Video - Welsh Cav in Iraq

Skinn_Full

Old-Salt
Two points, that Seth Afrikan officer looks like a right chopper, secondly, See that lad do a face plant as he's about to go through the gate towards the end? Brilliant!!!!

Cheers Easy!
 
Skinn_Full said:
Two points, that Seth Afrikan officer looks like a right chopper, secondly, See that lad do a face plant as he's about to go through the gate towards the end? Brilliant!!!!

Cheers Easy!
I thought the Zimbabwean Officer was making a bloody good point. The Lad was staying at his location because he'd been trained to "preserve the evidence" as he said. Good way to end up dead.

I take it this went out on BBC. Hopefully plenty of folks saw it, it gave a good impression.
 
The film was on HTV Wales a few months ago.I was in the last episode.The programme provided lots of batner for the Christmas dinner.
As for the CO, well he is a regular on arrse.
 

Taff_Telic

Swinger
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.
 
paveway_3 said:
The film was on HTV Wales a few months ago.I was in the last episode.The programme provided lots of batner for the Christmas dinner.
As for the CO, well he is a regular on arrse.
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.
 

1140_Sqn

Old-Salt
he was a Lt Col.

i watched few weeks back when it was on tv.

sad to hear about the two lads being killed.

1140
 
Was some of the footage mirror image filmed?
The Para at 08:13 in part one looks quite odd with wearing his beret French wise.
 

John_Jorrocks

Old-Salt
Spook is a good bloke.

Did time in the ranks before being commissioned and got to command the regiment. Not a bad achievement.
 
John_Jorrocks said:
Spook is a good bloke.

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
 
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