Once again the Crabs blow their own foot off.....

silverfox

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/mai...CFFOAVCBQYIV0?xml=/news/2007/02/25/nraf25.xml

In this day and age, when everything to do with the current operations we are involved in, and in particular how badly the Crabs are faring on the PR front, is under intense scrutiny, you would have thought that someone in a light blue uniform might have twigged this....

This post could have gone in CA but as I expect it to develop into a free ranging lambasting of the light blue dullards - it goes here. Game on...
 

jesse650

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this doesn't happen very often. Words fail me. Some of his oppos traveled from across the globe to comemerate his life and give thier condoloneces to Flt sgt Andrews' family. It just makes me sad. there is a lot more that could be said but the right words are not there.

Oh and it seems it's the MOD not the crabs. The crabs are pretty good at the care of thier own. Hiding behind "it's in the rules, so that's the final answer" won't work in this case guys.
 
Typical of the rear party bean counters who have probably never put their lives on the line in service of the Crown. He was killed in a warzone and they won't pay 600 notes for some poxy tea and buscuits? I hope the pencil pushing tits' who passed this reg choke on their chocolate hobnobs.
They pissed on this blokes memory. Not forgivable, rules or not.
 

slim

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Rules are for the obeyance of idiots and for the guidance of wise men.

No need to say which this lot are
 
Well, strange as it may seem, there is a budget for Service Funerals which cannot be overspent. Yeah! I know, I sound like a bean counter, but if £1K is alright, how about £2K, or £3K? Many other people in this country get killed in the line of duty: policemen/women, firefighters, tube train drivers, etc, etc. How about if they all had a big funeral tea and wanted us to pay for it? The Government purse (our money) is not bottomless. Now, call me a miserable, bean counting bastard!
 

slim

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wardmaster said:
Well, strange as it may seem, there is a budget for Service Funerals which cannot be overspent. Yeah! I know, I sound like a bean counter, but if £1K is alright, how about £2K, or £3K? Many other people in this country get killed in the line of duty: policemen/women, firefighters, tube train drivers, etc, etc. How about if they all had a big funeral tea and wanted us to pay for it? The Government purse (our money) is not bottomless. Now, call me a miserable, bean counting bastard!

Sounds good to me.
Now how about Tony Blairs holiday when we the tax payer pick up the bill for his entourage.
Would have paid for several funerals.
One rule for mortals another for their elected representatives.
 

DingDong

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Surely a donation from E-Goat would have cleared this up?

I have to say I am a bit stunned by this. It is not like the RAF at all and would probably say like others have that this is the Civil Service.

You have to wonder what the actual cost of a serviceman's life is in Mod circles. Troops without body armour which costs £1000 a shot, snatch landrovers instead of APCs...

You really have to wonder what we're worth.

"you go to war with the body armour you're given, not the one you want" - Donald Rumsfeld
 

silverfox

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wardmaster said:
Well, strange as it may seem, there is a budget for Service Funerals which cannot be overspent. Yeah! I know, I sound like a bean counter, but if £1K is alright, how about £2K, or £3K? Many other people in this country get killed in the line of duty: policemen/women, firefighters, tube train drivers, etc, etc. How about if they all had a big funeral tea and wanted us to pay for it? The Government purse (our money) is not bottomless. Now, call me a miserable, bean counting bastard!

How many of these police men/women, firefighters, tube train drivers, lollipop men/women et etc have been killed in the line of duty that would make this an exceptional burden? - Don't think its been as many as have come home from the 'stan or sandpit. Do we know for a fact that the families of these government employees actually forked out of their own pocket, and lets not get started on pay comparisons, or was the cost covered by professional associations, unions or the like.... which we don't have.

You make a point - buts its pretty specious.
 

silverfox

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Maybe they do rule, but this is a classic case for the application of a little military judgement in view of the entirely predictable PR disaster. Now on Mon they will be asking questions and some junior joe will be holding up the rule book and the great and the good will be looking for that guy in the management chain who could have made the call.

IThere is a way round everything - I had an exceptional CMA as a pusser once and you would not believe the funds he was able to conjure when the moment arose.
 
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