Kings have some kit 'go missing'

From the Sun..........

4 killing machines on loose

Defence Editor

A NATIONWIDE hunt was under way last night after FOUR long-range Army machine guns were stolen.
The weapons — swiped from a barracks — are accurate at a range of up to one kilometre and would be a godsend to terrorists.

Detectives from the Army’s elite Special Investigations Branch ordered an immediate “lock down” at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire after the powerful guns were found to be missing last Sunday.

Troops were barred from leaving for 24 hours and sniffer dogs were brought in to search their barracks.

Sources say military cops suspect the theft was an inside job — and that the guns may be destined for sale to the drugs underworld.

Civilian cops across the country have been alerted.

The powerful Light Support Weapons — which are mounted on tripods — are a modified version of the standard SA80 infantry rifle, which is accurate up to only 400 metres.

They have a longer barrel to provide covering and support fire during assaults.

The stolen guns — which take standard 5.56mm ammunition — were in the armoury at Catterick’s Bourlon Barracks. They belonged to the 1st Battalion, the King’s Regiment — motto “Difficulties Be Damned” — which recently served in Iraq.

Soldiers, known as Kingsmen, are recruited from the Liverpool and Manchester area. Prince Charles is Colonel in Chief.

Last night an Army spokeswoman said: “We can confirm the disappearance of four weapons.

“It is being investigated by the Royal Military Police.”

Any comments??? :roll:
Its is obvious what has happened here, the armourer forgot the golden rule when dealing with the Kings, KEEP YER FECKING HANDS IN YER FECKING POCKETS CNUT!!
you know how they're looking for infantry battalions to cut..........

has anyone ever served anywhere with the kings , and come away with any other impression than they are without a doubt the w*nkest mob around.
i had the misfortune twice , and they really are a useless thieving bunch of cnuts.


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shortfuse said:
and they really are a useless thieving bunch of cnuts.
This seems to be the impression of most who have met them - so is it not nice to see them lose some kit for a change? :twisted:
The KINGO wives post pickets to watch their washing on the lines in case one of the others nicks their damp trollies

We'll probably see the said items being zeroed on the streets of Moss side or on crimewatch
Cyprus 98/99. Island wide warning on all orders Tri-Service, RAF and all units reminding everybody to "look after your valuables - keep crime at bay, etc"

Funny the Kingos arrived the next week.

Ain't smoke without fire.

mind liked the extensive Jurno resurch into the Tripod and that they take
standard 5.56mm ammunition
Ah thats were the rest of the Army is wrong, we use non standard 7.62mm in out 5.56mm weapons.
A spokesman should have said "Any terrorist considering using the LSW as a long range weapon may be put off by the fact that they don't actually work all that well. He would do better investing in some GPMGs or perhaps even a catapult and some stones."
[quote="Mr Happy"
Never heard of a 5.56mm weapon as being powerful before...[/quote]

Pig-ignorant, sensation-mongering, journalist scum know nothing about any weapons except that they are EVIL.

That feels better.

Mr Happy

Vasco said:
Pig-ignorant, sensation-mongering, journalist scum know nothing about any weapons except that they are EVIL.
Ahhhh... a man after my own heart. Journalists grrrrrrr, and I count one as a childhood friend but jeez, to see him write.

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