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lightgiver 11-09-2014 01:00 AM

Sandhurst Sheikh's

Why do so many Gulf royals receive military training in the UK?..Since 1812, the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, on the Surrey/Berkshire border, has been where the British Army trains its officers.

It has a gruelling 44-week course testing the physical and intellectual skills of officer cadets and imbuing them with the values of the British Army.

Alongside would-be British officers, Sandhurst has a tradition of drawing cadets from overseas. Many of the elite families of the Middle East have sent their sons and daughters. Perhaps the most notable was King Hussein of Jordan..

Four reigning Arab monarchs are graduates of Sandhurst and its affiliated colleges - King Abdullah of Jordan, King Hamad of Bahrain, Sheikh Tamim, Emir of Qatar, and Sultan Qaboos of Oman. Past monarchs include Sheikh Saad, Emir of Kuwait, and Sheikh Hamad, Emir of Qatar..Sandhurst's links have continued from the time when Britain was the major colonial power in the Gulf..

"One thing the British were excellent at was consolidating their rule through spectacle," says Habiba Hamid, former foreign policy strategist to the rulers of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. "Pomp, ceremony, displays of military might, shock and awe - they all originate from the British military relationship"..

It's a place where future leaders get to know each other, says Michael Stephens, deputy director of the Royal United Services Institute, Qatar. And Sandhurst gives the UK influence in the Gulf.

"The [UK] gets the kind of attention from Gulf policy elites that countries of our size, like France and others, don't get. It gives us the ability to punch above our weight.

"You have people who've spent time in Britain, they have… connections to their mates, their teachers. Familiarity in politics is very beneficial in the Gulf context."

"For British people who are drifting around the world, as I did as a soldier," says Brigadier Peter Sincock, former defence attache to Saudi Arabia, "you find people who were at Sandhurst and you have an immediate rapport. I think that's very helpful, for example, in the field of military sales"...


In 2012 Sandhurst accepted a £15m donation from the UAE for a new accommodation block, named the Zayed Building after that country's founding ruler.

In March 2013, Sandhurst's Mons Hall - a sports centre - was reopened as the King Hamad Hall, following a £3m donation from the monarch of Bahrain, who was educated at one of Sandhurst's affiliated colleges.

The renaming proved controversial, partly because of the perceived slight towards the 1,600 British casualties at the Battle of Mons in August 1914 - and partly because of how Hamad and his government have dealt with political protest in Bahrain over the last three years.

A critic might note that the third term of Sandhurst's Officer Commissioning Course covers counter-insurgency techniques and ways to manage public disorder.

Since tension between Bahrain's majority Shia population and minority Sunni ruling elite boiled over in 2011, more than 80 civilians have died at the hands of the security forces, according to opposition estimates, though the government disputes the figures. Thirteen police officers have also lost their lives in the clashes.

"The king has always felt that Sandhurst was a great place," says Sincock, chairman of the Bahrain Society, which promotes friendship between the UK and Bahrain. "Something like 20 of his immediate family have been there as cadets. He didn't really understand why there was such an outcry."

Today, Sandhurst has reportedly trained more officer cadets from the UAE than from any other country bar the UK. The May 2014 intake included 72 overseas cadets, around 40% of whom were from the Middle East...

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lightgiver 11-09-2014 07:17 PM

Royal Military Academy

The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS), commonly known simply as Sandhurst, is the British Army officer initial training centre located adjacent to the village of Sandhurst, Berkshire, about 55 kilometres (34 mi) southwest of London.. The Academy's stated aim is to be "the national centre of excellence for leadership." All British Army officers, including late entry officers who were previously Warrant Officers, as well as many from elsewhere in the world, are trained at Sandhurst.. The Academy is the British Army equivalent of the Britannia Royal Naval College Dartmouth, Royal Air Force College Cranwell and the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines...


The present Royal Military Academy Sandhurst was founded in 1947 with the merger of two institutions: the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst...

