More Jollies From The Crabs

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Pasty Boy, Jan 17, 2005.

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  1. Its all in the Sun today:

    RAF chiefs launched an investigation last night after 16 pilots flew to Prague for a booze-up - at taxpayers' expense.

    The fliers from RAF Cranwell, Lincs, blew up to £25,000 on the weekend jaunt in four planes, arranged as a leaving bash for a squadron leader.
     
  2. Good drills.
     
  3. And they call Arry a CNut.
    john
     
  4. ViroBono

    ViroBono LE Moderator

    What fecking crap.

    Almost certainly down as training flights, which could have been to London, Scotland or anywhere else. Does it matter if the pilots go for a beer whilst off duty (providing they keep to flight safety guidelines)? Will it be a big story if soldiers on adventure training visit a pub one evening?

    Reported, on the Scum website, just above another 'exclusive' non-story:

    Can this be the same publication that used to exhort its readers to cut out posters supporting 'our boys' and stick them in their windows? Why does Rebekah have such a problem with HMF? Is it because her tubby spouse is such a laughing stock in Ultimate Farce? Or, more likely, is this part of Neue Arbeit's campaign to blacken the forces to try and win back votes they lost over Iraq and their Defence cuts debacle?

    Perhaps the most worrying thing is the ease with which the Scum seem able to infiltrate their grubby reporters or buy photos from attendees.

    Undercover visit to the Scum's local, anyone?
     
  5. Four military (assuming) aircraft won’t just pitch up in Prague without the necessary clearance unless they are defecting. It isn’t like borrowing the land rover to pop out for some pizza and a video for the Christmas duty watch.

    Liaison, training, commercial demo, moving kit. There are plenty reasons why the trip is likely legitimate. Twenty five grand? Boogaloo. These are aircraft, not cars. The use lots of fuel. Some suspect ‘black’ ties in the group photo though. I’m outraged!

    The Scum will be moaning that we get fed and paid at the taxpayers’ expense next.
     
  6. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer


    I say Seadog.....been at 40 fathoms too long mate....STOP PRESS......CZECH REPUBLIC NO LONGER PART OF WARSAW PACT.....RUSSIA SOLD TO EXXON IN RETURN FOR DRILLING RIGHTS....RUM RATION AND FIELD GUN RUN CONSIGNED TO HISTORY.....FIRST SEA LORD SAYS SHE'S OUTRAGED.....POPE HAS A BABY...LION EATEN BY LAMB....PIC P.2.


    Obviously the CRS has bolted the door to the shack and is no longer issuing news reports to the ships company - tell him to pipe it through to the main broadcast instead :lol:

    Lee Shaver
     
  7. Easy Goatman. My history/current affairs aren't that sloppy.

    Four military aircraft (or rather their pilots) may yet defect to Prague. Four British military aircraft/pilots wouldn't. I was illustrating in general terms, the necessity (if military aircraft are sovereign like ships) for diplomatic clearance before pitching up for a visit. A rescue mission, emergency or defection is different.