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SAS reprimand

Discussion in 'Military News and Clips' started by Polo, Feb 3, 2019.

  1. Polo

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  3. Chelonian

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    But what will become of the current cap badge of the Queen's Royal Lancers? :confused:

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    Nope! Nazis! Get rid!
     
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    From the article:

    "A source said: 'The SAS are professional killers – that's the job. So what if they wear a skull on their uniform. 'We have been told that it could be upsetting to other units and disrespectful to enemy forces.'"

    Disrespectful to enemy forces? This is an elite special forces unit, I highly doubt "enemy forces" get more than a 2 second look at these guys before their meeting with a higher power. It's amazing how this is even a thing.
     
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  6. Chelonian

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    Many tats aren't exactly tactical. But this one takes the biscuit. Amusingly the design might soon appear on the arms of blanket stackers tri-service. :)

    Perhaps the biggest indicator of this trend's cringe-ness is that it originated in the USA. No surprise there, eh?
    Ooo-rah!
     
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    A 'walts' dream.-banghead-

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    I suspect it’s a bit of creative license with the writing.
    The Punisher Skull was Chris Kyles “thing” and it grew from there. I would wager it wasn’t a tattoo but a “morale” patch (which seems all the fashion at the moment).
    And I would wager it doesn’t mean a confirmed. But just a bit of a morale/unit identifier. Much like the Spartan thing when 300 was in the Cinema.
     
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  9. Chelonian

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    Agreed. A 'morale' patch is more likely.
    Available on eBay and Amazon. My eight-year-old nephew would love one on his school bag. I'll report back if it prompts a letter from the school.

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    I remarked something very similar when I only had two more ears and my necklace would have been complete! -banghead- :D
     
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    Rather ironically the symbol has nothing to do specifically with the Nazis other than the fact they dawned it. It dates far back in Prussian military history and tradition.
     
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    I am also led to believe that SAS Troopers are to be allowed to wear the ‘prized’ Covert Ops medal, in public.o_O:cool:

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    All part of staying in the media attention campaign, for which no doubt will lead to ‘the book’, ‘the film’ and more interviews with ‘former’ members!!
    :):):)
     
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    I don’t know, there’s been a few ex SBS members writing their book recently and one on the way too
     
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    Arguably, these 'morale' patches better represent British values. :)

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    How could you miss this one?

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    Care to PM me their names and I will check with the Disclosure Cell.:cool:
     
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    I believe they are high profile enough for you to know who they are ;)
     
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    Middleton and Fox off TV's Come Dancing?
     
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    Slightly off topic. It was funny the other week when they told one guy - who was acting as a brakeman for his oppo on an abseil - to brake way way too late, nor did they tell him to take up the slack first. Then they blamed the lad for not doing it right. :D:D



    On a different note, this season certainly seems like it's counselling session for the contestants. I reckon Channel4 have told them to make it like a care in the community series with some phys thrown in. Bring back Eddie Stone beating the hell out of people on BBC2.
     
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    Chatting to another lad we both think this was out of order, and had it been properly run, and he screwed up, he would be made to hand over his armband.
    However because it seems to be a failure of system analysis in the system of work, they screwed it up too, and didn’t hammer the lad because they knew they were in the wrong.

    This series has been a let down, I reckon it’s the last one. It’s focused too much on the women, and people that would normally have got the boot, are still going.