The 55 year old Commando

Discussion in 'Films, Music and All Things Artsy' started by spike7451, Apr 28, 2008.

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  1. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP RIP

    Just starting on ITV4.
  2. tommy1990

    tommy1990 Swinger

  3. HarryBosch

    HarryBosch War Hero

    Tommy, Is your signature a quotation or something you made up yourself?
  4. What do you think? Here are some of Tommy's threads:



    Need some help
  5. extrader

    extrader Old-Salt

    Hmmm typical civvy making a mountain out of molehill, getting ALLLLL the excuses in (I see the DS reckon not).. Lets see.
  6. extrader

    extrader Old-Salt

    I wish he would stop going on and on about it. Body is older but mentally he should be much tougher...... obviously not. I thought he was going to cry when he passed the tarzan course. I know at least two 55 year olds who would pass (without the histrionics).
  7. JP47

    JP47 LE

    55 year old civvy...go on then let's see :wink:
  8. Awol

    Awol LE

    Without the sleepless nights and the Marine lifestyle the other lads suffer through training, the whole thing is pointless. Put him through the whole thing, and not just the fitness side, and it'd actually mean something. Running ten miles is a lot harder if you've been up since 4am bulling boots.
  9. extrader

    extrader Old-Salt

    Good point...I am not privileged enough to have earned a green lid, but he is implying he gets it for doing his version of the Commando Course (as you say without all the other stuff).....and now he is complaining again.
  10. JP47

    JP47 LE

    I would say it's down to the DS who have earned it
  11. extrader

    extrader Old-Salt

    Spot on JP. Pleeease tell me he is not going to be awarded a green beret and a parade. 18 year old geezers are smiling and chatting and he is erm crying; mind you good bloke for going to film the chaps in AFG.
  12. well if you saw the episode where he got the beret, it was made clear that it was an "honorary" thing, no one expect's him to go kill someone in Afghanistan, but he did go through a load of shit and pain to film those guy's and do the commando test's, I personally couldn't imagine doing monkey bar's with busted up finger's...ouch. :eek:
  13. Dr_Chris

    Dr_Chris War Hero

    I think you would be too if you did the commando course at 55, you tw@t.
  14. ex_sigs

    ex_sigs Old-Salt

    All I will say is fair play to the guy. 55 and doing a course that people 25 years younger struggle to pass.

    Mind you, P coy was a lot harder !!
  15. chimera

    chimera LE Moderator

    Good on him. To go through the course at that age is some achievement.

    Serious respect.