The possible Coronavirus Medal!! A another oppurtunity for the NDM demanders?

Dredd

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Every night on Facebook I see people posting all sorts of stuff for the ‘govt’ to give the nhs a massive pay rise ir a tax cut or any other freebie they can think of and all I can think of is that the ‘govt’ has no money to give away and doesn’t create any money - people still don’t understand that all money is ‘our’ money and that what you give away on one hand has to be given by the other ! It’s already bad enough up here in the socialist republic of Scotland where queen Nicola funds her bribes by taxing the bejesus out of the middle class but the after CV the whole of the uk is going to be hammered ! Expect massive spending cuts , limited public sector pay rises and massive changes to taxation - by all means give the nhs a massive pay rise but you choose what gets cut to pay for it!
Aye.

Those who think a Recession was not cause for austerity have yet to meet (or even understand) the full consequences of a Depression.
 
Medals are nice but equipment is better.
But wasn't it ever thus?

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"Well, Jack ! Here's good news from home. We're to have a medal"
"That's very kind. Maybe one of these days we'll have a coat to stick it on !"

Punch Crimea
I love hypothermia.... one of the few items that the Army will give you without having to sign for it.
 
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Was desperate for a couple of AA batteries (Shades of the Falklands MPA NAAFI) in NI...... so my friend got me only one from the RUC..... little did I know that one = a box of one hundred in their eyes.
 
I’m not disagreeing with you, most of the ops that we deploy on blind or ill equipped for, are because of no warning.

I don’t blame politicians and civil servants for thinking that this might never actually happen and consequently not aiming off. However in this case, they got it wrong, and will be scrutinised for that.
My highlight.

How do you think that they got it wrong given that, in your previous sentence, you don't blame politicians or the CS?
 
My highlight.

How do you think that they got it wrong given that, in your previous sentence, you don't blame politicians or the CS?
Because they were warned that we couldn’t cope with a pandemic of this nature and chose, possibly for understandable reasons to not act on the concerns raised. Probably because they thought it would never happen and that the cost was unnecessary.

Whatever way you look at it, the current situation heavily suggests that was the wrong decision.
 
Hmmm, medals? Well said, George!

'A World War Two veteran has released a video of him playing an upbeat song, while urging people to "stay safe" during the coronavirus pandemic.

'George Lee, 97, was part of the 2nd Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers, who served in the Burma campaign. Mr Lee, from Leicestershire, also patrolled Hiroshima after the atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city in 1945. A video of his performance of the classic song You Are My Sunshine on a ukulele has been watched by thousands on Facebook.

"Now we're going through another bad time, which is the coronavirus, but at least there's no bullets flying around," he said.'


 
Was desperate for a couple of AA batteries (Shades of the Falklands MPA NAAFI) in NI...... so my friend got me only one from the RUC..... little did I know that one = a box of one hundred in their eyes.
D of Q walt.
 
D of Q walt.
Mate ordered a barrel (A one inch long split pin to the rest of us) and was 1 digit wrong with his NSN and got a 105 mm tank barrel. As the driver said "We are paid to deliver them..... we are not paid to take them away".
 
Mate ordered a barrel (A one inch long split pin to the rest of us) and was 1 digit wrong with his NSN and got a 105 mm tank barrel. As the driver said "We are paid to deliver them..... we are not paid to take them away".
Do you have a photo?
 
Long wooden box parked next to Mike Troop for about 3 months..... no.
Pity - we still have quite a few 105mm L7 barrels in storage.
 
If you have the ISPL, the split pin (AKA. Barrel) was for pinning the correcting cam of an R 236 receiver.... why anyone would remove it and lose it is madness of the highest order.

Edited to remove IPC, obviously it would have been an ISPL in those days.
 
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Because they were warned that we couldn’t cope with a pandemic of this nature and chose, possibly for understandable reasons to not act on the concerns raised. Probably because they thought it would never happen and that the cost was unnecessary.

Whatever way you look at it, the current situation heavily suggests that was the wrong decision.
unh hunh

Please tell me how we are not coping? Are you permanently mounted up as a Public Order serial? Are the military guarding food convoys? Uncollected refuse in the streets? Emergency morgues established at hospitals? Curfew?

Brown outs/black outs? National rationing?

It is possible that, indeed, we haven't reached a peak yet but not coping? Sorry, chap, but - as a nation - we seem to be weathering this one well so far.
 
unh hunh

Please tell me how we are not coping? Are you permanently mounted up as a Public Order serial? Are the military guarding food convoys? Uncollected refuse in the streets? Emergency morgues established at hospitals? Curfew?

Brown outs/black outs? National rationing?

It is possible that, indeed, we haven't reached a peak yet but not coping? Sorry, chap, but - as a nation - we seem to be weathering this one well so far.
I would suggest that although the nation is not at its lowest ebb, the mobilisation of defence would suggest it is not coping with “business as normal”.

perhaps the truth is somewhere between the two.

we are in an emergency, but not yet complete emergency?
 
I would suggest that although the nation is not at its lowest ebb, the mobilisation of defence would suggest it is not coping with “business as normal”.

perhaps the truth is somewhere between the two.

we are in an emergency, but not yet complete emergency?
Are we coping?

Binary answer, please.

if it helps, I'm going for 'Yes'.
 

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we are in an emergency, but not yet complete emergency?
I think the better phrasing would be that we're in an emergency, but haven't hit the point of national failure.

What failure looks like is slightly in the eye of the beholder. A fairly small number of troops on MACA tasks definitely isn't it.
 
Dont panic........

Those panicing read the first line.
 
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I think the better phrasing would be that we're in an emergency, but haven't hit the point of national failure.

What failure looks like is slightly in the eye of the beholder. A fairly small number of troops on MACA tasks definitely isn't it.
agreed. So far. Perhaps we can look at numbers deployed in a month and decide if it is business as normal or whether 2*/1* HQs and associated units being set up is coping/business as usual.

Are we coping?

Binary answer, please.

if it helps, I'm going for 'Yes'.
Define coping.

I do not think Britain is in normal jogging territory.
 
agreed. So far. Perhaps we can look at numbers deployed in a month and decide if it is business as normal or whether 2*/1* HQs and associated units being set up is coping/business as usual.



Define coping.

I do not think Britain is in normal jogging territory.
My definition and examples further up-thread.

ETA: my post #134
 

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