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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Von Smallhausen, 16 Apr 2010.

  1. Von Smallhausen

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 1 Aug 2004

    Posts: 12,647

    Location: Tyneside

    200 troops who specialise in IED disposal have returned to a heroes welcome today in Didcot, Oxfordshire. 7 did not come back and some were injured including a double amputee.

    Around 200 exams, 7 years training and balls of titanium.

    I have had limited experience of them within the police community where suspect packages are found and they are always cheery, cool as a snowman's testicles and have a can do attitude second to none.

    While I admire and respect our Armed Forces as a whole, I think these guys deserve a special mention.

    Welcome back. :)
  2. Casdawer


    Joined: 14 May 2009

    Posts: 3,906

    Location: Hampshire

    Welcome home guys!

    Thank you :)
  3. Scania


    Joined: 25 Nov 2004

    Posts: 24,684

    Location: On the road....

  4. Kutter


    Joined: 22 Mar 2009

    Posts: 4,375

    Location: Georgia, USA

    Welcome back, you guys deserve a well earned rest.
  5. moawan


    Joined: 25 Nov 2009

    Posts: 375

    Location: London

    +1 Nothing but respect for ya :D
  6. Dolph

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 49,594

    Location: Plymouth

  7. Guerrilla


    Joined: 27 Mar 2009

    Posts: 7,222

    Location: Middlesbrough

    Top folks, can't imagine doing anything like what they do!
  8. Cosimo

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 9 Jan 2007

    Posts: 163,805

    Location: Londinium

  9. tres


    Joined: 16 Oct 2007

    Posts: 7,146

    Location: UK

    Absolutely - these guys are incredible
  10. Sp00n


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 18,222

    Location: Brighton

    Completely selfless heroes that deserve everybody's respect, wb :)
  11. SoSolid

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Jul 2003

    Posts: 1,987

    Location: The Moon

    Respect to these guys but the majority of the armed forces are low skilled, uneducated thugs who, if they couldn't point a gun straight, would be out on the street robbing old ladies.
  12. neon.uk


    Joined: 11 May 2008

    Posts: 873

    Location: Lightwater, Surrey

    I have huge respect for anyone in the armed forces, but IED disposal is on a new level. Absolute heroes.
  13. Ziggy


    Joined: 4 Apr 2009

    Posts: 2,561

    Welcome back, boys. :salute:

    What experience do you have to back that up? :)
  14. 4T5

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 30 Aug 2004

    Posts: 27,746

    Location: Middle of England

    Welcome back.
  15. EVH


    Joined: 11 Mar 2004

    Posts: 28,180

    Location: Wales

    My cousin came back on Tuesday.

    Picking his medal up from Windsor today after being injured in a road-side blast.
  16. ac1d1ty

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Jan 2007

    Posts: 2,470

    Welcome back.
  17. KNiVES


    Joined: 4 Jan 2005

    Posts: 14,844

    Nice generalization there. I have met many members of the armed forces and not a single one struck me as anywhere fitting your description.
  18. phonemonkey

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Jan 2009

    Posts: 1,028

    Location: On the wagon

    Yeah you're right. It takes no skill whatsoever to set up and maintain failsafe communications like the Royal Corp of Signals do. There phase II graduates arn't courted by the private sector at all. . .

    We'll ignore the engineering knowledge the Royal Engineers don't employ when putting up bridges, the medical skills not used by the Royal Army Medical Corp, or the maths not used by the Royal Artillary when placing life saving fire.

    To say nothing of the Pilots, Vet etc.

    Edited to add: Welcome Home guys. Their fallen will not be forgotten
  19. Von Smallhausen

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 1 Aug 2004

    Posts: 12,647

    Location: Tyneside

    Who better to place a size 10 in the nuts of the Taliban then ?
  20. SoSolid

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Jul 2003

    Posts: 1,987

    Location: The Moon

    The large quantities of them I see on the train out of London every time they finish a tour of duty. Every other word out of their mouth is *** FULLY STAR SWEARIES *** this and that. The fact they can barely string a sentence together frightens me, also if you look at the vast majority of kids who fail school or just mess about, they all say they want to join the army (or police). :)