Father_Famine said:Meanwhile back at the Stores, (or whatever Percy calls it) manned by narky old civvy in Brown coat, (he did 9 years, but missed the mob on leaving), takes one look at kit in front of him, pulls himself up to his full 5' 3" and says,
"You're gonna 'ave to pay for that 'elmet lad, It's got an 'ole in it."
"It was like that when I signed for it .......honest!"
Nice one Willy, next time keep your head down mate.
Bonzo_Dog said:There was a similar case in the Falklands war - a guy from 2 Para (I think) was hit in his helmet which entered at the front and exited at the back. After the war I went to the 'Falklands War Roadshow' where the guy gave one of the presentations. His helmet was on display - how half of his head wasn't missing I'll never know, but apparently the round entered the helmet skimmed around the inside before exiting at the rear. I am reasonably sure he was given the MM for his exploits during the war.
CRmeansCeilingReached said:i seem to remember a soldier in NI being saved by his helmet when he was shot with the Barratt .50 cal. IIRC he was in a ditch doing cover on a VCP. one of the only guys to survive being shot with that fucking beast of a weapon.
(and before anybody starts banging on about how a .50 cal would have gone through his helmet without blinking, i'm guessing it probably was a glancing hit or something.)
BrunoNoMedals said:I'll be he had a headache after that. I must admit I'm struggling to believe that someone would survive even a glancing headshot from one of those things.
Filbert Fox said:On Telic 4 I had a Czech Merc, sorry Contractor on my operating table who had been shot in the head, the round split the scalp and left a deep grove in his skull.
I have a couple of cracking photos of it.