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shaddypeekey

Member Since 26 Sep 2003
Offline Last Active Mar 24 2015 02:47 PM
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In Topic: Scottish Regiments Advised New Re Recruits To Vote No

24 March 2015 - 02:43 PM

Maybe no surprise but was amazed to speak to two soldiers recently who offered an insight into the forces high heid yins take pre rreferendum. Both are born and bred Scots. The first was a guy in his late twenties who was an officer but was about to leave the army. He told how he was always told history from a London perspective as part of his training and that young soldiers under his command were told to follow party line. He added that in th event of a YES vote he was going to leave the country! The other guy was a young soldier who was home on leave from one of the Scottish bases. When asked how he voted and if the army had any influence he said that they were advised in no uncertain terms to vote NO. The iintelligence given was that particularly in the short term Scotland would be a target for terrorism and countries like Russia! Jesus Wept. I didn't know who to feel more sorry for. Just shoes the type of establishment bias which still infiltrates companies and organisations. Would be good to get some other takes on this especially from forces personnel.

Absolutely not the case in the RN. I know a few people, me included, who voted Yes, and were under no pressure whatsoever to vote differently.


In Topic: Hearts Vs Rangers

22 November 2014 - 02:36 PM

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John Prescott?


In Topic: Remembrance

09 November 2014 - 06:17 PM

Also remember what the British troops got up to in Ireland during WW1.Black and Tans,say no more.

 

That was after the war.


In Topic: Remembrance

09 November 2014 - 06:16 PM

Flora - in the North maybe. The Republic remained neutral in WWII.

Not in WW1 though, they were still part of the UK. And many Irishmen died in the wars.


In Topic: Annual Forces Circus Time At Greyskull

21 October 2014 - 10:44 AM

I wonder if there are kids signing up who now expect more respect than was afforded in the past, as a result of the officially sanctioned heroes narrative?

Doubt it. Nobody I know who's serving classifies themselves as a "hero".