You were just being a drama queen then?No never have been terrified and certainly not sad,
They look like adults, so either reservists out for the day or a completely dysfunctional regular army squad, terrifying if this is what the regular army has become.
With (one hopes) the same Scots finesse as was displayed, IIRC, at Glesga' Airport a few years back, when a would-be martyr for the cause failed to force entry to the departures lounge, then attempted to detonate a suicide vest, which ignited without going anything like "bang".where Galloway and others disarmed and subdued him
Picture raises the question: who did the Bobby question after hed retrieved his notebook from his tunic pocket?
Well it's actually surprisingly difficult to get a clear video of the shooting on the interwebs, but it very much appears that while the Guardsman nearest the shooter moves in (after a delay) it is the Bobbies who do most of the work, including a couple who run all the way across the street while Guardsmen much nearer stand erect and to attention.Thank you for that Dick Barton, but,
Errrr - not sure what you were watching but the Guardsman at that point actually tackled the ‘gunman’.
There a difference between laughing at the tits and saying it's terrifying, they had no pride etc etc.I don't think the argument should be about how important or not drill is in today's army.
What's move valid, is the Guards has a speciality and that is drill- it's what they are known for and there is an expectation that they be good at it.
Commenting on these guys is not really much different than the comments the SASC would attract if they performed badly in a shooting demo.
More than one and a couple of gongsWith (one hopes) the same Scots finesse as was displayed, IIRC, at Glesga' Airport a few years back, when a would-be martyr for the cause failed to force entry to the departures lounge, then attempted to detonate a suicide vest, which ignited without going anything like "bang".
At which point a thrifty and safety conscious jockanese staff member arrived to handle the fire hazard created by the desultory and thus far ineffectual efforts of said would-be martyr.
To this taxpayer's delight, he used the fire extinguisher to beat out the flames, so that there was no possibility of further risk to the public, nor would the extinguisher need to be recharged.
I'm going for controversial, here.A view of how it was done in the old days.
But interesting to see how, (at 0:46) years of military deportment and parade ground discipline count for little when Sgt McTavish spots that a half-crown has fallen out of someone's pocket.
Scarper, quick lads!!It’s not a great photo - they lost the step as rather a gap opened up in front of them and the echo kicked in. They got it back, but an untidy moment, to be sure. Consider though, that some of those in that photo carried LCpl Gillon’s coffin off an aircraft at Brize yesterday, and were immaculate, as were their equally young counterparts who carried her on at the other end. None of us is perfect, and sometimes it goes completely wrong. In peace and war, though, some very young soldiers of all cap badges stand ready to do it right.