HA HA HA cannnot understand the TV people picked the biggest group of regimental knobbers to represent the regiment on TV. Ok a few of the featured lads are good boys,but come on ''the axe'' and Cur@@s what a pair of co@ks. Paveway you scivving cnut,nice tash.You were only in the Desert a few weeks.You were at BDE for most of it with your Apaches.
Was the CO the Zim Officer we saw? I can't be bothered to watch the whole video again just to check his rank tab! I recall the Zim Officer was a Lt from his rank tab but I only glimpsed it and maybe I misread it. He came across as being more senior.
Don't put his name on! Consider PERSEC before responding. Check with Good Co or Bad CO if appropriate.
I maintain that the officer was right although I have every sympathy with the lad involved - not knowing whether to use his initiative or follow the doctrine.
Another example of how political pressure costs lives in my view.
100% correct - an absolutely top guy who, in the clip I saw, was plainly just trying to instill a bit of lateral thinking into a young and obviously inexperienced soldier - exactly the sort of thing that keeps you alive in Iraq and Afghanistan!
As for the other negative comments - well you don't get to be a CO these days without being pretty good at your job and 20+ years of experience - just bear that in mind before slagging people off because of their positions and your limited takes on their personalities - put yourselves in their shoes before making crass statemets