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Chinook pilot v RAF Movers

Old 9th May 2012, 21:53
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Chinook pilot v RAF Movers

Quite intrigued to see that the RAF Movers have descended en masse on poor old Frenchy Duncan's fine 'Sweating the Metal' book reviews on Amazon. It seems he made some disparaging comment about them in his book and has just acquired approximately 20 hostile reviews from such impartial reviewers as 'RAF Mover', 'Movers Wife', 'Real RAF' etc.

I'm not Frenchy, nor have I ever even met him, but I guess the real moral of the story is don't F**k with a mover. They'll lose your bags or finish your burgeoning writing career if you do; stay safe people ;-)
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Old 9th May 2012, 22:17
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Sweet! A movers bashing thread! Haven't had a good one in ages. Game on!

P.s. I F'in hate them.....
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well the comments are clearly from genuine movers, only RAF coppers write worse than that

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Old 9th May 2012, 22:45
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Ouch

Amazon Amazon
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Old 9th May 2012, 23:52
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Not sure about the link but we bought two of these and they are V comfy on the beach

Amazon Amazon

As an aside the only folk who will take notice of the ramblings of an RAF Mover or his Spandex wearing significant other are fellow movers so the the real world need not worry
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Old 10th May 2012, 00:01
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Haven't read the book, so can't comment on the quality of writing, alleged predictability etc, but all I can suggest is that he must have hit a raw nerve amongst the Movers.

That said, some of the "Movers' " comments are quite amusing - although I suspect in an entirely unintentional way. Either that the RAF is full of the next Ben Eltons / Jack Dees. With my pedant hat on, I have to say that:

the author clearly has no appreciation of the factors that go in to ac handling.
(Erm, isn't that what flying training is all about?)

The proof reader and whom ever authorised this to be released with a RAF seal of approval must answer for not doing there job.
(Oh dear, typos in the argument about proof reading.)

both made me chuckle.
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Old 10th May 2012, 01:23
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Somewhere in the big world of the internet there is a forum where the nether regions of the RAF, (namely movers), congregate to cast their evil spells... * One of them found this book on Amazon and alerted the coven which, predictably, all came on their souped up brooms to cast wickedness upon the worthless tome.

Since the author took the time from a probably ripping yarn to tear into the movers they must have fd up royally and they know it... Hence the entire coven breaking radio silence at the same time...





* Dare I suggest that filthy cesspit known as eGoat....
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Old 10th May 2012, 05:31
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I might recommend the book for review by my colleagues on the other forum.
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Old 10th May 2012, 05:56
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To be fair to (one of, at least!) them, there is a bit of humour in there.

I particularly like the review by 'empty carousel'.......RAF Mover in sense of humour shocker!!
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Movers - the greatest oxymoron since that company that begins with Q and sounds like kinetic.......

Sits back with glass of babycham and waits for a bite.
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I haven't read the book - yet - but the reviews do seem a little harsh. What I found err, interesting, were the 'other products' bought by purchasers of the book...look at the bottom (ooh err!)

Veet for Men, Veet for Men strips etc....
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Slight thread drift - Whenurhappy wrote
What I found err, interesting, were the 'other products' bought by purchasers of the book...look at the bottom (ooh err!)

Veet for Men, Veet for Men strips etc....
The reviews and comments for some of these products are very funny.
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There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
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I'm sure Frenchie will be grateful for the free publicity - the book has been out for a year and this will help boost sales!

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Free sample available on i tunes, make yor own mind up!
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Interesting to see it's not just the rank and file writing comments about the book but also some Suppliers with a Movements annotation too.

Haven't read the book but sounds like similar comments made about Movers in a book by a well known Navy pilot who won the Falklands air war on his own.
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Aren't Chinook drivers and Movers one in the same? The both shift stuff.
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Slight thread drift...I was really enjoying the book 'The Junior Officers' Reading Club' by an ex-Guards officer, until the penultimate pages when he wrote the following about a stint in the Falklands:

"I can't wait for Argentian battalions to descend on this place and fu(k off every whinging bar-coded war dodger...etc etc"

Which made him sound like a massive whinging army knuckledragger.

If everyone who went on ops wrote a vanity project/cash-in/memoir aboutit, then there would be no trees left standing!

What's next...'Confessions of a combat admin clerk in Al Udeid'?

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expose him as little more than a self pubicist.
Is he bit of an exhibitionist then?

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I think most readers will see these reviews for what they are.

I recall when on 1310 Flt we built 'The Camel's Toe', the JHF Bar at Basrah. We ordered 8 picnic benches for the place, paid for by our funds. Some time late 7 benches arrived. Quick phone call to the movers and the reply was 'Nah mate, 7's all that come through'. Movers back in the UK seemed to disagree so the Boss takes a walk down to the movers' crewroom airside at BSR, and finds a bunch of them smoking fags and reading Loaded, sitting on our missing 8th table. They were lucky not to find themselves on charges. Thanks for the support guys... and they wonder why they get a bad name.

Can't wait for some thrilling movers' war memoirs come out. I'm sure they'll fly off the shelves.
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Got my doubts that Empty Carousel is a mover. That is funny!!
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