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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #25 on: September 15, 2007, 10:44:30 »
RCMP say man dies after falling into a field while skydiving northeast of Calgary
BEISEKER, Alta. (CP) - RCMP say a man has died of his injuries after impacting into a field while skydiving near Beiseker airport northeast of Calgary.

Police said emergency medical staff including an air ambulance were called but the man died at the scene.

The name of the victim was not released, but police believe he was an off-duty member of the British military.

An autopsy to determine the cause of death is planned for Monday.

At least five skydivers have died in similar accidents in the Beiseker area since 1989.

A 2005 fatality inquiry into another skydiving death in the area recommended that the federal government should step in to regulate the sport.



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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #26 on: September 15, 2007, 10:47:37 »
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #27 on: September 16, 2007, 20:27:34 »
From the Tory-graph

Looks like they need a few good medics in Helmland. Get on it John!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/09/16/ntroops116.xml
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #28 on: September 17, 2007, 00:47:24 »

Red Arrows to be left out of 2012 Olympics because they are too British (?). Hoo boy... hang onto your hats


http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2007421005,00.html
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #29 on: September 17, 2007, 00:48:51 »
Lesbian sues MoD for 15k. Only The Sun could dig up something like this...

http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2007421038,00.html
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #30 on: September 18, 2007, 06:55:02 »
From the Tory-graph

Looks like they need a few good medics in Helmland. Get on it John!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/09/16/ntroops116.xml

And here's the UK MoD's response to this one....

http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/EquipmentAndLogistics/MedicalFacilitiesInAfghanistan.htm

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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #31 on: September 18, 2007, 21:30:35 »
Can't take all the credit. People send me tons of this stuff.

Yes, we have no pyjamas. Canada covering British *** yet again... literally.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2007430276,00.html
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #32 on: September 19, 2007, 08:06:55 »
DnB... that last one is right ove the top.

What it will take is for troops to return to the UK in their birthday suit for the MoD to get their act together.
(and we thought the CF was bad for cost cutting measures)
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #33 on: September 19, 2007, 11:42:57 »
This is nothing Geo. You wouldn't believe some of the stuff I've seen. From the sign above the cookhouse hotplate that says 'only 2 weetabix per man' to a rifle company only being allowed to change 2 combat smocks per month.

More intersting tid bits

Compliments of the Russiian leader...
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/worldnews.html?in_article_id=482528&in_page_id=1811

http://www.straight.com/article-110398/report-suggests-scottish-terrorist-may-have-been-linked-to-a-group-planning-to-behead-prime-minister-stephen-harp
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #34 on: September 21, 2007, 02:31:48 »

OK, so this is downright depressing and impressive at the same time:

Dead Soldier's Twin Heads back to Iraq

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7004160.stm
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #35 on: September 21, 2007, 07:56:59 »
A brave man
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #36 on: September 21, 2007, 18:02:57 »
This should blow your mind... but not as much as it did the crain operator's

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=482898&in_page_id=1770
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #37 on: September 23, 2007, 08:10:16 »
DnB 
Lovely - just effing lovely.
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« Reply #38 on: September 23, 2007, 22:23:33 »

Army officer fined for sexual assault... with a grape? Only in Britain....

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23413238-details/Army+Major+fined+£2,500+for+sexually+assaulting+a+woman+with+a+grape/article.do?ito=newsnow
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #39 on: September 24, 2007, 07:45:01 »
heh... Mad dogs & englishmen ;)
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #40 on: September 25, 2007, 13:33:40 »
The UK presence in Afghanistan will need to remain for decades to help rebuild the country, British ambassador
Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles has said. "The task of standing up a government of Afghanistan that is sustainable is going
 to take a very long time," he told BBC Radio 4's Today programme. He added that the Afghan people wanted the UK
presence to help resist the Taleban and develop the country. "The message we are getting, the message I had only l
ast week down in Helmand from the people of the villages there, was, 'Please protect us from the Taleban,'" said Sir Sherard.

   
"Their worry isn't about us staying, it's about us going; about us not finishing the job of standing up the police, standing
up the security forces, standing up the judicial system, putting schools and hospitals in place." He added: "They remember
the Taleban - they have had a test-drive of Taleban rule and if there is one thing they are clear about it's that they do not
 want to return to the dark days of medieval Taleban rule."


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6220856.stm



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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #41 on: September 25, 2007, 13:55:54 »
British army veterans attacked during trip to pay homage to 1857 Indian mutiny

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/worldnews.html?in_article_id=483873&in_page_id=1811
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« Reply #42 on: September 25, 2007, 13:56:49 »
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #43 on: September 25, 2007, 14:09:39 »
Excellent article on the recovery by the SBS!!  :salute:

It would seem the Italians have some pretty good SF troops also....
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« Reply #44 on: September 25, 2007, 14:10:57 »
Great work by the SBS (again ;) - congratulations on a job well done.

WRT the veterans being give a hard time in India - I guess you could say that, you had to expect it.
Bit like having a bunch of Germans wanting to comemorate their visit to Moscow in the 40's & leave a plaque to remember them by...
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #45 on: September 26, 2007, 00:46:10 »

Iran really will be next
If Bush doesn’t force Iran to back down, then his successors will
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 http://www.spectator.co.uk/archive/142491/if-bush-doesnt-force-iran-to-back-down-then-his-successors-will.thtml

To many, 20 January 2009, George W. Bush’s last day in office, can’t come soon enough. The President’s pugnacious speech to the American Legion summed up why: not content with vigorously defending two wars, he seemed to start banging the drum for another with his statement that Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons threatened to put the Middle East ‘under the shadow of a nuclear holocaust’ and pledge that America ‘will confront this danger before it is too late’.

It is tempting to dismiss Bush’s remarks as mere sabre-rattling from an increasingly irrelevant and isolated President. After all, Bush has his hands full persuading Congress to continue funding the Iraq war; especially with the divisions between the British and American strategies made brutally apparent by British forces pulling back to Basra airport at the same time that Bush was flying into Iraq to rally support for the American troop surge. But those who think that the next president will jettison Bush’s policy on Iran are in for a shock.
 
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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #46 on: September 26, 2007, 14:59:37 »
"The most important qualification of a soldier is fortitude under fatigue and privation. Courage is only second; hardship, poverty and want are the best school for a soldier." Napoleon

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Re: British Military Current Events
« Reply #47 on: September 26, 2007, 15:09:58 »
Nice turnip you've turned up DnB

(BTW, digging up gems like this, you obviously have waaaaay too much time on your hands :))

Thanks!
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« Reply #48 on: September 26, 2007, 17:30:20 »
Luckily, I am at the centre of a web of time wasters who like to share!
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« Reply #49 on: September 27, 2007, 07:47:47 »
LOL!
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