Navy Medic gets the MC

#1
I'm surprised that there doesn't seem to be a thread on this already. Good drills from the lass concerned. I know we like to take the mickey out of the boys and girls in dark blue, but this one has certainly done them proud.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/8382575.stm
 

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#3
A very brave young lady and a credit to the Navy.
 
#7
Balls of steel. Well done.
 
#8
Must admit, I saw her on Aunty Beeb this mroning and thought "Balls of steel, but she looks like a bag of shite". I guess good drill techniques aren't needed to get MC's.
 
#9
Good Drills! she has done the Senior Service Proud...

Nice One and Well Done...


And she is from Plymouth - Good Girl :wink:
 
#10
Tool said:
Must admit, I saw her on Aunty Beeb this mroning and thought "Balls of steel, but she looks like a bag of shite". I guess good drill techniques aren't needed to get MC's.
You c0ck.

Well done to her.
 
#11
Well done that girl. If I met her, she could buy me a drink! :D
 
#13
What a lass, eh? Absolutely marvellous drills on her part with no thought for her own safety. Very impressive indeed and well done to her for an award she thoroughly deserves.

I do wonder why she's called an "Able Seaman" though. Once Harriet Hard-one gets wind of that, she'll be pushing to change the rank to "Able Seaperson", I bet.

MsG
 
#14
Tool said:
Must admit, I saw her on Aunty Beeb this mroning and thought "Balls of steel, but she looks like a bag of shite". I guess good drill techniques aren't needed to get MC's.
Suppose not as far as dress is concerned, however, she was obviously a brave lass doing her Service proud.
 
#15
Twizzlelehope said:
Tool said:
Must admit, I saw her on Aunty Beeb this mroning and thought "Balls of steel, but she looks like a bag of shite". I guess good drill techniques aren't needed to get MC's.
Suppose not as far as dress is concerned, however, she was obviously a brave lass doing her Service proud.
WTF is wrong with her dress, apart from the obvious wrinkles caused by trying to fit a woman into square rig?

She carries on a fine tradition of heroic medics in the armed forces. IIRC one of only a handful of people to be awarded the Victoria Cross twice was an army doctor who served during WW1.

More bizarrely, I do believe the only person in history to hold the Iron Cross and the Victoria Cross at the same time was a medic.
 
#16
[quote="Ancient_Mariner
WTF is wrong with her dress, apart from the obvious wrinkles caused by trying to fit a woman into square rig?

She carries on a fine tradition of heroic medics ...Victoria Cross...Iron Cross and the Victoria Cross at the same time was a medic.[/quote]

My comment was in no way disparaging her (or any Medics') testicular fortitude. I was downheartened when I saw someone on TV not "being military". The Royal Navy is taking a PR hammering at the moment, and felt that this "opportunity" could have been used more advantageously. Compare how Michelle Goodman (?) was paraded, to how we have seen this lass - both of whom have done FAR FAR more than I ever did in my time in uniform.
 
#17
Good girl. How things have changed when it takes a girl to give the Tars back a bit of pride. Pity about the modern uniform though. The tunic, skirt, stockings, suspenders................sigh.....had a much more classical appeal. Can't knock her for a job well done though.
 
#18
Tool said:
[quote="Ancient_Mariner
WTF is wrong with her dress, apart from the obvious wrinkles caused by trying to fit a woman into square rig?

She carries on a fine tradition of heroic medics ...Victoria Cross...Iron Cross and the Victoria Cross at the same time was a medic.
My comment was in no way disparaging her (or any Medics') testicular fortitude. I was downheartened when I saw someone on TV not "being military". The Royal Navy is taking a PR hammering at the moment, and felt that this "opportunity" could have been used more advantageously. Compare how Michelle Goodman (?) was paraded, to how we have seen this lass - both of whom have done FAR FAR more than I ever did in my time in uniform.[/quote]

I think being awarded the Military Cross discounts her "not being military". Sir Cedric Delves was spectacularly scruffy in his day. Was he not military enough for you? I think that her actions speak louder than an ill fitting uniform!

Edited once for idle un-military spelling.
 
#19
Tastytoggle said:
Good girl. How things have changed when it takes a girl to give the Tars back a bit of pride. Pity about the modern uniform though. The tunic, skirt, stockings, suspenders................sigh.....had a much more classical appeal. Can't knock her for a job well done though.
Also, you could pull a bin liner over her head and staple it to the hem of her skirt. Resultant panic caused victim to pull bag, skirt and much other clothing over her head as the bag is removed and the assembled matelots reach for the polaroids (no camera phones in those days)

Indecent assault. That's what the Royal Navy used to be all about (as well as hard core porn, watching the Russkies and getting stuck under the ice).
 

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#20
Good drills that AB.

I was surprised not to have heard about it before. It was mentioned that she is the 1st female sailor to get an MC. I don't imagine there are many other matelots with balls with it either although presumably there were a few with the MM.

Slightly off topic but are there any pongos with a DSC? I know there are some AAC types with the DFC.
 

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