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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #2850 on: May 23, 2018, 12:36:31 »
Luckily they have full time marchers (Guards) closest to the main cameras ;)
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« Reply #2851 on: May 25, 2018, 00:56:02 »
Army sergeant guilty of trying to kill wife by tampering with parachute

Emile Cilliers removed vital parts of parachute so he could pocket life insurance and start new life with secret lover

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/may/24/army-sergeant-found-guilty-of-trying-to-kill-wife-by-tampering-with-parachute
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #2852 on: May 28, 2018, 11:27:21 »
Chelmsford.... that reef upon which many careers have come to wreck ;)


The star of Channel 4’s SAS: Who Dare Wins has revealed how it feels to kill and why he misses the adrenaline rush of pulling the trigger.

Ant Middleton, a military veteran born in Portsmouth, says he was surrounded daily by death on the front line of Afghanistan.

After joining the Royal Marines in 2002, he completed two tours of duty of Afghanistan in 2007 and 2008.

The 37-year-old explains that most people he encounters don’t feel like they can ask him what it was like to kill a man.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5778761/SAS-Dares-Wins-star-tells-surviving-suicide-bombers.html#ixzz5GoJEdqKC

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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #2853 on: June 04, 2018, 14:20:47 »
Good thing we don't have anything like this.... it would take the main effort away from .... from.... from .... OK, I got nuthin' :)

British Army’s new air defence system completes firing trials.

Land Ceptor, the Army’s new air defence missile, was recently tested on a Swedish test fire range close to the Baltic Sea, launching from its launcher vehicle and intercepting and destroying an aerial target in a display of the weapon’s accuracy.

https://www.army.mod.uk/news-and-events/news/2018/05/british-army-s-new-air-defence-system-completes-firing-trials/
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #2854 on: June 04, 2018, 14:27:39 »
Sennybridge... where hope (and dry socks) go to die ;)

What It Takes To Become A Leader In The British Army

Soldiers have been rigorously training to become Britain’s next military leaders. Gunners from 7th Parachute Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery (7 Para RHA) have been braving the harsh terrain of Sennybridge, Wales, in an effort to boost their rank to Lance Bombardier.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GhB023WxsI
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #2855 on: June 04, 2018, 23:17:18 »
Good thing we don't have anything like this.... it would take the main effort away from .... from.... from .... OK, I got nuthin' :)

British Army’s new air defence system completes firing trials.

Land Ceptor, the Army’s new air defence missile, was recently tested on a Swedish test fire range close to the Baltic Sea, launching from its launcher vehicle and intercepting and destroying an aerial target in a display of the weapon’s accuracy.

https://www.army.mod.uk/news-and-events/news/2018/05/british-army-s-new-air-defence-system-completes-firing-trials/

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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #2856 on: June 04, 2018, 23:23:12 »
From the people who brought you Rapier AND Blowpipe.  ;D

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Ceptor is an all-environment system - launchable from air, sea or land.  Suspiciously joint.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAMM_(missile_family)
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #2857 on: June 05, 2018, 18:47:30 »
From the people who brought you Rapier AND Blowpipe.  ;D

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Have to keep the Ulstermen happy!
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« Reply #2858 on: June 12, 2018, 12:44:32 »
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« Reply #2859 on: June 13, 2018, 00:44:37 »
Trooping the Colour: Guardsman first to wear turban

A Coldstream Guards soldier has become the first to wear a turban during the Trooping the Colour parade.

About 1,000 soldiers took part in the ceremony marking the Queen's official birthday.

Guardsman Charanpreet Singh Lall, 22, a Sikh from Leicester, said he hoped it was looked upon as a "change in history".

He said he expected it would encourage those from different religions and backgrounds to join the Army.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leicestershire-44413296

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« Reply #2860 on: June 13, 2018, 22:15:37 »
Exhibition spotlights secret life onboard Britain's nuclear submarines

Theatre productions, good food and 40-word telegrams from home kept those who manned Polaris subs going

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jun/13/exhibition-spotlights-secret-life-onboard-britains-nuclear-submarines
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #2861 on: June 16, 2018, 12:15:18 »
British government ordered to open Amritsar massacre files

The decision is the latest step in a lengthy disclosure battle that began in 2014 after it emerged that an SAS officer had been dispatched in February 1984 with the approval of Thatcher to advise on Indian army plans to remove dissident Sikhs occupying the temple.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/16/british-government-ordered-to-open-amritsar-massacre-files

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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #2862 on: June 16, 2018, 13:00:29 »
British government ordered to open Amritsar massacre files

The decision is the latest step in a lengthy disclosure battle that began in 2014 after it emerged that an SAS officer had been dispatched in February 1984 with the approval of Thatcher to advise on Indian army plans to remove dissident Sikhs occupying the temple.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/16/british-government-ordered-to-open-amritsar-massacre-files

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"The most important qualification of a soldier is fortitude under fatigue and privation. Courage is only second; hardship, poverty and want are the best school for a soldier." Napoleon

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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #2865 on: June 20, 2018, 16:54:56 »
UK army at serious risk of being outgunned by Russia, say lawmakers

•A new report calls for British defense spend to be raised to 3 percent of GDP from its current 2 percent level.
•The group of MP's who authored the report said current spend levels are "far too low".
•U.K. military strength found to be lacking in land, sea, and air.

MP's on the committee highlighted weak army power, pointing to ineffective anti-tank weaponry and outdated rocket technology. The report concluded that the current British Army set up was "at serious risk of being outgunned by its Russian counterpart".

The committee also concluded that Britain had "no substantial missile defence capability" and that Royal Air Force airbases needed upgrading to include radars and rocket interceptors.

The U.K. Navy was also described as under-resourced with the most serious maritime issue said to be the need for more anti-submarine warfare capacity.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/18/uk-defence-committee-report-says-country-at-risk-of-being-outgunned-by-russia.html
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #2866 on: July 13, 2018, 18:12:28 »
I was watching a Guards band playing for Trump at Blenheim Palace before a black tie dinner and saw that some NCO's had gold stripes and others had white.Is there significance ?

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« Reply #2867 on: July 13, 2018, 18:21:40 »
I was watching a Guards band playing for Trump at Blenheim Palace before a black tie dinner and saw that some NCO's had gold stripes and others had white.Is there significance ?

'Gold Sergeants' are 'real Sergeants'. Pl 2ICs.

'Silver Sergeants' are actually Corporals (in the UK a Cpl is a section commander), or 'Lance Sergeants' but are members of the Sgt's Mess. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lance_sergeant

And if you think that is odd, we can move on to a description of the rank 'Corporal of Horse', but your rational mind just might become unhinged.  ;D
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #2868 on: July 13, 2018, 23:28:56 »
Thanks for the education.