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Soldier, soldier

#1
What else?

I mentioned this programme on another thread and ended up watching an episode this afternoon. The thing that struck me then, and now, is how amazed I was that the extras were able to do drill. You don't get that with many dramas these days!
 
#5
I may be wrong, but weren't the 2bn Coldstream Guards? The 'King's Fusiliers' and later the 'King's Own Fusiliers' (after a frightful merger with the 'Rutlands', pretty much followed 2COLDSTREAMS around the globe at the time. Inc HK and NZ.

Could have been worse. They could have merged with the Malverns... spliters.
 
#9
I like how every so often someone just disappears and no-one ever mentions them again. Ever. Paddy and that RMP tart went to the Middle East for an instructor tour and never came back, Tucker just disappeared one day without anyone noticing he was gone.
 
#12
Of course, Soldier Soldier dealt with many issues we face here on ARRSE such as: para vs marines (Cyrpus); female SNCO in the couple gets offered LE pissing off the SNCO husband (HK); FFL walt (Windsor); wife shagging about while the husband's on exercise/out of the house (through the series); thieving QM (NI/UK), etc.
 
#13
Tucker blagging into the Officer's Mess as an RLC subbie...Poncenby-Smyth! Then getting caught in the Mess dress by SSM Stubbs, suffering from Bos induced PTSD, beasts Tucker in the pissing rain in his Y-Fronts. Classic!
 
#14
Nancy and Kate yes... Donna could bring around the refreshments.

We don't really know what happened to that lunatic who got captured by somebody or other, went mental at the PARA DS in some sort of RTI exercise, PVRd and became a mercenary in Africa. Last seen running off in to the African wilderness.

He had also popped in to Poland with his wife to 'adopt' a baby and then she ended up pregnant.

All weekly occurances in most Bns I am sure.

Oh, and don't forget Paddy getting off ROPs for saving the King's Fusiliers' Buggy Brigade from a gas explosion in some dump of a barracks outbuilding!
 
#16
When Nancy ran off... didn't Garvey (was that Robson Green?) drive a Warrior around camp in a p1ssed up state?

And who can forget the unforgettable episode when the Sgt (can't remember his name) flushed a yanks head down the bog for crashing in to his Mrs' car.
 
#19
The military consultant to the producers is now an ACA. He was telling us about it recently, saying how some o the writer's ideas were awful, but others (as dramatised as they sounded) were actually similar to real life examples he'd seen from his Battalion so they were used.
 
#20
When Nancy ran off... didn't Garvey (was that Robson Green?) drive a Warrior around camp in a p1ssed up state?

And who can forget the unforgettable episode when the Sgt (can't remember his name) flushed a yanks head down the bog for crashing in to his Mrs' car.
Tucker was the little weasly Geordie one. Garvey was the blond one with the world's squarest jaw. The Sgt was Tony Wilton. Died when a range warden's store of hooky gas cannisters and kero blew up.

My missus loves this so I've seen them a couple of times in the last few years.
 

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