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Punk wearing RAF jacket interviewed by police

Old 26th Nov 2008, 16:59
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He did very well on the program, despite intense interrogation by Herr Paxman he refused to answer any questions. wouldn't even give name, rank or number.
A credit to his team, who lost unfortunately so we won't see him again.
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Old 26th Nov 2008, 19:39
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he refused to answer any questions. wouldn't even give name, rank or number.
Good on him, he deserves a medal..... Oh....

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Old 26th Nov 2008, 20:20
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Hope he wasn't wearing wings. Now that would have been a crime!
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Old 26th Nov 2008, 20:23
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Hope he wasn't wearing wings. Now that would have been a crime!
Just as well he wasn't, could've been mistaken for Gaipilot
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Old 26th Nov 2008, 21:26
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More of a crime was his impersonantion of "The Young Ones"

Anyone else amused by the moment?
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Old 26th Nov 2008, 23:45
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"I think Archimedes knows the difference between an Officer and an NCO"

One would hope so - But that aint wot he said.

The point being that the infringement of impersonating an officer extends even to junior, non-commisisoned ones.
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Old 27th Nov 2008, 00:03
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One day whilst bored half to death and scanning QR's for those funny snippets I found one that stated " If an airman is not wearing his head cover then he is not in uniform" (or words to that effect) This in effect meant that Joe SWO couldn't tell you to put your hat on, as without it you were not in uniform anyway.

I never did get up the courage to try it out.

But if my memory is correct his hair style would preclude the wearing of said hat and therefore couldn't be considered to be in uniform.

Are QR's on the internet yet? They make great reading.

Another one was:

When walking past a female an airman is allowed to keep one hand in his pocket to avoid embaressment to either party.
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Old 27th Nov 2008, 00:03
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Oh dear, I let mrsr1 wear my old No.1 jacket & SD hat (with all regalia) to a fancy dress party, and her friend wore my old mess kit - looked quite chic with a forage cap. The fit was a bit on the loose side....

Should I give myself up to the local constabulary now ......???
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Old 27th Nov 2008, 08:01
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The SWO at Waddo stopped a scruffy 'erbert who he took to be a member of the Hawker Siddeley work party from 2 Shed. Wandering down the main drag with his hands in his pockets and sporting a fine mullet with mutton chop sideburns and wearing a Corporal's battledress blouse with red and white striped football scarf and woolly pom-pom hat. He bollocked the chap for wearing the jacket with the stripes, Queens crown buttons and the albatrosses still on it.

The trouble was, Tom B******* was a real RAF Corporal from Line Servicing Squadron.
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Old 27th Nov 2008, 08:32
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At least it wasn't a flying suit - its definately not a flying related task
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Old 27th Nov 2008, 09:56
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Just a personal view but I think that anyone who wears a military jacket that they are obviously not entitled to is just making a complete arse of themselves and are being a tad disrespectful to those who wear the uniform legally, (unless it is a private party etc).

Two points, I believe it is an offence to wear military medals in public that you are not entitled to.

It is my understanding that if one wears medals on behalf of another at a remembrance parade or suchlike then they should be worn on the right side of the chest.
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Old 27th Nov 2008, 10:37
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Parabellum - I grew up in the punk era, so I suppose I see it differently, and it does not worry me. The reaction you display is just what they want to provoke; they like the fact that your blood has boiled. Treating them as just another individual neutralises them.
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Old 27th Nov 2008, 10:50
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Just hope the punk was'nt gay as well !!!

I am a gay punk thinking of not joining the RAF, can anyone advise ?
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Old 27th Nov 2008, 13:09
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I advise you to join the navy instead, along with the rest of them......
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Old 27th Nov 2008, 16:09
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"I think Archimedes knows the difference between an Officer and an NCO"

One would hope so - But that aint wot he said.

The point being that the infringement of impersonating an officer extends even to junior, non-commisisoned ones.
I had mistakenly inferred that the complainant had been very specific that the chap was impersonating a commissioned officer. This came about from my habit of reading anything in the Daily Mail at speed to make the experience as short and painless as possible...
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Old 27th Nov 2008, 21:53
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Zoom wrote:
Hope he wasn't wearing wings. Now that would have been a crime
And that's worse than wearing a long service medal ribbon how exactly? Get over yourself.

I've got no real problem with yoofs wearing bits of military kit, if that floats their boat. I'd rather they didn't, and it does piss me off a little, but hey, we fight for their right to do as they please so I can't complain too much.

The medal ribbons are a different kettle of fish I'm afraid. I worked damn hard for two of the ribbons he's wearing, and he can just go and wear them willy nilly? No, I'm sorry, **** him. Get them off.

I know Sgt Pepper et al have had a history of wearing military bits of dress, and good on them. Decorations is too far though.

(PS: The police didn't "investigate" this, they merely recieved a complaint, and an officer rang the lad up and told him not to be so provocative in future. The lad agreed it wasn't the best choice. End of. Let's not make out there was some sort of official case file).
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Old 28th Nov 2008, 09:49
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He is a silly, immature, attention seeking little boy and discussion such as this only serves to boost his kudos among his equally pathetic peer group.

It is not as if someone out there would mistake him for a real corporal, is it? His actions are designed to create a reaction and he has got what he wanted. Best just to ignore him and let him find some other toys to play with.
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Old 28th Nov 2008, 11:50
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For my 18th birthday I was given a small handful of cash by my parents and went up to London to spend it.
I trawelled Tottenham Court Road and bought a ghetto-blaster (this wasn't yesterday you understand) and from a small shop off Carnaby Street the closest thing i could find to Adam Ant's French Cavalry jacket. This turned out to be a Royal Marine Band's jacket - (not even remotely close I know, but it fitted and had a bit of gold piping. Must see if i can find it.)

Should I turn myself in or choose option B?
A.
"Alright Officer, i'll come quietly"
or
B.
"you'll never take me alive, copper"
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Old 28th Nov 2008, 12:59
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^^ How about you just make sure it doesn't have medal ribbons on it that you're not entitled to wear? Then you can wear it as often as you please, it's not really going to offend anyone.
(Well, as long as you don't wear the trousers, a white helmet, and carry a trombone around with you!)
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Old 29th Nov 2008, 06:28
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Trombone!!
Bah. Lightweight.
Tuba or Bass drum if you please.

(if i can find it this Christmas I may have to treat myself to a nice white belt, very fetching)
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