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Commonwealth soldiers form union

Jack77

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Changing the topic slightly, its been mentioned here that the Bitish army hes enlisted a large number of 'Commonwealth soldiers' from Fiji. What is their status after the latest military coup?
 

2badge_mango

War Hero
Watched "Question Time" and "This Week" on BBC 1 and couldn't believe the views expressed. Could find some excuse for the panel of numpties on QT - three journos, a tree hugger, labour's excuse for a minister, and a weak liberal posing as a conservative, but thought there might be some sense from the audience - in Newcastle. They seemed to consist of students from the university. Where were the Geordie accents and well rounded views of normal people? TW was even worse, Dianne Abbott pulling her "downtrodden blacks" stunt, fully backed up by Michael Portillo and Andrew Neil. Am I (and most of you, from your previous posts) so far removed from reality that we have become "closet racists"; or have the thought police inveigled their way so far into today's society as to make us an impotent minority?
My uniformed service ended in 1992. I served with people from all walks of life, all colours, all creeds, for nearly forty years, and with few exceptions I was proud to serve with them. The exceptions were generally indigenous to the UK, and would have been obnoxious under any circumstances.
I have probably been around for far too long. There was absolutely no problem with messdeck banter during my time in the services. Everyone was fair game for "their turn in the barrel" (figuratively), and most took it in good part. Has the reduction in strength of the services induced this deterioration of comradeship, or is it some hidden agenda by the current inadequate political class to further their own ends?

Have things changed that much?

2BM
 
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