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Andy McNab

General discussions on joining & training in the British Army.

Andy McNab is...

a complete fake!
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a legendary hero
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a testicle
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#16 Post by hc00 » Mon 24 Apr, 2006 3:13 pm

Isn't it illegal to alter someones correspondence like the mail did?

I thought it was.

You should find out and take appropriate action if it is.
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#17 Post by Artist » Mon 24 Apr, 2006 4:00 pm

Not if it's a newspaper by all accounts.

Thanks for the address by the way hc00. Will buy you a few wets if you are ever around my neck of the woods.

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#18 Post by sneaky beaky » Mon 24 Apr, 2006 8:04 pm

Shortly after McNabs book came out, I attended an SBS Re-Union.
At the general meeting, we were warned NOT to write any books without first getting the draft approved by the SBS HQ.!!
That surely tells us something!
Either we can't write a legible sentence - or we might say something that might just show SF in a different light to what is meant to be shown!
I personally think, that as SF, we don't have too much to worry about.
I think we act in a very honourable way.
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#19 Post by Wee Willy Winkie » Wed 26 Apr, 2006 4:45 pm

aye, mcnab has had the tendency to alter the odd detail in his books. noticeable a mission in N.I. in his book 'immediate action'.
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#20 Post by alex4013 » Fri 05 May, 2006 12:38 am

he may be a fake, he may be a testicle.

I don't see or hear of anyone saying it to his face however....

just an observation... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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#21 Post by CptStabbo » Fri 05 May, 2006 8:42 am

Helo there Alex.

The reason that no-one says it to his face is because he doesnt have one.

I've met him and it really is all blurry and distorted.

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#22 Post by Artist » Mon 08 May, 2006 11:30 am

alex4013 wrote:he may be a fake, he may be a testicle.

I don't see or hear of anyone saying it to his face however....

just an observation... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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#23 Post by pablo » Mon 08 May, 2006 3:50 pm

I was going to put this in a whole new thread, but think it would be better suited right here. Mr. McNab recently talked through men's magazine, Nuts, about 'the british army's brand new super troop', as the magazine called it.

Apparently, the new unit will be called the 'Special Forces Support Group' and will be comprised of members from the Paras, Marines and RAF. Anything in speech-marks here through will be direct quoting from the mag, which I have sitting on my lap right now.

"For the past 15 years there's been a need for a specialised force to come in and work with the SAS. At most, the SAS numbers at three or four hundered people and that's never enough for a big mission. "

"The SAS is being used these days more than ever before and the regiment needs troops they can rely on. For instance, with the new force, we could avoid the classic f**ck-up like the Black Hawk Down incident the Americans caused at Mogadishu, because as Delta Force got ready to do that 'life' they didn't have another set of people acting as a cordon around the action zone, stopping absolutely anybody getting either in or out. Ideally, the area is contained, the SAS goes in, the job gets done and everyone gets out."

"The nature of warfare is changing. We arguably don't need a big land army in the way that we thought we might to face the Russians 20 years ago. The way to anwser this new world is to make our soldiers more mobile and more reactive. For example, lift some guys, drop them where they need to be dropped, leave them and then pick them up afterwards and take them away."

This made me chuckle. McNab commenting on the new unit's badge.
"It looks good. Much better than having a partridge on it or something that some posh berk has worked out was actually the Greek god of surprise, with a motto in Latin running along the bottom that nobody understands. The guys don't want that - they'll love the whole stormtrooper thing with the thunderclap. It's all about giving them a sense of pride and belonging. Still not as good as the SAS badge, though."

All I can say is bollocks.

If I find time I'll scan the two-page spread and put them up somewhere for you guys to read the full article. What I've put here, though, is probably about 3/4 of it.

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#24 Post by Sonne » Mon 08 May, 2006 4:10 pm

they'll love the whole stormtrooper thing with the thunderclap
You have got to be fooking kidding...

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Andy Mcnab?

#25 Post by Demolition » Mon 08 May, 2006 9:07 pm

Who's that? 8) Its a Puppet!

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Re: Andy Mcnab?

#26 Post by neil1955 » Mon 08 May, 2006 10:11 pm

Demolition wrote:Who's that? 8) Its a Puppet!
More like a MUPPET :P
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#28 Post by pablo » Tue 06 Jun, 2006 6:31 pm

foxtrotgolf wrote:
Rich wrote:
For instance, with the new force, we could avoid the classic f**ck-up like the Black Hawk Down incident the Americans caused at Mogadishu, because as Delta Force got ready to do that 'life' they didn't have another set of people acting as a cordon around the action zone, stopping absolutely anybody getting either in or out. Ideally, the area is contained, the SAS goes in, the job gets done and everyone gets out."


This is incorrect.
There were four Ranger 'Chalks' tasked with providing the perimeter.
The Navy Seals were also involved. What went wrong had nothing to do with the perimeter, and more to do with the pick up convoy getting lost in the winding streets of Mogadishu. The 'Little Birds' they had as part of their air support were able to give directions, unfortunatley, the messages were relayed with a delay, and by the time the convoy got the message 'turn left', they were already out of position relative to where the message was referring to, and getting further out of position when they followed the direction.
The other 'f*ck up' was that the Americans never thought that the Somalis would be capable of targetting a Heli effectively with an RPG.
If you're trying to correct someone, better write to the Nuts editor or better yet Mr McNab. As I said in the post, none of that's my opinion, it was an article written on McNab on a supposed 'new task force' that I quoted for everyone on here to read.

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Re: Andy Mcnab?

#29 Post by Artist » Tue 06 Jun, 2006 11:46 pm

neil1955 wrote:
Demolition wrote:Who's that? 8) Its a Puppet!
More like a MUPPET :P
As long as yer Arse points down Neil please don't ever change! :D

As it is I am 70% sure that that bloke in the Photo you showed me at Stapeley was Mr George "Famous Glass maker" based in that place near to Liverpool :D

The buggers still in and now a bloody Captain RM. He wern't a bad bloke really. Shame about his better half truth be told...............Had a mouth like an out of work Foghorn when she got a Wee Bit Squiffy! :D

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#30 Post by Johnny5 » Wed 07 Jun, 2006 12:45 am

I am sure it has been said hundreds of times before but one must remember the man passed SF Selection and became a Sgt with 22SAS, so the poll option “a complete fake” is a bit silly. The man seems to be a prat and having read Peter Ratcliffs book I can see that even his own contemporaries thought this of him :lol: .
I have often thought that the fiction books that Mcnab and Chris Ryan have out at the minute are wrote by the same ghost writer.
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