Thoughts. The majority of people who use face book are too stupid to recognise a scam so blatant that the only thing that could make it more blatant would be the author ringing you up to tell you that it's a scam.
Instead of buying decent medical insurance before you go out whoring and drunkenly riding mopeds around Thailand, just rely on the fact that the general public will bail you out because you saved a cute dog last time you went on ops.
So - should us Arrser's start a campaign to raise some cash and sympathy for those 2 poor, poor nice ladies who have been banged up awaiting trial in that nasty South American country...... on alleged drugs charges..... lots of sympathy there.....!!
I take it the Hols for Heroes requests receive as much critique?
I suppose if you don't want to donate you just don't, my (albeit limited) understanding of the situation is he had insurance but due to alcohol in the system they will not cover anything (something in the small print apparently)
He is a current serving member of 3 Para.
Pointing out the £40,000 spent calling the speaking clock over 120,000 time, when banned from doing so, would have gone a long way towards a repatriation flight, and that is is easy to spend other peoples money, as long as you're having a laugh.
Why is this appeal on Facebook and not a hat been passed around every naafi and army parade since he got too drunk to stand up ?