Shot at by Sniper

#1
Lt whatsisname from the tick tocks who got shot in the back and it came out of his helmet and that other bloke who got shot in the back.

Fair play, and I'm glad it's ok and hope everyone is ok..

but..

I just wish the press would get these things right. Shot at by snipers? Snipers?

I'm no expert on the orbat of your average Taliban formation but surely it's more likely some bloke popped his head up and let loose with an AK?

Whilst you're pontificating on the rights and wrongs of that one, how about Page 10 and Page 11 of today's Mail

"Just five bullets for each soldier"

Bullets?

Cunts!

And this all follows on from this thread here:

http://www.arrse.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic/t=138569.html

Surely some press room somewhere must get it fucking right sometimes.
 
#3
PinkBayonetPolisher said:
4,000,000 veterans in the UK - are none of them reporters?
If you are so well educated then why don't you become a journalist. If not then why not go back to reading whatever rag it is you educate yourself with.
 
#4
PinkBayonetPolisher said:
4,000,000 veterans in the UK - are none of them reporters?
They have standards. Unlike your normal red top Journo who can barely grasp the idea of the truth let alone write about it. :x
 
#5
they call them bullets in the press because that's what civvies recognize.

An example of this would be a lad in our unit was at Heathrow airport, realized he had some 9mm browning mags in his hand luggage, went to the nice lady at check in and proceeded to ask if it was ok to take magazines in his hand luggage, she says of course sir, no problem.

He missed the flight when two armed coppers frog marched him to the strip search room and left him sh!tting bricks for a couple of hours.

He is now sometimes referred to as Carlos the Jackal.
 
#6
AFA06 said:
PinkBayonetPolisher said:
4,000,000 veterans in the UK - are none of them reporters?
If you are so well educated then why don't you become a journalist. If not then why not go back to reading whatever rag it is you educate yourself with.
Interesting reply. Thanks for your input.

No doubt tonight you'll be curling up on the sofa with a VHS copy of Soldier Soldier content it is reflective if your own service.
 
#7
devilish said:
they call them bullets in the press because that's what civvies recognize.

An example of this would be a lad in our unit was at Heathrow airport, realized he had some 9mm browning mags in his hand luggage, went to the nice lady at check in and proceeded to ask if it was ok to take magazines in his hand luggage, she says of course sir, no problem.

He missed the flight when two armed coppers frog marched him to the strip search room and left him sh!tting bricks for a couple of hours.

He is now sometimes referred to as Carlos the Jackal.
Tee hee that's very good!
 
#8
As to the snipers er yes they do have em so it could well have been.

Wrong country but didnt the tankies drop a building on a sniper in Iraq
 
#9
devilish said:
they call them bullets in the press because that's what civvies recognize.

An example of this would be a lad in our unit was at Heathrow airport, realized he had some 9mm browning mags in his hand luggage, went to the nice lady at check in and proceeded to ask if it was ok to take magazines in his hand luggage, she says of course sir, no problem.

He missed the flight when two armed coppers frog marched him to the strip search room and left him sh!tting bricks for a couple of hours.

He is now sometimes referred to as Carlos the Jackal.
I took a pack of miniflares as hand luggage on a ninternational flight after all efforts to hand them in for collection at the other end failed! That's Algiers Airport security for you!
 
#10
re-stilly said:
Unlike your normal red top Journo who can barely grasp the idea of the truth let alone write about it.:x
Now that truly deserves immortality! :D :D :D :D :D

MsG
 
#11
PinkBayonetPolisher said:
I'm no expert on the orbat of your average Taliban formation but surely it's more likely some bloke popped his head up and let loose with an AK?
From what I've heard there's more than a few of them with the ability to shoot bloody well. No doubt these are outnumbered by the so-called 'ten dollar Taliban' you are on about, but just because they are not a properly formed Army doesn't mean that they couldn't have a number of blokes who are able to shoot straight and shithot at fieldcraft. You know the term 'sniper' comes from 'one who is accurate enough to shoot snipe', it was a hunter's term originally.

Best not to underestimate them, after all wasn't it Kipling who said that 'two thousand pounds of education, falls to a ten rupee rifle' - and he had had time over there.
 
#12
FourEM said:
As to the snipers er yes they do have em so it could well have been.

Wrong country but didnt the tankies drop a building on a sniper in Iraq
Telic 4. QRL fired a practice HESH round at a particularly annoying insurgent in Al Amarah. They didn't want to make too big a hole in the school he was hiding in. Did the job though!
 
#14
Long-distance potshots from an AK may not be sniper fire as we know it, but it's damned effective for denying ground. And if you fire enough rounds, you're going to hit somebody sooner or later.
 
#16
I wonder why they are referred to as 'cowardly Taliban snipers' and ours as heroic :?:
Why don't some of these armchair so called 'Defence Editors' get their fat arses out there and find out just how fucking cowardly they are for thmselves.
 
#17
Monty417 said:
I wonder why they are referred to as 'cowardly Taliban snipers' and ours as heroic :?:
Why don't some of these armchair so called 'Defence Editors' get their fat arses out there and find out just how fucking cowardly they are for thmselves.
I've always wondered about that. IEDs are cowardly, yet it's heroic when we ambush the enemy...
 
#18
Darling: So you see, Blackadder, Field Marshal Haig is most anxious to
eliminate all these German spies.

Melchett: Filthy Hun weasels fighting their dirty underhand war!

Darling: And, fortunately, one of *our* spies--

Melchett: Splendid fellows, brave heroes, risking life and limb for Blighty!
Replace sniper for spies and you will get the gist
 
#19
brewmeister said:
FourEM said:
As to the snipers er yes they do have em so it could well have been.

Wrong country but didnt the tankies drop a building on a sniper in Iraq
Telic 4. QRL fired a practice HESH round at a particularly annoying insurgent in Al Amarah. They didn't want to make too big a hole in the school he was hiding in. Did the job though!
hence the reason that prac round became so popular over there and were shipped out in large numbers :)
 
#20
DeltaDog said:
Monty417 said:
I wonder why they are referred to as 'cowardly Taliban snipers' and ours as heroic :?:
Why don't some of these armchair so called 'Defence Editors' get their fat arses out there and find out just how fucking cowardly they are for thmselves.
I've always wondered about that. IEDs are cowardly, yet it's heroic when we ambush the enemy...
To be honest, I don't really go in for the 'cowardly IED' business. End of the day their fighting their war best way they can. If I was in their shoes I wouldn't be too keen on advancing in open order towards a GMG. And I say that as somebody who lost one of our young Guardsmen to an IED.
 

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