Diamond Jubilee: Armed Forces Tribute

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  1. Catch this today starting at 1030 on BBC1.

    How some things have changed...
    ...while others never do:

  2. witsend

    witsend War Hero Book Reviewer

    I liked the comment from the presenter, "As the senior service heads down into town, the RAF comes into the quadrangle".
  3. Arty Shore was a PO(M) on the Glasgow back 97 when I was on there

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  4. Only managed to watch it late last night (busy weekend), but was most impressed with the turnout, and the marching. I thought that the guys and gals of the Naval contingent did us proud. It's not an easy thing to keep time when marching on sand!

    Was relaying to Mrs Mango my thoughts on the subject when she came up with, " I thought that the RAF were the best at marching."
    Needless to say, she is now on the naughty step till Monday!

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  5. Only Monday!!!!!!! You're getting soft in your old age.
  6. Watched the bulletins on Sky and the stupid presenter, on no fewer than 3 repeats of the feature, referred to the military contingents as the Royal Army, Navy and Air Force!!!! For fcuks sake "Royal Army"!!!! Surely somebody senior at Sky listens to these idiots "reading out loud" (what sort of job is that for a grown up?) and could have told her to stop being a prat but no, on she drones getting it wrong every single bloody time it makes my blood boil aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrgghhhhh!
  7. Thoroughly agree Broadside, and it's not limited to Sky. For about three weeks before the broadcast, Radio 4 was churning out a trailer for a programme called "The Reunion", bringing together former members of the company of HMS Sheffield, which, according to the blurb, was the first battleship to be sunk in action since the second world war. Made me cringe and shout rude words at the radio every time I heard it. The programme itself was very poignant, and good to listen to, but even then they managed to refer to the RFAs "HMS Sir Galahad" and "HMS Sir Tristram". They used to have a reputation for truth and accuracy at the BBC, but I think that their current Naval Advisor must have served his time in the Swiss navy.


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