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Royal Marines Reservist jailed over arms sales.

I think Royal Marines Poole must be in the winning spot for careless accounting of weopons. How C8 assault rifles, grenades etc can go missing from the inventory and sold due to the actions of one man is a bit of a mystery to me. Don't the RQMS, SQMS, C/Sgts etc, do regular weopons checks in the armoury?

The press accounts don't mention it but I wonder if the offender was an SBS Reservist?
 

Green_Homer

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Royal Marines Reservist jailed over arms sales.

I think Royal Marines Poole must be in the winning spot for careless accounting of weopons. How C8 assault rifles, grenades etc can go missing from the inventory and sold due to the actions of one man is a bit of a mystery to me. Don't the RQMS, SQMS, C/Sgts etc, do regular weopons checks in the armoury?

The press accounts don't mention it but I wonder if the offender was an SBS Reservist?

I recall approx 4yrs ago, a day before Remembrance Sunday, an urgent slide on the daily brief ref: an unmarked car stolen with keys from the SF in Poole (fully equipped with blues and twos etc). Suffice to say SB and a lot of others were getting quite panicky
 
A few years ago (maybe twenty, I'm getting old) a Met Police Officer left her pistol in a cubicle in the toilets of a London branch of McDonald's. A staff member spotted it and called the police. I suspect there was an interview without Big Mac later on.

Fixed, gratis. :)
 
I can respond with a northern police ARV crew having a skive at a well known firearm importers semi-rural warehouse. They are given a newly imported snipey rifle to admire; shooting across the fields was deemed safe and allowed by the powers that be. The crew is fiddling with the rounds, magazine and rifle and successfully put a round through the warehouse building narrowly missing a bloke sat at his desk, according to information received the narrowness could have been measured with a 12 inch ruler.

Then there was the one who used to come down to my club range to practice marksmanship before attending armed officer training. He was thrown out and banned for standing on the indoor range pistol firing points, jumping down, doing a forward roll and then firing...............multiple incidents of this, and worse on review of the CCTV footage. It was a fecking club range, not a CQB training facility.

Wasn't there a tragic incident a few years ago when an ARV officer was killed during a training exercise after one of his colleagues loaded live rounds instead of blanks?
 
In Israel the body responsible for CP for senior politicians and dignitaries is neither police nor army rather a branch of the Shin Bet, (parallel to MI5). However, to get into it you have to have completed draft service (currently 32 months) as an IDF combat soldier. That's why they're all fairly young.
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Everybody have to complete national service in Israel to compete for any security related employment
 
In a previous job i observed, via CCTV, a former Prime Minister's protection team on a few occasions. On one such occasion they had escorted the former PM into our building. One of his BGs then returned to one of their vehicle's. I saw him remove a canvas type holster, that clearly contained a pistol and 2 mags, wind the large waist strap around it (he was a big old boy), open the offside rear door, and throw said canvas holster into the car. Close door, and walk off. In the middle of Canary Wharf.
 
In a previous job i observed, via CCTV, a former Prime Minister's protection team on a few occasions. On one such occasion they had escorted the former PM into our building. One of his BGs then returned to one of their vehicle's. I saw him remove a canvas type holster, that clearly contained a pistol and 2 mags, wind the large waist strap around it (he was a big old boy), open the offside rear door, and throw said canvas holster into the car. Close door, and walk off. In the middle of Canary Wharf.
He knew you were providing security for him.
 
@loofkar I know they're professional and I'd be more than happy to have them looking after me but that looks like a test shot for the latest boy band album cover



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No one considering a seaborne assault then ?
 

Cruthin1967

Old-Salt

One of Dominic Raab’s police protection officers leaves his Glock on a plane, second time this has happened this year. Is it time the military took over VIP protection services from Scotland Yard, or is this just a blip that can be sorted with additional training and better SOP’s?
Can't see the point in joining the Close Protection Squad unless you get shag Princess Di, Keeley Hawes or similar.
 

Cruthin1967

Old-Salt

One of Dominic Raab’s police protection officers leaves his Glock on a plane, second time this has happened this year. Is it time the military took over VIP protection services from Scotland Yard, or is this just a blip that can be sorted with additional training and better SOP’s?
Can't see the point in joining the Close Protection Squad unless you get shag Princess Di, Keeley Hawes or similar.
 
Still don't understand why Raab needs an armed guard.
A couple of G4S bouncers would surely suffice.

Our masters must have their Praetorian Guard.

Makes them feel important.
 
In a previous job i observed, via CCTV, a former Prime Minister's protection team on a few occasions. On one such occasion they had escorted the former PM into our building. One of his BGs then returned to one of their vehicle's. I saw him remove a canvas type holster, that clearly contained a pistol and 2 mags, wind the large waist strap around it (he was a big old boy), open the offside rear door, and throw said canvas holster into the car. Close door, and walk off. In the middle of Canary Wharf.

Perfectly reasonable, in Canary Wharf the only thieves wear white collars.
 
I've just read the OP on this.

It wasn't that long ago that a female RMP on the CP course left a Glock on a bog cistern in an eatery of some sort.
 

RTU'd

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Royal Marines Reservist jailed over arms sales.

I think Royal Marines Poole must be in the winning spot for careless accounting of weopons. How C8 assault rifles, grenades etc can go missing from the inventory and sold due to the actions of one man is a bit of a mystery to me. Don't the RQMS, SQMS, C/Sgts etc, do regular weopons checks in the armoury?

The press accounts don't mention it but I wonder if the offender was an SBS Reservist?
  • One automatic Diemaco assault rifle (C8)
  • One semi-automatic Sig sauer handgun (P226)
  • One shortened (or 'sawn-off') shotgun (.410 El Faisan)
  • One bolt-action shotgun (Mossberg 395KB 102)
  • Magazines containing ammunition
  • 1,400 rounds of 9mm ammunition
  • 275 rounds of 5.56mm ammunition
  • 118 shotgun cartridges
  • Seven high explosive grenades
  • Three flashbangs
  • Two smoke grenades
  • Eight thunderflashes
  • Two day and night distress signals
  • One detonator with safety fuse
  • Brown box containing 5.56 rounds
  • Grey clip with 10 x 5.56mm rounds
  • Bandolier containing approximately 150 x 5.56mm rounds
  • Used .338mm casing
  • One bullet
  • Kenco coffee jar containing empty sig sauer magazine and assortment of 9mm ammunition
  • Two small white boxes containing .338 rounds and five loose .338 rounds
  • Metal tin containing approximately 5in block of plastic explosive
  • One black inert grenade
  • One blue coloured grenade type device
  • One green signal kit pyrotechnic pistol 16mm (military)
  • Pack of 10 mini flares
Poor checks by QM or RQ then, but a good stash to have when it all goes Pete Tong over Covid.
Was he going native and this was his Black Bag assignment off radar?
 

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