Lucky tuna saves soldier

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  1. From today’s Sunday Post

    Lucky tuna saves soldier by Murray Scougall

    “A British soldier attacked by insurgents in Basra escaped with his life – thanks to a tuna sandwich and a Radio.

    “Lance Corporal Anthony Nugent (22) was part of a routine patrol in the war zone last week when militia men began firing at them.

    “They got out of the ambush safely – but it was only afterwards that Anthony realised what a piece of good luck he’d had.


    “Back at base he opened his rucksack and saw the tuna sandwich he’d been keeping there had be obliterated.

    “On closer examination he realised a bullet had gone through his rucksack, demolished his sandwich, been deflected by his radio and burst out the other side of the bag missing him by inches.”

    Could a cookhouse egg banjo have saved the radio?

    Well done that sarnie, no linky, the Sunday Post (Scots paper) website is shoite and doesn’t have it.

    BTW Tony Nugent is with 1 Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment.
  2. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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  3. So he's a Mercian not a Lanc then?
  4. Reports only say he's 'serving with 1 Duke of Lancs'.
  5. Definitely a contender for the 'Greatest sandwich ever' thread :lol:
  6. If it was a Cookhouse steak sandwich it would have stopped the bullet! :D
  7. And been 3 times the weight.... of the radio! :wink:
  8. Shhhh. Everyone keep it quiet or they will make everyone fill their pockets with tuna instead of issuing body armour.
  9. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    John West or Tesco Value tuna?...
  10. "Lance Corporal Mark Harding, from Wigton, was also part of the eight-strong Corunna company which came under attack."

    And if Gordon has his way that will be the norm.

    If tuna is pointy at both ends and thicker in the middle, how come the cans are all the same size?

    Frog you make a point for up-armouring all our vehicles on the cheap, be careful the Govmint will have you working for them yet.
  11. FFS Guys! OPSEC!

  12. ROFL :sunny: :sunny: :sunny:
  13. I bet he will never slag the chef again for crap scoff lol
  14. I understand from the interweb that Tesco Value tuna retails at 29p per can, while John West's is a whopping 99p a can. Given this would be a MOD procurement, your tuna would be sourced from the lowest bidder...
  15. Damn, this is in CAs. No chance to make comments about soldiers and smelling of fish.

    Oops, too late.