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How The British Army Stays Entertained In Al-Faw  
User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2561 times:

Since they had difficulty in getting enough USO and British equiv. acts to come down there they made their own album. Here's their first video with a nice cover of "Road to Amarillo".

http://www.funlol.com/content/which-way-to-amarillo.wmv

My wife sent this to me....she's cool.

[Edited 2005-07-02 00:43:28]


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User currently offlineVulindlela From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 474 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2558 times:

Forget something???


"If you take everything I've accomplished in my entire life and condense it down into 1 day, it looks decent!"
User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2549 times:

OK.....try it now...sorry about that.


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User currently offlineVulindlela From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 474 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2543 times:

Thanks-I actually saw that a while ago. I liked the one on Bigboys.com where the Norwegians (I think) made a parody of the Beach Boys "Kokomo" into "Kosovo"  Smile

-kevin



"If you take everything I've accomplished in my entire life and condense it down into 1 day, it looks decent!"
User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2524 times:

Holy cows, those guys must have worked hard to set that all up. That's cool!


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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8766 posts, RR: 42
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2515 times:

ROTFL!!!

Wonder how many wacked out Mullahs they'd offend with the "local dress" bit!  rotfl 

Thanks for sharing!



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User currently offlineFlyAUA From Austria, joined May 2005, 4604 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2498 times:

Gosh, they must have been very bored  bigthumbsup 


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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2489 times:

Hilarious.

Almost as good as this other cover version of the same song by Myt332.

http://www.airwhiners.net/images/100_0726.mov


User currently offlineFlyAUA From Austria, joined May 2005, 4604 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2481 times:

Quoting B747-437B (Reply 7):
Almost as good as this other cover version of the same song by Myt332.

http://www.airwhiners.net/images/100...6.mov

Hahahahaha  rotfl 

The one featuring Myt332 is by FAR funnier  bigthumbsup 



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2475 times:

I can't wait to see it in VIVA or MTV!  Wink

Honestly, this is really great for an amateur video, gave me a good laugh in this early morning hours!

P.


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2458 times:

Excellent!!!

 rotfl  rotfl 


User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7438 posts, RR: 50
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2435 times:
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A riot. The two guys in the porto-loo's was a scream. Now, it's up to the US Army o top that one. Either that or the Aussie's


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29836 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2422 times:

Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 11):
Now, it's up to the US Army o top that one.

The Brass would never go for it.

Hell it took Eisenhower's intervention to keep Patton from busting Bill Mauldin.



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29836 posts, RR: 58
Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2417 times:

Oh and what is it with the British Army and music videos?

Anybody remember this classic.

http://www.punchbaby.com/media/gitfakt/clips/funny/commando.wmv



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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2351 times:

I just watched it again.....and its even better the second time. Its like a movie where you see stuff you missed the first time.


Look at the guy with the short G-36...that's gotta be a RM Cdo. The two squaddies dressed as Bedouins.... this is a classic. They had to rehearse and stage the whole thing.



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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14139 posts, RR: 63
Reply 15, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2344 times:

They had all branches in there, RAMC (Royal Army Medical Corps), REME (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, the guys in the motorpool with the torque wrenches), RASC (Royal Army Service Corps, the guys with the jerrycans and the vegetable boxes in front of the freezer containers), and even a bloke with an AK.

The other one L-188 posted seems to have been footage of a f*cked up RM exercise, where they tried to impress a girl, who was taping it (you can hear here giggle) and ended up in two feet of mud...

Jan


User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 16, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2341 times:

It was the guys with the AK and the G-36.....neither of which are standard issue anywhere in the regular forces that make me think this is a RM motor pool/base


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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14139 posts, RR: 63
Reply 17, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2337 times:

Actually the whole thing was taped by a armoured unit, the Royal Dragoon Guards.

BTW, the British equivalent of USO is the ENSA.

Jan


User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 18, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2334 times:

Jan,
I saw no armour vehicles in the motor pool, more I saw Rovers and a piece of light arty. How are you certain? Not really challenging you as much as trying look for the clues.

