain ex conventional forces authors under their given names who act like they deserve any recognition and we are all grubby pork snatchers?
Picked up a book at airport called "Highway to hat" written by some guy who revels in calling himself and his mates 'chefs' and had the audacity to claim that all slop jockeys were like gods and sounded like he and his so called cooks were the only proffesionals in the British Army!
Oh,wait a minute..he did say that the SBS were ok,but only useful for ramming a canoe paddle up a tight spot...how generous of him.
When will we hear the end of this derogatory waffle and petulant behaviour....The fact is the Special Forces as a whole has recently proved its mettle again in Iraq and Afghanistan just as they did in both world wars and all serious conflicts since.Its the finest and best trained Special Forces in the world yet some chefs have nothing but contempt towards thier uber death dealing killing machines.
I spent some years installing a loft conversion into the boathouse while these so called 'chefs' lived on thier laurels,acted like they were movie stars and labelled us all thieving bacon fiends...They even once left a mate of mine starving in the cookhouse saying afterwards... ''I dont care if your oppo is in tatters with the hunger,its one fucking sausage,ok sunshine?''
These guys still seems to be living in that cookhouse.
Its an insult to the brave lads who have needed a bit of a pick me up after a night on the sauce,serving the local munters and quite frankly this attitude belongs in the past.If thier is ever a world war 3 then it will take 3 egg banjos WITH sausages to succeed.
The only honest book worth reading was written by Mrs Beeton highlighting exactly these types of prima donnas,, she was slated for it and burnt at the stake.But she had nothing to prove and was genuine in what she observed,that an extra sausage for brekky wont lead to the bankrupting of the MOD.
I would buy that book, that was funny :D
 
#11
sarge_massage_my_passage said:
insert-coin-here said:
skydiver8888 said:
Am i the only one tired of books writen by certain ex conventional forces authors under their given names who act like they deserve any recognition and we are all grubby pork snatchers?
Picked up a book at airport called "Highway to hat" written by some guy who revels in calling himself and his mates 'chefs' and had the audacity to claim that all slop jockeys were like gods and sounded like he and his so called cooks were the only proffesionals in the British Army!
Oh,wait a minute..he did say that the SBS were ok,but only useful for ramming a canoe paddle up a tight spot...how generous of him.
When will we hear the end of this derogatory waffle and petulant behaviour....The fact is the Special Forces as a whole has recently proved its mettle again in Iraq and Afghanistan just as they did in both world wars and all serious conflicts since.Its the finest and best trained Special Forces in the world yet some chefs have nothing but contempt towards thier uber death dealing killing machines.
I spent some years installing a loft conversion into the boathouse while these so called 'chefs' lived on thier laurels,acted like they were movie stars and labelled us all thieving bacon fiends...They even once left a mate of mine starving in the cookhouse saying afterwards... ''I dont care if your oppo is in tatters with the hunger,its one fucking sausage,ok sunshine?''
These guys still seems to be living in that cookhouse.
Its an insult to the brave lads who have needed a bit of a pick me up after a night on the sauce,serving the local munters and quite frankly this attitude belongs in the past.If thier is ever a world war 3 then it will take 3 egg banjos WITH sausages to succeed.
The only honest book worth reading was written by Mrs Beeton highlighting exactly these types of prima donnas,, she was slated for it and burnt at the stake.But she had nothing to prove and was genuine in what she observed,that an extra sausage for brekky wont lead to the bankrupting of the MOD.
I would buy that book, that was funny :D
No problem,I have a few copies knocking around which I will be happy to autograph.

Unless you are a hat,in which case that will be £25 to you,and no photo.
 
#13
If you want a good read, the real deal foks, I recommend the author Cyril Clunge. It's somewhere on Arrsepedia.

Classic books from someone who's actually been there, got the t-shirt and shrunk it.

Try the search function. I'm a computer biff so can't do a link. Sorry.
 

Pararegtom

LE
Book Reviewer
#14
[What a surprise....i expected tantrum replies like 'are you a hat?'...erm yes i am...isnt that what i was saying...but your just proving my point,,,mentioning that derogatory word hat was your first instinct...the army as a whole is proffesional so get over yourself.

SD get off your high chair and grow up, waterstones sells a varied selection of book,s Bird spotting and flower arranging are popular, if you dont like Airborne/SAS/SBS Porn dont buy it.
 
#16
Werewolf said:
The object of writing a book, at least for most authors, is to make as much dosh as possible. Any book by an ex-member of Them, Paras or Marines will be competing against dozens of other books on similar subjects.
Hero, hmmm? Ally McCoist's book claims he is a hero. Apparently Jordan has been 'taken to the limit'.
 
#17
PandaLOVE said:
Werewolf said:
The object of writing a book, at least for most authors, is to make as much dosh as possible. Any book by an ex-member of Them, Paras or Marines will be competing against dozens of other books on similar subjects.
Hero, hmmm? Ally McCoist's book claims he is a hero. Apparently Jordan has been 'taken to the limit'.
And Gordon Ramsay played for Rangers.....

Snigger... Oh FFS!!! Beeb One getting turned over in a moment - well done St. Mirren, you turned us over.
 
#18
PandaLOVE said:
Werewolf said:
The object of writing a book, at least for most authors, is to make as much dosh as possible. Any book by an ex-member of Them, Paras or Marines will be competing against dozens of other books on similar subjects.
Hero, hmmm? Ally McCoist's book claims he is a hero. Apparently Jordan has been 'taken to the limit'.
I bow to your superior knowledge; I have'nt read either of those. :wink:
 
#20
Pararegtom said:
JD your cruel but funny))
Talking of headwear... Why are most Para's "Berets" shaped to resemble a Northerner's flat cap or bunnet?? :D :D

I know different units shape them slightly differently but why that shape??
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
F Aviation 1
Jip Travolta Current Affairs, News and Analysis 7
dogmonkey The Book Club 222

Similar threads

Latest Threads

Top