Proud to be British

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by Murielson, May 19, 2003.

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  1. Seen the RAF story mentioned somewhere on the site already but not the second one. Truth or not, worth a read ..

    Two stories to make you proud to be British:

    This story was in the Daily Mirror yesterday apparently in yet another "friendly fire" incident a US marine decided to open fire on a RAF Chinook Helicopter in central Iraq.

    The pilot put down his helicopter yards from the marines and leapt out shouting, "When was the last time you saw a ******* Iraqi helicopter?"

    The two needed to be pulled apart after the Brit pilot threw punches at the marine.

    In a classic quote from Group Captain Al Lockwood, "It sounds like a typical RAF thing to do, they don't suffer fools gladly".

    Priceless.

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    Experts with newscaster on CNN 24th March. Three yank experts including a former 2-star general from Delta Force, 1 ex-SAS and the network's anchor:

    Footage of Iraqis giving themselves up.

    Anchor: We have no verification as of yet if they are British or American troops taking these POWs.

    Yank 1: Only Americans wear boots like that, they're American.

    Yank 2: I agree, and they appear to have American camouflage jackets.

    Yank 3 (delta force bloke): I'm not so sure, there's not enough up-close detail to tell 100%, we'd need some close images to tell make of boots and jackets and maybe the shape of their Kevlar headgear.

    Ex SAS man: Call yourselves experts? Since when did US forces use an SA80 as a standard issue rifle? Their DPMs can be bought as can boots so you're chasing rainbows if you want to identify them from their clothes.

    Anchor: I think you're right.

    Ex SAS man: Course I'm bloody right. Any one with half a brain and basic military training worth their salt should be able to identify a British soldier by his rifle. Not to mention the fact they're covering all points properly, not shouting "Woo yeah" randomly, and haven't raised a flag in direct contravention with orders.

    At this point one of the yanks walks off stage tearing his mike off, and the anchor says, "I think we can safely say the soldiers on your screen are British. Now for these messages."
     
  2. good skills! ;D
    thats what we like to see! :D
     
  3. hear hear ,about time the yanks heard some home truths
     
  4. hats off to that man!
     
  5. I'm sitting here with a big grin on my face.  ;D ;D ;D

    It has picked up what was a quite dull morning.
     
  6. Our intelligence indicates it was actually the Portadown UFF, ( you can also see a stolen Shoreland in the back of the shot) :eek: