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When Rifkind was SoS he was taken down to (I believe) SPTA to have his obligatory photo op in DPM getting down with the lads. Obviously putting him in a Chieftain turret would have been a bit too Maggie-esque (and she’d only just left) so he was set up to do a bit of live firing with an 81mm mortar.
Unfortunately just as the cameras started rolling he attempted to insert the bomb fuse-first.
I was in MB at the time and I saw the photo
Unfortunately it was pre-Internet so I haven’t been able to find a copy.
Oh yes. Probably still holds first place for embarrassing photos of Secretaries of State, despite Geoff Hoon's valiant efforts - the pink shirt and hands on hips whilst visiting RM on Saif Sareea, and the very small female / Gurkha sized ECBA during his first trip to theatre during Telic - on him, looked like the body armour equivalent of a boob tube. Not inappropriate, given he was a massive tit.
The one that did not get out was a certain junior minister visiting a TA unit in NI, wearing a bowler hat. He knew damned well what he was doing... v naughty.