Last night I saw the prog called Ultimate Force (it should read FARCE).
Even though they are supposed to be SAS I think, can anybody tell me WHEN SQUADDIES STARTED TO SALUTE WHILST IN CIV,S AND DO THE REAL sas ACTT LIKE SOME OF THE ACTORS DO??? : :
Nobody salutes without a hate on, and the SAS don't as rule, but will when around the camp. What would never happen is an arrogant officer, who demanded to be saluted, be allowed in the SAS. Arrogance is probably the one no-no, and more officers have failed because of that than anything else.
I've been wondering for years what Military advisors actually do on programmes such as these.
Always getting the badges wrong and calling people thew wrong names- "excuse me Staff Sergeant,- yes lance corporal" and that kind of thing.
I haven't even bothered watching this series as the last one got up my nose too much.
When I first left the Army I did a bit of film extra work, and they DO have advisors! But as the director said to a necky ex-squaddie on set (me)..." This is TV not reality tv."
As long as the writer likes it and the director thinks it will hold the ratings of the couch potato's at home then they could be running around shouting bang with dodgy weapons that dont work prope...... ops that is reality!
All the advisor does is show the actors how to do a specific task. If the actor is to dumb to get it so what? He still gets his money.
There should be a series where the army has a greater say, then that would be worth watching!
and she didnt even die, back at work the following wednesday as well with no hospital sick leave and not a single sign of discomfort, a credit to the Int Corps that woman is and of course modern medicine.