The first Military Academy had been established in 1720 at Woolwich, a town later absorbed into south-east London, to train cadets for commissions in the Royal Artillery. Known as the "Shop", this academy moved to a permanent site at Woolwich Common in 1806 and was granted royal status in 1841. In 1806, the Military Academy took on the training of Royal Engineers officer cadets and, later, Royal Signals cadets..In 1799, a school for staff officers was established at High Wycombe, and in 1801 this became the Senior Department of the newly established Royal Military College (RMC), the brainchild of Colonel John Le Marchant.. He opened the Junior Department of the College at West Street in Great Marlow in 1802 to train "Gentleman Cadets" for the infantry and cavalry regiments of the British Army and of the Presidency armies of British India.. Coincidentally, 1801 was also the year of foundation of Saint-Cyr in France and of West Point in the United States..On the outbreak of the Second World War, Sandhurst became the home of 161 Infantry Officer Cadet Training Unit (RMC), which moved to Mons Barracks, Aldershot in 1942; for the rest of the war Sandhurst was used as a Royal Armoured Corps Officer Cadet Training Unit (OCTU)..

Potential officers are identified by the Army Officer Selection Board(formerly the Regular Commissions Board, or RCB) situated in Westbury in Wiltshire.. Nearly 10 percent of British cadets are female and nearly 10 percent of all cadets come from overseas.. More than 80% of entrants are university graduates although a degree is not required for admission.. Some officer cadets are serving soldiers.. Technically, all cadets have the rank of private..Sandhurst also runs a variety of other courses for officers including the Late Entry Officer Course (LEOC)..RMAS has an academic faculty staffed by civilian researchers with expertise in Communication and Applied Behavioural Science, Defence and International Affairs and War Studies..Unlike some other national military academies such as West Point in the United States, Ecole Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr in France and the Pakistan Military Academy in Pakistan, Sandhurst is not a university..."freemasonry is still strong in parts of the Army..One leading mason said that when he joined every member of the Army Board was a mason - he would not say how things stood today."..p. 167, 'Inside the British Army', by Antony
Beevor, Corgi books...

The main RMAS Commissioning Courses start in January, May and September of each year.. Each intake numbers approximately 200 cadets, each of whom is assigned to a platoon within one of two companies. Platoons are commanded by captains, with a colour sergeant who takes the main burden of day-to-day training, especially during the first term (unlike West Point, RMAS entrusts the majority of officer training to Senior Non-Commissioned Officers). There can be as many as ten companies within the RMAS at any one time, each commanded by a Major and named after a famous battle or campaign in which the British Army has fought. The company names change from year to year, and are drawn from the following:

Gaza Company
The Somme Company
Ypres Company
Alamein Company
Burma Company
Normandy Company
The Falklands Company
Imjin Company
Malaya Company
Blenheim Company
Waterloo Company
Inkerman Company
Dettingen Company — the Short Courses mentioned above (for Army Reserve and Professionally Qualified Officers) are operated sequentially, and are each known as "Dettingen Company"..Dettingen Company is divided along the same lines as the regular intakes, though smaller courses may consist of only two platoons..There is also a "rehabilitation" platoon —
Lucknow Platoon...
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lightgiver 12-09-2014 07:55 PM

