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teeteringhead 13th Nov 2011 11:27

BBC Coverage of Remembrance in Whitehall?
 
I have purposely not included this in the Remembrance Day sticky, as it's a bit of a whinge.

Visually as stunning and humbling as ever, but oh dear Mr Dimbleby - your father will be turning in his grave. Just the ones I clocked:

1. Called CAS "Sir David Dallon" - got it right second time.
2. Reference to the Field Hospital at Cape Bastion.
3. Calling the BLESMA boss Col Jeremy Church (he is Jerome - and an old mate).
4. Saying the RAF Regt is "the military part of the RAF." (stand by for incomers) ;)
5. Saying that the FAA "are supporting piracy operations in the Gulf."
6. Welcoming the "South Atlantic Medical (oops - Medal!) Association."
7. And the "Norman Veterans' Association"

[edited to add #7]

and that's just what my restricted expertise led me to notice.

David - can you please:

a. get a new scriptwriter
b. get a new pair of specs
c. take more water with it
d. all of the above

.... good to see Flt Lt Wales properly dressed though .......;)

Clockwork Mouse 13th Nov 2011 11:36

What's wrong with item 4?

airborne_artist 13th Nov 2011 11:46

I'm with CM - with the exception of SH mates, I reckon he was quite correct ;)

hval 13th Nov 2011 12:34

Ahh Uhmm,

Reference Point 4, I am in agreement with teetering head on this one.

I was under the impression that the R.A.F. was part of "the military". Obviously my understanding of the word "military" is incorrect.

langleybaston 13th Nov 2011 12:45

where I come from Jerome as a Christian name is pronounced Jeremy!

cazatou 13th Nov 2011 12:52

I would have said that the statement that the FAA are supporting Piracy Operations casts "Jack" in a different light.

teeteringhead 13th Nov 2011 13:33


I'm with CM - with the exception of SH mates, I reckon he was quite correct
.... you may well say that ..... I couldn't possibly comment!! ;);)

Wensleydale 13th Nov 2011 14:24

Not to mention:

1st Airborne Division who landed in Normandy on D-Day (it was the 6th AB)

Army Air Corps who landed the gliders at Pegasus Bridge (it was the Glider Pilots' Regiment - AAC formed from GPR much later)
Perhaps the BBC are using the surplus of chefs on their payrole as "experts"?

teeteringhead 13th Nov 2011 14:39

Thanks Wensleydale, you've reminded me of another one; Dimblebore spoke of the "Norman Veterans' Association" ... not too many left from 1066 these days I spose .......

I'll edit the original to add it

corporal punishment 13th Nov 2011 14:48

Sorry, Wensley D,

The Army Air Corps in 1944 comprised the Parachute Regt and Glider Pilot Regt, although it was a larger admin set up - it is strictly correct.

You will occasionally see reference to 'The Glider Pilot regt, Army Air Corps' or 'Parachute Regt .....'

However, this does not detract from the fact that Dimbleblunder is a useless presenter and should be put out to grass. There are frequently errors in what he says and those who listen to 'Any Questions' are also up in arms about them.

BTW Mrs CP thinks she knows the female pilot with medals galore, who led the RAF contingent at the Royal Albert hall last night. Is she a helio pilot (ex Army) called Penny G...... by any chance?

racedo 13th Nov 2011 14:55

Its the BEEB, why would they get anything accurate and change history.

heights good 13th Nov 2011 15:12

"I'm with CM - with the exception of SH mates, I reckon he was quite correct "

SH are all part of the Army anyway..... ;)

HG

Clockwork Mouse 13th Nov 2011 15:34

Well, they should be at least!

DX Wombat 13th Nov 2011 15:46

I thought this was probably the better place to ask this question, which is not intended to start a long debate about why it should be so, but I should like to know what is considered the appropriate length of time to wear a poppy after Remembrance Sunday?

Pontius Navigator 13th Nov 2011 16:05

DX, pub set.

I think those who 'wear' them, and Red Noses, on their cars throughout the year are just making a statement (and not a good one).

Just a personal view.

Melchett01 13th Nov 2011 16:16

Cpl P,

Check PMs

Melchett

Wander00 13th Nov 2011 16:35

For what it is worth, I wear mine until the end of Remembrance Sunday. means I can go to the supermarket tomorrow morning without the French staring at me! Seriously though, I tend to go for 1 Nov to Remembrance Sunday.

airborne_artist 13th Nov 2011 16:37


I thought this was probably the better place to ask this question, which is not intended to start a long debate about why it should be so, but I should like to know what is considered the appropriate length of time to wear a poppy after Remembrance Sunday?
I wear my poppy from Nov 1st to the 11th or Remembrance Sunday, which ever is the later. Like Christmas decorations they seem to sprout earlier every year. I think it demeans the cause.

Rigga 13th Nov 2011 16:51

Back to No.4 please...

I often say I never served in the Military - I joined the RAF instead.

DX Wombat 13th Nov 2011 16:52

Thank you people, that was what I was thinking and what I tend to do. :)


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