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    Para Platoon earning the Maroon beret

    I agree on a smaller specialist task level, parachuting is still highly relevant and important. But do you think the days of loading them with 50-100 highly trained soldiers, flying at less than 10,000 feet, below 200mph would politically survivable? I say it in the context of rebels in the...
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    Para Platoon earning the Maroon beret

    Do you still see a role for everyone in the Regiment to be qualified to jump? Or do you see it going the way where only specific roles need to be trained? As someone said to me (might have been on here in the past), why would you take 50 highly trained blokes and fly them slowly and at low...
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    New member, Army

    Welcome to the site pal. Feel free to ask any questions, loads of current and former Army lads about if you need specific help.
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    Things that make you laugh

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    Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    As the saying goes, only in America :D During a pandemic, Doctors and Nurses are being laid off https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/us/politics/coronavirus-health-care-workers-layoffs.html
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    Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    I was looking for this yesterday, just managed to find it. It is absolutely true too.
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    Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    But do they need to know if the lock down is working? My own opinion is that they don't, they should forget about it. They should just keep an eye on the hospital capacity because at the end of the day, this needs to go through the population as quickly as possible without overwhelming the NHS...
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    Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    The trouble is though that we aren't testing people (nor should we). To use your analogy, nobody is even looking at where the rounds are going down. All the Gov are testing for is hits on the target (those going to hospital). Loads of people are getting sick without ever showing up on any stats...
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    Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    That is something I fully agree on. This is a media driven lock down. Jumped up journos pushing their own importance. Why those same jounros keep asking the same "are we there yet" questions each day of officials is beyond me. Get some scientists in their challenging the scientists and Ministers.
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    Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    I'm genuinely not trying to be a smart a*text deleted** here. I don't think we should be measuring the progress of the lock down. I think it is best if we just measure the progress of the virus. I think the Gov has got mission creep and I don't think they have realised yet. After this comes an economic...
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    Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    I looked into that and it's odd. The theory started out as a plausible theory, I don't agree with it but it is plausible. The original theory is that 5G causes some of your cells to produce something called Exosomes. Exosomes produce a similar test result to the COVID-19 particle. It there for...
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    Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    That is the way the media and some are painting it though. Anyone questions anything, they are into conspiracy theorists or feel they are young and invincible, or even that they aren't taking it seriously. That tends not to be the case. No matter what path is chosen, people are going to die...
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    Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Do you mean it is now a point about control rather than clinical need? If that is what you meant, I actually think that is now the case for some politicians. I have been staying in because I have mostly worked from home anyway. When I heard Matt Hancock this morning laying down a challenge to...
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    Things that make you laugh

    In fact, we need a new thread. "Things that make you cry" https://twitter.com/teresadg0/status/1246732147181989888?s=20
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    Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    That's a dangerous step.
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    Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    As for facemasks, if one of your family gets it and you need to care for them. Forget the other masks, this is genuinely the one you need. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07MWZRNC7 They have these in stock for next day delivery too. Obviously you ain't (probably not) going to the shop in...
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    Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Fingers crossed that the powers that be set aside any differences and help in any way they can. For any country to hold back from Iran any medicines, vaccines, ventilators that they don't need, due to political differences would be a crime in my opinion.
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    Things that make you laugh

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    Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    One small positive from all this, Nanny State UK is well and truly dead and buried. Anyone heard anyone today debating whether women with penises are blokes or not? Things just got real
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    Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    For those listening to Piers Morgan asking for a total clampdown on movement, he's an idiot, ignore him. Even if we get rid of it by doing what he says, which is highly remote, one person from anywhere in the world travelling here with it kicks it all off again here. Only option here is managed...
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