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Old 19th Mar 2022, 17:28
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Seems like a lot of fuss for just offering a neighbour a place to park his bike
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Old 19th Mar 2022, 18:27
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Originally Posted by xenolith
Seems like a lot of fuss for just offering a neighbour a place to park his bike
Surely it rather depends on whether it has slim smooth road bike tyres or rough thick and muddy mountain bike tyres.....

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Old 19th Mar 2022, 19:33
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Originally Posted by Union Jack
Surely it rather depends on whether it has slim smooth road bike tyres or rough thick and muddy mountain bike tyres.....

Jack
OOerr Missus! that would surely divide Ppruners into one of two camps! - Rough or smooth?
Puts a different perspective on going to the Bike Store to get your leaving chit signed...
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Old 19th Mar 2022, 23:55
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Perhaps a counter narrative might be that in her new position as DCom Cap AM Byford might listen to the SME that work for her, rather than take the view that a 3 Star aircrew mate automatically knows better than the people who are employed to deliver capability?

As long as she doesn’t sip the MBDA Kool Aid?🙊
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Old 20th Mar 2022, 21:51
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Originally Posted by xenolith
Seems like a lot of fuss for just offering a neighbour a place to park his bike
Really Sir!

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Old 20th Mar 2022, 22:20
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Originally Posted by Gordon Brown
Perhaps a counter narrative might be that in her new position as DCom Cap AM Byford might listen to the SME that work for her, rather than take the view that a 3 Star aircrew mate automatically knows better than the people who are employed to deliver capability?

As long as she doesn’t sip the MBDA Kool Aid?🙊
Still a 2-star AVM. She is only covering the AMP side of business and COS Cap the capability stuff. We’re still waiting to hear who will be the 3-star DCOM Cap & AMP
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Old 21st Mar 2022, 17:11
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To be fair to the “fang farrier” she has done a bit more in her career than just root fillings you know. She was a Deskie at Innsworth (albeit for the professionally qualified, but a Deskie is a Deskie) and struck me as a good hand - had the odd drink with her when I was there.

That said, AT is/was a great loss, and seems as much as anything a victim of a difficulty with decision making at the top …….. (how very dare I…….!!)
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Old 21st Mar 2022, 20:30
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Originally Posted by teeteringhead
To be fair to the “fang farrier” she has done a bit more in her career than just root fillings you know. She was a Deskie at Innsworth (albeit for the professionally qualified, but a Deskie is a Deskie) and struck me as a good hand - had the odd drink with her when I was there.

That said, AT is/was a great loss, and seems as much as anything a victim of a difficulty with decision making at the top …….. (how very dare I…….!!)
For his flaws, and we all have them, AT was a natural leader and warfighter, and we can’t have those in a military branch these days.

I’m afraid Wiggy the Woke, pronouns and 256 flavours of gender are now the new manifestation of leadership.

AT is best off out.
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Old 22nd Mar 2022, 07:11
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Given the current situation, I would thought Ben Wallace should have refused to accept the resignation and reinstated AT pro tem.

My understanding is that the event took place last summer, top brass informed, apologies made etc. It only came to the 'public gaze', because neighbour wanted more and went to the press - there is a name for people like that but my dictionary does not seem to have it - I must look in the cesspit where I might be reminded what the word is.

One might consider the RN officer who left some papers, which were retrieved by the press. There was also the VSO who admitted to being a little naughty but seems to have faced no sanction whatsoever. The services bang on about having to mirror the general population in its selections etc and then throws a load tacks in the road, when someone does just that (not this case).

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Old 22nd Mar 2022, 09:44
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It’s a great shame that such a talented chap lost his career to something relatively trivial.
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Old 22nd Mar 2022, 10:02
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Originally Posted by ShyTorque
It’s a great shame that such a talented chap lost his career to something relatively trivial.
I wouldn't call it trivial as he was a very senior officer who should have known better. If I had done a similar thing when I was in the RAF a sharp bollocking would all that would have been necessary!
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Old 22nd Mar 2022, 13:14
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I still wonder whether Sir was under the affluence of inkahol? It was extraordinarily strange behaviour.
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Old 22nd Mar 2022, 20:22
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Originally Posted by brakedwell
I wouldn't call it trivial as he was a very senior officer who should have known better. If I had done a similar thing when I was in the RAF a sharp bollocking would all that would have been necessary!
bollocking for arsing about without shreddies ..... paints a picture ................
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Old 22nd Mar 2022, 22:51
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Are they still neighbours...? Will it feature on `Neighbours from hell..`TV...?
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Old 23rd Mar 2022, 15:49
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Fortunately we have a good neighbour pair each side.

I am reminded of the ancient wisdom for old blokes: have a garden small enough that your cries for help can be heard next door, but large enough for a little secluded corner on being caught short with very muddy boots on.
Mine is behind the shed, and formalised by a little sign.
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Old 24th Mar 2022, 00:24
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Houses either side of me were empty for a few months a decade or so back. Got used to arriving home at midnight or so on a Friday, several sheets flapping in the breeze, blunder down to the end of the garden, keen to water the new compost heap as I gathered urine was quite a useful constituent. One night something made me pause for thought as I reached the half way mark. I like to think it was some primeval second sight instinct but in reality I probably espied a glowing ciggy butt across the fence out of a corner of an eye and thus I met my new neighbour Amelia, to this day my considerate and delightful person next door. She'd probably laugh if she knew my intended purpose when we first met and applaud it as she is very much oriented to "the Good Life". We chatted for fifteen or twenty minutes on that first occasion before I retreated inside, bent double with the need to excise the last pint or two... and I haven't pissed on the compost heap since.
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