31 North 62 East

2-September – The Justice Department announces the largest health care fraud settlement in history, $2.3 billion, involving Pfizer...
3 – Michael Jackson is entombed at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, in a private family ceremony..
5 - Denmark celebrates the first national flagday, in memory of the fallen Danes in international operations since 1948..
7 – Convictions and acquittals in the trial for those charged over the 2006 transatlantic aircraft plot
8– The Police Service of Northern Ireland find and defuse a 600llb bomb in South Armagh after searching the area for almost a week
9 –Westcountry Television completes the digital switchover process with the turning off of all analogue signals from the Caradon Hill transmitter-President Obama addresses a joint session of Congress on the importance of healthcare reform. Representative Joe Wilson shouts, "You lie!" as Obama says illegal immigrants would not be covered under his healthcare proposal. The heckling was a first in US politics and received widespread media attention for many days..
12 – The first 9/12 Project protest event is held in Washington, DC, with attendance being estimated from hundreds of thousands to as many as 2 million people..
17 – 3 members of the CIRA are jailed in Northern Ireland for 15 years each for having a live Mortar Bomb.. Riots break out in Lurgan, County Armagh as a consequence. Cars are hijacked and placed on the railway lines disrupting services between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The riots continued for 3 days and there were reports of masked gunmen roaming the streets..
18 - The 72 year run of the soap opera The Guiding Light ends as its final episode is broadcast..
24 – President Obama becomes the first US President to preside over the UN Security Council. Also at the United Nations, Obama outlines stances that his administration will take on climate change, multilateralism, and nuclear proliferation and disarmament..
25 – At the G-20 Pittsburgh summit, world leaders announce that the G-20 will assume greater leverage over the world economy, replacing the role of the G8, in an effort to prevent another financial crisis like that in 2008..
26 – Typhoon Ketsana begins to cause record amounts of rainfall in Manila, Philippines, leading to the declaration of a "state of calamity" in 25 provinces.
28 – At least 157 demonstrators are killed in a clash with the Guinean military..
29 – An 8.3-magnitude earthquake triggers a tsunami near the Samoan Islands. Many communities and harbors in Samoa and American Samoa are destroyed, and at least 189 are killed – Britain's biggest selling newspaper, The Sun withdraws its support for the Labour Party and gives its backing to the Conservatives. The announcement comes shortly after Gordon Brown delivered his keynote speech to the 2009 Labour Party Conference, and on the same day that Ipsos MORI place Labour in 3rd position, behind both the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats, in their latest opinion poll
30 – A 7.6-magnitude earthquake strikes just off the coast of Sumatra, killing around 1,000 in Indonesia.

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lightgiver 14-09-2014 01:55 PM

Just what is officer material

An officer is a member of an armed force or uniformed service who holds a position of authority. Commissioned officers derive authority directly from a sovereign power and, as such, hold a commission charging them with the duties and responsibilities of a specific office or position. Commissioned officers are typically the only persons, in an armed forces environment, able to act as the commanding officer (according to the most technical definition of the word) of a military unit.. A superior officer is an officer with a higher rank than another officer, who is a subordinate officer relative to the superior..

Commissioned officers generally receive training as leadership and management generalists, in addition to training relating to their specific military occupational specialty or function in the military. Many advanced militaries require university degrees as a prerequisite for commissioning, even from the enlisted ranks. Others, including the Australian Defence Force, the British Armed Forces, Nepal Army, the Pakistani Armed Forces, the Swiss Army, the Singapore Armed Forces, the Israel Defense Forces, the Swedish Armed Forces, and the New Zealand Defence Force, are different in not requiring a university degree for commissioning, although a significant number of officers in these countries are graduates. In the Israel Defense Forces, a university degree is a requirement for an officer to advance to the rank of lieutenant colonel. The IDF often sponsors the studies for its majors, while aircrew and naval officers obtain academic degrees as a part of their training programs..


Most officers in the Armed Forces of the United States are typically commissioned through one of three major commissioning programs:

Reserve Officer Training Corps (Army ROTC, NROTC, AFROTC)
Officer Candidate School (Army OCS, Navy OCS, Marine OCS, Coast Guard OCS) or Officer Training School (Air Force OTS)

A smaller number of officers may be commissioned via other programs, such as the Marine Corps Platoon Leaders Class (PLC) during summers while attending college, or the Navy's since discontinued Aviation Officer Candidate School (AOCS) program, which also included the embedded Aviation Reserve Office Candidate (AVROC) and Naval Aviation Cadet (NAVCAD) programs. Others may attend pre-commissioning or post-commissioning officer indoctrination programs for officers in the medical/dental specialities, lawyers slated as JAG officers and military chaplains..

A non-commissioned officer (NCO) is an enlisted member of the armed forces holding a position of some degree of authority who has (usually) obtained it by advancement from within the non-commissioned ranks. Non-commissioned officers usually receive some leadership training, but their function is to serve as supervisors within their area of trade speciality and, at lower NCO grades, they are not generally considered management specialists. Senior non-commissioned officers serve as advisors and leaders from the duty section level to the highest levels of the armed forces establishment. The duties of an NCO can vary greatly in scope, so that an NCO in one country may hold almost no authority, while others such as the United States and the United Kingdom consider their NCOs to be "the backbone of the military" due to carrying out the orders of those officers appointed over them...

