Does anyone remember "Spearhead' bout the fictional Royal Wessex Regt in was in the late 70's I think, set in N.I. and Hong Kong....shit all over Soldier, Soldier, CSM Jacko Jackson was the top boy in it
When they were filming this in Aldershot they actually paid us to leave the pub! They were using the Pegasus and we refused to budge so they gave us all 20 sovs to vacate for a while so we just bimbled up the Traf. It was a shite episode too.
Does anyone remember "Spearhead' bout the fictional Royal Wessex Regt in was in the late 70's I think, set in N.I. and Hong Kong....s*** all over Soldier, Soldier, CSM Jacko Jackson was the top boy in it
I was in Germany when Soldier,Soldier first came out so last night was the first time I had ever seen the first series. F*ck it was crap!!!
(And did the army still use 58Pat webbing after Granby when this was set?)
Have to side with Spike.
I thought the series was total sh!t, and used to wonder which army they were on about.
About 95 I had an argument with some stupid Cavalry officer's equally stupid and pointless wife Hilary/Pippa/Prunella (you know...the upper class twit of the year chinless female Laura Ashley clad breeding type), telling me the series accurately reflected life in green kit.
She wouldn't hear agrument to the contrary...so I rimmed her pimms.
On 58 ptn...my old mob 40 Regt was using 58 ptn till at least 93. possibly longer.
I was at Ashvale doing my RMA's just after they filmed there in 96, the cast acted as though they were army officers and NCOs... f*cked off the entire camp with their antics.
I can't recall if he was the Colonel who ended up having his foot blown off by an AP mine whilst fighting the 'Carivians' in a very thinly disguised rehash of the Falklands campaign.
Cue scene where the CO is lying on a stretcher explaining how knowing his wife is waiting at home for him means it'll all be alright, unfortunately the wounded Platoon Commander he's telling this to is the same one who's been giving the CO's missus the good news at any and every opportunity.
Course that's unrealistic TV 'drama' for you, it'd never happen in the real world...
I thought it was ok, although most of it was shown whilst still ast school. It only really got bad after they decided to have a war every series, especially that falklands war type thing.
The guy who played the plt sgt (apparently ex army himself) rescued a captured cpl from a firing squad by firing his gat one handed from the waist on full auto...
and after that war, didnt someone get a lift to his wedding in an Army Lynx?
Also, i recall being petrified the first time i did live field firing, as someone got killed every time they did some... Worst safety record in the British Army, that lot...