Its time Blair supported our Forces

#2
Con Couglin (in the Torygraph) wrote:

Consequently, before the invasion of Iraq had even begun, the Royal Military Police were given strict instructions that any personnel acting outside the rules of engagement would be held to account, and that any incident involving the shooting of an Iraqi or alleged abuse of Iraqi citizens would be thoroughly investigated.
Er, and how is this a surprise? While I concur that we are being hung out to dry by Bliar and New Liabour the concept of Rules of Engagement and the correct treatment of civilians is hardly new to the armed forces...
 
#5
Ventress said:
It's time the MoD supported the Armed forces, but then again they havent for 100 years so why start now.
sorry couldn't resist...

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[url=http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/AboutDefence/History/HistoryOfTheMOD/]http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/AboutDefence/History/HistoryOfTheMOD/[/url] said:
The Ministry of Defence is a relatively young organisation - it has only existed in its present form since 1971
 
#7
Humphrey_De_Tiluelsorry couldn't resist... [pedant] [glasses pushed up nose] [quote="[url=http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/AboutDefence/History/HistoryOfTheMOD/]http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/AboutDefence/History/HistoryOfTheMOD/[/url] said:
The Ministry of Defence is a relatively young organisation - it has only existed in its present form since 1971
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'kin 'ell, I joined in 1970 - it was MoD then - left (no choice) '89 due to "traumatic injury sustained in active service in the Middle East". was on 22/9/3 engagement . I seem to recall it was the War Department some years prior join up date - and we got the Queen's shilling (well a days pay for signing up)
 

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