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Olympic call up's

Old 20th Feb 2012, 13:38
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Olympic call up's

Wonder how many phones will go straight to voice mail

BBC News - London 2012: Reservists called up to boost security
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Old 20th Feb 2012, 13:43
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"Defence will continue to apply its policy of intelligent selection, designed to identify, in good time, volunteer reservists with supportive employers with the training, skills and availability in order to minimise the impact of mobilisation upon the individual, their family and employer."
When has the MOD ever done anything that is either intelligent, in good time or with any thought for families or money?
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Old 20th Feb 2012, 14:03
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I've been called up as a womens beach volleyball judge....


damn, dreaming again!
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Old 20th Feb 2012, 17:55
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Will they get an Olympic medal?

I'm beginning to loath this profligate waste of the nation's wealth on the spectacle of a few sweaty oafs running, jumping, splashing about and throwing things even more than hitherto.

Very far from the 'Olympic ideal'....
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Old 20th Feb 2012, 18:10
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You're only beginning to Beags?
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Old 20th Feb 2012, 18:11
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"a few sweaty oafs".... like these you mean????

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Old 20th Feb 2012, 18:25
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Olympic call up's what?

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Old 20th Feb 2012, 18:30
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"a few sweaty oafs".... like these you mean????
Certainly!

Actually, I don't find the 'ladyees' in that photo particularly attractive .... Are they, in fact, male or female - it's difficult to be sure in Bratheel.
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Old 20th Feb 2012, 18:37
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What if one of those called up failed the fitness test? How embarrassing would that be?
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Old 20th Feb 2012, 19:02
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a few sweaty oafs running, jumping, splashing about and throwing things
That's no way to talk about the reservists.

Actually sounds like a good jolly to me. You'll be able to see the spec-debacle at first hand.
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Old 20th Feb 2012, 19:09
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@BEagle: Don´t worry, even football is olympic nowadays. Maybe that´ll get your approval?

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Old 20th Feb 2012, 19:18
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Are they, in fact, male or female
Beagle, one of them has top marked BRA so you should assume that one is a she!

I know- hat, coat....
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Old 20th Feb 2012, 19:51
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I believe that police are being housed in holiday camps and will be brought into London and other venues to do their bit day to day, no doubt on nice overtime rates. An article in the Times a few weeks back said that the police hierarchy were concerned about the antics they may get up to whilst in the holiday camps

What arrangements and payments do the mil get I wonder. A tent in Regents Park and out of date Ration Packs?
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Old 20th Feb 2012, 20:37
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Do people who volunteer for this really think they are going to get ring side seats? Surely they are not so daft as to realise they will be stagging on as glorified carpark attendants, rent a security or the like. It is purely to try (although a tad late) to reduce the cost of the games!
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Old 20th Feb 2012, 20:40
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It could be worse, you could be nominated to help out with the medal ceremonies.
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Old 20th Feb 2012, 20:47
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" It could be worse, you could be nominated to help out with the medal ceremonies."


Matelo

I reckon that would be one of the better gigs to be allocated.
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Old 20th Feb 2012, 21:47
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It could be worse, you could be nominated to help out with the medal ceremonies
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But you didn't get nominated did you? You volunteered!!
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Old 21st Feb 2012, 00:07
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Oh goodie,......same ole mob as Airbourne Artist and Bear many years ago..... Only do it if they fly me First Class and NOT Air Canada...oh and a bodyguard needs a bodyguard right......that mean the old lady gets a freebie also......Dialling my CP right now on me iphone....book time off and all....see you bye's in London LOL........
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Old 21st Feb 2012, 06:06
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Reservist?



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Old 21st Feb 2012, 07:49
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The one Olympic event many on here would indulge in ( providing somebody else pays of course ).....


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