Thanks a lot you thieving cnuts!

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by Badger_Heed, Feb 23, 2007.

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  1. This is to the thieving b*stards who robbed the ISO containers containing our comfort boxes awaiting return from Afghanistan.
    Eleven ISO's broken in to, entire personal boxes stolen, others had the clasps hacksawed off and had been rifled with all "gucci" kit taken.

    If you were locals, then I hope you die in an air strike. If you were squaddies or booties then be aware that if an angry paratrooper suddenly approaches you in the near future and breaks your nose, it's because you're wearing my windproof and meindl boots or watching my DVD's. You bunch of c*unts.
  2. chimera

    chimera LE Moderator

    Welcome to the wonderful world of unit roulements.

    In every tour I have ever been on kit consigned to the mil freight system has been robbed, ISOs broken open, vehicles stripped etc. Of course the RMPs say that they are "checking for contraband" when they cut open the containers, the Movers say that they are too stretched ("can't be bothered") to make any arrangements for stuff to be guarded on docksides etc. etc etc And so year in year out kit is written off, QMs make up their losses, and thieving chavs get their beer tokens. Where do you think most of this stuff on EBay comes from?
  3. Yet again the contract of trust has been broken!
  4. then Id be so amazed if they were reading this!
  5. Unless someone had a 3G laptop with ARRSE bookmarked in their comfort box.

  6. This really disappointing (an understatement if ever there was one!), however a question:

    Who's insurance would personal equipment have to be claimed against?

    If it's the MOD's Insurance then I'll bet it is only minimal and probably won't cover everyone's "Gucci" kit. If it's the individual's Insurance they will then have the pleasure of paying heightened premiums! Surely?

  7. Don't really like Meindl boots - get Danners from stores anyhow....
  8. There's a point to be made here.

    If you left kit in an ISO container where you were (presumably) told to leave it, should you be liable for the losses if that kit is stolen? I doubt it.

    Instead, if you have time, you might want to ask who required you to leave the ISO containers there? Unless there was an express disclaimer of risk - which ought to have been communicated to you prior to you being required to leave the containers - it strikes me that this is a claim against the MOD for any loss you have suffered as a result of the MOD's failure to take reasonably adequate precautions.

    Do you have kit insurance? Do you know exactly what was in the ISO container?

    If you don't want to make waves by complaining about the lack of security, you might point out the failure of the MOD when making your insurance claim. Insurance companies might well be interested in recovering from the MOD some of the cash they have to pay you (a subrogated claim). The consequence might well be that someone makes sure the ISO containers are put somewhere secure in the future.
  9. It's not just Afghanistan that has this problem. I had a box toppers with kit and gizzits go missing somewhere in the supply chain between Basra and the UK. But luckily enough, I had kit insurance and they paid out (well, they had no fecking choice really). NAAFI tried to wriggle out of it by claiming the excess charge was TREBLE what it usually was due to 'the military supply chain'. WTF??? It was only when I threatened to take them to court that they backed down.
  10. Like the Matelot says not just happening in Afganistan,

    Posted back from BFG late 90's and when got the MFO boxes at the other end found they had been opened and porn mags etc removed..small beer in the lieu of Bagder_heed's loss but you expect an element of trust when your stuffs in transit and not to be robbed by your own "side"
  11. Where were the ISOs Badger? In Kandahar? Or in UK?
  12. Pretty self explanatory I think...
  13. It's going to happen, especially if you do put Gucci kit in your ISOs. MOD will not cover the losof anything Gucci - what sort of stuff was it anyway that you had on your op Tour!?