His performance on Radio 5 at lunchtime was pretty terrible, although he was never likely to get too intense an interview from Richard Bacon, formerly of Blue Peter apology fame. It might have helped Ingram's arguement, if he had the slightest clue as to what he'd been charged with, the sequence of events, that kinda stuff.
Whilst I don't have any problem with the "twat a hoody" initiative, it does appear that Ingram seems little blessed with Sapper Initiative. Charles, if you're reading, the bywords are "no-witnesses" - as anybody who's duly stood before the courts will tell you.
Top Marks though to Richard Bacon, who signed off the interview with the words; "...that was Major General Charles Ingram..." 'nuff said!
I had the unfortunate experience of having to deal with him at a BGT in STC, (before the coughing fits and insurance fraud)
He came across from UK and sat around with his sychophantic junior orficers giving it pontificating big licks as to how far behind we were in the "Art of War" compared to his HQ near Bristol.
I interupted the conversation as I had give the Engr Ops brief to his syndicate, he told me to "bugger orf beck into my filthy shellscrape as he hadn't finished his chin wag with the cheps"
I was fukin fumin and walked away, I was shortly called into the control room by the Engr OC of the BGT and a certain Armd Offr who used to be my 2ic (he was the CO of 22 later on).
These two were listening to what he was saying to these fkers over the mike in the booth (bet you didn't know they could do that eh ?) and we rewrote the scenario there and then.
Needless to say we run the c&nt ragged for 36 hours with every Engr tasking you can think of.
The man is an arrogant twat and I feel sorry for anyone who had to serve with him.
I recognised him on millionaire but I wasn't surprised when he was caught out cheating, thats what he has done throughout his sordid life and he can't see the difference from honesty and swindling.
He obviously failed upwards and by the time he made major no one would challenge him.
It was a sad day for the Corps when they recruited him, even more embarrassing when they promoted him.