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Discussion in 'Free Fire Zone' started by Richard, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. Richard

    Richard Expert

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  2. Za Rodinu

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    Bunch of azzholes, if the guy were throwing rotten donkey meat to vultures then perhaps. And the letter had more spelling mistakes than you can throw seeds at! They would be happier if the Luftwaffe came back to bomb their laundry.

    And he certainly does not look like 89 at all!
     
  3. Totenkopf

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    That is a very shamful act on the neighbor and landlords behalf.

    "Hey! Lets not allow that freedom fighter enjoy his final years by making a big deal out of a little thing!"
     
  4. bigfun

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    What a crazy screwed up world we live in. Do people even talk to their neighbors anymore, I do!
     
  5. Stevin

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    what a depressing story....reminds of that one, which also featured here, about the war vet who was denied access to his local post office because the drooled or something....
     
  6. Joe

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    Richard, we should start our own party and run for parliment. And all the other Brits on this forum.

    Do the neighbours not realise that without him and people like him they wouldn't even have the right to complain?
     
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  7. urqh

    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    Its my local council.....

    I had an argument with wife over this today.

    Apparantly he has been telling the neighbours just what they could do about him feeding the birds...Getting all agressive...ignoring complaints...

    So what? I probably would have done a lot worse than that.

    He was lucky not to be asbo'd. We love our asbos in this town.

    The first thing the council did was to issue this letter after no reply to their call.

    I'm afraid that council stock is in great demand here and at neighboring peterboro.
    The council are moving their tenants out at little excuse.

    I wont comment on the why.

    But hey, Preston is banning swearing in public. Hope no army lads go there on leave, unless they want to be 80 pound lighter every time they walk past a council officer...who is now allowed to fine all swearers on the spot.

    Chubby Brown though is probably booked in at local theatre some time in the year.

    Norwich council have just moved group of pensioners out of bungalows...in preperation for demolishing....except....they havent demolished them....they move council staff in at much reduced rents.

    Leicester council are in process of moving a female tenant of 21 years living in her council house, after her partner died....they need the house for other occupants....One person in the house is not enough...

    This country smells at the moment.
     
  8. Richard

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    OK heres the plan.......

    Urgh get your T34/85 tanks out the garages

    The_Historian (Gordon) mass your 1st Guards army to attack from the north

    Joe get your IL-10 in the air, don't forget your cheese puffs.

    And I shall bring up the rear with my ISU-152's

    And Za shall be the chef.
     
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  9. Joe

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    You missed the "s" off IL-10s Richard! I have several squadrons worth!
     
  10. Za Rodinu

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    Me Chef in England? No way!
     
  11. Skipper

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    get the neigbours , send them to Iraq , just for a day and tell them they may return home if they apologize and let the brave vet feed the bird.
     
  12. Richard

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    Are your so sweet Za. ;)

    Glad to have you here in the UK. :D
     
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    all of the above, but make them feed the birds!
     
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    or feed the birds with them :D
     
  15. urqh

    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    This Royal Marine lived a few streets away. I suppose they would have reported him too if he fed the birds.

    Corporal Marc Birch, Royal Marines, 6 Troop, X-Ray Company Royal Marines

    Corporal Birch was killed in action on the 12 December 2008 in Sangin, Southern Helmand on operations with X-Ray Company, 45 Commando Group, Royal Marines. The Company was conducting an operation alongside Afghan National Army troops to dominate areas posing a dangerous threat to British forces and the local Afghan population. Whilst acting as 2IC of the Quick Reaction Force (QRF) in support of a Company Operation, Corporal Birch was killed by a suspected enemy suicide bomber. Despite the efforts of all those around him, Corporal Birch tragically died from his injuries at the scene of the incident.

