No cigarettes in Iraq theatre!

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by Ventress, Aug 22, 2003.

Welcome to the Army Rumour Service, ARRSE

The UK's largest and busiest UNofficial military website.

The heart of the site is the forum area, including:

  1. 1 KINGS

    0 vote(s)
  2. 1 QLR

    0 vote(s)
  3. 1 KOSB

    0 vote(s)
  4. Topo troop

    0 vote(s)
  1. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

    Yep, a soldier walked into what I assume to the main EFI, saying he was buying cigarrettes for his unit, appro 50,000 or 250 packets! And promptly cleared out the EFI of stock and then left the country!

    So now soldiers are limited to 400 a purchase!

    I am suprised the RAF Polizie, usually most zealous of airport Nazis would have spotted the ISO he was trying to smuggle onto the Tristar at BSR!

    We are wondering what unit he was from- shame on you who have immediatley tarred the Kingos as theiving gypsies!
  2. Dirt_Diver

    Dirt_Diver LE Moderator


    But it's true though isn't it? :lol:
  3. The great thing about Kosovo circa 2001, was that you could take about 4000 ciggies home on leave with you, as long as your bag wasn't searched by the Nazis (Oops! I meant the RAF Police!) you were quids in. Paying under a tenner for 200, then flogging them back in blighty for £25-£30!

    Point is, we should all be allowed to do this or at least a bling eye should be turned, I think we deserve it after all!

  4. Dirt_Diver

    Dirt_Diver LE Moderator

    I agree. And I don't even smoke! All my mates do and it'd be great to flog smoe cheap ciggies thier way, wtih of course 200% profit for me!

    Well I am a pikey singly after all!

    Why! Why! Well even before they came to Cyprus in 98 even BFPS radio put out a warning about leaving "Anything out" that might get

    No smoke without fire I say.
  6. Dirt_Diver

    Dirt_Diver LE Moderator

    Well at least they didn't get their grubby mits on the duty free at Basra international... :twisted:
  7. I have heard that 1 Kings have, as their mascot, a Regimental Hubcap. :twisted:
  8. I've heard that 1 Kings are issued with a white 'shell - suit' to wear as Regi Mess Dress :lol:
  9. Someone told me that they're known as "The Hydraulic Jacks", 'cause
    they'll lift anything!
  10. Dirt_Diver

    Dirt_Diver LE Moderator

    Apparently, each member carries a little adjustable spanner in their belt-kit, just incase they come across somthing that's bolted down and shinny... :wink:
  11. Istnt that standard issuse for everyone though? Knowing someone who
    took a laser range finder out of a bradley but was forced to put it back by
    his cpl .And everything not bolted down would soon end up in a squaddies
    smock those 95 smocks hold everything :D .
    agggg defending scouses nooo please volunteer me for suicide misson
  12. Dirt_Diver

    Dirt_Diver LE Moderator

    Your orders are in the mail. Should be in your in-tray sometime next millenium, knowing our internal mail service!
  13. Did a two week job at thier camp in Weaton, and had to park my Mil Vech in the MT everynight, because the Provo Sgt said if i did not it would not be there in the morning
  14. Shut up, shut up.
  15. Apparantly, the KINGOs have a different rank system to the rest of us:

    Army - KINGOs

    Pte - Shoplifter
    LCpl - Joyrider
    Cpl - Getaway Driver
    Sgt - Burglar
    CSgt - Fence
    WO2 - Forger
    WO1 - Blagger

    They have thier own courses as well

    Army - KINGOs

    MT Sgt's - Hotwiring, VIN erasing, forging VELs.
    CQMS's - Fencing, drug dealing, providing alibis.
    Skill at Arms - Drive-by shooting/Armed robbery.
    BFAT- Pickpocketing.
    NBC - Disguises.
    Service Funds Accountancy - Money Laundering
    Recovery Mech. - TWOC'ing
    Veh Mech. - Ringing
    Recce. - Casing
    Welfare Officer - Blackmail/racketeering/intimidation.
    Platoon Comds - Steamin'
    Rockclimbing/abseiling - Burgling flats
    Para - Burgling high flats
    Regimental Accountant - Money Laundering (Instructor)
    Clerk - Anonymous letters.
    Electrician - Disabling Alarms
    Welder - Safe breaking
    ATO - Big safe breaking/Securicor van opening.
    Rigid Raider Driver - Smuggling
    Vet - Knobbling race horses/greyhounds
    Vet Asst - Badger baiting/cock fighting
    SSAFA Sister - Benefit fraud/gasmeter fiddling