Author Topic: Captain Tom  (Read 3217 times)

Captain Tom
« on: April 16, 2020, 08:43:18 am »
i do so hope that I’m that active and bright when I get to be that age.
I heart warming story amongst all the gloom and doom.
What an absolute star.
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

Re: Captain Tom
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2020, 09:34:19 am »
They should promote him.

I mean as a Major, not a meeja star. 

Major Tom has a kind of ring to it.
Sic transit and all that..

Re: Captain Tom
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2020, 09:57:54 am »
Yeah, but that doesn’t end well if memory serves.
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ElyDave

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Re: Captain Tom
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2020, 10:40:39 am »
Then leapfrog him to Honorary Colonel, he can have one of Harry's
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Re: Captain Tom
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2020, 11:57:08 am »
That is a brilliant suggestion.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Captain Tom
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2020, 01:33:41 pm »
The Yorkshire Regiment gave him an honour guard for the final lap.

I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Captain Tom
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2020, 01:44:02 pm »
Forgive me if I'm not overly impressed by soldiers from the Yorkshire Regiment travelling down to Bedfordshire to visit a 99 year old and put on a show...  not exactly in line with:

(a) the social isolation policy for over 70s, or
(b) avoiding unnecessary journeys.
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Re: Captain Tom
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2020, 02:09:55 pm »
That struck me as bizarre.  Also their major appeared to get very close to the old chap and it looked as if he was then reminded to take care.

Shame if he does all that and then gets the virus. 
Sic transit and all that..

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Re: Captain Tom
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2020, 02:17:44 pm »
Forgive me if I'm not overly impressed by soldiers from the Yorkshire Regiment travelling down to Bedfordshire to visit a 99 year old and put on a show...  not exactly in line with:

(a) the social isolation policy for over 70s, or
(b) avoiding unnecessary journeys.

I think you'll find it's Ok, because they got there by doing a DIY by GPS.
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Re: Captain Tom
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2020, 03:18:23 pm »
Forgive me if I'm not overly impressed by soldiers from the Yorkshire Regiment travelling down to Bedfordshire to visit a 99 year old and put on a show...  not exactly in line with:

(a) the social isolation policy for over 70s, or
(b) avoiding unnecessary journeys.

1st Battalion Yorkshire Regiment are actually based in Warminster. Regiments aren't actually garrisoned where there names indicate historical recruiting came from. We also don't know if they made a special trip or were doing something in the area anyway.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Captain Tom
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2020, 04:14:43 pm »
Forgive me if I'm not overly impressed by soldiers from the Yorkshire Regiment travelling down to Bedfordshire to visit a 99 year old and put on a show...  not exactly in line with:

(a) the social isolation policy for over 70s, or
(b) avoiding unnecessary journeys.

I think you'll find it's Ok, because they got there by doing a DIY by GPS.
;D
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Re: Captain Tom
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2020, 04:30:39 pm »
Forgive me if I'm not overly impressed by soldiers from the Yorkshire Regiment travelling down to Bedfordshire to visit a 99 year old and put on a show...  not exactly in line with:

(a) the social isolation policy for over 70s, or
(b) avoiding unnecessary journeys.

1st Battalion Yorkshire Regiment are actually based in Warminster. Regiments aren't actually garrisoned where there names indicate historical recruiting came from. We also don't know if they made a special trip or were doing something in the area anyway.


1st Battalion are based in Warminster - the rest of the Yorkshire Regiment are based primarily in Yorkshire (according to the MoD).   
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Re: Captain Tom
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2020, 04:53:55 pm »
Forgive me if I'm not overly impressed by soldiers from the Yorkshire Regiment travelling down to Bedfordshire to visit a 99 year old and put on a show...  not exactly in line with:

(a) the social isolation policy for over 70s, or
(b) avoiding unnecessary journeys.

1st Battalion Yorkshire Regiment are actually based in Warminster. Regiments aren't actually garrisoned where there names indicate historical recruiting came from. We also don't know if they made a special trip or were doing something in the area anyway.


1st Battalion are based in Warminster - the rest of the Yorkshire Regiment are based primarily in Yorkshire (according to the MoD).   

The Army has indeed been hit badly by cuts and recruiting failures, but the 1st Bn didn't need the rest of the Regt to be able to muster 9 guys!

