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I've never been a soldier. I was an air cadet once, but that mostly involved sitting in a mouldy hut learning about aeroplane engines with the hint that one day we might go flying.

Yet, anyone who has spent time defending their nation, or at least drinking bromide-laced-tea for their nation, must have stories to tell. Tell them now.

(, Thu 23 Mar 2006, 18:26)
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TA intelligence...
2 stories from the TA days:

American troop of reserves joined us for an exercise. Part of the weekend involved live grenades....

the first idiot tried to pull the pin with his teeth, and promptly pulled out his 2 front teeth. If this wasn't bad enough, there was a wall we all stood behind to absorb shock waves when and shrapnel incase a thrown grenade didn't get thrown far enough over the wall into the range....

well one bright lad pulled the pin, and dropped the grenade over the top of the wall...naturally we all ran for it, the wall was badly damaged and he spent the rest of the weekend cleaning out the karsi...

but the best must go to the leader who when leading his troops out of a helicopter, the chopper swooped down to survey the land for a suitable landing spot, the said idiot in charge thought they had landed and jumped to his death fro 50 feet up,

dirka dirka indeed...

thank god these people were only pretend soldiers, god help us if they were ever deployed into real combat..
(, Mon 27 Mar 2006, 0:38, closed)

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