Misfits, Dad's Army Types et al...

Misfits, Dad's Army Types et al...

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GOATever

2,051 posts

17 months

Friday 22nd November 2019
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helix402 said:
I got a childhood swimming badge for swimming to the bottom of the pool and successfully rescuing a brick whilst dressed in pyjamas.

Am I qualified?
Sorry, you’re over qualified for the position.

GOATever

2,051 posts

17 months

Friday 22nd November 2019
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BossHogg said:
I was Royal Military Police, I did 7 years. I've been in Civvy St. 26 years.
From a monkey, to an ape laugh

DonkeyApple

35,877 posts

119 months

Friday 22nd November 2019
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Crossflow Kid said:
Gameface said:
You'll never get your badges...
Badges, to god-damned hell with badges! We have no badges. In fact, we don't need badges. I don't have to show you any stinking badges.
You’re getting confused with badgers again.

Digga

29,353 posts

233 months

Friday 22nd November 2019
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DonkeyApple said:
Crossflow Kid said:
Gameface said:
You'll never get your badges...
Badges, to god-damned hell with badges! We have no badges. In fact, we don't need badges. I don't have to show you any stinking badges.
You’re getting confused with badgers again.
I got confused with badgers once.

I think it was the smell and the fact I'd let my beard and nails grow so long.

Shakermaker

10,534 posts

50 months

Friday 22nd November 2019
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Crossflow Kid said:
Gameface said:
You'll never get your badges...
Badges, to god-damned hell with badges! We have no badges. In fact, we don't need badges. I don't have to show you any stinking badges.
Forget about the badges WHEN DO WE GET THE FREAKIN GUNS!


vantara

198 posts

76 months

Friday 22nd November 2019
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BossHogg said:
The Mad Monk said:
May I ask how long you served in the police? Did you do the full 35 years, or whatever it is?

Is the HA job just a top up to the pension?

I know it's personal, but I am always interested in other people's careers. I toyed with the idea of joining the police when I came out of the services, but.....
I was Royal Military Police, I did 7 years. I've been in Civvy St. 26 years.
BossHogg, I’m also ex service police (navy - 29yrs) and now a HETO. Which area are you if you don’t mind me asking (I’m in the south east).

GIYess

1,045 posts

51 months

Friday 22nd November 2019
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I once towed a group of youths who got stuck on the beach. hey had a rope so i tied it to my tow-bar and ave them the other end. hey went and tied it to the front wishbone and ran the rope under the front bumper. I was sitting in the jeep by this time thankfully. hey told me to drive forward and unsurprisingly it ripped the front bumper off! It was a long couple of months waiting for an insurance claim which thankfully never came! I would think twice about doing it again.

Mothersruin

8,573 posts

49 months

Friday 22nd November 2019
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vantara said:
BossHogg said:
The Mad Monk said:
May I ask how long you served in the police? Did you do the full 35 years, or whatever it is?

Is the HA job just a top up to the pension?

I know it's personal, but I am always interested in other people's careers. I toyed with the idea of joining the police when I came out of the services, but.....
I was Royal Military Police, I did 7 years. I've been in Civvy St. 26 years.
BossHogg, I’m also ex service police (navy - 29yrs) and now a HETO. Which area are you if you don’t mind me asking (I’m in the south east).
Jeez, two of you in the same place - wondered what the stink was wink

Oh well, at least you weren't RPs - they're funny.

Ari

15,794 posts

165 months

Friday 22nd November 2019
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GIYess said:
I once towed a group of youths who got stuck on the beach. hey had a rope so i tied it to my tow-bar and ave them the other end. hey went and tied it to the front wishbone and ran the rope under the front bumper. I was sitting in the jeep by this time thankfully. hey told me to drive forward and unsurprisingly it ripped the front bumper off! It was a long couple of months waiting for an insurance claim which thankfully never came! I would think twice about doing it again.
Why would there be a claim against you? It was their error.

Crossflow Kid

11,563 posts

141 months

Friday 22nd November 2019
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Ari said:
GIYess said:
I once towed a group of youths who got stuck on the beach. hey had a rope so i tied it to my tow-bar and ave them the other end. hey went and tied it to the front wishbone and ran the rope under the front bumper. I was sitting in the jeep by this time thankfully. hey told me to drive forward and unsurprisingly it ripped the front bumper off! It was a long couple of months waiting for an insurance claim which thankfully never came! I would think twice about doing it again.
Why would there be a claim against you? It was their error.
Ah yes but in the current climate it’ll be his fault for not pointing out their error to them, or satisfying himself the entire set up was fit for purpose.
If only the Rescue Rangers were around.....

