RockApes in action (inside the wire)

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  1. OldSnowy

    OldSnowy LE Moderator Book Reviewer

    In today's Guardian is a long story regarding CivCas in Afghanistan, and the 'exclusive' (via an FOI request, presumably) is that the RMPs have carried out 99 investigations into such event. Apart from the fact that carrying out these is presumably a Good Thing, and that such investigations are now routine, and carried out pretty well, a couple of examples stand out.

    One is "Troops from the Black Watch battalion were also questioned for alleged murder or manslaughter after an Afghan civilian on a motorcycle was shot dead by a sniper, the documents reveal. The soldiers suspected that the man was involved in planting makeshift bombs." To my eyes, that reprsents bloody Good Drills. For a sniper to hit a target moving on a motorbike, presumably over rough ground, is quite a feat. Well done, that Jock!

    The second reveals the fearsome fighting machine that we all recognise as the RAF Regiment:
    "According to one allegation which was investigated, a group of British servicemen entered the dining room at Kandahar airfield, but were asked to wait outside as it had not opened. "An altercation occurred and the Afghan manager was hit in the face by one of the individuals from the RAF regiment", according to the MoD"

    So the moral of the story - do NOT stand between the RAF Regiment and hot food - or indeed any food. They are devils when roused, and civvy Mess Managers beware!

    They really don't do themselves any favours, do they? :)

    Full article:
    UK forces' attacks on Afghan civilians investigated by military police | UK news | The Guardian
  2. WTF?

    In my day the locals ran the choggie shop and the Catering Corps chaps ran the cookhouse...

    Can you still get a bacon butty in the "dining room" if the manager is an Afghan and therefore probably a muslim?

  3. OldSnowy

    OldSnowy LE Moderator Book Reviewer

    Yes, because although pigs, pork, and all related things are illegal in Afghanistan (there is one sad, lonely pig in the Kabul zoo) ISAF have a special dispensation to import pig parts and products.

    Neither the US Forces nor ourselves could operate without large amounts of bacon, ham, pork chops, sausages, etc. :)
  4. Breakfast can't be much cop, what with no sausage, bacon or black pudding.
  5. Did the pebble monkeys claim it as battle honour?

    Did anyone need counseling after the unpleasantness?
  6. Aye, and those pies don`t eat themselves ye kna!!!
  7. Nor could the RLC without a whole load of porkers!
  8. Yes along with:

    Pork Chop Hill
    Kidney Ridge
    Hamburger Hill
    Goose Grill
    Mount Lunchque
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  9. How can a story about a Black Watch soldier up on MURDER be turned into a Rock Ape bashing thread. Thats pretty twisted thinking!!!
  10. What would you consider a reasonable excuse?
  11. OldSnowy

    OldSnowy LE Moderator Book Reviewer

    Oh dear, why not read the story first?

    1. There are NO Black Watch soldiers "up on MURDER" or anything else.

    2. Investigations were carried out. No charges were raised.

    3. I commend that Sniper on hitting a moving target on a bike.

    Most importantly:
    4. It is ALWAYS (if we are going to shout in Caps) acceptable to bash the rockapes, especially in this case, where they are shown to have been idiots of the deepest hue.
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  12. Nice comment from the Brigadier at the end of the article, probably the only part of the story without atrocious spin onit!
  13. I agree, great words from Brig McEvoy. Get it right up you, journalist *******!!
  14. Cheers for that, Guardian journos. Really glad I served on your behalf.
  15. Just like the 13 civilians killed on Bloody Sunday!