Oxford blues not afraid of Paras killer fighters

Discussion in 'Sports, Adventure Training and Events' started by Stonker, Dec 7, 2009.

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  1. Stonker

    Stonker On ROPs

    Couldn't find this story anywhere else on ARRSe - so 'pologies if its out there already.

    Just interested to know:
    * When/where is is to take place?
    * How will I find out the results?
    * Is anyone planning to put the 'best bits' on YouTube or similar?

    It sounds like it will be proper entertainment :D

  2. 8-1 to Gungy 3 :wink:
    Well done lad's :lol: :lol: :lol:
    The loser has been posted to the ACC :oops:
  3. Considering 3 PARA have won the Army Boxing Championships for a good few years now (unless on operational tour) we've a good chance of winning.
  4. The_Duke

    The_Duke LE Moderator

    Already have done. As Gungy says, 8-1 to 3 Para, but apparently some good competition from Oxford. Of course "good competition" means "first loser" :D
  5. It's a shame that Oxford entered the ladies volly ball team by mistake :D :D
  6. Hope a great geal of money was raised
  7. True! 8O ,it should have their Mortar's :wink:
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  9. Bloody hell :oops: who are YOU quoting then?
  10. It's in the Telegraph (link at the top which you obviously never read :roll: ) so it must be true.
    In light of the outcome would it be fair to give any weight to it's accuracy?
  11. To be as honest as I can :wink: no :lol:
  12. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    There we go FSJ, I realise you are tired and made some typos at the end of your statement so I fixed it for you :wink:
  13. Stonker

    Stonker On ROPs

    Torygraph reported it on 3 Dec, it's 7 Dec today - I'm guessing that means the fights took place over the w/e.

    In which case, it would be nice to have soemthing a bit more substantial than gungy's very brief SITREP "8-1 to the Paras"

    If anyone out there has a link to a more detailed report (or better yet a video or 9) I for one would like to see it/them.

    And - whatever the final result - Nul Points to the PR Machines of the Uni and the regiment, for not making this better known. You'd have thought in these days of 'reality' TV, with a bit of advance warning, this might have attracted some local TV sports coverage at the very least . . .
  14. Just copied this from another site.

    Thursday night at the main Gym at Wellington Barracks, London saw the clash of 3 PARA's B Team and Oxford University ABC, whilst the 1st Battalion the Grenadier Guards were deployed in Helmand.

    Nine bouts, saw some good strong opposition but the night saw 8 - 1 in favour of 3 PARA.
    A great evening and lots of cash raised for Airborne Forces Charities with a signed picture of Bryan Budd VC taking the fight to the Taliban making just under £2K.

    Shaw/Jackson and Pyke all in attendance
  15. Stonker

    Stonker On ROPs

    Unless the text above is the report in its entirety, is there any chance of posting a link? I tried googling for the words above, but still didn't find anything online.