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by dootybooty
Thu 04 Aug, 2005 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: potential solution for muslim fundamentalist terrorism...
Replies: 64
Views: 7193

Whats all this muslim community crap? I thought community meant people living together. We are supposed to be one community in Great Britain. A British Community. To say muslim, shik or afro carribian, kurdish or even polish community creates division. We have allowed people who do not respect our t...
by dootybooty
Fri 15 Jul, 2005 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Combined Military Services Museum
Replies: 1
Views: 681

Combined Military Services Museum

Just to let you gus know that there is an excellent new military museum in Maldon, Essex, Of particular intrest to Bootnecks is the only remaining Cockle of the type used in the Cockleshell raid, the Museum also houses a unique collection of Bill Sparks personal possesions and memorobilia. The Museu...
by dootybooty
Fri 08 Jul, 2005 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: terrorist attacks in london
Replies: 98
Views: 14568

Spare a thought for the poor buggers who are cleaning up the remains, I did some in Aden and Ulster and it ain't nice. Losts of PTSD councilors should be on hand for them when the job is done.
by dootybooty
Wed 06 Jul, 2005 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Well, well well......we got the 2012 Olympic games!
Replies: 8
Views: 1111

Personaly I don't give a toss about the games but I am chuffed to nuts that we beat the slimey Frogs.
by dootybooty
Mon 20 Jun, 2005 5:24 am
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Joining Exam
Replies: 2
Views: 788

Joining Exam

What happened to the educational tests you had to take before you joined the Corps? Reading these threads it seems that the test minimum has been reduced to 5%. Poor spelling rotten gramar, terrible sentence construction. A lot of these young guys may be very fit, but it strikes me that their grey m...
by dootybooty
Wed 08 Jun, 2005 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: What badge is this?
Replies: 24
Views: 2409

I know Albert fairly well and also a couple of Frogs who flog items, there are a few who come over to UK to buy up items to sell. The best guy over there is Dominic who runs the museum under the Basillica of the leaning Virgin, he's a good hand, and has amazing knowledge of the Somme battles. One of...
by dootybooty
Tue 07 Jun, 2005 11:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: What badge is this?
Replies: 24
Views: 2409

PS. On second glance I have made a mistake, it is the top picture that is a fake, the bottom pair could be genuine.
by dootybooty
Tue 07 Jun, 2005 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: What badge is this?
Replies: 24
Views: 2409

It is not a genuine badge but a re-strike. a real one would cost £80 - £90.If you are a collector beware, there are lots of restrikes out there. On you example you can tell by the colour of the brass and the lack of detail on the reverse.
by dootybooty
Tue 07 Dec, 2004 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Tanks today
Replies: 16
Views: 2448

With the increase in the effectiveness of rounds and ballistics certainly the light afv seems the way to go. Speed, all terrain capability and an effective round, one hit one kill, would be excellent. An apc/afv which offers both protection all terrain mobility and adequate firepower would be a grea...
by dootybooty
Tue 07 Dec, 2004 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Tanks today
Replies: 16
Views: 2448

I never intimated that the attack helicopter would replace the tank, I was saying that the tank has become more vulnerable since its introduction, as for tanks tanks holding ground, that implies a static defence and as almost everyone knows, with one or two exceptions a static defence has not worked...
by dootybooty
Tue 07 Dec, 2004 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Tanks today
Replies: 16
Views: 2448

While tanks will retain a place in most of the worlds armies for many years to come their role will deminish. Compare the tank to the armoured knight, the knight became an expensive anachronism, the prestiege that existed around the knight and the expense associated with that prestiege ensured the d...
by dootybooty
Tue 07 Dec, 2004 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Tanks today
Replies: 16
Views: 2448

The tank is rapidly becomming obselete. In a conventional warfare context the tank is more vulnerable than ever to infantry held weapons and most of all the battlefield assault helicopter. Few nations can afford to invest in main battle tanks now. Although sucssesfuly used in the last Iraq war Abrah...
by dootybooty
Fri 05 Nov, 2004 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Game Over
Replies: 11
Views: 2035

We seem to be getting into a whole new boardgame here. As I see it a soldiers duty is to obey legal orders. The morality of a conflict is not the concern of a proffesional soldier, if he did not know he was going to risk his life when he joined up or do things he did not like doing he was prety gree...
by dootybooty
Thu 04 Nov, 2004 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Game Over
Replies: 11
Views: 2035

Bite the bullet and get on with it. You live in a democracy and the majority of your countrymen voted for Bush. If you dont like it move to somewhere else, like Mexico or Grenada. Its not about who is in charge, it is about wether you love your country or not. Look at us poor Brits, most of us on he...
by dootybooty
Wed 22 Sep, 2004 8:28 am
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Canes and Sticks
Replies: 22
Views: 5384

My father, who was a wartime and post war bootie told me there was a drill for swagger sticks, as the canes were called. He went into great detail about how to stop and look in a shop window while holding the stick. Mind you ,he told me a lot of other stories too.