Up until now I have been fairly neutral on the contributions of a/m retired officer. As a CO I know he was well liked, he gained the public adoration for a while but to some extent destroyed his own credibility with his antics. As a commentator he has produced a mixed bag of reactons from the public and forces. On the radio 10 minutes ago he was asked for his reaction to the extension of the free parcel scheme. After welcoming it he warned there was a downside because too many parcels would fill the aircraft and prevent ammunition and other critical supplies getting through to troops in combat!!! What an absolutely crass and stupid comment from a man who is supposed to know what he is talking about. As the Vice_President(?) of a the new body putting pressure on government, shouldn't he show some grasp what he is talking about. At best he looks rediculous, at worse he may deter people from sending parcels. Not so much Bonking Bob as Bonkers Bob.