The appearance of 'Sarnies' Cowen does rather spoil it through.But the heroes in the photo aren't walking to work are they? Plus, a blob of twenty soldiers shambling about in public like that would have drawn comment, regardless of rank.
Anyway, here's a capable unit, including officers, whose regimental tradition pioneered the principle of "everything necessary and nothing that's not", looking very smart in front a public that seems rather impressed by what it's seeing.
Somewhat of a resurrection of a post from a few days ago, but caught my eye. LCpl Galloway went up Tumbledown with John Kiszely a year later. He was one of the seven (I think) that reached the summit together, and was shot there, though survived the experience. I commissioned with his son, who was a Household Cavalry Officer.I couldn't find a photo but this is from Wikipedia
On 13 June 1981, Sarjeant joined the crowds for Trooping the Colour, finding a spot near the junction between The Mall and Horseguards Avenue. When the Queen came past riding her 19-year-old horse Burmese, Sarjeant quickly fired six blanks from his starting pistol. The horse was momentarily startled but the Queen brought her under control; was unharmed. Corporal Galloway of the Scots Guards seized Sarjeant and pulled him over the crowd control barriers, where Galloway and others disarmed and subdued him
I forget where I picked up this next little gem, possibly it was John Ellis' excellent book about fighting in WW2 (Sharp End of War, or similar title, which puts it well over 25 years ago).Somewhat of a resurrection of a post from a few days ago, but caught my eye. LCpl Galloway went up Tumbledown with John Kiszely a year later. He was one of the seven (I think) that reached the summit together, and was shot there, though survived the experience. I commissioned with his son, who was a Household Cavalry Officer.
Can you imagine the interview:Somewhat of a resurrection of a post from a few days ago, but caught my eye. LCpl Galloway went up Tumbledown with John Kiszely a year later. He was one of the seven (I think) that reached the summit together, and was shot there, though survived the experience. I commissioned with his son, who was a Household Cavalry Officer.
Do shut up. You're making yourself look an absolute cock.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.
While the Met's finest are risking life and limb running through and around the horses the fine gentlemen following Her Maj on horseback seem more concerned about keeping their mounts in line than immediately charging either at the miscreant swords drawn or at least rushing to form up a protective cordon of horse and Rupert flesh around their Sovereign Lady.
Sorry, this was not the finest hour of the Brigade of "Guards" no matter how you want to cut it.
Slipping standards right there... 17 out of position, 14 uniform deficiencies, 8 slightly ahead of step, 5 slightly behind step, 4 not wearing proper support garments, 2 with their own special interpretation of arm swing, 1 Mig not matching altitude in its group formation, and way too many stupid grins to count.
Good to know that Putin's armed forces, (pressed men for the most part I believe?) can achieve fabulous precision at marching in geometrically straight ranks. And those fake smiles are brilliant indicators of how different are modern Russian troops, in Putin's "democracy" from their old-fashioned predecessors.
Much better drill discipline than the Ruskies... but, note that soldier 2 and 4 in the third column are about 5cm left out of position, and Ms. Air Force Leader remained a consistent 10cm right out of position in her three member group the entire time.Hmm.. I think these would "stiffen" my resolve more than lots of butch ruskie blokes.
Have the three service leaders sent round mine
Glad you noticed the effort.
It's the only realistic thing about sex dolls.Glad you noticed the effort.
Morning @moderator,Looking at the image, I’d venture that this is largely a group of people not used to walking, walking in a natural manner or walking in public.
Look at their posture and indeed, their arms. The NCOs and the chap in the khaki beret stand out as being ‘old sweats’, at least in foot drill but the rest are holding themselves too straight, arms are exaggeratedly high.
Do all recruits / reservists / cadets / other ranks wear their peaks slashed to rival a Scots Guards drill pig.