RAF Pack Left Me on Clutches

#1
Surely she doesn't mean clutches.

I imagine the Express will get around to correcting this mistake but I must admit on first reading it reminded me of the old military myth the last line of which is; "Most of them leave her hanging there" :D

Sounds like a gang of crabs misbehaving down in the MT shed

RAF Pack Left Me on Clutches
 
#2
It's not a typo I'm afraid. Nicole is Chinese.

Hat, Coat, Gloves, Wellies, Badger Scraper, TAXI!
 
#3
Nicole, 19, who suffered a stress fracture to her left hip, says she knows of four other women in the service who suffered similar problems.

She has called for a review of the training so that other female recruits will not be affected.

No need for a review. It's called a 'filter', Nicole. You and the others obviously aren't suited for mil service even if it is the crabs.
 
#4
Crabs and pack who would ever have thought that up, do they do them in pink off the shoulder numbers now?
 
#5
The-Lord-Flasheart said:
Nicole, 19, who suffered a stress fracture to her left hip, says she knows of four other women in the service who suffered similar problems.

She has called for a review of the training so that other female recruits will not be affected.

No need for a review. It's called a 'filter', Nicole. You and the others obviously aren't suited for mil service even if it is the crabs.
Rejected by crabs. Is there a lower point in one's life?
 
#6
Also, was she joining the crabs circa 1940?

Lazy journalism (or at least image sourcing), but then it is the Express.
 

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#7
skintboymike said:
The-Lord-Flasheart said:
Nicole, 19, who suffered a stress fracture to her left hip, says she knows of four other women in the service who suffered similar problems.

She has called for a review of the training so that other female recruits will not be affected.

No need for a review. It's called a 'filter', Nicole. You and the others obviously aren't suited for mil service even if it is the crabs.
Rejected by crabs. Is there a lower point in one's life?
Yup....being accepted by the crabs and thinking it makes you a soldier.
 
#9
Why are the raf doing bergan runs/marches ?Its not really their thing is it ? Lost all sympathy when she started whining about more compo.
 
#10
Not exactly on thread, but on Friday evening I was waiting for someone down Prague old town, and I noticed an alkie beggar who is quite a fixture around the centre walking down the opposite pavement as bold as brass with his crutches under his arm - a meeting with Jesus, perhaps? Pity I didn't have the camera with me.
 
#11
skintboymike said:
The-Lord-Flasheart said:
Nicole, 19, who suffered a stress fracture to her left hip, says she knows of four other women in the service who suffered similar problems.

She has called for a review of the training so that other female recruits will not be affected.

No need for a review. It's called a 'filter', Nicole. You and the others obviously aren't suited for mil service even if it is the crabs.
Rejected by crabs. Is there a lower point in one's life?
Yup,being a welsh bint on Warzone!!!
 
#12
There are short-back bergans available but no one seems to be bothered what bergan you are given. I know I was never asked if the bergan I was issued fitted me. Perhaps she has a point?
 
#13
what? 5 mile runs? Would never happen in my day - they'll be digging in, not checking in next, all down hill since they closed Swinderby
 
#14
The-Lord-Flasheart said:
Nicole, 19, who suffered a stress fracture to her left hip, says she knows of four other women in the service who suffered similar problems.

She has called for a review of the training so that other female recruits will not be affected.
No need for a review. It's called a 'filter', Nicole. You and the others obviously aren't suited for mil service even if it is the crabs.
I think "review" is code for make PT and fitness standards easier for girls so they can get in to the Forces.

That and "I want more compo".

Either RAF training is nails or their are many girls of similar height as Nicole that CAN cope with bergan training.

It is a shame someone so intent on joining hte forces hasn´t made it, but...
 
#15
EdwardCoke said:
There are short-back bergans available but no one seems to be bothered what bergan you are given. I know I was never asked if the bergan I was issued fitted me. Perhaps she has a point?

As far as I'm aware, you only get the choice of what bergan you want to wear on a pre paid civvy outward-bound weekend.

What next? "This rifle isn't very comfortable, do you have one in a smaller size?". :roll:
 
#16
The-Lord-Flasheart said:
EdwardCoke said:
There are short-back bergans available but no one seems to be bothered what bergan you are given. I know I was never asked if the bergan I was issued fitted me. Perhaps she has a point?

As far as I'm aware, you only get the choice of what bergan you want to wear on a pre paid civvy outward-bound weekend.

What next? "This rifle isn't very comfortable, do you have one in a smaller size?". :roll:
Not sure about which bergan she was using, but the Inf bergan (ie the good one, not the combat handbag) comes in TWO sizes. Long back and Short back. IME the correct back size to the soldier is issued.
 
#18
My wifes friend quit raf training after she had to fire an smg by all accounts had a sort of break down on the range at the possibility of having to shoot someone .

Laughing so much you fall off your chair is not the right response to hearing this tail of woe . :D
 
#19
woody said:
My wifes friend quit raf training after she had to fire an smg by all accounts had a sort of break down on the range at the possibility of having to shoot someone .

Laughing so much you fall off your chair is not the right response to hearing this tail of woe . :D

With an SMG, she would have been lucky to annoy someone let alone kill them.
 
#20
woody said:
My wifes friend quit raf training after she had to fire an smg by all accounts had a sort of break down on the range at the possibility of having to shoot someone .

Laughing so much you fall off your chair is not the right response to hearing this tail of woe . :D
Oh thanks Woody, thanks a bloody bundle. Thats given me flashbacks. I met my missus when I was taking her TOETs on the SMG. With hindsight, I wish she'd fecked off and left as soon as she saw the sodding 9mm pipe gun, let alone reached the range.
 

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