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Old 20 June 2006, 17:33   #11
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Ahem our boys arnt exactly short with their rounds either these days, talk about pumping five rounds into a suspected terrorist they already had pinned down and restrained in London?
You have a point but most wont go crashing into someone when there going one way and the 'suspect' another on purpose. The cop died on his second hospital visit having done it twice.
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I will stand behind the US Coastguard anyday. They are extremely well trained. Did anyone watch what they did in Hurricane Katrina ? They saved literally hundreds of lives. However, please apreciate that that most Americans, acknowledge that Britain has historically, and still has, superior military, police and special forces compared to the rest of the world. Particularily Sir David Stirling's bunch.

So thank your lucky arse and be a little humble.
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However, please apreciate that that most Americans, acknowledge that Britain has historically, and still has, superior military, police and special forces compared to the rest of the world.
it is a shame that the equipment given the forces is not up to the standard and volume that the US gives their guys on the whole. Some of our stuff is good but i was always amazed what the US guys got.
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Hugh, All it takes is money, unfortunately.
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it is a shame that the equipment given the forces is not up to the standard and volume that the US gives their guys on the whole. Some of our stuff is good but i was always amazed what the US guys got.

Ahh shiney kit syndrome - why do you think they only give our squaddies old stuff? Cos they will just nick the stuff off the Yanks anyway!!!
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I will stand behind the US Coastguard anyday. They are extremely well trained. Did anyone watch what they did in Hurricane Katrina ? They saved literally hundreds of lives. However, please apreciate that that most Americans, acknowledge that Britain has historically, and still has, superior military, police and special forces compared to the rest of the world. Particularily Sir David Stirling's bunch.

So thank your lucky arse and be a little humble.
WHOA!!! Now there is a hot potato! Don't say that to anybody in the U.S. Marine corps, other any other branch of the U.S. military for that matter, a touchy subject for sure! A sure fire way to start a long debate being as both countries exhibit a lot of pride in their respective military histories/armed services, I would avoid discussion on this like the plague... Comments Cod?
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Don’t take anything Mr C might say personally……..

Just class it as “friendly fire”
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oh yes i forgot you spent a lot of time in the armed forces so have a lot of experience in this area
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WHOA!!! Now there is a hot potato! Don't say that to anybody in the U.S. Marine corps, other any other branch of the U.S. military for that matter, a touchy subject for sure! A sure fire way to start a long debate being as both countries exhibit a lot of pride in their respective military histories/armed services, I would avoid discussion on this like the plague... Comments Cod?

Sorry but seen this first hand. US marines (already fully trained 'recon guys' - who are supposed to be pretty special) struggled with Lympstone. Didn't like the rain much either!!!!

i don't want to start an over the pond row here - there are plenty of things we cannot rival the us in (apart from the fact that we both have dubious leaders)!!! for some reason brits just make good soldiers (probably as bread from various invading warrior races).
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Just class it as “friendly fire”
A Yank speciallity???
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