Discussion in 'Sappers' started by plant_life, Apr 21, 2005.
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Good luck to 26 Engr Regt, 70 Fd Sp Sqn and 9 Sqn who are deploying to the sand pit this week.
70 Fd Sp Sqn.....Guess that will be the accounts screwed for the next couple of years then
You sound as if you had to sort them out during TELIC 2....
I had to deal with them when we were having a Div plant concentration at 22, 26 were hosting the event. A Staffy had put down a couple of norgies full of juice and was chatting to his guys. A gurka came up, picked up the norgies and started strolling off. The staffy asked what the fcuk are you doing with those? Gurka "mine staff, staffy "no they're not, gurka mine staff. The staffy says look they've got my Sqn logo on the side now give them the fcuk back. Thieving gypsy bar stewards. They nicked a load of ces from all the wagons as the wagons were all pooled for task.
Not me personally, but..... Kosovo (AGRICOLA 4). Oman/Afghanistan 2001, Iraq 2003 (TELIC 1)
why do we have Gurkhas doing such a specialist job BADLY and expect the rest of the Corps to pick up the pieces......
....probably because there were plenty of small men available to quickly fill the gaps created by SDR? My Regt was lucky to be dealing with 65 during TELIC 1, we picked up the odd rumour about 70 in theatre but I wasn't aware they were THAT bad. Having served in Hameln I know how overstretched the Fd Sp Sqns are. Just as the Balkans drew down along came Op TELIC!
What sqn were you you with on Agricola 4? I was there with 8 AES
I was on Agricola 5 - hence seeing 61 having to pick up the bits
what sqn was you with on agricola 5? as i was with 61
This is the worst tour that i have ever been on. 26 Engr Regt are the worst regt i have ever been with. Every rank below Sgt agrees that the management are out for themselves. If there careers goes further and it means Sh*t on the lads then they will. No ref to 38 HQ Sqn.
I seem to remember quite clearly that 70 sqn were a bunch of lazy sh#tes who blagged it in kosovo while the rest of us stagged on to cover their national holidays and when the time came to return the favour not a ghurka in sight it seems some things never change
I would have to agree with op-toliet6. Spent a year there and that was too long.
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