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  • Goldie fish
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    Originally posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post
    yes mate because we do more than just Cash Escorts
    That's true, you also beat up student protestors and surrender in Iraq.

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  • RoyalGreenJacket
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    Originally posted by Barry View Post
    Would an exoskeleton not be more useful, considering that humans already come with an endoskeleton as standard?
    that would be right Barry - you know i'm thick, but i think you know what i meant, cos i do

    Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
    So you have to wear an armoured nappy in the BA now?
    yes mate because we do more than just Cash Escorts
    Last edited by RoyalGreenJacket; 18 December 2010, 14:44.

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  • Goldie fish
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    So you have to wear an armoured nappy in the BA now?

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  • paul
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    Originally posted by Barry View Post
    Would an exoskeleton not be more useful, considering that humans already come with an endoskeleton as standard?
    RGJ was obviously talking about super soldiers..........

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  • Barry
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    Originally posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post
    until we get fully functioning and efficient endo-skeletons
    Would an exoskeleton not be more useful, considering that humans already come with an endoskeleton as standard?

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  • RoyalGreenJacket
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    Originally posted by hedgehog View Post
    I agree,

    but you seem to forget the lesson of Terence McSwiney
    i take it you have been rubbing shoulders with Tim Horgan this Christmas?!"

    if that's your philosophy then there is no point sending your lads to the Lebanon and we may aswell all stay at home too.

    i'm glad we ignore that philosophy and get stuck in, and now with added 'pelvic protection'.

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  • turbocalves
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    Originally posted by hedgehog View Post
    the sad thing is RGJ that

    we are now loaded up with fllacker- boots- helmets- crotch protectors- goggles- etc etc

    whilst the bad guy throws on a pair of manky sandals a long shirt and baggy kaks.

    Who exactly is winning
    Patrick Bury made that exact point to us when he came out to Maynooth recently.

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  • hedgehog
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    I agree,

    but you seem to forget the lesson of Terence McSwiney

    It is not those who can inflict the most, but those that can suffer the most who will conquer."

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  • RoyalGreenJacket
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    Originally posted by hedgehog View Post
    the sad thing is RGJ that

    we are now loaded up with fllacker- boots- helmets- crotch protectors- goggles- etc etc

    whilst the bad guy throws on a pair of manky sandals a long shirt and baggy kaks.

    Who exactly is winning
    if you did it on body counts then it would be us - massively.

    but this is the way modern warfare is going - until we get fully functioning and efficient endo-skeletons then it's down to the grunt to carry this kit alone.

    i'd rather be better protected with a chance of survival and the prospect of my gonads being intact after an IED attack than wearing the "pair of manky sandals a long shirt and baggy kaks".

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  • hedgehog
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    the sad thing is RGJ that

    we are now loaded up with fllacker- boots- helmets- crotch protectors- goggles- etc etc

    whilst the bad guy throws on a pair of manky sandals a long shirt and baggy kaks.

    Who exactly is winning

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  • RoyalGreenJacket
    started a topic British Army introduces new Pelvic Protection

    British Army introduces new Pelvic Protection

    Greater pelvic protection for troops in Afghanistan has been introduced to help mitigate the effects of IED blasts, the MOD has announced.

    The three-tiered system of clothing and armour consists of special protective underwear and detachable armoured modular trousers. It has been designed to integrate with current kit being used by troops on operations.




    The MOD has spent £10m on the new armour system to date. It balances protection with the necessary comfort and manoeuvrability for troops to undertake operations, enabling them to wear one or more of the protective layers depending on the task. They are already being worn by troops on operations, with 45,000 pairs delivered to Afghanistan and another 15,000 ready to be issued to deploying troops. A further 60,000 are to be manufactured and delivered to troops early next year.

    The first layer of protection is a pair of shorts, which troops wear as underwear:



    Most of the protective armour will be manufactured in Northern Ireland.

    Read more here: www.mod.uk/pelvic_armour

    finally it looks like they have developed protection for this part of the body that soldiers can actually wear in relative comfort - worth it considering it's your crown jewels at risk.

    good news.
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