Officers in nearly every country of the world are segregated from the enlisted soldiers in many facets of military life. Facilities accommodating needs such as messing (i.e., mess hall or mess deck versus officers mess or wardroom), billeting/berthing, domiciles, and general recreation facilities (officer clubs versus NCO Clubs and CPO Clubs versus enlisted clubs) are separated between officers and enlisted personnel. This class system, historically correlated to socioeconomic status, is focused on discouraging fraternization and encouraging professional and ethical relations between officers and enlisted military personnel..

Officers do not routinely perform physical labour; they typically supervise enlisted personnel, either directly or via non-commissioned officers. Commissioned officers will and do perform physical labor when operationally required to do so, e.g., in combat. However, it would be very unusual for an officer to perform physical labor in garrison, at home station or in homeport...

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lightgiver 15-09-2014 05:16 PM

Quam Bonum in Unum Habitare

Loosely based on the non-fiction book,The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, by Robert M. Edsel, the film follows an allied group, the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program, tasked with finding and saving pieces of art and other culturally important items before their destruction by Hitler during World War II...

The extensive art collections of Baron Louis and Alphonse de Rothschild had to in effect be given away by the heirs to the Republic of Austria. Complicated laws and bureaucratic red tape made a full restitution almost impossible. The heirs were forced by the State to sell off their belongings since they were, in effect, bankrupt..Since Austria regarded itself as a victim of Nazism, and not one of the perpetrators, Austrian Jewish victims could barely appeal to the courts on their status. Much of the former Rothschild art collection was either taken to the Kunsthistorisches Museum (KHM) or the Austrian Gallery in the Belvedere palace..The UNESCO 1970 Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property is an international treaty..Portrait of a Young Man is a painting in oil on panel, probably from 1513–1514, by the Italian High Renaissance Old Master painter and architect Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino better known simply as Raphael.. The painting was stolen by the Nazis from Poland. Many historians regard it as the
most important painting missing since World War II...

Amal Ramzi Alamuddin (Arabic: أمل علم الدين‎) (born February 3, 1978) is a London-based British-Lebanese lawyer, activist, and author. She is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, specialising in international law, criminal law, human rights, and extradition.. Her clients include Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, in his fight against extradition.. She has also represented the former prime minister of Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko..She was born in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1978. During the 1980s, when the Lebanese Civil War was in full scale, Alamuddin's family left for London and settled in Gerrards Cross.. Her mother, Baria, is the foreign editor of the Pan-Arab newspaper al-Hayat.. Her father, Ramzi, a retired professor of business studies at the American University of Beirut, returned to Lebanon in 1991 and is from a prominent Druze family...

She clerked under Judge Vladen S. Vereshchetin from Russia and Judge Nabil Elaraby from Egypt..In August 2014, Alamuddin was selected for the U.N.'s three-member commission to look into possible violations of the rules of war in Gaza during the Israel–Gaza conflict. She however said she was unable to accept the position. She stated "There are various reports published today stating that I have been appointed as 1 of 3 members of the UN Commission of Inquiry for Gaza. I am horrified by the situation in the occupied Gaza Strip, particularly the civilian casualties that have been caused, and strongly believe that there should be an independent investigation and accountability for crimes that have been committed"..Alamuddin is fluent in Arabic, English and French...

Before becoming a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers in London, she worked in the Office of the Prosecutor at the UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon and at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.. She has been involved in high-profile cases representing the state of Cambodia, the former Libyan intelligence chief Abdallah Al Senussi, Yulia Tymoshenko and Julian Assange, and is an adviser to the King of Bahrain in connection with the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry headed by Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni...

