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29th Nov 2022, 22:49
Replies: 85
Views: 7,090
Posted By cheekychimp

We weren't a "peacekeeping force" we were there...

We weren't a "peacekeeping force" we were there to support the RUC in the legal execution of their duties. The IRA were painted as the bad guys because they were, during pre-deployment training the...
28th Nov 2022, 17:34
Replies: 85
Views: 7,090
Posted By cheekychimp

No, you squeeze the trigger, but to most people...

No, you squeeze the trigger, but to most people it's known as pulling the trigger.
28th Nov 2022, 14:44
Replies: 85
Views: 7,090
Posted By cheekychimp

That's all a bit dramatic. As someone who's...

That's all a bit dramatic. As someone who's patrolled with the GPMG in N.I, Iraq, Afghanistan etc, I can say that it is an ideal weapon for all those theatres. There's lots of reasons to patrol with...
21st Nov 2022, 20:37
Replies: 50
Views: 7,659
Posted By cheekychimp

A simple "Per Ardua" or "The Corps" should do....

A simple "Per Ardua" or "The Corps" should do. It's what is generally said.
23rd Oct 2022, 13:09
Replies: 18
Views: 3,666
Posted By cheekychimp

I'll back Bob up on this. No matter how remote...

I'll back Bob up on this. No matter how remote the chances are of getting in, if it's your dream you have to try, otherwise you'll regret it for the rest of your life.
8th Oct 2022, 20:10
Replies: 120
Views: 28,153
Posted By cheekychimp

Congratulations to her.

Congratulations to her.
1st Oct 2022, 23:52
Replies: 162
Views: 19,967
Posted By cheekychimp

How strange, but you are quite correct, in all my...

How strange, but you are quite correct, in all my time in the RAF I've only ever heard it with the 's' being pronounced. Every day's a school day.
30th Sep 2022, 07:59
Replies: 162
Views: 19,967
Posted By cheekychimp

I was thinking the same 2 weeks ago when I was...

I was thinking the same 2 weeks ago when I was running to the bleeps, I'm 53 and have to get to the same level as a 19 year old female! The PTI said there are a lot of rumours of the test going...
29th Sep 2022, 11:01
Replies: 162
Views: 19,967
Posted By cheekychimp

I'll bite. Aviator is for everyone in the RAF,...

I'll bite. Aviator is for everyone in the RAF, Gunner is still just for the RAF Regiment. Just as before, you would speak of RAF Regiment Gunners not RAF Regiment Airmen, it's still RAF Regiment...
29th Sep 2022, 09:11
Replies: 162
Views: 19,967
Posted By cheekychimp

Yes the ranks are AS1 and 2, but we are still...

Yes the ranks are AS1 and 2, but we are still Gunners.
29th Sep 2022, 09:06
Replies: 162
Views: 19,967
Posted By cheekychimp

None of the ex SACs on my Sqn give a monkey's...

None of the ex SACs on my Sqn give a monkey's about it, nothing has changed for the worse. I actually think 'Air Specialist' better describes the function of someone who supports the delivery of Air...
21st Sep 2022, 08:00
Replies: 118
Views: 22,805
Posted By cheekychimp

I don't think American dress regulations have...

I don't think American dress regulations have much bearing on a Royal funeral,.
18th Sep 2022, 20:40
Replies: 289
Views: 76,135
Posted By cheekychimp

Cheers Mike.

Cheers Mike.
11th Sep 2022, 21:55
Replies: 120
Views: 28,153
Posted By cheekychimp

On successful completion of Ex Omega at Honington...

On successful completion of Ex Omega at Honington she'll be presented with RAF Regiment "Mudguards" and can then call herself a Gunner.
2nd Sep 2022, 07:49
30th Aug 2022, 22:20
Replies: 327
Views: 67,346
Posted By cheekychimp

As they both live in this era, their views are of...

As they both live in this era, their views are of this era. They just happen to be different to some other views, plenty of young people have views similar to theirs.
8th Aug 2022, 17:59
Replies: 176
Views: 33,882
Posted By cheekychimp

Back in May the new Force Commander said he was...

Back in May the new Force Commander said he was looking at getting it for us. I'm surprised it's arrived this quickly, probably be the same as the Marines, 10 sets to share between everyone for photo...
6th Aug 2022, 00:45
Replies: 7
Views: 2,614
Posted By cheekychimp

You don't.

