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Olympic Union Flag raising - RAF out of step

Old 27th Jul 2012, 20:36
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Olympic Union Flag raising - RAF out of step

Why did they choose an RAF bloke that couldn't keep in step? Only 4 Billion watching our great moment of glory. Snigger.
 
Old 27th Jul 2012, 20:43
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Old 27th Jul 2012, 20:52
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Bloody shocking ticktocking with the flag.

Apart from which all the army blokes looked to be 20 stone killers and the others....
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Old 27th Jul 2012, 21:26
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Bloody shocking ticktocking with the flag.

Apart from which all the army blokes looked to be 20 stone killers and the others....
Probably the last 8 members of the armed forces not in the sandpit, the Falklands or on Olympic security duties....
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Old 27th Jul 2012, 21:33
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How embarrassing for the world to see that very poor opening ceremony. How on earth was the rest of the world supposed to understand that mishmash??

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Old 27th Jul 2012, 21:37
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It was a bit shocking to be honest........
Years to prepare, the whole world watching...all the other flag bearers to watch to keep in step with.........and you cant march to save your life.

I'm sure he will live it down in about forty or fifty years time

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Old 27th Jul 2012, 21:41
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Didn't see it as I'm in a tent but I've never understood tick tocking. It feels so odd. Marching isn't hard. It's just walking with flair.
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Old 27th Jul 2012, 21:52
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Probably the last 8 members of the armed forces not in the sandpit, the Falklands or on Olympic security duties....
Or working on border control desks.
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Old 27th Jul 2012, 21:58
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"How embarrassing for the world to see that very poor opening ceremony. How on earth was the rest of the world supposed to understand that mishmash??"

I am proud to have been born in the UK but I do tend to agree. Anyone who was not exposed to the UK history / culture / music would not have got the story IMHO.

Luckily whoever was commenting on our coverage was giving a quick intro to what was being shown so you could relate.
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Old 27th Jul 2012, 22:18
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subtle

some of the stuff was just too subtle for people/nations to undertsand, and wrong

Rugby...isnt an olympic sport yet (doh).......video was not of Northern Irish rugby team ...mistake

on the plus side and the not so subtle part..Jonny's drop goal (for the aussies)and the dambusters theme ;-)

Anyway would like to say a thank you to all those working tonight keeping the show safe ;-) up above the clouds

I will shut up now
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Old 27th Jul 2012, 22:31
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Old 27th Jul 2012, 23:53
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Sid is sadly right.....

It was poor with lots of pandering to vested interests with certain sections originally in omitted, no chance NHS was going to be dropped though as that would have caused a riot.

Really disappointed as expected more
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Old 27th Jul 2012, 23:57
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You total plonkers! It was bloody brilliant.
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Old 28th Jul 2012, 00:10
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Served with the guy who was tocking out in Iraq in 2008.. We were two of 7 RAF engineer and and supply squadron Sgts that became 6 with the death of Baz Barwood.. So he had a bad day under a bit of pressure... We have all made mistakes on parades. Could you do any better? I always found Growbags tended to make more...
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Old 28th Jul 2012, 00:20
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Because marching is so frontline... Bore off bell3nds.
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Old 28th Jul 2012, 00:20
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The average aircrew parade error isn't made in front of 1 billion viewers! Only in our heads do we have an audience that big
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Old 28th Jul 2012, 00:21
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You pathetic little masturbators.

I think that was a magnificent spectacle, about which we can all be proud.

And all you care about is whether some people can march up Glastonbury Tor in step.

Take a look at yourselves, then give yourselves a slap

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Old 28th Jul 2012, 00:28
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Excellent show.

Just a shame in the fact McCartney can't sing.
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Old 28th Jul 2012, 00:36
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There were some cracking moments in there:

1. Paul McCartney
2. Rowan Atkinson
3. Bond and Her Majesty
4. Kenneth Branagh as I K Brunel
5. The torch cauldron

But then there was the following that was completely pants:

1. That gopping "Starsky and Hutch" helicopter
2. The rubbish folk band at the start
3. Too much Dizzie Rascal (or however you spell it) - one song would have cracked it.
4. Now I like the Arctic Monkeys, but are they really the best of British we can offer? What about The Who, Madness, Take That, Coldplay, Tom Jones, etc...?
5. The pointless "pimp my ride" boat driven by that bereft Beckham - what about a hovercraft which is 100% British?

We also could have done some other British success stories, like the invention of TV, Radar, penicillin, world discovery, law and order, jet engine, steam engine/train, postage stamp, pencil, semaphore, pocket calculator, mp3 player, transformer, carbon fibre, micro chip, iron bridge, pram, lawn mower, fire extinguisher, tin can, rubber band, corkscrew, flushing loo, stainless steel, smallpox vaccine, asperin, CT scanner, viagra, tanks, Davy lamp, Motion picture camera, Calculus, slide rule, periodic table and atomic theory, association football, rugby football, cricket, tennis, boxing, table tennis, hockey, netball, polo, supersonic car, hovercraft, golf, fridge, Scouts and colour photographs to name a few.

So, yes, I did enjoy a large proportion but it could have been sooooo much better.

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Old 28th Jul 2012, 00:49
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Quite extaordinary that, after what was probably the most amazing opening ceremony ever seen, some one picks on a bit of poor marching (3 seconds on film).
90 minutes that captivated everyone in my village - we organised a big screen- how can you be so bloody pathetic.
Danny Boyle did our country proud. Briiliant!!
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