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JR8 wrote:Armored Cav = HCR?
I thought you guys spent all day polishing your helmets
Give me a break with the Americanism, Armoured please, only a plankhead would want to sit in the middle of Soltau Germany in a freezing bloody tank or AFV while the privileged eat off the Mess silver plates with heated blowers in the tents. No offense to the Aristocrats, I say if the fool is happy so be it, why wake him up, though I will say that the blue blooded youngsters from The Royal Academy of Sandhurst do suffer the same fate as the soldiers, so fair play to them. But all the bullshit polish they can keep!
RIP 2nd Lt Robert Williams Wynn shot by sniper 13th August 1972, through the turret gap of an AFV, the same bullet wounded the driver in the back. Sadly we lost 5 I think in that Squadron tour but they are never forgotten for their dedication for peace. Now you remembered in cyber space too!
I think pattern of life changing due to more specific goals wants and needs for self development, the nostalgia is part of leaving something or someone that had happy times too, but life must go on.JR8 wrote:You remind me of my attitude towards the school I went to.
Rebelled like fury against it then, but strangely nostalgic and protective about it now.
Curate's egg, or just the pattern of life?
Many good memories and many bad nightmares linger in the depths of the unknown conscience Though that is life for many a poor soul who lose their closest family, seeing it happen only amplifies the tragedy very few learn from it.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMa10pGp ... re=related
ksl wrote:...I told my commanding officer that I joined to be a soldier not a gofa, meaning go for this and go for that, polish my boots and 3 bags full sir! So i was immediately air lifted from an exercise in ---- to be sent to a secret location with like minded individual soldiers who excelled at their job, but couldn't take the traditional orders of cavalry officers and the boredom of cleaning of AFV,Mankind:I supposed you realized long ago that a career in military is probably the last place for folks who craved individualism or runs on creative instincts
Is your experience the norm or an exception in that a soldier (junior ranking) has the say to decide where and which unit he/she wants to assigned to?
I gathered that in the military, one doesn't have that privilege nor the space to be "creative". Maybe that is why fragging became one of the "creative outlet" when men and commanders don't agree.
Coincidentally, this is the same as in the civilian working world:
There are bosses who exploits their workers and there are workers who are opportunists by sloth or thief.
Both running on the same fuel of greed and short-term self-interests.
These are some of the "destructive" creativity that we can do without.
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