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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #2775 on: January 29, 2018, 15:17:39 »
I sent this same article to a guy I know in the USMC and suggested that he use it as a rationale to push for 'The Corps' securing an independent nuclear deterrent :)

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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #2776 on: February 01, 2018, 18:08:31 »
What's up with British Army recruiting?

https://www.dangerous.com/40927/british-military-fire-politically-correct-recruitment-ads-spotlighting-muslims-people-emotional-issues/
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The theme for this years video series is “Army Belonging,” seemingly in an effort to make the public aware that the British Army intend to be as inclusive as possible.  One of their videos, called “Keeping My Faith,” has attracted a lot of attention.

The video, uploaded to YouTube, depicts a group of soldiers in the wilderness. One of the soldiers is a Muslim who removes his helmet, washes himself in a stream as gunfire goes off in the background, and has the team guard him whilst he kneels down in a prayer, complete with a prayer mat, too.

A woman soldier even halts another soldier using his radio, lest some trivial communication regarding their mission interrupts prayer time. She smiles affectionately at the praying man as she does so.


Turn the radio off, someone's praying  ;D
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #2777 on: February 01, 2018, 18:37:41 »
And may Christ have mercy on his soul....... JFHC!!

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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #2778 on: February 01, 2018, 19:24:41 »
What's up with British Army recruiting?

https://www.dangerous.com/40927/british-military-fire-politically-correct-recruitment-ads-spotlighting-muslims-people-emotional-issues/
Turn the radio off, someone's praying  ;D

I went through RMA Sandhurst. We had Muslims and people of many other faiths in my company. A few from ME countries, a few from African countries. No one had any time to do anything else but do show cleans, dig holes, get yelled at on the parade square, or run around with the 84mm anyways.

Regardless, none of them had to have all round defense to do whatever praying they felt they needed to do. 

Except those forking Covenanters, of course. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameronian.

I'm sure Pookie can elaborate ;)
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #2779 on: February 01, 2018, 19:35:30 »
What's up with British Army recruiting?

https://www.dangerous.com/40927/british-military-fire-politically-correct-recruitment-ads-spotlighting-muslims-people-emotional-issues/
Turn the radio off, someone's praying  ;D

I prefer the Royal Marines adverts of years past, where they show an obstacle course and something that 99% need not apply, or such.  :nod:

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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #2780 on: February 01, 2018, 19:44:45 »
I prefer the Royal Marines adverts of years past, where they show an obstacle course and something that 99% need not apply, or such.  :nod:

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The problem was.... 99% weren't applying and of the 1% who did, 99% weren't capable of passing.
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #2781 on: February 01, 2018, 19:46:02 »
I went through RMA Sandhurst. We had Muslims and people of many other faiths in my company. A few from ME countries, a few from African countries. No one had any time to do anything else but do show cleans, dig holes, get yelled at on the parade square, or run around with the 84mm anyways.

Regardless, none of them had to have all round defense to do whatever praying they felt they needed to do. 

Except those forking Covenanters, of course. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameronian.

I'm sure Pookie can elaborate ;)

If you'd had to put up with Bloody Clavers you'd be putting out pickets too.  Up the Cameronians!!   ;D ;D
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #2782 on: February 01, 2018, 21:58:37 »
The problem was.... 99% weren't applying and of the 1% who did, 99% weren't capable of passing.

So is that why they might want the Bootnecks taking on the Paras so they might find a few who could pass?   :whistle:
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #2783 on: February 01, 2018, 22:11:18 »
So is that why they might want the Bootnecks taking on the Paras so they might find a few who could pass?   :whistle:

The pass rate for the Royal Marines is much higher than for the PARAs, so I’m not sure that would be a good thing :)
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #2785 on: February 15, 2018, 12:36:43 »
I went through RMA Sandhurst. We had Muslims and people of many other faiths in my company. A few from ME countries, a few from African countries. No one had any time to do anything else but do show cleans, dig holes, get yelled at on the parade square, or run around with the 84mm anyways.

Regardless, none of them had to have all round defense to do whatever praying they felt they needed to do. 

Except those forking Covenanters, of course. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameronian.

I'm sure Pookie can elaborate ;)

Concur.  IIRC, Islam makes dispensations when prayers aren't possible at the appointed moment such as flying an aircraft, performing surgery, fighting a fire, driving a train, or doing a section attack. This ad sounds very stupid and patronising.
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #2786 on: February 19, 2018, 11:17:52 »
It would appear that, besides the ad campaigns, that the British Army's recruiting system is as badly screwed up as Canada's.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5407193/Less-8-Army-recruits-soldiers.html

No business in the civilian sector could survive with a human resources system this inefficient.

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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #2787 on: February 19, 2018, 11:33:39 »
It would appear that, besides the ad campaigns, that the British Army's recruiting system is as badly screwed up as Canada's.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5407193/Less-8-Army-recruits-soldiers.html

No business in the civilian sector could survive with a human resources system this inefficient.

