Remember present DAAVN when he was just a young Lieutenant, say one thing for him he allways remembers people dont know the new one apart from the tomato sauce fiasco and that he used to belong to a Regiment that wears skirts
Whoever it is to be, is he going to take the bull by the horns and revert the fiasco caused on Pay Cut 2000. With the new Whirlygig and all the technical qualifications the boys on the ground are going to need, the said "boys" deserve to be up banded.
How is it possible, (but with the utmost respect to other corps and regiments - cos someone fought their case), that our lads can be put on a lower band compared to some others who have no where near the equipment or responsibilities our groundcrew specialists have.
We've been around the houses on this subject I know. But I have never heard (YET) a suitable,concrete or logical reason as to why we were left out the way we were.
The only other thing is for all the lads to get out and work for Bernie Eccleston - at least they'll be paid what they deserve for doing the same job - apparrently!!!!!!!!! - ask Geoff.
JHC ? Muttley raises the spectre of a joint intelligence and security organisation. I'm too long in the tooth to entertain it.
Stories are legion: After a full set of OP orders, the Army JNCO OP commander gets into the bush. The Flight SGT stands at the side of the road and says " I'm not lying on the ground"
I'm afraid that the recent tragic experiences of the RMP's clearly illustrates that we are not going to be able to leave that soldier thing behind. And please don't, you could end up like the excited Crab I met in the RIC bar once:
" we went into Belfast yesterday! we were in civvies !! and we had a pistol!!! " certainly earned his GSM then.