Great Britain


Hi, I've just been to my local AFCO and am applying for the Fleet Air Arm as a pilot, but thats not what i'm here to chat about.

Tonight, me and a mate went for a few drinks down our local, and ended up walking down the high street to get a pizza.

On our way, two blokes jump us. One goes for me, one for my mate. I flatten the one, and he's in a fight with the other, i'm trying to help him and the one i fought absolutley flays me with a right hook. We get away and we're ok.

My question is, if id've stamped on that ****'s face when i flattened him, i wouldnt look like the bastard elephant man now, and we'dve been laughing about this at the moment.

Is this the way Great Britain is going? You have to stamp the shit out of your fellow man to garuantee your safety? or am I in the right for walking away? And a black eye is my punishment?

Just wondered your view on the subject.

Hope to see you on the fleet soon.



Lantern Swinger
I commend you for walking away. I know it was his fault but the Blue might not have seen it that way- you did the right thing, and in the process safeguarded what I assume is a clean criminal record.

Potential pilot with a street side brawl to his name was never going to be a good look, walking away was best for you and not him.

Well done chap.


War Hero
I agree with Sara. You did the right thing by walking away.

When you go for your interview the black eye will have long gone.

Stamping on someone's head, whether you believe they deserve it or not, will most likely land you in the slammer.
You won't stand much chance if you want to join up as an Officer, having a conviction for violence.
attwoodc said:
My question is, if id've stamped on that cnut's face when i flattened him, i wouldnt look like the bastard elephant man now.

Is this the way Great Britain is going?

Just wondered your view on the subject.

Hope to see you on the fleet soon.


It is unfortunately, sorry to hear you got caught. But never ever use your foot in anger! You both did the right thing and left it at that.

I'm sorry you didn't even get your pizza? Pizza Mmmmmmmmm...
Walking away is always the best thing to do.

Not only does it take the bigger person but it stops all those interviews etc and the possibility of private prosecution from whichever chav it was that had his feelings hurt (or parts of his body) by your self defence in the first place.
I hope you reported it to the police, they are unlikely to do much about it, but at least it would mean that the real crime figures would get reported.
Unprovoked attack on the street? You were acting in self defence and had every right to kick him in the goolies imho. He wouldn't have come back at you then, and he wouldn't have the scars to show the police later, either.

But yes.... walking away showed far more maturity and stamina. If ever you get into a dogfight, though, don't turn your back again! Annihilate the bastard!
I guess I'm going to get flak for this, but I disagree. When someone has been put down, make sure they have no incentive to get back up. If that means using 'feet', then so be it.

It's sad thats the way it is these days, but with society being so violent, whats the choice?

Oh, and before I get labelled a thug; if I have the choice of running away, then I would, EVERY time. However, if I'm cornered and have to stay and fight, then I'll do what I have to do. And then some.

The 8 inch scar on my neck where I collected a knife from a chap trying to murder me by cutting my Carotid in a 1 against 5 knife fight (sadly at the time, they were the only ones with knifes) might be somewhat coulouring my perception, but there it is. If I wasn't fairly proficient in some Martial Arts, I'd have died that night.

Sad world, aint it?


War Hero
I had a altercation with some numpty who was hassling 3 women who were not known to me, but had asked to sit at our table. I was quietly shooting the shit with my oppo and we were both on our first pint. This numpty waks past these women and starts hassling then. he's obviously VERY pissed and the women just laugh it off. On his way back from the heads he stops again and sarts hassling them again. One of the girls asks him to go away, and i interject with a "come on mate, leave them alone" He obviously takes exception to this and sits next to my mate. Anyway, cut a long story short, he swing for me and catches my right eye, i look at my mate in disbelief and follow it up with 4 well placed head punches that puts him over the back of his seat. My point is that i too usually walk away from that sort of thing these days but sometimes it cannot be helped and the fellow in question definately learnt lessons from his actions!!



Cheers for the votes of confidence guys, really appreciated.

Was just a bit (understatement) pissed off for doing what i percieved to be the right thing, and getting a whack in the eye for it. To be fair to the bastard, he had a decent right hook on him.

Have you noticed though, shit always happens on the most blinding of nights? I mean, i'd pulled, i was paraletic, things had started getting themselves together career wise (hopefully) and wham out of the blue a couple of smackheads (info off a mate today) decide to try and pale some lads who just want a pizza!

And thats another thing, i did get the pizza, but i was so pissed off i threw it at the wall! Most unlike me.

I suppose its a plus in the box when i get to meet St Peter eh?


War Hero
Walk softly and carry a big stick. :wink: But, do remember there is always tomorrow.
Wasn't here a ship called Vindictive? :evil: