RAF reg stage recontruction of basra action on return to UK

#1
WTF
Am I missing out on something here, or does thing just seem a bit strange to me?

vid

Its a video link entitled military heroes honoured and appear to be on local bbc news

RAF reg acting out Bara "action" for the folk of RAF wittering amidst much moke and explosions and picking up their gongs

I know PR is a good thing BUT.............................
Thoughts please

hope the link works
 
#2
Does this mean that HMS Cornwall will be doing the same thing on its return.......
 
#5
Were they 're-enacting' actual firefights from their tour?
 
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#6
H_FLASHMAN said:
Re-enacting? They'll be using airsoft next, that way Walting comes :crazy:

I must have missed the Samsonite relay and the pencil dropping challenge on that vid clip.

However, the RAF Regiment Short Range Desert Group did stag on in the sandpit at the kiddies play park (but weren't allowed out past the fence) :D

Stands by for in comming
 
#7
Legends in their own minds. And they wonder why they get so much abuse from the other services?
 
#9
If you want to be an infantryman, why not join the Army?

They should stag on in Cyprus to relieve proper infantry Bns.
 
#11
These fellas are proper special! I had a discussion with one at BAS who told me that they are an elite regt!
 
#13
Lets be real about this. They put on a demo for the families during medals day? Be honest who here has not had to do a similar performance for some visiting bigwig? We all do it at some point, or is it just a bit of jealousy because the crabs get some TV time and we didn't?
 
#15
gundog said:
Lets be real about this. They put on a demo for the families during medals day? Be honest who here has not had to do a similar performance for some visiting bigwig? We all do it at some point, or is it just a bit of jealousy because the crabs get some TV time and we didn't?
I think its more because they are a bunch of walts who actually believe their own hype. It's been done before on here somewhere.
 
#16
The real heroes are the 19 year old infantry toms out on the ground every day. Not these dicks

I find it quite offensive TBH
 
#18
As an ex pongo and now a crab medic, having seen both sides and worked with both sets i feel suitably qualified to give an objective opinion.
They are indeed all cnuts who believe the advertising campaign that hypes them up to be something they evidently aren't. Having returned last aug from a tour picking up injured toms from the streets of al amarah, then hearing the RAF Reg telling me how "they are on a par with the bootnecks" as they do airport security. Knobbers the lot of 'em!!!!
 
#19
Rockapes, t*ats the lot of them. Never understood why anyone wanted to be one myself. I suppose they couldn't hack it in a line infantry battalion methinks (been said already). Not too sure my wife would have got off on us renacting our time in the Gulf or Afghanistan. I would have thought the nearest and dearest just wanted the POTL to kick off not watch a bunch of posers driving around RAF Wittering, a bit tragic really.
 

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