Fastest man in Africa joins the Navy

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Ministry of Defence said:
A former Nigerian sprinter, who is the holder of the African record at 100 metres, is among the latest recruits to qualify as a Royal Navy logistics specialist at HMS Raleigh.

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That'll be the Navy winning the inter-service sports sprint events for the next couple of years then. :)
 
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I'm sure he'll find a use for his running prowess and incredible acceleration whilst cooped up in an aluminium box, bashing through the briny on it's way to a well charted rock.
 
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I'm sure he'll find a use for his running prowess and incredible acceleration whilst cooped up in an aluminium box, bashing through the briny on it's way to a well charted rock.
At least the speed of service should improve, although I doubt he'll retain his racing-snake physique for long on a diet of pies and McEwan's Export.
 
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Being the fastest man in Africa is no big deal these days considering most of the opposition has had a limb or two hacked off.
 
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I swear I read "The fattest man in Africa joins the Navy" I thought: "What an odd thing for MOD_RSS to publish". Every day is a school day.
 
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I'm sure he'll find a use for his running prowess and incredible acceleration whilst cooped up in an aluminium box, bashing through the briny on it's way to a well charted rock.
I'm sure he'll be fine at the 10 metre sprint but the ladders and watertight doors might slow him down a bit.

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Is there any mention of how good he is at throwing fridges? If he's accurate, a career in UKSF beckons.
 
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No no no, quite the opposite. They are more buoyant, and therefore unsuited to competitive swimming on account of being slower. That's what I've heard anyway.
You may well be correct, and I've confused my memory of watching two Kuwaiti aircrew trainees falling through the large column of water that formed the SETT at HMS Dolphin.; much to the surprise of the blokes on the Underwater Knife-fighting & Gas-cutting Course at the bottom.

Anyhoo, sharks think they're seals (not THEM in rubber) and happily feast on them. Put 'Floppy' in a pool with a shark and watch him go......................
 
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