Ian



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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14139 posts, RR: 63
Reply 19, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2329 times:

I got this information from the British army site I mentioned to you. Some guys on the site know the guys who made the movie. BTW, the site got overrun after this clip came out. It also overloaded the serves at the British MOD Big grin

Jan


User currently offlineClipperhawaii From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2033 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2329 times:

If the U.S. military did something like this I wonder how many of you would still say "thanks for sharing", " thumbsup ", "hahah", i"t's great", etc...?

You would be calling them insensitive, arrogant, racist, time wasting, and the like.

Hypocrites some of you are. And yes, yes, it was a great video too!

'Nuff said.



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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7438 posts, RR: 50
Reply 21, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2308 times:
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Quoting L-188 (Reply 12):
The Brass would never go for it

The ACLU would be all over it, while the press would turn it into another Abu Ghraib.



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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8766 posts, RR: 42
Reply 22, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2302 times:

Quoting Clipperhawaii (Reply 20):
You would be calling them insensitive, arrogant, racist, time wasting, and the like.

Yeah, whatever floats your boat.  sarcastic 

Quoting Clipperhawaii (Reply 20):
Hypocrites some of you are.

Hypocrite for loving a harmless, humourous and lighthearted video? I think not.



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User currently offlineClipperhawaii From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2033 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2296 times:

I call it as I see it Aloges. I call it as I see it. So if and when the U.S. Military comes out with an equally humorous video I will look for you to say "Great! Thanks for sharing." I'll be watching but I wont hold my breath.



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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13253 posts, RR: 77
Reply 24, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2271 times:

You have to see it in the context of how that song was used in the UK, fronted by a well liked comedian (Peter Kay), in a video for the annual Comic Relief charity effort, it was a piss take of that, that lead guy in the Army video was chosen as he most closely resembled Peter Kay.

The Army top brass thought it funny, as did both Kay and Tony Christie, who sung the song back in the 70's and for the Peter Kay video this year.

You must also remember that the sort of pounding music, air punching rallying that you sometimes see from the US forces, (remember that Admiral as Iraq started up "It's hammer time"), is really seen as vulgar, simplistic and frankly rather disturbing over here.

One way of seeing this difference was in the nose art on aircraft in the 1991 Gulf War, not many US aircraft had any, those that did were mostly beautifully rendered Eagles, flags etc, the more numerous RAF nose art were mostly of cartoon characters from the popular adult satirical comic 'Viz', such as 'The Fat Slags', 'Buster Gonad And His Unfeasibly Large Testicles', 'Johnny Fartpants', as well as some stylized ladies, which a few USAF aircraft also had.

Jan, RASC was replaced by ROAC in the 60's, since the early 90's much of the Army transport/logistics effort now comes under a single Royal Logistic Corps regiment.

L-188, whatever you do, don't tell any Royal Marine he is part of the Army!


25 MD11Engineer : GDB, I knew that back in WW2 there existed the Royal Army Ordnance Corps (RAOC, responsible for ammo supply etc.) and the Royal Army Service Corps (RA
26 Post contains images VS74741R : Actually they were 29 Commando Royal Artillery (Army unit attached to 3 Commando Brigade) who tried to copy the Royal marines which didn't quite work
27 Post contains images MD11Engineer : I though I heard a woman giggling in the background. Did you tape it? Jan
28 Post contains images VS74741R : funnily enough my girlfriend said just a few days ago that I have a girls laugh! I would have loved to be there as a marine but Im short sighted so i
29 GDB : Jan, yep, the RCT, RAOC and maybe some smaller formations, all now under the RLC. Since the early 90's.
30 Post contains links Garnetpalmetto : Those insensitive arrogant Americans! THIS is why Iraq is so screwed up and there are so many civilian deaths - they're singing and dancing instead of
31 BHXFAOTIPYYC : Good luck to them. Morale is very important. Remember, most political correctness isn't from Arabs or Muslims, its from stupid white people who THINK
32 ArmitageShanks : That was very very gay.
33 Post contains images MD11Engineer : Those guys must have smelled like flowers, coming out of the mud! I'll bet it took them three days to clean their equipment! Jan
34 Blackbird1331 : I know what their problem is. Trees, a lack of trees.
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