Daily Torygraph 11/06/05- ARRSE gets mention

#1
There's an interview with Gen. Sir Mike Jackson page 21 of the torygraph today, with arrse getting a sizeable mentioned with i quote;

"If you consult ARRSE (url) - 'The Army s unofficial centre of reasoned argument intelligent debate and bullshit', you will find that Jackson is
'legendary for his drinking abilities, death stare, and a face that suffered the hardest paper round in NATO' "
 
#5
I also see from, I think it was yesterday's Torygraph(?) that the fully judtified epithet awarded the erstwhile Seretary of State by an ARRSE member is now "in common use by senior officers at the MoD" (approx quote).
 
#6
Whiskybreath said:
I also see from, I think it was yesterday's Torygraph(?) that the fully judtified epithet awarded the erstwhile Seretary of State by an ARRSE member is now "in common use by senior officers at the MoD" (approx quote).
also in The Mirror (aka piece of crud) -
Military top brass nicknamed him TCH. The T stood for That, H for Hoon and C a derogatory sexist term unprintable in a family paper.
 
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#7
mushroom said:
I'm off to Sennelager for the next week until the heat dies down. Always a good place to take cover.
I can't believe you didn't get the 3 week trip to Malawi which I had to turn down...
 
#8
chickenpunk said:
mushroom said:
I'm off to Sennelager for the next week until the heat dies down. Always a good place to take cover.
I can't believe you didn't get the 3 week trip to Malawi which I had to turn down...
I did hear some story about POD giving a briefing. Some blokes mobile ringtone goes off (schoolboy error really). Jacko slowly looks up and growls "you must be very important".

Ouch :oops:
 
#10
BreakerMorant said:
The author of the piece on CGS berates himself for failing to ask where Jackson fired shots in anger.

Anyone know the answer?
Never saw active service? (well, not as we know - didn't he do a stint with 22?)
 
#11
Tiffy_71 said:
BreakerMorant said:
The author of the piece on CGS berates himself for failing to ask where Jackson fired shots in anger.

Anyone know the answer?
Never saw active service? (well, not as we know - didn't he do a stint with 22?)
CGS has served in four operational theatres at least to my knowledge. Probably more.
 
#12
Ahem.
According to heyman: And it does have these details:
Born 1944.

1963 He commissioned into Intel,
1967got an inservice degree in russian studies,

spent two years in the Para's, transferred in 1970.
(He was Adj of a Para battalion in Northern Ireland on Bloody Sunday. different soure)

1978-1980 Commanded a Para Company in Northern Ireland
6 months at NDC Latimore, joined DS at staff college.
Spent the falklands at the ministry of defence,
1984-1986, Commanded 1 PARA
2 years senior DS at Greenwich,
1988 6 months in Cambridge writing on the future of the British Army: Now that would be a paper to rediscover!
1989: Commanded 39 Infantry Brigade in (Guess where? NORTHERN IRELAND! God he must love the place)
1992-1993 Director General Personell Services
March 1994-July 1996 Commanded 3 (UK) Div
1995 Commanded UNPROFOR in Bosnia
1997 Commanded ACE Rapid Reaction Corps ,
1999 Deployed With AARC HQ to Kosovo

Assumed appointment of Commander in Chief Land Command 2000 and Chief of General staff 2003

If I spent that long in Nor'n Iro'n, I'd be speaking with a dour accent and painting a bloody Mural on every gabel in sight.
 

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