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Chinese army officers told to mix with troops

Schaden

LE
Book Reviewer
#5
Not with my lot who, while on exercise, felt it appropriate to hold themselves a regimental dinner in the field while keeping the lads in trenches, but in order they were not aware they called 48 hours of NBC drills. Top blokes, no really!
That really is a gem! Did they also insist zat ze beatings vill continue untill the morale she improves as a sort of cherry on the top?
 
#7
Not with my lot who, while on exercise, felt it appropriate to hold themselves a regimental dinner in the field while keeping the lads in trenches, but in order they were not aware they called 48 hours of NBC drills. Top blokes, no really!
Don't get me fecking started! I remember in Archers Post, Kenya watching selected Ruperts sitting at 6' tables with white linen and Regimental Silver whilst 10 yards away I was sitting on an elephant skull eating fecking bacon grill out of the tin !
 
#8
Don't get me fecking started! I remember in Archers Post, Kenya watching selected Ruperts sitting at 6' tables with white linen and Regimental Silver whilst 10 yards away I was sitting on an elephant skull eating fecking bacon grill out of the tin !
I suppose that at a time like that, you wished you could lay your hands on a red tunic and white webbing.
 
#9
"Who's that clunt in the end blunk"

"Thats the new Bligadier Genelal, he appallently wants to touch your glass roots up!"

"Well I've just skliffed his pirrowcase to fluck!"
 
#12
Considering the Chinese Army is pretty much based on the British Army of the 1800 where your fathers standing guarentees the pips on your shoulder and the more money you have the higher you climb, I can see why there senior officers have been told to "get real".

My old CO joined at 16 as a Jock and ended up a Colonel. To this day he is still one of the boys.
 
#13
Considering the Chinese Army is pretty much based on the British Army of the 1800 where your fathers standing guarentees the pips on your shoulder and the more money you have the higher you climb, I can see why there senior officers have been told to "get real".

My old CO joined at 16 as a Jock and ended up a Colonel. To this day he is still one of the boys.
They have Jocks in the Red Army? Who'd a thought it.
Go back to Mao's idea and have no ranks (although that didn't quite pan out)
 

BuggerAll

LE
Kit Reviewer
Book Reviewer
#14
Doesn't sound like a problem to me. Go to any Training Camp and you'll find all ranks eating together and frequently sharing accom.

I've also eaten in a PLA junior ranks canteen. Whilst on business in China, near Humen, my boss and I took a shortcut to a military museum through the middle of a PLA camp. Being curious bastards we poked about a bit watched some JNCO's learning drill and then joined a queue for scoff. We got some odd looks - 2 Europeans in a queue of Chinese sailors but nobody actually questioned what we were up to.
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
Book Reviewer
#15
Don't get me fecking started! I remember in Archers Post, Kenya watching selected Ruperts sitting at 6' tables with white linen and Regimental Silver whilst 10 yards away I was sitting on an elephant skull eating fecking bacon grill out of the tin !
Serves you right for being such a cr@p CO... :)
 
#16
The actual order goes a bit further that the news report makes out. In it, the senior officer ranks seem to be ordered to 'carry out the duties along with' the troops rather than just living and eating with them.

I suspect the training schedules are being busily rewritten as we speak to include more sports afternoons and POETS days in the period concerned.
 
#17
Don't get me fecking started! I remember in Archers Post, Kenya watching selected Ruperts sitting at 6' tables with white linen and Regimental Silver whilst 10 yards away I was sitting on an elephant skull eating fecking bacon grill out of the tin !
Bet the Ruperts had to slum it Foie Gras and the like and were thinking "you lucky bastard with your Bacon Grill..."
 
#18
Don't get me fecking started! I remember in Archers Post, Kenya watching selected Ruperts sitting at 6' tables with white linen and Regimental Silver whilst 10 yards away I was sitting on an elephant skull eating fecking bacon grill out of the tin !
I am sure that bacon grill is more nourishing than white linen and silver mate, what else did they have?
 
#19
Bet the Ruperts had to slum it Foie Gras and the like and were thinking "you lucky bastard with your Bacon Grill..."
Depended on the Regiment of course, but by and large Sgt's mess scran was better than the Rupert's slops, they knew no better see, growing up on public school food which could be truly shocking.
 
#20
Doesn't sound like a problem to me. Go to any Training Camp and you'll find all ranks eating together and frequently sharing accom.

I've also eaten in a PLA junior ranks canteen. Whilst on business in China, near Humen, my boss and I took a shortcut to a military museum through the middle of a PLA camp. Being curious bastards we poked about a bit watched some JNCO's learning drill and then joined a queue for scoff. We got some odd looks - 2 Europeans in a queue of Chinese sailors but nobody actually questioned what we were up to.
Not surprised, I don't think asking questions is encouraged in these sort of worker's paradises.
 

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