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (often abbreviated to RBKC) is a west London borough of Royal borough status. As the smallest borough in London and the second smallest district in England, this urban area is one of the most densely populated in the United Kingdom, just behind the nearby London Borough of Islington..The borough is immediately to the west of the City of Westminster and to the east of Hammersmith & Fulham. It contains major museums and universities in "Albertopolis", department stores such as Harrods, Peter Jones and Harvey Nichols and embassies in Belgravia, Knightsbridge and Kensington Gardens..Clooney became engaged to British-Lebanese human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin on April 28, 2014, as confirmed by a representative at Alamuddin's law firm Doughty Street Chambers..In July 2014, Clooney publicly criticized the British tabloid newspaper the Daily Mail after it claimed his fiancée's mother opposes their marriage on religious grounds.. When the tabloid apologized for its false story, Clooney refused to accept the apology.. He called the paper "the worst kind of tabloid.. One that makes up its facts to the detriment of its readers"...

The name Henning is indigenous to the North German areas Mecklenburg, Hannover, Hamburg, Holstein and Pommern. Especially the towns Stralsund and Greifswald, in Mecklenburg, near the Baltic Sea is well known as places where the name originated. Both towns formed part of Denmark up until the Thirty Years' War (1618 — 1648)..Between the years 1300 and 1500 the name HENNING was used as a popular nickname for “the Son of John (Johannes)”. In the old Baltic dialect a rooster was called a “Hen” (hen = male, henne = female). The Baltic (or North German) “ing” was added to indicate that it was a name deduced from the name of a father or ancestor..Henning is a surname with origins in Northern Germany (see Henning (surname)). It originates as a given name from either Heinrich or Johannes..Heinrich is a given name of
Germanic origin and cognate of "Henry"..Johannes is the Latin form of the personal name that usually appears as "John" in English language contexts.. It is a variant of the Greek name Ιωάννης (Ioannes), itself derived from the Hebrew name Yehochanan meaning "Yahweh is gracious"...
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lightgiver 15-09-2014 07:44 PM

General Sir

Peter Edgar de la Cour de la Billière,(Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB) 1987 KCB, KBE, DSO, MC & Bar MSC (born 29 April 1934)-(age 80) is a former British Army officer who was Director SAS during the Iranian Embassy Siege and Commander-in-Chief of the British forces in the 1990 Gulf War.. He is often known by the acronym DLB..He was born as Peter Edgar Delacour to Surgeon Lieutenant Commander Denis de la Billiere and his wife Kitty Lawley.. On 22 May 1941, his father was killed when his ship, HMS Fiji, was sunk by German bombers in an attack southwest of Crete..He originally enlisted as a private in the King's Shropshire Light Infantry in 1952..He was later commissioned as a Second Lieutenant into the Durham Light Infantry.. During his early career as an officer he served in Japan, Korea and Egypt..He was educated at Wellesley House School, Broadstairs and Harrow..

n 1956, he attended and passed Selection for the Special Air Service. During his first SAS tour, he served in Malaya during the Malayan Emergency and Oman, where he was mentioned in despatches and won the Military Cross in 1959.. After his initial tour with 22 SAS, he returned to the Durham Light Infantry to run recruit training, before taking up the post of Adjutant of 21 SAS – the London based Territorial Army (reserve) SAS regiment.. In 1962, he was attached to the Federal Army in Aden.. In 1964, he failed Staff College but was appointed Officer Commanding A Squadron 22 SAS.. From 1964 to 1966, A Squadron was deployed to Borneo for the Indonesia-Malaysia confrontation.. For his actions during this period he was awarded a bar to the Military Cross..After this tour, he re-attended Staff College, and, this time, passed. After Staff College he was posted as G2 (intelligence) Special Forces at Strategic Command. He then served a tour as second-in-command of 22 SAS, of which he was Commanding Officer from 1972 to 1974.. For service in Oman, he was appointed a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) in 1976..He then served in a number of administrative posts before returning to the regiment as Director SAS in 1979..It was during this period that the SAS shot to public fame as a consequence of their storming of the Iranian Embassy in 1980. He was also responsible during the Falklands War for planning Operation Mikado.. In 1982, he was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)..

