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I would have been a General if only....

Bubbles_Barker

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I wonder if she knew this chap:


Similar story but he’s not taking anyone to court (yet anyway).
 

napier

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I remember her as a new SO2 Legal in 1XX. We did the millennium tour in HQ MND SW under Gen Freddie Viggers. I dont recall her sustaining any injury in Bos but i do recall her being caught breaking the 2 can rule in some late night drinking den and being worried she had wrecked her career as a consequence.

Army Carp fishing champion at some point I believe.
Slight thread revival and drift - I was there then; all sorts of drinking shenanigans going on, including one that had me christened petracelli (sp?) by my troops for getting some of them off a charge of being OOB in the chicks' accommodation at BL. Don't remember fatty though.
 
I remember her as a new SO2 Legal in 1XX. We did the millennium tour in HQ MND SW under Gen Freddie Viggers. I dont recall her sustaining any injury in Bos but i do recall her being caught breaking the 2 can rule in some late night drinking den and being worried she had wrecked her career as a consequence.

Army Carp fishing champion at some point I believe.

2 can rule? We were absolutely banjaxed every night :)

My wife of the day was working at NAAFI distribution in Kempen, Germany, sending out the beer and rations to us. We drank three years’ worth of beer on a 2 can rule in 6 months :)

Shit, we had a “cheese and beer party” in the Rubb tent cookhouse on the ice floor in Zetra, the entire squadron was bladdered, with the exception of the chunks on guard.
 

BuggerAll

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BLMF. 2 can rule. As much ad 2 can drink.
 
Why's he got a Stokers badge?
He hasn't.But I suppose you already know that.

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Just moments later, a single shot rang out, hitting Johnson in his stomach with the bullet passing through his body and out of his back.

Despite his horrific injuries, Johnson was initially reluctant to report the incident fearing Army colleagues would ridicule the RAF.

He believed the cock-up would make the RAF look like 'twats' because, in his own words, 'The Army would love to hear we shot one of our own lads.'

Surely not, there would have been nothing but sympathy and compassion ...
 
Could be awkward. Turning the head to show the badge while simultaneously twisting the arm/shoulder round to show the wings would seem to require a seriously camp pose to make it work, and the poser might need his hand(s) on hip(s) to line it all up.

Morning @Fiona_TG,
Just tried to get my left ear(capbadge area), to line up with my right shoulder. No fckn chance unless you're a contortionist...or an owl!
Didn't attempt the hands on hips bit though.
 
Morning @Fiona_TG,
Just tried to get my left ear(capbadge area), to line up with my right shoulder. No fckn chance unless you're a contortionist...or an owl!
Didn't attempt the hands on hips bit though.

Have you tried looking back over your shoulder and pursing your lips suggestively?
 
Morning @Fiona_TG,
Just tried to get my left ear(capbadge area), to line up with my right shoulder. No fckn chance unless you're a contortionist...or an owl!
Didn't attempt the hands on hips bit though.

It's only for the young'uns, definitely not for me now anyway having fallen out of the folding seat in the garden on Monday resulting in a knackered back. The good news though is that I did not spill a drop of the good stuff from the glass I was holding as I tried to sit down.
 
What a revelation! I wonder how much Rand pocketed for this statement of the blindingly obvious?

'A new Rand Corp. study offers a report card for each of the U.S. military's systems to create generals and admirals that could shape the Pentagon's future approach to building joint-force leaders.

'A characteristic shared by all the services in the making of general officers is described as "ducks pick ducks," it adds.

"We heard repeatedly from interviewees in each service that there is a tendency for promotion boards to select officers whose career experiences are comparable to their own, and for senior officers to select aides with backgrounds similar to theirs, positions that serve as a signal of O-7 potential to board members and can provide access to powerful networks of [general officers and flag officers]," the report states.

'The notion of ducks picking ducks "serves to cyclically reinforce service culture by perpetuating the selection of officers who similarly reflect service goals and preferences," it adds.

'The Rand report also found that all personnel systems "discourage risk-taking in career management choices and in professional performance."

"High-quality evaluations are critical in promotion decisions for officers across the services, and failure resulting from taking risks might not reflect well in an evaluation, even if those risks are innovative and forward-thinking," the report found.

'Rand researchers predicted that the entrenched institutional traditions and cultures of each service mean that changes to the processes that create generals and admirals will likely evolve slowly.'


 
I could've been a general. Defo a 2* at least (in my own lunchtime maybe)
The thing that stopped me was that I was a shirking, dodging and weaving arse'ole, that chose not to listen to the people in authority that were, on reflection, only trying to help me. So instead of being the 2* General that I was destined to be, I spent 10 yrs as a J/R.....my own fault for being a throbber.
 
I could've been a general. Defo a 2* at least (in my own lunchtime maybe)
The thing that stopped me was that I was a shirking, dodging and weaving arse'ole, that chose not to listen to the people in authority that were, on reflection, only trying to help me. So instead of being the 2* General that I was destined to be, I spent 10 yrs as a J/R.....my own fault for being a throbber.
Harsh but fair.
 

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