Dont like rolls

2,122 posts

4 months

Friday 22nd November 2019
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Crossflow Kid said:
Ah yes but in the current climate it’ll be his fault for not pointing out their error to them, or satisfying himself the entire set up was fit for purpose.
If only the Rescue Rangers were around.....
Ahhh.....but they have been "tested" and everything

Crossflow Kid

11,563 posts

141 months

Friday 22nd November 2019
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Dont like rolls said:
Ahhh.....but they have been "tested" and everything
By whom?

Shakermaker

10,534 posts

50 months

Friday 22nd November 2019
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Dont like rolls said:
Crossflow Kid said:
Ah yes but in the current climate it’ll be his fault for not pointing out their error to them, or satisfying himself the entire set up was fit for purpose.
If only the Rescue Rangers were around.....
Ahhh.....but they have been "tested" and everything
And so in that case, could they end up being liable for such an error, where a regular person doing their best to assist would not be?

Walty McLemonjuice in his badged up Defender saying "I'm with SE4X4CONFLAB BEADWINDOW" doing damage to your car when towing vs "Hey, I saw you were stuck, maybe i can help"?

Dont like rolls

2,122 posts

4 months

Friday 22nd November 2019
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Crossflow Kid said:
Dont like rolls said:
Ahhh.....but they have been "tested" and everything
By whom?
Doctors ?

Crossflow Kid

11,563 posts

141 months

Friday 22nd November 2019
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Shakermaker said:
Dont like rolls said:
Crossflow Kid said:
Ah yes but in the current climate it’ll be his fault for not pointing out their error to them, or satisfying himself the entire set up was fit for purpose.
If only the Rescue Rangers were around.....
Ahhh.....but they have been "tested" and everything
And so in that case, could they end up being liable for such an error, where a regular person doing their best to assist would not be?

Walty McLemonjuice in his badged up Defender saying "I'm with SE4X4CONFLAB BEADWINDOW" doing damage to your car when towing vs "Hey, I saw you were stuck, maybe i can help"?
I think it’s a bit of reverse-psychological confidence-building in that any organisation that mentions liability, blame and PLI (as per the Rescue Rangers) must know what they’re doing in order to obtain said insurance cover and therefore couldn’t possibly get it wrong.
Bystander experience as described frequently in this thread and via the gift of YouTube would suggest otherwise.
In general, anyone who attaches their vehicle to that of a total stranger is asking for trouble on many, many levels.
Only time I’ve ever Land Rovered someone out of bother is when they’re a genuine mate or they’re in my way.

57Ford

1,496 posts

84 months

Friday 22nd November 2019
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Shakermaker said:
And so in that case, could they end up being liable for such an error, where a CIVILIAN doing their best to assist would not be?
FTFY Rubberduck out.

Shakermaker

10,534 posts

50 months

Friday 22nd November 2019
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Dont like rolls said:
Crossflow Kid said:
Ah yes but in the current climate it’ll be his fault for not pointing out their error to them, or satisfying himself the entire set up was fit for purpose.
If only the Rescue Rangers were around.....
Ahhh.....but they have been "tested" and everything
By reading this thread end to end, I think most of us have been pretty well tested

Oldred_V8S

3,511 posts

188 months

Friday 22nd November 2019
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GOATever said:
janesmith1950 said:
o me remberance events are about reminding us how terrible wars are and honouring those who sacrificed themselves on behalf of their fellow citizens.

On that basis, to me it doesn't matter what side you were on, who started it or who won. It's a far more powerful commemoration when you stand side by side with your ex-foe and remember all those who fell.
No, absolutely not. You’d have been shot at dawn for that thinking, during WW1. Creeping liberalism has it’s place. Remembrance events aren’t it. Ze Germans / Japs / Argies / Iraqis / Taliban / whatever, can have their own versions if they want, but mixing it up, is as bad as urinating on the graves of the fallen in my book.


Edited by GOATever on Thursday 21st November 08:22
And those unfortunate to suffer PTSD, who refused to fight were often shot as cowards. Thankfully we are slightly more enlightened today.
Governments start wars, not the poor unfortunates that have to fight them where it is often kill or be killed.

madbadger

10,775 posts

194 months

Friday 22nd November 2019
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DonkeyApple said:
Crossflow Kid said:
Gameface said:
You'll never get your badges...
Badges, to god-damned hell with badges! We have no badges. In fact, we don't need badges. I don't have to show you any stinking badges.
You’re getting confused with badgers again.
Leave the badgers out of it.

Crossflow Kid

11,563 posts

141 months

Friday 22nd November 2019
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57Ford said:
Shakermaker said:
And so in that case, could they end up being liable for such an error, where a CLUELESS CIVILIAN FUXKING IT UP IN SPADES, NO HIVIZ, NO BEACONS, BOTH EYES OPEN....I COULD GO ON but.....doing their best to assist would not be?
FTFY Rubberduck out.
FFTFY
Charlie Fox Kilo, dingo tango.