Reminds me of a chat (after a few small ones) I was involved in the other night. The one that starts with:
âThe youth of todayâ, âplay station generationâ, âIn my dayâ etc, ect.
There are plenty of people on this site (me included) who give our young lads & girls a hard time. The âWhatâs wrong with subbies todayâ thread is just 1 example. Maybe we should sometimes focus on the positives?
Yes the world has changed since I went through training, hasnât it ever been the case, yes we take a perverse pleasure in the fact we had it harder in our day, as do our predecessors.
As is widely acknowledged, Iraq and Afghanistan are currently providing some of the most testing situations (on a large scale) the army has had to face in modern times. Despite the ârubbishâ training regimes, despite the fact that they are supposedly chronically unfit and only play on their computers all day (kettle & pots) and despite them all being a bunch of âChavsâ Our young lads and girls are producing outstanding results on a daily basis.
Pte Norris is just 1 example (amongst dozens) of the fact that our young soldiers are not less able than in the past, they are just a different generation.
Once again very well done for your utter professionalism, selfless commitment and tremendous courage.
Unfortunately, I now await the scurrilous sneering and undermining of your actions, which happen far to often.