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Re: Captain Tom
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2020, 04:55:02 pm »
I assume a chunk of them somewhere near Catterick, but I have no evidence for that
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Re: Captain Tom
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2020, 05:21:05 pm »
I assume a chunk of them somewhere near Catterick, but I have no evidence for that

2nd Battalion. There is no 3rd any more due to downsizing.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Captain Tom
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2020, 05:21:50 pm »
Forgive me if I'm not overly impressed by soldiers from the Yorkshire Regiment travelling down to Bedfordshire to visit a 99 year old and put on a show...  not exactly in line with:

(a) the social isolation policy for over 70s, or
(b) avoiding unnecessary journeys.

1st Battalion Yorkshire Regiment are actually based in Warminster. Regiments aren't actually garrisoned where there names indicate historical recruiting came from. We also don't know if they made a special trip or were doing something in the area anyway.


1st Battalion are based in Warminster - the rest of the Yorkshire Regiment are based primarily in Yorkshire (according to the MoD).

And it was 1st who paid him a visit.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Captain Tom
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2020, 05:29:55 pm »

It's lovely that someone is trying to raise money for the NHS and all that.

But it's a really fucked up state of affairs when the nations healthcare system needs to find it's funding that way.

It's the National Health Service, not a fucking charity.

Then of course we have the fact that to you and me, 12 million is a lot of money. To an organisation like the NHS, it's a rounding error...

Do not forget that the NHS, and all of the issues of austerity funding cuts are all purely ideological moves taken by a government who's attacks on public services are verging on criminal.

Lovely effort Capt Tom (Ret.). Fucking disgusting that the 6th largest economy on earth needs it...

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Re: Captain Tom
« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2020, 05:43:40 pm »
It's the National Health Service, not a fucking charity.
It provides sexual health services, therefore it's literally a fucking charity.  ;D
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Re: Captain Tom
« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2020, 05:47:50 pm »
I understood his efforts were going to a charity that is supporting NHS personnel, not to the NHS itself. It is much easier as a journalist though to say that he's fundraising for the NHS
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Re: Captain Tom
« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2020, 05:57:37 pm »
Forgive me if I'm not overly impressed by soldiers from the Yorkshire Regiment travelling down to Bedfordshire to visit a 99 year old and put on a show...  not exactly in line with:

(a) the social isolation policy for over 70s, or
(b) avoiding unnecessary journeys.

1st Battalion Yorkshire Regiment are actually based in Warminster. Regiments aren't actually garrisoned where there names indicate historical recruiting came from. We also don't know if they made a special trip or were doing something in the area anyway.

One rule for us, an another for them.


It's lovely that someone is trying to raise money for the NHS and all that.

But it's a really fucked up state of affairs when the nations healthcare system needs to find it's funding that way.

It's the National Health Service, not a fucking charity.

Then of course we have the fact that to you and me, 12 million is a lot of money. To an organisation like the NHS, it's a rounding error...

Do not forget that the NHS, and all of the issues of austerity funding cuts are all purely ideological moves taken by a government who's attacks on public services are verging on criminal.

Lovely effort Capt Tom (Ret.). Fucking disgusting that the 6th largest economy on earth needs it...

J

Glad I'm not the only one that thinks that.

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Re: Captain Tom
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2020, 06:07:02 pm »
If I were him, I'd spend the money on a wheelbarrow full of cocaine, a hotel room, and a brace of flexible young redheads.
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Re: Captain Tom
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2020, 06:21:55 pm »
If I were him, I'd spend the money on a wheelbarrow full of cocaine, a hotel room, and a brace of flexible young redheads.

And the rest you would just waste.

Re: Captain Tom
« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2020, 06:28:24 pm »

It's lovely that someone is trying to raise money for the NHS and all that.

But it's a really fucked up state of affairs when the nations healthcare system needs to find it's funding that way.

It's the National Health Service, not a fucking charity.

Then of course we have the fact that to you and me, 12 million is a lot of money. To an organisation like the NHS, it's a rounding error...

Do not forget that the NHS, and all of the issues of austerity funding cuts are all purely ideological moves taken by a government who's attacks on public services are verging on criminal.

Lovely effort Capt Tom (Ret.). Fucking disgusting that the 6th largest economy on earth needs it...

J
^This.
Especially all of the last line.

Re: Captain Tom
« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2020, 07:02:59 pm »
I see that the Collosal Bell End cornered Hancock about MP's following the NZ line and taking a pay cut.

As you'd expect, Hancock came out of it looking like the miserable, tight, uncaring , greedy bastard that I consider him and his tory colleagues to be.

For once, well done Morgan.