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A blast from the past - This forum on the RM website

Discussion in 'Site Issues, News and Developments' started by Ninja_Stoker, Feb 15, 2019.

  1. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker Admin

    Jul 10, 2007
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  2. dodgyknees

    dodgyknees Active Member

    Dec 6, 2017
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    While I understand that these sites can grow out of control I really don't get why the military in general do not support sites like this. The best potential Army recruits can do is ARRSE, hardly a 21st century aid to recruiting!

    A couple of determined men to act as moderators and provide sage advice and job's a fish!
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  3. Wings

    Wings Parachute Regiment

    Nov 3, 2014

    Yeah the Army should really do one however I imagine a lot of inter regiment issues could come up e.g Paras against line infantry we arent the most favoured bunch
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  4. arny01

    arny01 Ex Pongo.

    Feb 15, 2015
    The Army has always had that problem everyone thinks their the finest Army unit in the entire British Army, and when different units come together it’s a recipe for disaster. Although I always loved a good scrap mind!! :D
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  5. Chelonian

    Chelonian Moderator

    Aug 10, 2010
    As an aside, a few years ago a friend of mine had a short stay in Torbay Hospital. She was on a six-bed ward and I visited her a few times. There was a very elderly lady in a bed by the window and it was clear that she hadn't had any visitors.
    Spur of the moment, I picked up a small basket of flowers for her on one visit. She was very pleased and we got chatting about her past. She'd been a despatch rider for the RAF at the end of WW2 and I mentioned that my old pa had also been a DR in Royal Signals. Conversation then went something like this:

    "You didn't do National Service did you young man?"
    "No, but I was in the Army as a youngster."
    "Ooh... that's nice. Which regiment?"
    "Parachute Regiment."
    [Long pause...]
    "What a bunch of bastards!"

    Can't win 'em all, I guess. :(
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  6. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker Admin

    Jul 10, 2007
    She had a point, to be fair :D

    Many of the female civilian population of Portsmouth & Plymouth hold the Navy in equal regard.
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