You don't.
6th Aug 2022, 00:43
Replies: 12,118
Views: 11,214,150
Posted By cheekychimp

Say all again, not in BATCO

Say all again, not in BATCO
26th Jul 2022, 20:04
Replies: 176
Views: 33,882
Posted By cheekychimp

When was the last time you saw anyone marching...

When was the last time you saw anyone marching round camp? It's not "Get some in" everyone just walks round like normal people. As for parades, why do we have to do it the Army way? Someone will be...
26th Jul 2022, 19:52
Replies: 176
Views: 33,882
Posted By cheekychimp

I know all that, I used to be a DI on IOT. A...

I know all that, I used to be a DI on IOT. A simple "Good morning Sir/Ma'am" serves the same purpose, acknowledges the commission and is courteous without being over the top. If we had been formed as...
26th Jul 2022, 19:05
Replies: 54
Views: 9,330
Posted By cheekychimp

No, they are highly motivated infantry. SAS, SBS...

No, they are highly motivated infantry. SAS, SBS and SRR are SF, supported by SFSG and SF Sigs.
26th Jul 2022, 18:09
Replies: 176
Views: 33,882
Posted By cheekychimp

and the wearing of hats, serves no purpose unless...

and the wearing of hats, serves no purpose unless part of PPE. I'd go further, but the "in my day" brigade may have multiple seizures.
26th Jul 2022, 16:17
Replies: 54
Views: 9,330
Posted By cheekychimp

Who knows? That's the nature of a lot of...

Who knows? That's the nature of a lot of conflicts, you don't see them coming. Which is why we keep certain capabilities or aspire to have them.
26th Jul 2022, 12:54
Replies: 54
Views: 9,330
Posted By cheekychimp

This has been the case since the start of...

This has been the case since the start of military paradrops, which is why SEAD etc is such an important factor in the planning. Even with Air Superiority any Air insertion is risky, it's the nature...
15th Jul 2022, 13:21
Replies: 83
Views: 11,124
Posted By cheekychimp

Exactly that. We in the RAF Regiment have our own...

Exactly that. We in the RAF Regiment have our own fitness standards to be achieved, in a pass or fail test that replicates elements of our operational role, failure severely restricts employability....
9th Jul 2022, 14:18
Replies: 12,118
Views: 11,214,150
Posted By cheekychimp

You are absolutely shameless. Yes it needs to...

You are absolutely shameless. Yes it needs to halt, by the defeat or withdrawal of Russia. This isn't a civil war, it's the invasion of a sovereign nation by a barbaric neighbour. "Inept government"...
7th Jul 2022, 23:12
Replies: 12,118
Views: 11,214,150
Posted By cheekychimp

You are Putin's brother and I claim my 5. I've...

You are Putin's brother and I claim my 5. I've never read such utter shit as that which you spout.
30th Jun 2022, 23:24
Replies: 12,118
Views: 11,214,150
Posted By cheekychimp

nonsense, they've deliberately targeted train...

nonsense, they've deliberately targeted train stations, shopping centres etc with PGMs.
30th Jun 2022, 22:44
Replies: 12,118
Views: 11,214,150
Posted By cheekychimp

No, the Russians are deliberately targeting...

No, the Russians are deliberately targeting civilians, which goes against the Laws of Armed Conflict. But I think you know that and are just trying to defend your heroes/countrymen.
26th Jun 2022, 11:32
Replies: 120
Views: 28,153
Posted By cheekychimp

I wish her good luck for Ex Omega, not long to go...

I wish her good luck for Ex Omega, not long to go now.
14th Jun 2022, 23:33
Replies: 176
Views: 33,882
Posted By cheekychimp

Good, hopefully this is all non-iron crease free...

Good, hopefully this is all non-iron crease free material, shining shoes can be left in the last century as well. I was once a drill instructor at Cranwell and know all too well how much time is...
14th Jun 2022, 10:29
Replies: 176
Views: 33,882
Posted By cheekychimp

Same here, apart from PPE, I've yet to hear of a...

Same here, apart from PPE, I've yet to hear of a good reason for routinely wearing headdress. In No1s fine, otherwise?
8th Jun 2022, 09:47
Replies: 162
Views: 19,967
Posted By cheekychimp

Yes, but we can't complain or the internet police...

Yes, but we can't complain or the internet police will find out who we really are and we'll have to report for mind cleansing, sorry I meant further D&I malarkey.
12th May 2022, 12:41
Replies: 120
Views: 28,153
Posted By cheekychimp

I last did the tests in January, but off the top...

I last did the tests in January, but off the top of my head, the weight carried is a few kilos more and the timings a few minutes less for the same distance, can't be more specific at the moment. The...
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