    Marc Birch, known as 'Birchy', was born in Northampton on the 23rd March 1982. After completing Royal Marines Commando Recruit Training in March 2000, he joined 42 Commando Royal Marines. He served at 42 Commando Royal Marines for seven years. During this time he gained considerable operational experience in Sierra Leone, Northern Ireland and Iraq. In 2005, he was promoted to the rank of Corporal and subsequently served in the Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines (FPGRM) in April 2007 before moving on to 45 Commando Royal Marines in November 2007.

    Corporal Birch was a proud 'Tankie', a Heavy Weapons Anti-Tank Specialist. As a Section Commander within 6 Troop, X- Ray Company, his responsibilities placed him at the vanguard of troop and company action. With his specialist skills he provided intimate fire support to the front line of the fighting troops with a variety of Crew Served Weapons; Heavy Machine Gun (HMG), Grenade Machine Gun (GMG) and the JAVELIN missile system. As an experienced Corporal he was instrumental in the success of his Troop and Company.

    He was a keen footballer and when serving at 42 Commando he played for the unit team on a regular basis and was a crucial member of the team when they won the Navy and Tunney Cup in 2000. As testament to his sporting ability, he scored the only goal against the Sierra Leone National Team when 42 Commando played them in Freetown . This fact was also an integral part of his comedy routine.

    Corporal Birch was an outstanding character, a good friend and an absolute pleasure to work alongside. He had a cheeky, quirky sense of humour and never failed to see the bright side of life, this combination made him incredibly popular. His gregarious nature was enhanced with the attributes of courage and loyalty. He exemplified all the qualities any Royal Marine Commando would aspire to have. He hoped to progress through the ranks and serve in all of the Commando Units.

    Lieutenant Colonel Jim Morris Royal Marines, Commanding Officer, 45 Commando Group:

    "Corporal Marc 'Birchy' Birch was an outstanding Royal Marine Commando and a popular and very capable leader. Courageous, determined, warm-hearted and with an impish sense of humour; he demanded high standards from his men but always motivated them by personal example and commitment. He has made a considerable contribution to 45 Commando and to the Royal Marines during his service with the unit and his approachability, engaging personality and loyalty was much respected throughout his Troop and his Company. He was killed by a suicide bomb whilst he was deployed at the forefront of an important operation to provide security to the people of Sangin. 45 Commando has lost both an outstanding individual and an important member of the team and he will be greatly missed by us all. Corporal Birch was also a devoted family man and I extend my very deepest condolences to his close family and friends as they come to terms with his loss."

    Major Richard Maltby Royal Marines, Officer Commanding X-Ray Company:

    "Corporal Birch was the embodiment of a Royal Marine Commando. Continually cheerful and with a wry smile, he was courageous, determined and utterly professional; he died serving his country and helping his friends. It has been my absolute privilege to serve with somebody so dedicated and loyal; his conduct on operations was first class. Although bitterly saddened by this loss I know Cpl Birch would expect the Company to continue to take the fight to the enemy. His loss will be felt across the Company and the Battle group. However, my thoughts are with his family and Charlene, who he recently married. He will be sorely missed by all."

    Warrant Officer 2 Jim Curran RM, Company Sergeant Major X-Ray Company:

    "Cpl Birch joined a newly formed X-Ray Company in November 2007. His knowledge, experience, high professional standards and drive were instrumental in shaping both the Fire Support Troop and X-Ray Company into a highly effective fighting force ready to deploy to Afghanistan . During Op HERRICK 9, 'Birchy' carried out his duties efficiently with determination, focus and thoroughness. With his wry sense of humour and Bootneck boldness, 'Birchy' was always great fun to be around both at work and 'ashore'. Cpl Birch was an exceptional Junior Non Commissioned Officer who embodied the highest standards and traditions of the Royal Marines. He will be missed by all of X-Ray Company."

    Captain Luke Thomson, Officer Commanding 6 Troop Fire Support Group:

    "Corporal Birch was a highly popular member of X-Company and 6 Troop. Extremely professional and always willing to help out other marines within the troop, his knowledge and experience had proven indispensable throughout OP HERRICK 9. His dry sense of humour would get him out of most scrapes; mostly involving navigation as the troop found out in Norway , Wales and the Sangin Valley but his energy was infectious. All who knew him will miss him dearly and most of all, the men of X-Ray Company who saw him as a friend and as the epitome of a Royal Marine Commando."

