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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Laidlericon View Post
    The Guardsman film is one of those that they ought to revisit and get together all of those who recorded it. Just to see what they are like now. I wonder of they are still as bumptious.....
    The pathetic thing is that those officers, most likely all Old Etonians, had that mentality so thoroughly engrained in them growing up and from their school days. That behaviour and attitude was the only one they'd ever known, and likely to know.
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    FYI: The London Magazine

    'School Ties' - the schools, some facts, and a few of their old boy notables.
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    From the comments it seems that there is a lack of officers commenting, and an even greater lack of Britishicon officers commenting about British officers. Might add value to this officer bashing thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daan Kemp View Post
    From the comments it seems that there is a lack of officers commenting
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    an even greater lack of Britishicon officers
    Well, Peter Laidlericon is a British offr, he's here hip deep...that's just one. I'll let the other identify himself.
    Regards, Jim

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    There is no 'officer bashing' going on here. There are comments being made by former service members of various nations, branches and ranks about a particularly noticeable display of class snobbery, some arrogance and a degree of unprofessional behaviour by the officers interviewed in the above video. I dare say, that all of us who have commented have met and served with, or under, officers who demonstrated, and set, a much higher degree of professionalism and character.

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    As "most" ex Officers will attest to. There is a code amongst officers, that they will always protect each other from the rank and file.

    I am sure every one of us ex servicemen and women have seen it in action, following an incident that was clearly an officer "error" and the coverup or blame being shifted to an NCO.
    Seen it countless times, and there is nothing you can do about it..........unless you are an RSM.
    Then God can unleash hidden gems which often did occur
    'Tonight my men and I have been through hell and back again, but the look on your faces when we let you out of the hall - we'd do it all again tomorrow.' Major Chris Keeble's words to Goose Green villagers on 29th May 1982 - 2 PARA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gil Boyd View Post
    As "most" ex Officers will attest to. There is a code amongst officers, that they will always protect each other from the rank and file.

    I am sure every one of us ex servicemen and women have seen it in action, following an incident that was clearly an officer "error" and the coverup or blame being shifted to an NCO.
    Seen it countless times, and there is nothing you can do about it..........unless you are an RSM.
    Then God can unleash hidden gems which often did occur
    Oh yes, and if an intelligent, resourceful NCO is in a position that greatly leapfrogs the normal chain of command, it is also possible that when he and a senior officer go toe to toe and nose to nose over an issue that the senior officer might find himself sacked and posted away. Seen it!

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    Hear Hear old chap!!

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    'Tonight my men and I have been through hell and back again, but the look on your faces when we let you out of the hall - we'd do it all again tomorrow.' Major Chris Keeble's words to Goose Green villagers on 29th May 1982 - 2 PARA

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