Troops made rescue bid for marine

#1
Sapper leads the way
According to sky news A sapper was amongst the 4 man rescue team for a Marine l/cpl who sadly was killed in action. Strapping themselves to the stub wings of an apache helicopter to be flown in.
RIP Commando brother
Ubique
 
#6
RIP Royal, You may stand down for a wet.

A question or two.

1. Did the lads volunteer? (I expect that they did.)

2. How many volunteered when it was put forward? (The whole lot I expect)

3. Did the Spr have his Gerber strapped to his wrist so that if it slipped out of his hand, whilst scratching UBIQUE onto the stub wing of a multi million £ aircraft, he wouldn't lose it? (Again I expect so)

4. Would you have volunteered? I'll put my hand up and say yes. (At least I hope I would've)
 
#7
Holdfast said:
RIP Royal, You may stand down for a wet.

A question or two.

1. Did the lads volunteer? (I expect that they did.)

2. How many volunteered when it was put forward? (The whole lot I expect)

3. Did the Spr have his Gerber strapped to his wrist so that if it slipped out of his hand, whilst scratching UBIQUE onto the stub wing of a multi million £ aircraft, he wouldn't lose it? (Again I expect so)

4. Would you have volunteered? I'll put my hand up and say yes. (At least I hope I would've)
1. it was an RE Captain, a RM RSM and 2 signallers from the RM that carried out the rescue, quite a combination!

2. Who wouldn't volunteer...'jack' wouldn't quite cover it :threaten:

3. when did gerbers come in? i've still got a jack knife around somewhere attached to a green lanyard :thumright:


4. YES! the thought of it being me out there would force me to.

Proud to be british, an ex-squaddie and an ex-sapper :numberone:
 
#8
[quote="whit_RE]
3. when did gerbers come in? i've still got a jack knife around somewhere attached to a green lanyard :thumright:
[/quote]

Only using analogy from earlier remark

My jack knife is in my toolbag as it comes in so useful. :thumright:
 
#9
Holdfast said:
[quote="whit_RE]
3. when did gerbers come in? i've still got a jack knife around somewhere attached to a green lanyard :thumright:
Only using analogy from earlier remark

My jack knife is in my toolbag as it comes in so useful. :thumright:[/quote]

Thank fcuk for that...I was worried for a minute that either:

gerbers had replaced jack knifes, no doubt at greater expense

or

jack knives were no longer issued and toffee's had to buy their own knifes...

:meditate:
 
#10
3. Did the Spr have his Gerber strapped to his wrist so that if it slipped out of his hand, whilst scratching UBIQUE onto the stub wing of a multi million £ aircraft, he wouldn't lose it? (Again I expect so)
More to the point....to stop it entering the intake of one of the turbines-can you imagine the enquiry into a down aircraft/failed mission when the investigation teams pull a gerber out the middle of an engine and a half scribed message on a rocket pod :confused: :wtf: :lol:
 
#11
Boanegres said:
3. Did the Spr have his Gerber strapped to his wrist so that if it slipped out of his hand, whilst scratching UBIQUE onto the stub wing of a multi million £ aircraft, he wouldn't lose it? (Again I expect so)
More to the point....to stop it entering the intake of one of the turbines-can you imagine the enquiry into a down aircraft/failed mission when the investigation teams pull a gerber out the middle of an engine and a half scribed message on a rocket pod :confused: :wtf: :lol:
Nice one. PMSL :D
 
#13
whit_RE said:
Holdfast said:
[quote="whit_RE]
3. when did gerbers come in? i've still got a jack knife around somewhere attached to a green lanyard :thumright:
Only using analogy from earlier remark

My jack knife is in my toolbag as it comes in so useful. :thumright:
Thank fcuk for that...I was worried for a minute that either:

gerbers had replaced jack knifes, no doubt at greater expense

or

jack knives were no longer issued and toffee's had to buy their own knifes...

:meditate:[/quote]

jack-knifes have long since bit the dust as an issued item my friends.

could you tell the engr because he had 14 gauge, mine tape, plastic bags & dems cord hanging off of him left right & centre. :numberone: :numberone:

brave men :highfive: :highfive: :highfive: :highfive:
 
#15
tripod said:
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/world/story/0,,1995347,00.html
What no mention of Gerber\jack knife :pissedoff:

Typical Guardian reporting :pissedoff:

Luckily it wasn't an Armd Spr or the Apache wouldn't have got off the ground. :highfive: :highfive:
 
#19
A_Knocker_Till_The_End said:
jack-knifes have long since bit the dust as an issued item my friends.
No they havent mate try 5110-99-301-0301
knife pocket c class so get through the expense :thumleft:
 
#20
HEART_STOPPER said:
A_Knocker_Till_The_End said:
jack-knifes have long since bit the dust as an issued item my friends.
No they havent mate try 5110-99-301-0301
knife pocket c class so get through the expense :thumleft:
is that the stupid little thing without the spike on it ????

that is not a real kack-knife.
 

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