Escape To The Legion

#1
That Lehgion Programme on C4 is just a staged reinactment and not truly filmed in the Legion, its all ex Legion / Legion failures milking a TV deal.....Very Sad
 
#2
With a nonce yank thinking he is the hardest man in the world. Very gay voice he has... And he looks about 10 years old.

Annoyed me too much to watch the rest of it.
 
#4
Barrack Room Lawyer said:
Whats the deal with Bear then? special forces at 18? I take it that was with 21 or 23 ?
Yes he makes that point a few times rather too prominently in the book he wrote about Everest and in a couple of newspaper articles, possibly a bit of a bullsh*tter? Although why you should need to after climbing Everest i don't know. Anyway I was a bit disappointed as I was expecting a fly on the wall documentary about a wild night out down the local ex-services club
 
#5
Temple said:
Barrack Room Lawyer said:
Whats the deal with Bear then? special forces at 18? I take it that was with 21 or 23 ?
Yes he makes that point a few times rather too prominently in the book he wrote about Everest and in a couple of newspaper articles, possibly a bit of a bullsh*tter? Although why you should need to after climbing Everest i don't know. Anyway I was a bit disappointed as I was expecting a fly on the wall documentary about a wild night out down the local ex-services club
Yes a bird a work overheard me talking to a mate about the legion, she said "what were you in the Foreign Legion"
I replied" No Im in the British Legion"
She said "Oh right"
I then said "In ze legion you drink beer or die"
much like concorde, it went straight over her head.
 
#6
paragorge said:
That Lehgion Programme on C4 is just a staged reinactment and not truly filmed in the Legion, its all ex Legion / Legion failures milking a TV deal.....Very Sad
Which Legion failures were those then ? they all had at least 5 years Legion service.
 
#7
I too was hoping to tune in and see a fly-on-the-wall doc. Dissappointed not to see Dolly Daydream and her amazing "hide the Guiness bottle" pantry trick along with the Domino's club getting rough and shafting the darts team because big Geoff, mexican bum w@nked midget Barry's ex-wife.


Or is that just my Legion???????
 

maninblack

LE
Book Reviewer
#15
MiB felt that either Bear Grit-Furcker was either camping it up for the camera or he has never experienced basic training........oh, I forgot......he has never experienced basic training.

He may be ex TA SF but there is (or at least there used to be) something uniquely gruesome about basic training.....a true psychological grinder.

Anyone for two hours duragliting the shiny bin followed by climbing the quadrangle tree and singing "American Pie" from the top to the other recruits because you are too scared to come down and face the corporal of you don't do all the verses?
 
#19
Missed this programme but read his book last year and the first few pages were a little confusing ref his military career.

MIB said

""He may be ex TA SF but there is (or at least there used to be) something uniquely gruesome about basic training.....a true psychological grinder.""

Seem to remember the book states that he was ex regular Para Reg and had a freefall parachuting accident?

Although they tend to spice things up a little to sell a few more books I spose.

Anyone going to BAIL him out Fnarrr Fnarrr!
 
#20
armourer said:
Lairdx said:
Could be interesting if they made a fly on the wall documentary about the army today. How about four weeks at Deepcut?
Bit dodgy that, I understand that most recruits get shot in about week 3.

maybe they could integrate this kind of thing into big brother??

just a thought