Soldiers vs Police

#1
OK, so it's the Dutch and they probably all sat around afterwards & passed the spliff & told each other how much they loved them...

http://www.expatica.com/source/site...ch+soldiers+engage+police+in+late-night+brawl

Dutch soldiers engage police in late-night brawl

15 April 2005

AMSTERDAM — Police reinforcements from two provinces rushed to the Limburg town of Weert in the early hours of Friday morning as a large group of soldiers besieged the local police station.

Units of the military police, Marechaussee, and the police — drawn from all of Limburg province and from the east of Brabant province — traded punches with the soldiers in front of the police station before finally restoring order.

A 33-year-old soldier was arrested and the military police said on Friday that more arrests could not be ruled out.

The trouble began on early Friday morning during a discharge party being held by soldiers who attended the military

training college in the town. A soldier came to blows with a civilian and then many of the soldier's comrades got involved.

When police arrived and detained the soldier, his party directed their attention to the police officers. The police decided to detain more of the soldiers, but this escalated the situation.

Witnesses described seeing punches being thrown left and right as four police officers, two men and two women, were roughed up. Police called in reinforcements as the rioting soldiers besieged the police station. Eventually order was restored.

The soldiers were to be discharged from service on Friday but Weert's mayor Jacques Niederer has demanded that the soldiers involved in the fighting take responsibility for their actions.

Niederer expressed shock at the aggression shown by the soldiers and said, "people have a right to expect more of a sense of responsibility from soldiers''.
This is what the Dutch look like in Europe (look familiar?):




and in sandpits (also strangely familiar?):



 
#3
A great day in the ever-continuing international struggle between Toms and scuffers...the name of Weert should be breathed with the same reverential terms as we use to discuss the great Battle of Tidworth, the minor skirmish at Warcop Naafi (which involved the entire Cumbrian police force I think - yes, all three of them!) and the annual re-enactment of the battle of Arnhem on Aldershot High Street for Airborne forces Day!!

Does anyone remember the Battle of Tidworth - was it '79 or '80?
 
#4
Oh, how I chuckle!!! Train people to kill, then send them on the pop!

Ever wonder why garrison towns were built away from other towns?
 
#5
A mate of mine told a great story about being Duty Officer in the Death Star Falklands. One night he was called to one of the many bars to be greeted by lots of noise from inside and the Guard Commander plus guard and RMPs standing outside waiting for him.

He opened the door to be greeted with a Blazing Saddles style bar room fight invloving circa 200 men. He took a look at the assembled nine man Gaurd, two monkeys and a dog and said "Any ideas?"
 
#6
LostBoss said:
A mate of mine told a great story about being Duty Officer in the Death Star Falklands. One night he was called to one of the many bars to be greeted by lots of noise from inside and the Guard Commander plus guard and RMPs standing outside waiting for him.

He opened the door to be greeted with a Blazing Saddles style bar room fight invloving circa 200 men. He took a look at the assembled nine man Gaurd, two monkeys and a dog and said "Any ideas?"
Yes...call up the QRF, the MO and fire 200 rounds of tranquilizer darts into the melee...I was the Guard Commander the night the Royal Hussars and the RAF Regiment went mental in Warcop Naafi. I was stood gob-smacked by the bar as a table flew towards me. As it slow-mo'ed its way to me the Naafi manager grabbed me by the collar and hoofed me into the relative safety of behind the bar.

He pulled the shutters down, as a volley of pint-pots and bottles sailed in, then handed me the telephone and a pint of lager. We sat there until order was restored by the RSM of the RH - how does a 5'5" man subjugate 200 rock-apes to his will merely by shouting? Wish I knew - and the combined pickets, half the local plod and the Camp MT Sgt. I think he was just passing...

Remember the Naafi chap who won the DSM in the Falklands? Well for sheer quickness of thought, aplomb and courage he could not have bettered my "new best mate" that night.
 
#7
Was there not an almighty brawl in Catterick between the Highlanders and the Royal Irish a while back? Heard the police dog got chucked through the window....dead.....
 
#8
LostBoss said:
A mate of mine told a great story about being Duty Officer in the Death Star Falklands. One night he was called to one of the many bars to be greeted by lots of noise from inside and the Guard Commander plus guard and RMPs standing outside waiting for him.



He opened the door to be greeted with a Blazing Saddles style bar room fight invloving circa 200 men. He took a look at the assembled nine man Gaurd, two monkeys and a dog and said "Any ideas?"
Easy, let them get on with it and arrest the survivors :wink:
 
#9
51 Fd Sqn and the Micks had a massive set too in the Death Star back in 1996. They had not been getting along and the RAF station commander thought it would be a fantastic idea to have a combined Christmas Lunch. Despite the OC's of the RES and the RIC suggesting that this was tantermount to incitement to riot the 'blue job' had his way.

Within 5 miniutes of sitting down to be served by the officers the cat calls started,quickly followed by the roast spuds and brussel sprouts. It quickly evolved into a full blown riot up and down the corridors of MPA. One RAF bystander had his leg broken and had to be CASEVACED to blighty. The RAF police despite warnings from SSM 51, let loose the guard dogs both of which were subsequently killed by the rampaging mob.

It killed off a few careers and made interesting front page reading in the Scum.
 
#10
Thiepval Naafi, 2001 (ish), Scots Guards vs HQNI Remfs (assorted Sigs & a few clerks). Must have been about 150 piling into each other. Cracking laugh with no serious injuries (that I remember)
 
#11
I am a copper. We once had to arrest a deserter.