After the SAS he was appointed Military Commissioner and Commander of British Forces in the Falkland Islands from 1984 and General Officer Commanding Wales District from 1985.. He was succeeded by Brigadier Morgan Llewellyn on 1 December 1987.. He was General Officer Commanding South East District from 1988..Despite being due for retirement he was appointed Commander-in-Chief of British Forces in the 1990 Gulf War – in effect the second in command of the multinational military coalition headed by US General Norman Schwarzkopf. His past experience of fighting in the area, knowledge of the people and some fluency in the language overrode concerns about his age. In this role, he was largely responsible for persuading Schwarzkopf (who was initially sceptical) to allow the use of SAS and other special forces in significant roles in that conflict..By the end of his career he had risen to the rank of Lieutenant General. In order to allow him to receive the pension benefits of full general he was given the newly created sinecurist (honorarium) post of Middle East Advisor to the Secretary of State for Defence.. He retired in 1992..In August 1991, he received Canada's Meritorious Service Cross.. In 1993, he received Saudi Arabia's Order of King Abdul Aziz, 2nd Class and was made a Commander of the
United States' Legion of Merit...

Second lieutenant (called under-lieutenant in some countries) is a junior commissioned officer military rank in many armed forces..The Pakistan Army follows the British pattern of ranks.. A second lieutenant is represented by one metal pip on each shoulder in case of "khaki uniform" and one four quadric printed star on the chest in case of camouflage combat dress.. However a second lieutenant in the Pakistan Army is usually promoted to lieutenant 6 months after commissioning..The rank second lieutenant (abbr: 2LT; coll: "one-pip") was introduced throughout the British Army in 1871 to replace the rank of ensign (cornet in the cavalry), although it had long been used in the Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers, Fusilier and Rifle regiments. At first the rank bore no distinct insignia.. In 1902 a single Bath star (now commonly referred to as a pip) was introduced; the ranks of lieutenant and captain had their number of stars increased by 1 to (respectively) 2 and 3.. The rank is also used by the Royal Marines..New British Army officers are normally commissioned as second lieutenants at the end of their commissioning course at RMA Sandhurst, and continue with specific training with their units, often with mentoring from senior NCOs..In the United States, second lieutenant is the normal entry-level rank for most commissioned officers in the Army, Air Force and Marine Corps and is equivalent to the rank of ensign in the Navy and Coast Guard..Note that although many air forces use the rank of second lieutenant, in most Commonwealth air forces the equivalent rank of pilot officer is used..In the British Army a salute may not be given unless a soldier is wearing his regimental headdress, for example a Beret, Caubeen, Tam o' Shanter, Glengarry, field service cap or peaked cap.."Meet Captain Ian MacAlwain" ....
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lightgiver 24-11-2014 12:40 AM

Rose Conquers All
Miss Sara-jevo - Passengers..

General Sir Hugh Michael Rose KCB, CBE, DSO, QGM (born 1940 in what was then British India), often known as Mike Rose, is a retired British Army General.. As well as Special Air Service Regiment commanding officer, he was Commander UNPROFOR Bosnia in 1994 during the Yugoslav Wars..The stepson of British author John Masters, Rose was educated at Cheltenham College (Established July 1841), St. Edmund Hall, Oxford, and the Sorbonne.. He was commissioned into the Gloucestershire Regiment Territorial and Army Volunteer Reserve (TAVR) in 1959, and transferred to the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (RAFVR) in 1962.. He joined the Coldstream Guards in 1964...


General Sir Michael Rose - Goražde..

