The man has done his 22 years. Enough for anyone.
As i said here at the time it was going to be vital that he felt supported during the investigation of those charges by that bastard spam.
Giving him a new job with a few people muttering approval wasn't enough.
When you are a person of integrity to be falsely accused and have your reputation damaged is just about the worst thing that can happen to you.
But even whilst resigning this good man makes his biggest statement in defence of the troops who are unsupported by the government.
Enjoy your retirement mate and quit smoking those stinky cigars
''Tim is no longer convinced that the army reflects the country with the fourth largest economy in the world,'' she was quoted as saying. ''He fears it is becoming a cottage industry.
''He's worried it is being crippled by political correctness, petty bureaucracy and the refusal of politicians who send British soldiers to war to give them enough money to do their job.''
I'll bet he resigned the very next day after finding out about Hoons medal.
Good for him
1. Lots of bright young men & women join the Army
2. Lots of bright young men & women get fcuked about by people with the IQ of a Stickleback.
3. Lot of bright young men & women get pissed off with illiterate clowns and leave the Army.
4. Lunatics left in the forces are promoted as there are no bright young men & women left serving.
5. Lots of bright young men & women join the Army.
6. Lots of bright young men & women get fcuked about by people with the IQ of a Stickleback .
7. etc etc etc .
Why am I still serving??? I just want to break tradition and make a difference
Its on the front page of the Sunday Mail (my wife reads it). From what he's said, it's hard not to agree with him, particularly on the 'political correctness' thing. It's taking over, but there are those on this site who advocate it and they are (or appear to be), serving soldiers. The rot has set in and it'll never leave now.
The article is spread over 2 pages and is too long to repeat here word for word (unless your name is BB or Forces Sweetfart or one of these other 'cut & paste, 'cos no-one here buys newspapers' clowns).
It's a shame that he is leaving, but there will be a number of people already reading the seniority list and waiting to replace him. He'll be fokelore for a fortnight and then forgotten. I'm not interested in what he was alleged to have done in Iraq nor am I interested in what a hard nose he was. I wish there were more like him. Sadly, it's all 'career', 'career', 'career', nowadays and his parting will be looked upon as a golden opportunity by lesser men to advance theirs.
I wish him and his family the very best of luck for their collective futures.
men & women join the Army
Lots of bright young men & women get fcuked about by people with the IQ of a Stickleback.
What have Sticklebacks ever done to you mate?
Apart from the slur on Sticklebacks, I couldn't agree more.
The problem with someone of Col Collins calibre resigning is that it makes the front pages for a day and is then forgotten by the public the next week. I fully understand and support his reasons for going, but in the end it's just what Hoon and TB Liar want.
I hope Whitehall are pretty damned proud of themselves.
This Army of which I have been so fond of is slipping deeper and deeper into a casm, out of which it will never be able to recover, unless somebody at the top starts to read this site and realise the truth.
We can't even recruit British soldiers. Those other nationals we do recruit have differing abilities in the English language. So what do they do.........the ones that hardly speak our language are made clerks and pay accountants. The failure rate at Worthy Down is enormous. For gods sake, they are not all bad....and some make fine soldiers, but come on............there is a line that has to be drawn.
But as Killroy knows........Say anything and the PC of the PC Police will arrest you and burn you in hell.
But let us not forget that this could be a good reason for the Goon and TB Liar to press for the Euro Army they so much want.
Sorry to go on but this does make me cross.
After what the man went through last year with the high profile accusations against him (and the low profile news of his innocence) he needed the Army to be very public in their appreciation of him after he was cleared.
He didn't as far as I am aware recieve any honours from his time in the sand.
I am confident his Telic speech will go down in history as one of the Worlds great war speeches.
I wonder why he didn't get a medal. Politically too sensitive for anglo/ spam relations? Yet Hoon leaps across the water to collect his gong from the spams like a panting dog...and for doing what well exactly?
Call me cynical but I wonder if someone mumbled in Collins ear
"of course all this nonsense puts the ceiling on your career".
A great loss to the army. You need strong leaders.
You need people with balls.
If or when the book does appear I'm quite happy to buy it, so long as it ladles out the shit in large portions and slaps it squarely on the heads of the Hoon Dog and his greasy minions, where it justly belongs. Failure to back up your subordinates is unforgiveable..., and of course we won't forgive, nor will we forget!
PS Sorry about the s**t, Moderator, it just sort of slipped out..., and I thought it was the prunes!