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  1. Right - the AA are getting on my tits again. Having watched that stupid advert with John Cleese (no problem with him) though he is a bit daft in it, let me just point out one thing - THE AA IS NOT THE 4th EMERGENCY SERVICE. :evil:

    I was an Auxilliary Coastguard in a MRCC before they were disbanded and for the record, HM Coastguard IS THE DEFINITIVE 4th emergency service. They do a great job (with crap pay and hours) and should not be demeaned by advertising muppets in this manner. IMHO.

    AA advert people SORT IT OUT!!!

    Rant off :oops:
  2. S-B,

    Rant understood (It's good to talk :wink: )

    ..........but where does the RAC fit in?

  3. I thought traffic wardens were the 4th emergency service :D

    I will elucidate.
    In the fire sevice we had responded to a call and were parked up (on double yellows) waiting for a keyholder when along comes the local warden.Typical of the breed he was overweight , unkempt , and although not exactly a can short of a six pack , he was missing the plastic bit that holds them together.He looks at our fcuking great bright red fire engine then looks at the double yellow lines and says to me "I'm going to walk past as if I aint seen yer cos us emergency services ave got to stick together"Needless to say we pissed ourselves laughing as he waddled off up the road. :D
  4. What about the RNLI and the mountain rescue teams across the country? I'm sure they'd give the AA a run for their money when it comes to a proper emergency.

    Here are some Gucci pictures to illustrate my point:
  5. And here is quite a funny picture of an AA van being rescued by the RAC.
  6. My name is guzzler and I'm an...

    Oh - not that AA!
  7. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    In a similar vein, Artificer Apprentices are no more.
  8. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Hmm, so my Scouse joke will be wasted then... :oops: :wink:

  9. Eh,yes :lol:
  10. AA are getting on my tits by constantly texting me to offer me deals on car insurance.

    This would be great but I don't have a car. Or a driving license. Or any intention of getting either in the near future.

    If anyone from the AA is reading this fuck off and go and harass someone else :evil:
  11. Hahaha Calm down eh
  12. That reminds me better go out and by a new curly wig and shell suit and stick on moustache as I am going to a wedding next month larr. As for the AA being the forth emergency service what a load of sh*t. :wink: :D
  13. I heard that vehicle glass replacement companies were the fourth emergency service nowadays, I think they are all stupid though, that Gavin from Autoglass squirted his resin into my Missus's crack, and she doesn't even have a car!!!
  14. Blackrat

    Blackrat War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    They can all fuck off as far as i'm concerned with their "Tut, tut, tut" and their breathing air through their teeth shenanigans while examining a shagged out motor. Wankers. I call them out to change my tyre if needs be. Why? Because i can. I don't feel at all guilty. Fourth emergency service my arse. I'd like to see them put out Toxteth on the 5th November when the Fire Service strikes because they are only allowed to watch five porn films per shift. My local off licence is the 4th emergency service because they deliver beer to me if i request it.
  15. The RAC have never let me down in all the times they've had to sort out my various skanking motors. The last young gentleman I dealt with was very diplomatic about the paper clip that was keeping the radiator fan running. :D
  16. I thought the 4th Emergency Service was the mobile PCSOs. What are they Called the Highways Agency?

    The other day enjoying a moderately fast run down the M1 listening to and singing along to Bohemian Rhapsody and minding my own business I was in fairly good mood with the sun shining.

    Mirror, signal, manoeuvre I over took this 4 x 4 Landy Disco. The Traffic Officer was slowly waving his finger from left to right like a trained hypnotist and clearly tutting while shaking his head.

    Why bother ? they have no powers, they are not Police Officers and as far as i'm concerned their single purpose in life is to keep the hi-ways and bi-ways clear of debris and keep the traffic moving.

    I'm sure most of them do a great job but this guy obviously had delusions of grandeur and fancied himself as a pseudo traffic cop.

    Anyway back on track HM Coastgard were always considered to be the 4th Emergency service and designated as such by the Blue (emergency) Light on the vehicle. So simply put if it doesn't have a blue flashing light it's not an emergency vehicle.


    There have been a few walts over the years that have been stuck on for having them fitted on their vehicle though !
  17. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    As you say, they have not have the same powers as a Police Officer, but under the Traffic Management Act 2004, Highways Agency Traffic Officers have the power to stop and direct traffic, close lanes and carriageways and manage traffic and it is an offence not to comply with their directions.

    If you fail to follow directions given by a HATO or as indicated by their displayed signs you could be prosecuted.

    Anyway, given that one of their primary responsibilities includes improving road safety and reduce casualties (always a good thing), he was just doing his job - no matter how sanctimonious his "finger wagging" may have seemed... :wink:
  18. But what about the RSPCA?
  19. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    what's Aretha Franklin gotta do with it..?! :? :lol:
  20. JD,

    We always thought your Bro. was the 4th Rescue Service (Railways Only) 8O

    :wink: :twisted:

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