Sad but true.......Worst Impersonations Of An Officer...

#21
Finland's "special forces" are small. Obviously not the profile of the British "special forces" (SAS etc) though. A few English links for interest:

Link 1

Link 2




Alternative view, i think they ran out of black ballaclavas that day link 3
 
#22
finnisharrse said:
Whistler: The general IMPRESSION given, both in the media and often on this very site, is that the AVERAGE BRITISH CITIZEN does not have high regard for the Army or the Police and other such public servants. Of course the tabloid newspapers rally around "our troops" when it suits their agenda and then come down like a ton of bricks when it suits them.

Did you miss, or were unable to understand, the word neutral?

Did you miss, or were unable to comprehend, the other parts of my message which were question(s).?
Get away from cyber space and you will find that real people like and are proud of the military in this country - have for centuries and acknowledge their value. Most people relate to the military because they have friends and/or relatives who serve or who have served.

If you prefer to use certain posts on this site and online redtop newspapers as your reference then you will not get the true picture. Do yourself a favour, tune in to BBC World a week on sunday just before 11'o'clock and you'll see what the military mean to our nation.

Nice SF website by the way zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

BTW I understand what neutral means perfectly - you don't commit to one side or the other but are happy to sell arms to and ponce off both.
 
#23
Whistler...according to the Telegraph YouGov, only 84% of the British Public are 100% behind the military... Don't forget the lesbian, soapdodging, basketweaving fraternity, various Muslim groups (who seem to be under the impression that we pick and choose which of 'their' countries to invade next) and the vast majority of students and lecturers.

That being said, out the effing Walt. To desecrate the memories of fallen soldiers by pretending to belong (poorly, by the sounds of it) is a mortal sin, but at a Rememberance Day Parade? The guy needs reminding of the facts of life.
 
#24
The finns are quite proffesional and the conscripts are banned from drinking
for the entire duration of service 8O. And the finnish army had a piccy of me on their website so cant be all that bad. :D .Gave the soviets a severe kicking
so hats off to them.
 

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#25
woody said:
The finns are quite proffesional and the conscripts are banned from drinking
for the entire duration of service 8O. And the finnish army had a piccy of me on their website so cant be all that bad. :D .Gave the soviets a severe kicking
so hats off to them.
link required lad, hop to it!
 
#26
Its gone I am afraid was after amber hope 03 in lithuania .Which was a very relastic peace support exercise.Ie mostly boring and the exciting stuff always happened else where good training for telic. :D
 
#27
woody said:
The finns are quite proffesional and the conscripts are banned from drinking
for the entire duration of service 8O. And the finnish army had a piccy of me on their website so cant be all that bad. :D .Gave the soviets a severe kickingso hats off to them.
Where the fu*k is our resident Ruskie when you need him!
SERGEY!!!!!
 
#28
Do we suffer from a lack of moral courage? W@nkers need to be outed in place - after the event (though very enjoyable and I hope the cnut is outed) does lose some impact.
I bumped into a Para Regt ACF platoon on Sennybridge; the young instructor (black beret) had para wings. He was not only a nasty cnut and was teaching a badly inaccurate lesson. When I asked him who he'd served with, he hadn't. So how come the wings? 'They're because I'm an instructor'. Brief chat with his elderly ACF officer followed. That was fun.
 
#29
It is not expected that the Finnish army would have the same success again against the Russians as they have a lot more big bangy stuff but should the worst ever happen hopefully they, or any invaders, would get a bloody nose and a bit less cooperation than doing an "Italian.

Of course, if they just send large things that go bang and make mushroom clouds...

Fortunately, however, peace has ensured under the time and this has also helped Western Europe with Finland being a buffer zone.
 
#30
I am not so sure they didnt do very well in grozny.Think they would do even
less well against a real army.
 
#31
woody said:
Its gone I am afraid was after amber hope 03 in lithuania .Which was a very relastic peace support exercise.Ie mostly boring and the exciting stuff always happened else where good training for telic. :D
What were you doing in the piccy Woody?
 
#32
Well, this got you going, in response to:


'Endex, you should have outed the walt there and then. Commando dagger? Tufty club medal? How did you know the girl was 15?

I'm with 'finnish arrse' Whistler. We have neither the profile nor the public support we enjoyed twenty five years ago and there are too many incidents of the press and public putting the boot in. See 'Sainsbury's' thread or 'Royal Marines 'loafing' in Afghanistan' thread for starters. ACF or Army - most of the public won't know the difference.

Out the walt.'

I was with wife and not in position escorting 2 elderley councillors. I will surley meet said man soon 11/11. Those who wait etc!

Will post details then, but, WTF are we discussing foreign armies, SF etc, fact is a seriously big time walt Pi55ed me off, ACF Offr is dross, big timing again in public. 15 yr old was family friend, hence knowledge. Hope you will all join in halting such public dis-regard on 11/11 too.......................

Take care.........
 
#33
endex said:
Will post details then, but, WTF are we discussing foreign armies, SF etc, fact is a seriously big time walt Pi55ed me off, ACF Offr is dross, big timing again in public. ..
100% with you Endex, forget all this foreign SF malarkey, this walt and any other other walt trying it on, particualry over the period of rememberance needs.....

 
#34
Yup......we all have a duty to public embarass them.

Secondly, was in center of Newcastle yesterday, poppies not worn....OUCH...by 99% of the population, then decided to note where they are for sale...you guessed right, none for sale. Wow what are we coming too.

Still, can't wait for 11/11, am going on a mission!
 
#36
What makes you think the public don't hold such high regard to the military. The vast majority of British are 100% behind the military - maybe not the politicians - but definitely the military.
Seems to depend where you live. In the town I live in at the minute, there seems to be a neutral attitude towards the forces. It's a job and if you're killed doing it, it's your own fault for signing up. No support or appreciation that the forces protect them.
 

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#37
The problem there is not many people see george and Tony's adventure as protecting them from anything. When the true cost comes to light, financially and humanity, I suspect it will cause more of a ruccus than they or their replacements will be able to cope with. I suspect a 30 year notice on that will be coming!
 
#38
Hilton Newbury (Pinchington Lane) didn't have any...when I asked them to put the change in the poppy box the girl on reception popped it into the hilton charity (generic)...
 

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