General Sir Patrick Sanders as Chief of the General Staff

Yet another old Green Jacket becomes CGS -

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'kin 'ell...
Talk about walking into a crisis on your first day in a new job...
 

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The Black Mafia ain't gone away y'know! :)
 
An ex-Jacket he may be. But, breaking with their tradition, he is also a throughly decent chap.
 
An ex-Jacket he may be. But, breaking with their tradition, he is also a throughly decent chap.
That was true of St Richard of Dannat, and I'd be the last to argue agin it as a prime leadership virtue.

Even so, let's hope this one's got a bit more to offer than decency and personal ambition.
 
That was true of St Richard of Dannat, and I'd be the last to argue agin it as a prime leadership virtue.

Even so, let's hope this one's got a bit more to offer than decency and personal ambition.
Once he has retired he will be outstanding
 
Does he understand heavy metal though?
Heavy metal? Ahh, yes. We park it all in big sheds and don't have the trained crews to man them? They get very dusty you know and so do the tanks.
 
The new head of the British Army Gen Sir Patrick Sanders said he had "temporarily lost trust" in the Parachute Regiment's 3rd battalion. This sounds ever so like The Duke of Wellington & The South Essex getting stood down in Sharpe?
 
The new head of the British Army Gen Sir Patrick Sanders said he had "temporarily lost trust" in the Parachute Regiment's 3rd battalion. This sounds ever so like The Duke of Wellington & The South Essex getting stood down in Sharpe?

An odd choice of words.

Has he lost faith in 3 Para fighting capabilities because a few Toms were up all night rogering a very willing young lady ?
Its not a morality issue, surely ? Unsoldier-like behaviour ?
This has happened in military barracks a thousand times before and will happen again until the end of time.
 

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