MoD WEBSITE - History of the Int Corps

Discussion in 'Int Corps' started by Dubb_al_Ibn, Nov 10, 2010.

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  1. Dear Directorate,

    Okay, okay, perhaps it's me. Perhaps these days spelling, grammar and accuracy aren't important in the Int Corps. I'm talking about:

    www.army.mod.uk/documents/general/history_of_intelligence_corps.pdf

    I know I complained about the previous "History of the Int Corps" on the MoD website. But this latest one is still not acceptable. Grammar, spelling, capitalisation, misuse of the apostrophe and basic inaccuracy etc. is prevalent. Who checked it before it was published? No-one, by the look of it.

    Publishing this is making us all look like a bunch of semi-literate idiots. If anyone in my section(s) had published this rubbish I'd have bounced them off the walls before handing them over to my section Sgt Maj. who would have done the same just to reinforce the lesson. In fact, my section Sgt Maj(s) wouldn't have even let me see this because they would have been embarrassed.

    Please can we ask the MoD to remove this document from their website and save us all embarrassment....... If we just leave it there we let everyone think that that is the standard that the Corps is happy with. I hope it isn't.
     
  2. Seconded..
     
  3. Not only poor, gramatically, but I note more than a few inaccuracies, including mixing fact with fiction. For example, in the case of the Monocled Mutineer, a drama specifically made for the small screen, it was never proved that Percy Toplis was a ringleader of the mutineers at Etaples during the First World War, nor indeed are there any records of a so called Private soldier dressed as a monocled officer leading the mutineers.

    And incidentally, I believe the correct name for the Boer War of 1899-1902, was the Second South African War. I can say this with some certainty, having researched the conflict as part of my family history, because my late Grandfather, then a Private in the Highland Light Infantry, served as a mounted infantryman with the 12th (Scottish) Battalion, Mounted Infantry.
     
  4. Hmmmmmmmm

    First dam sentance is bad grammar

    Could have done with some proper proof reading before publishing
     
  5. Snigger.

    Followed by a superfluous sentence to make it past the ten character mark.....
     
  6. hmmmmmmmm

    sentence is too short......
     
  7. How about a mention for Operation Kreipe? A kidnap operation planned, lead and executed by an Int Corps officer:

    Kidnap of General Kreipe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Leigh Fermor is still alive. The Corps had never properly honoured him when I left in 2002, I'd be surprised if it has done subsequently.
     
  8. I originally started to list the mistakes and inaccuracies in the opening post but edited them out because it was getting too long and would further the embarrassment factor if shown here.

    However, if there is one thing I'd like to do before I die, it's to delete every reference in official documents to Enigma being a code. It wasn't !

    Let's see how long it takes before the article is removed from the MoD website. Any guesses?
     
  9. D'oh!

    *Hangs his head in embarrassed shame and shuffles out of the thread*
     
  10. The WW1 piece, bits of which I would claim to know something about, could bear tweaking in light of recent research.

    As for the staff duties .....

    C_C
     
  11. Probably written by someone in the RAF...
     
  12. rampant

    rampant LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Why don't you chaps offer to write it for them?
     
  13. I did. About eighteen months ago. Never heard anything back though.
     
  14. rampant

    rampant LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Then keep pestering the buggers.
     
  15. You can never find an NTTT when you need one,.........................then three come along together.

    ( If only)

    You might get more response if you post this on armynet ................



    I'm off, Has anyone seen the keys to the black mini?