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    I am now convinced that should we come to fight a war against anyone we will lose.

    My brother (a former major in 1para) attempted to come to a family lunch on Sunday. From Putney to New Eltham. He needed advice on the cycle route which he then announced was too hard and far despite being basically 2 roads from Victoria(A202 and A20 - he cycles to work near Victoria). I looked up trains for him to find that there was engineering work so advised him to get to Eltham where I would give him a lift.

    He set off at 11am (quite how he expected to get to my house in 30 minutes I am not sure) and then called at 1:30pm from Eltham station saying "I am getting back on the train - its just too far". No-one in the family could change his mind.

    Had he communicated that he missed his train at London Bridge by 3 minutes I would have told him to get back on the jubilee line and collected him from the O2.

    Is the standard of elite regiment army officers really that bad? I assumed that they could get 13 miles anywhere in the world by using only the sun for navigation and living off what they can kill.

    Presumably now in the usual cuk manner when the army is mentioned I am going to get lots of abuse. Bring it on.....
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    Which just goes to prove that the RLC is really what makes the army tick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    I am now convinced that should we come to fight a war against anyone we will lose.

    My brother (a former major in 1para) attempted to come to a family lunch on Sunday. From Putney to New Eltham. He needed advice on the cycle route which he then announced was too hard and far despite being basically 2 roads from Victoria(A202 and A20 - he cycles to work near Victoria). I looked up trains for him to find that there was engineering work so advised him to get to Eltham where I would give him a lift.

    He set off at 11am (quite how he expected to get to my house in 30 minutes I am not sure) and then called at 1:30pm from Eltham station saying "I am getting back on the train - its just too far". No-one in the family could change his mind.

    Had he communicated that he missed his train at London Bridge by 3 minutes I would have told him to get back on the jubilee line and collected him from the O2.

    Is the standard of elite regiment army officers really that bad? I assumed that they could get 13 miles anywhere in the world by using only the sun for navigation and living off what they can kill.

    Presumably now in the usual cuk manner when the army is mentioned I am going to get lots of abuse. Bring it on.....
    They can. Then they leave the army (former major as you say), and if they don't get a job on the telly making unfit celebrities eat raccoons' testicles like Bear Grylls, they continue eating the fried breakfasts without doing the hours and hours of gruelling exercise and turn into big fat heffalumps. Perhaps they've earned the right to do so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    Presumably now in the usual cuk manner when the army is mentioned I am going to get lots of abuse. Bring it on.....
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    He never left his house but didn't want to come to lunch with his wimpy brother.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lockhouse View Post
    He never left his house but didn't want to come to lunch with his boorish brother.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarillionFan View Post
    Which just goes to prove that the RLC is really what makes the army tick.
    err - what is the RLC?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mich the Tester View Post
    They can. Then they leave the army (former major as you say), and if they don't get a job on the telly making unfit celebrities eat raccoons' testicles like Bear Grylls, they continue eating the fried breakfasts without doing the hours and hours of gruelling exercise and turn into big fat heffalumps. Perhaps they've earned the right to do so.
    Good point.

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    He never left his house but didn't want to come to lunch with his wimpy brother.
    This was suggested. However my brother only interacts with those he wants something from. The only reason he was coming down is he wants me to get him a trading job at the hedge fund I have just joined. Thankfully he has never had children.

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    My dear brother (currently on active service in Afghanistan), a senior NCO so not like these useless Rupert's but actual soldiers, a man who has served several tours of Kosovo, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan, stared death in the face and survived has shown me remarkable insight into the courage of the armed forces when A) Shouted down to his wife when I last stayed with them "I can't find my moisturiser, I am not going out without moisturising" and B) Was reduced to tear's and vomiting one Christmas when my 18 month old son filled his nappy due to the stench (I will give him the fact it was a bad one but still).

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonMac View Post
    My dear brother (currently on active service in Afghanistan), a senior NCO so not like these useless Rupert's but actual soldiers, a man who has served several tours of Kosovo, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan, stared death in the face and survived has shown me remarkable insight into the courage of the armed forces when A) Shouted down to his wife when I last stayed with them "I can't find my moisturiser, I am not going out without moisturising" and B) Was reduced to tear's and vomiting one Christmas when my 18 month old son filled his nappy due to the stench (I will give him the fact it was a bad one but still).

    Fellow forumites, I present to you my brother, savior to all mankind
    This would suggest that not only the army is in crisis, but modern man is facing an existential crisis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mich the Tester View Post
    This would suggest that not only the army is in crisis, but modern man is facing an existential crisis.
    Jeez. Men these days.

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