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Old 29 December 2006, 12:11   #21
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British seems to be a very loose term these days what with Britain being so Multi Cultural!
True. Well people still said it even before Britain was full of foreigners
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Old 29 December 2006, 12:55   #22
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It's only an overreaction if you haven't just been booted out of your country with no prospect of ever returning!

SLR - though I did get to have a go with one on my 10th birthday, and a GPMG and a 66MM LAW (anti tank rocket) and some thunderflashes. Oh those were the days, before defence cuts were invented

Galtieri and the Junta were given the boot very shortly afterwards because they lost. Public confidence in a military dictatorship is a very fickle thing...!
Point well made Stephan, sorry for lack of empathy.
I do seem to recall that getting rid of the Junta seemed like a good thing at that time though I was young and not tuned in.

With regard to British and invading soverign countries well I am not so sure I would agree with that, however I do have many English, Welsh and Scottish friends, I have very few British ones......

Our history with that is less than successful.... But that is all in the past I hope.

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Looks as though Alan might be right

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Unbelievable!

"There are already reports that ships on operations are ignoring faults to weapons systems in order to save money but will spend cash if it is a health and safety issue."

If non-functional weapons systems in a war zone aren't a fkn health and safety issue then I don't know what is!!!
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There's some truth to that story, but in my experience this has been going on for years and this isnt a new and exlusive story....there's normally one or two bits of critical kit that are fcked on each ship and tight budgets always mean that these defects are fixed on the 18-24 month repair cycle and not as soon as they go down..if the shit were to hit the fan like in 82, I dont doubt that they would be sorted pronto..

I still stand by comments that the RN could do another Falklands as fighting capability is not simply a reflection of the number of hulls in service ......that said, if the carriers dont get replaced, then we are in the shit. Given TB and GB's track record, I suspect we wont see them. Here's hoping for another Falklands or something similar to give the Labour weazels a wake up call.
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Amazing - our glorious leader is making more demands on our forces than ever - whilst cutting them back more than anyone has - really makes great sense!!!
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Here's hoping for another Falklands or something similar to give the Labour weazels a wake up call.


Somewhere else please, I have had enough of Argies for one lifetime!!!
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Here's hoping for another Falklands or something similar to give the Labour weazels a wake up call.
...and hopefully without loss of life?
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hopefully yes, but I fear that unfortunately it will take major loss of lives before politicians realise short term wins can equal long term disaster.
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Apropos to nothing....

other than that this thread is about the Falklands....there was a job advert in the local paper for a finance position in the Falklands this weekend. If I were a bean counter and of an adventurous nature I'dve thought about applying! I'm assuming it was advertised in this fairly out of the way part of Canada because it was a for a seafood company. Still, it's not something you see every day!
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