Paras v RAF in punch-up

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Paras v RAF in punch-up

By TOM NEWTON DUNN
Defence Editor


A BRAND new special forces unit has fought its first battle — against EACH OTHER.

An elite tri-service group of Marines, Paras and RAF soldiers is ready for action to back up SAS squadrons on global missions, it was announced yesterday.

But the new Special Forces Support Group, has already tasted its OWN blood during a mass brawl in a nightclub.
Cops were called to separate up to 60 troops slugging it out in a cap badge rivalry punch-up which left many sporting black eyes and cuts.

A source said: “It was the Para boys versus the RAF — and the Paras won about 30-nil. They filled the guys in.”

The fight in Dover, Kent, involved crack soldiers individually hand-picked for their expertise who are meant to be above squaddie punch-ups.

The row began in a pub after RAF Regiment members bragged about how they beat the Royal Marines section of the unit in a tactics test.

The Paras came to the Marines’ defence and ended with both groups squaring up to each other in a back room of nightclub Studio 1.

The source added: “It serves them right for blabbing their mouths off over how good they thought they were, and they won’t be doing it again in a hurry.

“This sort of thing is only to be expected when you put so many blokes who are the best at what they do together in a unit like this. Everyone is used to being the king of the castle so it is inevitable there will be a clash of egos. Hopefully things will now settle down so everyone can get on with the day job.”

Clubber Jay Mackey, 18, said: “Loads of girls got involved in the fight, including my friend who was punched in the face and got a black eye.

“It was like a mass brawl. There were about 60 people involved.”

A manager at the club added: “It happened in the back room. Our own security broke it up.”

In a botched cover-up, red-faced MoD officials first tried to deny the fight. But they were forced to admit there was “a scuffle” after Kent Police confirmed the punch up.

PC Philip Harvey-Hendley told The Sun: “There was an incident in the nightclub between two sets of soldiers.”

Defence Secretary John Reid told MPs the battalion will “enhance the capability” of other British forces.

The SFSG is the third of three new special forces units created in response to new challenges posed by the War on Terror, to join the SAS and SBS.

It follows the creation last year of the Special Reconnaissance Regiment, which will concentrate on intelligence gathering — and 18 (UKSF) Signals Regiment, who provide communications.
http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2006180446,00.html
 
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twas ever thus!

why, oh why, oh why ,

do the RAF Regt think that they are on a par with either PARA or RM?
 
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My parents will be chuffed to feck. They live about a mile from St Athan's West Gate. I bet they can't wait to have them as neighbours. :?

Grow up, children.
 
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A manager at the club added: “It happened in the back room. Our own security broke it up.”

Fcuk, that must have been crowded, they must have been toe to toe.

I bet the security rushed in and picked up anybody showing classic signs of violent behaviour.

Anybody, lying on the floor bleeding.
 
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crabtastic said:
My parents will be chuffed to feck. They live about a mile from St Athan's West Gate. I bet they can't wait to have them as neighbours. :?

Grow up, children.
Paras and Marines cause no more trouble then the rest of the forces. In fact the Royal Irish and Green Jackets caused much more trouble in Dover then the Paras ever did and that's a quote from the 'mother in law' who ran the main squaddie pub in Dover town centre.

As for Grow up children. Put any two units or more in the same drinking establishment and once the idiots of those units are drunk on their two shandy's you are going to have trouble.
 
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Wasn't it the Paras that had that serious point of view discussion with the Royal Irish at Tidworth?
 
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When was this supposed to have happened? 1PARA left Dover weeks ago, and the town is no more peaceful no than it was when they were here!
 
#11
After banning the Gordon Highlanders from Minden for life, the mayor said they had caused more damage to the town than the RAF had during the whole of WWII.

Just to balance things up a bit.
 
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The Paras came to the Marines’ defence and ended with both groups squaring up to each other in a back room of nightclub Studio 1.
Now that's integration!
 
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“Loads of girls got involved in the fight" see, evidence that the RAF were involved.
 
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The fight in Dover, Kent, involved crack soldiers individually hand-picked for their expertise who are meant to be above squaddie punch-ups.

Sorry was going to say something, can't stop laughing.

The journo that trawled this shite out, sure had his finger on the pulse.
 
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Another great 'exclusive' from that brilliant journalist tom newton dunce. Stop giving that moron and the scum publicity.
 
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theoriginalphantom said:
“Loads of girls got involved in the fight" see, evidence that the RAF were involved.
A good old mass hair pulling and handbagging session then,sounds abit like the final fight scene in Blazing Saddles with the cowboys against the dancers-'they've hit buddy!come on girls'
 
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I bet Clubber Jay Mackey would have sorted them all out on his (her?) own.
 
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galgenberg said:
mistersoft said:
I bet Clubber Jay Mackey would have sorted them all out on his (her?) own.
Fresh from his/her gig in the Canadian Arctic that so upset Mrs "Hip-Hop" MacCartney lol
She was confused. Paul had actually said "Do you want to meet Seal?"
 
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Mister S t'was The Cammeronians who earned themself's the Title of 'Poison Dwarfs' after the where caught trying to put Fertilizer in towns water supply.
One of their guys had been stabbed down town by a Turkish Taxi driver and the Ras Man parade the battalion on the square of St Georges Brks then marched them down town. They kick the sh1t out of one and all, and BAOR deployed all the red caps in cuntry as support to town Polis.
Was told the tale by Mime the LAD secretary who was there at the time and years later I served with an ex Cammeronian who, had as a private, taken part in the Second Battle of Minden, he was very proud of that day.
john
 

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