More Attacks on Gen. Dannat

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  1. I am unfamiliar with this journo, although I noted he also writes for The Sun. It seems he is taking up the cudgel from Foulkes in attacking Gen Dannat.

    It is interesting and incredibly ironic that the General's critics are focusing on his helo sorties while he also had a car at his disposal. I suppose this view helps to explain their apparent naivete' in failing to provide sufficient helo support to troops in Afghanistan. I assume it is because UK troops also had ground transport available and thus having helos is redundant? :evil:

  2. What these people seem to forget is that the helicopters were NOT chinooks/Merlins and therefore were not required for frontaline flying. Also, the pilots were more than likely under instruction and, therefore, it is surely more productive to use instructional flying time on a rela-time task than merely flying in a square around the local airfield.

    Ashford Old School ( I couldn't be bothered to log on properly!!)
  3. another non-story
    Liebour will stop at nothing to deflect the press away from their love-in/regicide on sea at Brighton.

    Hopefully McGuiness and Adams are there on a CTR, and we can all look forward to The Grand going up like it did all those years ago.
  4. BiscuitsAB

    BiscuitsAB LE Moderator

    Ah and what this tiresome journo failed to find out is that the very nice Gen D (retd) is a coin carrying member of ARRSE.

    I propose the outrage bus is made fit for purpose and we drive round their office for a nice cosy chat about who the Army would actually believe in this matter.
  5. The only people who are likely to be thinking that are the kind of spastic who write for or read the Sun or vote Labour.
  6. Gen Dannatt is an ex AAC Pilot, and some of these flights were likely to have been piloted by himself to keep hours in..... In any case each airframe has an allocation of hours per month that have to be flown. What is wrong with a General using military resources wisely.
  7. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    You'll have a hell of a job parking the bus outside the Deadline Press & Picture Agency in Bonnington Bond, Edinburgh where Alexander Lawrie works (and interestingly is listed as a Ms - something we should be told is there?)

    Theres your clue. Agency hack stares into space thinking up a way to scribble out a few bob. Bingo! Have a pop at Dannat. Tomorrows chip wrapper.
  8. It would be interesting to compare Gen Dannat's ostensible expenses with the expenses incurred by his predecessors, and see how it all stacks up. I bet a pound to a pinch of shite that they're roughly comparable and not exaggerated at all.

  9. If they're going to talk about transport being funded by the taxpayer .. All military transport is funded by the taxpayer, from the Landrover that's running around the Plain, to the Chinooks that take troops to theatre. Next!

    Considering that a SLAM room costs (over a five year period) £72,000 per (yes, per room), this includes upkeep, cleaning etc. I'm fairly sure that even the 'lowliest' Private costs the darling taxpayer tens of thousands per year. And, I'm fairly sure (but not certain) that staff officers have military drivers?

    Would they prefer he hired civilian aircraft, at a vastly increased cost?

    No, I think that's Labour's role in the whole matter.

    See my point above.


    FFS, Labour surely must realise that this transparent attempt to drag Gen Dannatt through the mud is actually harming them (if it's possible to soil their name any more). There's nothing in this 'story'.
  10. To be maligned inaccurately and unworthily by a previously unheard of hack from 'The Sun' would probably not worry my fourteen year old godson, far less a gallant and distinguished soldier.

    There are no depths that this government will not plummet to in its death throes!

    Anybody discovered how many aeroplanes are used by the pathetic collection of non-entities pretending to be ministers, when trains or cars were available? No - I thought not.
  11. Excellent points and your final one answers the question why it is continuing to be in the media. Nothing to do with news---everything to do with politics.
  12. Yes. The 'story' is what a despicable shower this Government is. Their whole approach has been decide that anyone who disagrees with them is a legitimate target that can be disposed of by any means. I'll warrant that any book written by General Dannatt is better received than those 'written' by the mendacious shietes we have had in Government over the past few years.

    I really do hope, probably in vain, that academia will examine and publish in detail the methods that this Government has used over the past few years when maligning those outside the political 'profession'.
  13. "Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery". Oyibo

    Thank you 'Oyibo' for letting me steal your excellent 'signature'. May I add to it:

    "......... the equal sharing of misery, except for the ruling elite".
  14. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    Er, Hello. Planet Janet calling.

    Deadline Press & Picture Agency, who employ Alexander Lawrie, is paid for, or takes the view of the British Government how?

    In your own time.