    Sergeant Neil Metcalf, 6 Troop Fire Support Group:

    "I was pleased to find that Birchy would be a Corporal in 6 Troop, X-Ray Company. Having known him for a number of years at 42 Cdo as a strong and dependable marine, it was evident that he would be an asset to the troop. His willingness for a few beers at the drop of a hat was impressive. Whilst on OP HERRICK 9 his sense of humour and work ethos was contagious amongst the troop. He will be greatly missed by me and all that knew him. Most of all his love for his family and wife was absolute. Our thoughts go out to them in their time of sorrow".

    Corporal John Cowie, Javelin Section Commander, 6 Troop Fire Support Group:

    "Corporal Marc 'Birchy' Birch played a pivotal role within the Company. He was keen to pass on his knowledge and experience onto junior marines. Always seeing the best in people he would manage to get an extra mile out of all of those under his command. He would often work on the 1% rule - tell enough jokes and 1% of them would get the desired result. When ever a prank was played within the troop Birchy would be the ringmaster. Like a child with his hand caught in the cookie jar, Birchy would be found guilty by simply the grin on his face. It was obvious to all who knew Birchy that his family meant everything to him. Everyone knew how supportive his family were of his life within the Royal Marines, especially Charlene. He was so proud to be married that he spoke of her daily whilst deployed on operations. We will miss his laughter, his smile but most of all his great personality that inspired us all."

    Marine Joe Hawley, 6 Troop Fire Support Group:

    "The term nicest guy can be used to describe Birchy. He was truly one in a million. His good humour and happy go lucky nature shone through in everything that he did. The junior marines within the troop feel fortunate to have worked with him so early on in their careers. We can only hope to aspire to be as good a Bootneck as Birchy, even if he was more "pussers" than a personal kit muster. His ability on the slopes of Norway earned him the nickname 'arctic fox' but his capability to go on a spontaneous run ashore was remarkable. He was devoted to his wife Charlene and extremely close to his family. It was clear to all of us that he loved them very much. Everyone who had the pleasure of meeting him and who would put up with his abysmal jokes will sorely miss Birchy. From all of 6 troop - 'Never forgotten.'"

    John Hutton, Secretary of State for Defence:

    "It is obvious that Corporal Marc Birch was an incredibly popular member of X-Ray Company, 45 Commando, and his experience and enthusiasm will be missed by his colleagues. My sympathies are with his wife Charlene, the rest of his family, his friends and his colleagues."
     
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    People don't realise that if they have "the right" to report their neigbours it is precisely because of fine heroes like those veterans. They should thank him instead of reporting him. It shows mankind has not changed. If living in an occupied country during the war, some of these people might actuully have sent anonymous letters to the Kommnadantur...... I have a deep respect for veterans and I can't stand these petty fights of people who'd better be watching telereality . At least they would only hurt themselves....
     
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    even better!!;)
     
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    One down....thousands to go.....A housing chief who evicted elderly tenants from prime low-rent accommodation then moved in to it with her partner has been sacked. Skip related content

    Kristine Reeves earned £52,000 a year as head of neighbourhood and strategic housing at Norwich City Council.

    She was fired for gross misconduct after kicking tenants out of their post-war housing.

    The site had been earmarked for demolition to make way for new homes, but the properties were then advertised in a council newsletter.

    Ms Reeves and her boyfriend moved in to the building along with a number of other employees from the housing authority.

    Journalists investigated the affair and revealed the scandal in December.

    A council spokesman said Ms Reeves had breached policies and failed to declare a conflict of interest.

    "As a consequence of these actions she has brought the council into severe disrepute," said the spokesman.

    Norwich City Council is run by the Labour Party.
     

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