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  1. stirling2

    stirling2 Banned

  2. finknottle

    finknottle Banned

    A good response from the man to the shite-stirers who in all probability have never seen service. Of course they could be making negative comments in a pathetic attempt to gain puerile political points.
  3. mikh

    mikh War Hero

    Common ground at last finky, agree wholeheartedly
  4. onions

    onions Supporters - GCM

    Who taught him to salute? "Old and Bold" GIs are turning in their graves!!

    Semper Strenuissima.
  5. 2badge_mango

    2badge_mango War Hero

    I think he's trying to keep the sun out of his eyes Onions!

  6. Greenie

    Greenie New member

    Total agreement with what he says.

    I wonder if he reads RR :lol: :lol:
  7. dondon

    dondon New member

    Course he does , :lol:
  8. danny

    danny War Hero

    I hope he is trying to keep the sun out of his eyes. If not thats terrable.
  9. Potential_Officer

    Potential_Officer New member

    All that gold is weighing his arm down!
  10. broadside

    broadside War Hero

    Not how I was taught to do it but since he's the boss I suppose he can do what he wants - just waiting for the opportunity to follow suit and see who picks me up on it!
  11. onions

    onions Supporters - GCM

    It's almost as if he smells "Bullshit" and is try to waft the smell away!

    Semper Strenuissima.
  12. Junglie_killick

    Junglie_killick New member

    Sounds like the most probable answer!
  13. fishmiester

    fishmiester Banned

    Jonathon Band is one Senior Officer I would willingly follow into combat.

    The rest I would follow out of sheer curiosity -

    but one (no names no pack drill but he has a rusty barnet) I would happily go AWOL before I let him lead me any where near danger again!!!
  14. Always_a_Civvy

    Always_a_Civvy Supporter - ADC

    I thought only camp brownhatters saluted like that!!! :oops: Even I learned to salute properly (I think) in the RNXS....... Long way UP and short way down. Seemed like good advice at the time, innuendo aside! :wink:
  15. Junglie_killick

    Junglie_killick New member

    I was lucky enough to meet him while out in Basra last xmas, and fishmeister's right, He was a top class bloke, he might be a very good actor, but it did feel like he actually cared about what jack was up to out there, and he shared the same worries that we all shared even though he could jump on the next A/C and get out if he wanted to. Nice fella!
  16. 2badge_mango

    2badge_mango War Hero

    The pongoes do that AAC. Jack should, (or always did) go shortest way up, shortest way down.

  17. Jimmy_Green

    Jimmy_Green War Hero

    Met him very briefly during the cock & arse on the carrier during T200. Only got to have a quick chat as he was doing the social meet-the-troops bit, but first impressions last and he did come across as an alright geezer.
  18. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    He was captain of Illustrious early to mid 90's and whereas I normally treat officers with equal contempt, JB is the best boss I've had in 25 years service- a quality bloke.
  19. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Spot on, I concur.
  20. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Nah - he cheats at Uckers! :wink:

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