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I believe you mean non-public sector.  Since Government of Canada public servants give the CAF a run for its money when it comes to inefficient HR... and payroll.  (A backlog of 633K pay transactions, and counting... that's up 103K since November).
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #2788 on: February 19, 2018, 19:23:12 »
Northern Ireland suicides outstrip Troubles death toll

4,500 people have taken their own lives since conflict ended, sparking calls to tackle crisis

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/feb/20/northern-ireland-suicides-troubles-death-toll
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #2789 on: February 19, 2018, 19:35:20 »
I believe you mean non-public sector.  Since Government of Canada public servants give the CAF a run for its money when it comes to inefficient HR... and payroll.  (A backlog of 633K pay transactions, and counting... that's up 103K since November).

True enough - must say though that I've never considered any part of the civilian civil service to be a "business" either.

For my three years in Ottawa I became thoroughly familiar and contemptuous of the civil service hiring process. Had some good people working on it but the system itself strikes me as broke as recruiting in the military. Did find out that the hiring process is more efficient if all that you are doing is stealing existing civil servants from other offices or departments. Lost a good number of people that I sent to the States on SharePoint training when it was new within DND.

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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #2790 on: February 21, 2018, 21:19:15 »
And in news that make our shacks sound like virtual palaces...

Soldiers at a British Army barracks in Aldershot say they have been living without reliable hot water and heating for almost a year.

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The soldiers believe the problem stems from a burst pipe that has not been repaired.

As a temporary solution, the Army has paid the private contractor who maintains the barracks, Carillion Amey, to install generators to provide heating and hot water.

However, the soldiers said the generators regularly ran out of fuel leaving them without hot water and heating for days at a time.

The MoD insists soldiers still have access to hot water in the mornings and evenings.
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« Reply #2791 on: February 21, 2018, 21:23:39 »
And in news that make our shacks sound like virtual palaces...

Soldiers at a British Army barracks in Aldershot say they have been living without reliable hot water and heating for almost a year.

We used to enjoy run down accommodation because we were never there anyways (3 month deployments to Norway and 5 month deployments to NI - plus 2 months of workup training - for example), and when we were no one cared much how we altered it to make it more comfortable.

Oh, and they usually paid back our food and accommodation deductions :)
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #2792 on: February 21, 2018, 21:28:07 »
Why do I think that the "hot water in the mornings and evenings" is something along these lines...


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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #2793 on: February 21, 2018, 21:31:13 »
Why do I think that the "hot water in the mornings and evenings" is something along these lines...


“But the plans were on display…”
“On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find them.”
“That’s the display department.”
“With a flashlight.”
“Ah, well, the lights had probably gone.”
“So had the stairs.”
“But look, you found the notice, didn’t you?”
“Yes,” said Arthur, “yes I did. It was on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying ‘Beware of the Leopard.”

That restaurant likely served British food as well.... :)
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #2794 on: March 04, 2018, 10:40:15 »
Soldier spared a driving ban because he needs his licence when he is deployed to the Falklands Islands

Captain James Golding, 26, was caught travelling at 130mph on the A12 in Essex

Police followed Golding for 0.9 of a mile before pulling him over near Dedham

The court heard he needed his licence for a six-month Falklands deployment

Golding had previously driven his car on German autobahns with no speed limit


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5459793/Soldier-escapes-driving-ban-despite-caught-130mph.html#ixzz58nM8fxm8
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #2795 on: March 04, 2018, 10:43:22 »
Courts made a mistake.  Take the license, and let the Capt deal with a pissed of chain of command as well.

If I need my license for my job, I'd damn well better be well behaved so I don't lose it.
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #2796 on: March 04, 2018, 10:54:00 »
130 on the A12? Why was he going so slow?  ;D

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« Reply #2797 on: March 04, 2018, 10:55:33 »
130 on the A12? Why was he going so slow?  ;D

That's what I was thinking. And back then, I didn't need an Aston Martin either :)
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« Reply #2798 on: March 06, 2018, 22:54:08 »

BBC film about IRA funeral murders to air in March


Exclusive: The Funeral Murders will focus on atrocity at Milltown cemetery and the revenge attack


https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2018/mar/07/bbc-film-about-ira-funeral-murders-to-air-in-march

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« Reply #2799 on: March 09, 2018, 09:06:27 »
Officer who led SAS's disastrous secret invasion of Argentina during the Falklands war says he blamed HIMSELF for the failure of the mission

•   Captain Andy Legg led team of eight men into Argentina as part of Operation Plum Duff during Falklands War
•   Planned to collect intelligence on enemy airbase at Rio Grande on Terra del Fuego ahead of direct assault
•   Mission failed due to bad weather, a lack of food and appalling planning - but Mr Legg says he blames himself


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5481611/Falklands-war-captain-says-blames-mission-failure.html#ixzz59GCtcdVs


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