Unfit Soldier on streets with weapon.....

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  1. Dont know if anyone has seen this......quite interesting.....thinks someone is going to get their balls chewed.....

    news.scotsman.com/scotland/Unfit-soldier-wandered-past-houses
     
  2. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    Got a link that works?
     
  3. can you re-edit that link?

    Cheers

    F_G
     
  4. Not if you don't fix the link, or tell us what you're talking about...
     
  5. linky link please.
     
  6. Was in saturdays paper apparently he took a shortcut back to redford
     
  7. Sorry dont know how to add links properly.....

    Here's the story:

    Unfit soldier wandered past houses with gun






    AN unfit soldier who couldn't keep up with the troops while out training sparked a police alert when he was spotted walking past houses in the city with his gun.

    The squaddie fell behind during the organised ten-mile march and decided to walk back to Redford Barracks, still dressed in his combat clothing and clutching an unloaded rifle.

    A police car was sent to track down the solider after he was spotted by worried drivers. The trooper, from the Third Battalion The Rifles, was told to go to an ambulance waiting for soldiers at the end of the march when he couldn't keep up with the pace.

    But instead of doing so he decided to walk back to the barracks, taking a shortcut along Lanark Road, in the Juniper Green area of the city.

    The unusual and worrying sight of the man carrying a rifle was reported to the police by a distressed member of the public and a car was sent to investigate.

    The squaddie was eventually tracked down by police, who ushered him into their vehicle and saved him from walking the final mile back to base.

    An Army spokeswoman said the soldier should have followed instructions he had been given and labelled his decision "an error of judgement".
     
  8. Unfit soldier wandered past houses with gun


    AN unfit soldier who couldn't keep up with the troops while out training sparked a police alert when he was spotted walking past houses in the city with his gun.

    The squaddie fell behind during the organised ten-mile march and decided to walk back to Redford Barracks, still dressed in his combat clothing and clutching an unloaded rifle.

    A police car was sent to track down the solider after he was spotted by worried drivers. The trooper, from the Third Battalion The Rifles, was told to go to an ambulance waiting for soldiers at the end of the march when he couldn't keep up with the pace.

    But instead of doing so he decided to walk back to the barracks, taking a shortcut along Lanark Road, in the Juniper Green area of the city.

    The unusual and worrying sight of the man carrying a rifle was reported to the police by a distressed member of the public and a car was sent to investigate.

    The squaddie was eventually tracked down by police, who ushered him into their vehicle and saved him from walking the final mile back to base.

    An Army spokeswoman said the soldier should have followed instructions he had been given and labelled his decision "an error of judgement".

    http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/latestnews?articleid=3714694


    Bloody Light Infantry types giving the Rifles a bad name! :oops:
     
  9. RAuxAF?

    Edited to add - I did read the above, but this brought back memories of the Brylcreamed Ones
     
  10. This sounds like a case for my favourite super hero:

    "AGAI-MAN"
     
  11. What's an AGAI, B_C? You sound like an expert on such matters.....
     
  12. Surely you know the way forward in ridding the world of crime and misbehaviour.

    AGAI-67

    When you absolutely positively gotta issue out sh1t jobs. Accept no substitute!
     
  13. Ahhh! I thought it was one of those spears that the Zulus used to good effect when they were misbehaving all those years ago.

    I imagined the chap being poked with one (ghastly thought) on his return to barracks.

    If he had been RAuxAF, he would not have been in breach of any regulations at all, btw.
     
  14. Not an Asagai

    F_G

    Edited to add the proper link!
     
  15. Wah!!
     
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