Who is the mong?

Who is the mong?


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Joker62

ADC
Book Reviewer
Squaddies are a disaster waiting to happen. We've been doing daftness since day one. This sort of thing used to happen all the time. I don't understand why it was reported. I know that his injury meant a visit to the medics, but in my experience the medics never always got told the truth and probably didn't care anyway.
I think this might have got the medics a little worried!
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Now, who is the biggest cretin here - Was it the Cpl for opting to do the fire-walk when he could have sung the song, or the major for dissembling in the report and turning an accident into an integrity issue?

Are you Ex-Cavalry?
 
Are you Ex-Cavalry?
I'm struggling with this one Cav. Squaddies + booze = lunacy. Simple. No need to ask questions about it. Do you remember when my car 'spontaneously combusted' at the back of D sqn block one Saturday night? It took less than three minutes for the usual suspects to turn up with yellow handbags, bratties, chairs and a boogie box.
 

Grownup_Rafbrat

ADC
Kit Reviewer
Book Reviewer
Reviews Editor
The most ridiculous part of this tale is:

Following the speech] range targets were burnt in a fire pit. All the ranks attending were allowed to drink within the two can rule.

Like ****!!
 

Gout Man

LE
Book Reviewer
Do you think he will be promoted and sent to RMAS to serve soup and apologise a lot?
As long as he’s not OIC Barbeque.
 

Gout Man

LE
Book Reviewer
I wonder if the Cpl will be hotfooting it to a compo lawyer
Hmm. “Have you had an injury THATS NOT YOUR FAULT:???:
I think he’s fallen over at this hurdle as well.
 

Gout Man

LE
Book Reviewer
I don't understand why there is a problem here. If I read this correctly, they were having a 'smoker', a traditional Endex pi55 up around a firepit. Lots of beer, lots of drunken testosterone, lots of stupidity. We used to do it all the time. I caught fire one time when I jumped the pit, the lads covered me in Herfy and stamped the flames out. It's what squaddies do. Apart form the Major being economical with the truth, what's the issue?
Some twat nearly died that’s the fecking issue.

Oh and they lost/ate a fecking big horse by all accounts.
 
Some twat nearly died that’s the fecking issue.

Oh and they lost/ate a fecking big horse by all accounts.
Nearly dying doesn't count. The horse is the Regimental mascot. The 'mascot' that was lost was a cuddly toy joke mascot. But i think you're right, they probably ate that.
 
Did the major get hauled over the coals for failing to conduct a risk assessment?

Or just for hauling the corporal over the coals?
 
I'm struggling with this one Cav. Squaddies + booze = lunacy. Simple. No need to ask questions about it. Do you remember when my car 'spontaneously combusted' at the back of D sqn block one Saturday night? It took less than three minutes for the usual suspects to turn up with yellow handbags, bratties, chairs and a boogie box.

Indeed I do.

Plus the RMP Poirot who decided that had found the motive

Monkey: "You did this for the insurance didn't you?"
ste14w: "I don't think so mate, the car wasn't insured!"

That's how I remember it anyway
 

theoriginalphantom

MIA
Book Reviewer
he's lost the mascot again?

that's careless for you
 
Indeed I do.

Plus the RMP Poirot who decided that had found the motive

Monkey: "You did this for the insurance didn't you?"
ste14w: "I don't think so mate, the car wasn't insured!"

That's how I remember it anyway
Hahaha, yep, I remember that now :) Oh how I giggled as I was thrown into the back of that RMP Cavalier...
 
I don't understand why there is a problem here. If I read this correctly, they were having a 'smoker', a traditional Endex pi55 up around a firepit. Lots of beer, lots of drunken testosterone, lots of stupidity. We used to do it all the time. I caught fire one time when I jumped the pit, the lads covered me in Herfy and stamped the flames out. It's what squaddies do. Apart form the Major being economical with the truth, what's the issue?
Problem is, nowadays you can’t just pour a load of beer over someone and crack on. The army’s changed (and not for the better IMHO), but we’re far more aware of risk ownership and unfortunately it’s the Major’s job to be the grown up in this situation which he failed to do. It’s not being a ‘straight bloke,’ (well i suppose it is) it’s stopping this exact situation from happening.

kangaroo courts have been a no no for years now, to see it still happening in 2020 means the major deserved all he got.
 
Problem is, nowadays you can’t just pour a load of beer over someone and crack on. The army’s changed (and not for the better IMHO), but we’re far more aware of risk ownership and unfortunately it’s the Major’s job to be the grown up in this situation which he failed to do. It’s not being a ‘straight bloke,’ (well i suppose it is) it’s stopping this exact situation from happening.

kangaroo courts have been a no no for years now, to see it still happening in 2020 means the major deserved all he got.
You're right, things change, attitudes change.
But it seems to me that taking the fun out of literally everything will eventually sanitize society and turn everybody into a soulless, humourless automatron, afraid to say or do anything that some professional victim may be outraged about.
 
I've just re-read this and it reminded me of a sad incident on a shore base. Somebody had been smoking in bed and fallen asleep, with the bedding then catching fire and a fatality ensuing.

'They' elected to leave the mattress propped up outside the accommodation block for some time as a warning to others..... the outline of the body was clearly visible.
 
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