Ninja_Stoker said:No problem, it's just one of those things, everyone was very scared - 7 days sat on a UXB kind of makes you a bit twitchy, especially when it's laying in a magazine (explosive store-room) flooded in diesel which then catches fire. If nothing else, it keeps you "regular".
Having said all that, I take my hat off to the Royal Marines that flew on the Apache Helicopter Rescue in Afghanistan earlier this year. I still can't believe the 3 Army co-pilots got DFCs, the 3 Army pilots & Royal Engineer (Commando trained) who flew on the outside each got Military Crosses- The 3 Royal Marine Commandos got nothing, not even a mention in dispatches.
(One of the young Marines was one of my candidates, who only joined 18 months beforehand.)
You are absolutely correct, not just the Royal Marines, all involved equally.alan wilson said:....stunning bravery