Thing is, this deserter rang up and said "I'm a deserter and I want to give myself up" to which the standard reply was "no probs mate, turn up at the nick and we'll have a cuppa, phone the RMP and/ or take you down the local Magistrates' Court. OK?"

He said "Nah, I'm at 33 Acacia Avenue, come and get me."

Hmmm.

Anyway, we rock up at his address and to cut a long story short this inebriated squaddie kicked it off. He'd put away about a litre of supermarket whisky and was pished off about being dumped by his boiler of a girlfriend (he had the inevitable fat-bird-in-her-basque photos in his wallet). So does he wait to go back to wherever it was he was posted to kick it off with the RMP? Nope, he wants to have it out with us.

When I was in uniform and confronted with danger I would invariably (A) run away and (B) get on the batphone and call in the TSG and a dog van. TSG blokes love this sort of thing whereas I'm a lover, not a fighter. Also, back in those days (only about twelve years ago, mind) your equipment consisted of a small wooden stick and a whistle, not all this robo-cop stuff you see on Modern Coppers.

This guy was a real handful. The TSG (eventually) took him down, but not before the dog handlers deployed the furry exocet on him. Once he sobered up he was as good as gold, said sorry (etc). I think he was a guardsman (my mate at Chelsea began to hate guardsmen. A night out on the Kings Road costs a pte. about a month's pay so they tend to Go Large, bless 'em).

So in conclusion, cops will usually call in some support when confronted with squaddies. They're all CS-proof too, apparently.

V.
 
#13
Ex infantry bloke transfers to the RMP. On his first night in Seven Lagers wades into his first punch up.

Tries to restrain the first bloke he sees, who turns out to be old Platoon Sergeant.

After the dust has settled he has to investigate the punch up to find, his old platoon has filled a load of monkeys in who had been gobbing off!

INFANTRY - ONE - MONKEYS - NIL!!!!!
 
#14
it got really bad in the deathstar in 89/90 , the plod were going round in sixes , because people were waiting to ambush them in the corridors.

we had several full blown riots on my tour.

2 with the cheshires , who'd been on the same belize tour as us , and a few old scores got settled
a couple with the Gordons , in the beirut accomodation we shared
(ever seen 40 blokes trying to fight in a corridor 4 feet wide)
and weekly with any of the other backsliding REMF's sometimes teaming up with the infantry lads we'd just finished scrapping with.

boredom is a terrible fight starter. :)
 
#15
We subsequently decided that any incident involving squaddies was best dealt with with our elite, razor-sharp in-house cadre of ex-squaddies.
 
#16
shortfuse said:
it got really bad in the deathstar in 89/90 , the plod were going round in sixes , because people were waiting to ambush them in the corridors.

we had several full blown riots on my tour.

2 with the cheshires , who'd been on the same belize tour as us , and a few old scores got settled
a couple with the Gordons , in the beirut accomodation we shared
(ever seen 40 blokes trying to fight in a corridor 4 feet wide)
and weekly with any of the other backsliding REMF's sometimes teaming up with the infantry lads we'd just finished scrapping with.

boredom is a terrible fight starter. :)
proof that the regimental system works
 
#17
I spent a night on the pish with a load of Canuck Officers on Pond Jump, Wainright is/was a trg centre for Canadian recruits and these guys were all on the training staff.

They said that on day one they told their blokes and girls to give the Brits a wide berth and never try to drink or fight with them as they never fought alone.

I quite liked that.
 
#18
Wainright in about 1996/7, Cdo Bty and I think the Royal irish. Pitched battle on the main drag. The Mounties just et everyone beat each other to a pulp and then picked up the peices.
 
#19
wooger said:
Wainright in about 1996/7, Cdo Bty and I think the Royal irish. Pitched battle on the main drag. The Mounties just et everyone beat each other to a pulp and then picked up the peices.
*delurks*

Hey, I was in Wainwright in '97 on my basic training! Might have been the same fight - it's a minor legend in Wainright lore actually. First time I've ever been pepper sprayed. Me and a couple of other guys managed to extract the rest of my section and our Instructor by dragging them all into a waiting taxi as the cops were closing in and blasting everyone with the stuff. Good thing too, because if they hadn't hit our Master Corporal full in the face with half a can of it and incapacitated him I don't think we'd have been able to pull him out.

As to being told to give the Brits a wide berth, our marching orders were a little different. On our first weekend in town, our instructors lined us up in the CANEX parking lot and gave us a speech something like this:

"Allright you lot. The rest of the batallion is away in Bosnia, so it's up to you to defend Canadian honour. Our town's crawling with sh*teating Brits and they hunt in packs, so stick together also, and if any of them try to f*ck with our women be sure to beat the living f*ck out of them."

So, there we were, a bunch of highly impressionable young recruits given clear orders. Accordingly, we marched off to town, got pissed, and then jumped the first bunch of British soldiers we could find an excuse for. One of the guys in my section was a kickboxer, and put some poor drunken squaddie in hospital (briefly) in that fight. . . and after that we were all marked men.

But by the end of the course though we were all best of friends, and we spent a lot of time hanging out with British soldiers in JDs.

Ahh, the memories. . .



PS: We were warned to stay away from the American soldiers: "After a good fight with the Brits you can both pick each other off the pavement and go buy each other drinks - After a fight with the Americans they'll run off. . . and come back with knives and guns. The Yanks can't stand losing and take this sh*t way to seriously."
 
#20
T.I.M. said:
...First time I've ever been pepper sprayed. ...
Do you mean that you've been sprayed since!? 8O :D
 

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