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Duelling Officers Set Fire to Mess
« on: July 26, 2016, 09:03:29 »
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Two officers attempting to settle a disagreement by duelling with flares at a British Army base have set fire to the officers mess, according to Forces TV sources.
 
The officers decided the solution to their argument was to each take a kayak into the swimming pool and fire flare guns at each other at the Allenby Barracks in Bovington on Friday night.
 
One of the flares managed to set the seven-story building alight.

http://forces.tv/98339400
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Re: Duelling Officers Set Fire to Mess
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2016, 09:04:57 »
One more thing, after compasses, they can't play with anymore ...
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Re: Duelling Officers Set Fire to Mess
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2016, 09:20:16 »
Kayaks and flare guns - these guys are a perfect fit for the future RCN.

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Re: Duelling Officers Set Fire to Mess
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2016, 09:24:54 »
Must have been Royal Marines officers from the armour support group.

Only Marines officer would consider it proper to resolve matters by duelling using kayaks.

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Re: Duelling Officers Set Fire to Mess
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2016, 09:33:53 »
Cockleshell Hero's...not.    :rofl:

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Re: Duelling Officers Set Fire to Mess
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2016, 09:56:25 »
"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: Duelling Officers Set Fire to Mess
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2016, 10:44:46 »
Legendary.  Even better than the pool table through the window(s) of the Wainwright Officers' Mess.....
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Re: Duelling Officers Set Fire to Mess
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2016, 10:47:11 »
I prefer the Sgt & WO mess swimming pool turned patio in Chilliwack.
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