Now that was uncalled for. From what I've seen, the RMs are the best of the best. None of this jumping out of parked aircraft onto roll mats. They are the thinking man's soldier and can do no wrong. Bloody good band too.Is that the pirates or Marines who had to surrender?
I don't know why but I've just had a flashback to a chap in the mess who used to enact "Pensioners on Parade" when the heavy water was flowing. He would turn his chair into a wheelchair and mime drill movements for wheelchairs including March Past in Review Order and just about every turn and manouvre in the book, it still makes me laugh when I think of him pretending to blow on his hands to cool them down after halt, quick march, halt sequence!Don't forget warnings to epileptics in the crowd that rifle fire might appear to be like a strobe & set off fits or that large bangs can cause tose of an incontinent and nervus disposition to papper themselves.
To be honest this is a bit of a non-story anyway. The Edinburgh Tattoo is run as a limited company with a Board of Directors and staff, and has charitable status. If H&S advice is given they simply could not ignore it - if they did and someone was killed then employees of the tattoo company and the Board could be liable for gross negligence manslaughter. That aside, I was at the tattoo on Friday and the fact that the assaulters abseiled down the castle wall and didn't fast rope in took nothing away from the spectacle. The average civvy in the crowd would not know or indeed have noticed the difference between abseiling and fast ropeing anyway, plus a gantry or crane structure would have had be be brought into what is already a very tight performance area to fast rope from.
Care to share the full context of what was said and why? Would your yard be on a slope perchance and/or the wagon not secured, ie. a chock under a wheel and the engine turned off?Back in '88-89 the booties did exactly the same and on the last night one of the jocks absailed down with them in full No 2 Dress, Kilt an all, and Brogues aint exactly made for absailing !!, Also an arty lad got his leg broken when brining the gun into action. No H&S that night eh!!
Bad drills would be the cause and not a H&S bod!
Load of clipboard carrying *********!!.
At work we were told that "you can't go round the back to open the doors on the trailers" ok professor how do you get the load off if you can't go round to open the door's then!!.