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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #75 on: October 21, 2007, 20:36:54 »
"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 #76 on: October 21, 2007, 20:38:27 »
Steep decline in future world oil production = war.

Buy gold, oil and defence stocks...
 
http://www.guardian.co.uk/oil/story/0,,2196435,00.html
 

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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #77 on: October 22, 2007, 18:15:24 »
"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 #78 on: October 23, 2007, 01:19:51 »
Steep decline in future world oil production = war.

Buy gold, oil and defence stocks...
 
http://www.guardian.co.uk/oil/story/0,,2196435,00.html




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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #79 on: October 25, 2007, 19:22:28 »
Prince William mourns loss of former boss

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article385145.ece
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #80 on: October 26, 2007, 10:24:32 »
Supergrass brtually murdered by South Armagh ASU. Didn't see that one coming, eh?

I've had the dubious pleasure of being on the receiving end of some of their work. Why these psychopaths have not all been consigned to a dungeon somewhere will remain an eternal mystery to me. Think 'Clifford Olson', but repreived because they were portrayed as 'freedom fighters'.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/7063781.stm
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #81 on: October 29, 2007, 23:12:46 »
Danni joins the Royal Marines. Looks like the Paras dumped her. She must have failed P Company  ;)


http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article394472.ece
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #82 on: October 30, 2007, 22:52:43 »
"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 #83 on: October 31, 2007, 00:32:28 »
Element B could have saved him... or not. RCIEDs don't play nice.

http://news.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1729232007
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #84 on: October 31, 2007, 08:57:13 »
D&B, Being a soldier in a theatre of war is hazardous to one's health at the best of times.
There will always be a "wonder weapon or device" coming down the food chain - never to arrive when you need it....
Life sucks at times!
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #85 on: November 02, 2007, 12:11:33 »
British General sees potential for failure in Afghanistan... raising the temperature for the NATO slackers who remain safely away from the southern border


http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=316155d7-cca6-44e7-a3a3-836283479dcb
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #86 on: November 03, 2007, 00:04:18 »
Harry support the Help for Heroes campaign. Looks like they've raised over a million bucks in less than a month. I wonder if we have anything like that in Canada?

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article418213.ece
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #87 on: November 04, 2007, 21:05:25 »
Senior Officers too hung over to soldier. Career working, career working... career stops!


http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article423988.ece
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #88 on: November 05, 2007, 12:55:33 »
Troops forced to pay 1000 quid for insurance premiums

If you can't take a joke, you shouldn't have joined...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=491666&in_page_id=1770
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #89 on: November 05, 2007, 13:19:53 »
D&B  WTF,  what kind of death benefits are provided by the MOD?
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #90 on: November 05, 2007, 13:33:51 »
Way back in my day it was pretty laughable... I remember something like a sliding scale from lost finger (200 quid or something) up to a couple of thousand for lost limbs etc. The death benefit was in the princely range of 10,000 pounds I think.

Before deploying to an operational theatre you had to fill out your insurance forms for the company that had the MoD contract  (to whom you were required to pay a direct deposit from your bank account), and update your will.  We were never offered an option of who to go with for the insurance as it was assumed that no other underwriter in their right minds would insure a paratrooper headed to Northern Ireland. The name of the company and insurance plan is very well known in the UK Forces, I just can't remember it right now (mess tins, wooden spoon).

I always listed my cat as my primary beneficiary. The payout would have looked after his food and kitty litter for at least two years.

Famously, a Royal Marine in my company in 1986, in Belfast, was awarded the unheard of sum of 400 pounds for a brick in the hand that caused significant damage requiring stitches.  We had to restrain the marines from running around without gloves on after that one...


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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #91 on: November 05, 2007, 19:18:00 »
Light Bulb... On

Just remembered what it was called - ADAT (Army Dependents Assurance Trust - or something like that). I tried to Google it but didn't find anything, so assume that they blew it up and rebuilt it in some other guise. Total buffoonery in comparison with what's around these days I'd guess, but I'll leave that one to the insurance experts.
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #92 on: November 07, 2007, 11:35:45 »
Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (Queen’s and Royal Hampshires).

 

http://www.army.mod.uk/pwrr/main.htm

 

Go to hardware and try out the range…
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #93 on: November 07, 2007, 19:59:45 »
Humour and tragedy in the trenches with the Cameronian. I'll be ordering a copy of this book for sure

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=492308&in_page_id=1770
"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 #94 on: November 08, 2007, 08:08:52 »
Interesting picture of the author....
wearing WW2 era serge, Lt pips & gunner's collar dogs.
Methinks he might have gotten recycled for the 2nd for Aerial gunnery
even though, in 1940, he woulda been 64 (39 in 1915)... Yikes.

However, this sounds like an interesting read!

Oh well XMASS is coming around
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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 #96 on: November 09, 2007, 19:25:57 »
Milos loses out. He will be well PO'd.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7087155.stm
"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 #97 on: November 12, 2007, 16:29:48 »
Half of combat helicopters grounded
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article2852692.ece

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Half of Britain’s Apache helicopters, which provide back-up for forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, were not fit for service this summer and a third of Chinook transport helicopters were grounded.

According to a Ministry of Defence survey, about half of the ageing Sea King fleet and the newer Merlin Mk3 support helicopters were also out of action.

The number of Apaches available for combat fell from 60 per cent last year. Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup, Chief of the Defence Staff, acknowledged that the military was overstretched but said that equipment had improved.

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Ottawa
« Last Edit: November 12, 2007, 21:57:25 by MarkOttawa »
Ça explique, mais ça n'excuse pas.

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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #98 on: November 12, 2007, 20:16:15 »
Hmmm... this sounds familiar.........
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #99 on: November 13, 2007, 11:34:26 »
Slab Murphy orders execution.... gosh, can't believe it, really suprised etc etc etc (not)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=493341&in_page_id=1770
"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