New unloading bays

Back in my day, outside each gaurdroom was a small brick built 1 metre range, usually referred to as an unloading bay, an area to load, unload and make safe any weapons used in the role of gaurding the camp from evil doers and enemys of the crown.

I know there have been cutbacks, but I can't see any good in the new methods employed by the Kingos:

Soldier shot through his corporal | The Sun |News|Campaigns|Our Boys

I'm no genius but am sure there are better methods.


So he was shot through the head and lost the use of his wanking spanner? Easier than making him redundant I soppose.
Using a recruits head as a firing/cock, hook and look range seems rather drastic to me.. but as reducing the size of our Armed forces seems high on the Tory agenda, perhaps this is a cheaper but messy method ?


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Was he wearing white trainers in the NAAFI?
Pretty naff drills sticking a gun in someone's mouth, whether in jest or not, even if he did think it was not loaded.
..."After an investigation by The Sun..."

I know we contract out lots of stuff now but haven't we got any AT(O)s and RMP to do investigations now.

Bullet passes straight through Kingo's head missing all vital organs - remarkable!


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I see the Scum devoted an equal amount of space to the good news story of an exemplary NCO at the bottom of the article. His local rag also carried the story.


I always unloaded myself in those bays with a well thumbed copy of Escort.
why haven't they published the name of the female corporal?
To be be fair, it being the Kingos, you could probably assume a fairly clear template downrange in his skull - and a solid backstop to boot!
"The Army dealt with this in-house"

I didn't know we had the opportunity to call the Civil Police to an incident in Afghan?

Bird is doing Bird, hardly "in-house"!
"negligent discharge" — Army code for accidentally firing a weapon — to the head.

not sure it is a code just use of the English Language, and the whole idea of the negligence would suggest you dont know where its going??
Well, if you're going to try something where there'd ordinarily be a risk of blowing their brains out, better to use a Scouser instead of a real person.
If I were the Kingo, I'd be more miffed that I'd lost the use of my right arm, Cpl Bird should be made to be his surrogate right arm.
Pure sun, random warry phot. Terrible headline about some wnker squaddie shooting another one

full page spread

bottom of page

3 lines on a Para receiving a second commendation for being a hoofing bloke in action
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