After attending the Staff College, Camberley, Rose became the Brigade Major 16th Parachute Brigade from 1973 until 1975. He was Commanding Officer of the regular and reserve SAS Regiments from 1979 to 1982, as part of which he was in control of the operation to free the hostages of the Iranian Embassy Siege in 1980.. He commanded Special Service operations in-theatre during the Falkland Conflict. He then served as the commander of the 39th Infantry Brigade from 1983 to 1985.. In 1987, Rose was the Commandant of the School of Infantry until 1988, when he became the first Director Special Forces until 1989.. He attended the Royal College of Defence Studies..Rose was General Officer Commanding North East District and Commander 2nd Infantry Division based in York from 1989 to 1991, and between 1991 and 1993 served as Commandant of the Staff College, Camberley.. Then, from 1993 to 1994, Rose was Commander UK Field Army and Inspector-General of the Territorial Army.. Finally, from 1994 to 1995 he was Commander, United Nations Protection Force, Bosnia-Herzegovina..Rose became Adjutant-General and Aide-de-Camp General to The Queen in 1995 until he retired in 1997..Rose was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal 1981, made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire 1986, was knighted with a knight Commander of the Order of the Bath 1994, and received the Distinguished Service Order in 1995..He had extensive experience worldwide, particularly in the Middle East, as a special forces officer.. Rose served in Germany, Aden, Malaysia, the Gulf States, Dhofar, and in Northern Ireland and the Falkland Islands, for both of which he was Mentioned in Despatches..He was called as a witness by Serbia and Montenegro in a case held at the International Court of Justice...He was also Colonel of the Regiment of the Coldstream Guards..


Rose is a director of Control Risks Group, a private security and consulting company.I.n 2006 he came once again to public attention when he criticised British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and called for his impeachment for leading the country to war in Iraq under false pretenses. This highlighted the unease felt in the highest levels of the British armed forces about the legality, and indeed the practicality, of the 2003 American-led invasion of Iraq..In 2007, he called for the admission of defeat and withdrawal of Coalition forces from Iraq describing the war as "hopeless" and comparing the situation to that faced by the British during the American Revolutionary War...

2 Cheltenham residents, G.S. Harcourt and J.S. Iredell, founded Cheltenham College in 1841 to educate the sons of gentlemen.. It originally opened in 3 houses along Bays Hill Terrace in the centre of the town..675 Old Cheltonians (former pupils) were killed in the service of their country in World War I, and 363 in World War II..The fees are about £30,000 a year, making it amongst the most expensive schools in the country...Cheltenham College was used to film the majority of the school scenes in the 1968 British film If...Like the University of Oxford itself, the precise date of establishment of St Edmund Hall is not certain; it is usually estimated at 1236, before any other college was formally established..The college has a history of independent thought, which brought it into frequent conflict with both Church and State. During the late 14th and early 15th centuries it was a bastion of John Wycliffe's supporters, for which college principal William Taylor was ultimately burnt at the stake, and principal Peter Payne fled the country..Confusion may also be caused because the college's coat of arms has a yellow/gold field..A porters' lodge (colloquially, plodge) is a place near the entrance of a building where one or more porters can be found to respond to enquiries from the public and direct them around the building.."sanctus edmundus huius aulae lux"..During World War II, the Wehrmacht sometimes mentioned individual soldiers in its daily radio report to the public.. This was known as the Wehrmachtbericht and a mention in this report was held in high esteem by German soldiers.. In mid 1941 mentions in Wehrmachtbericht were awarded by the soldier's name being included on the Honour Roll of the German Army.. Later, after January 1944, inclusion on this list was also sometimes rewarded with an honour clasp, known as the Honour Roll Clasp of the Army...

http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showt...=178790&page=5You can't show you're resolute without showing you are strong.. And you can't show you're strong without blowing people up..All right, my lads!. Can we bring the tiger, sir?..No, we can't bring the fucking tiger!. It's more trouble than it's worth!.. Desmond!. Put your fucking tiara on straight!.. Remember, use subtlety and discretion!..http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...&postcount=106

lightgiver 24-11-2014 02:16 PM

Sandy Spicer

Sir Timothy Simon Tim" Spicer, OBE (born 1952) is a British former army officer, Ex chief executive officer of the private security company (PSC) Aegis Defence Services.. He is a veteran of the Falklands War and also served with the British Army in Northern Ireland.. He became well known as an employee of Sandline International, a private military company (PMC) which closed in April 2004..Born in 1952 in Aldershot, England, Spicer attended Sherborne School and followed his father into the British Army, attending Sandhurst and then joining the Scots Guards.. He tried to join the Special Air Service (SAS), but failed the entry course.. In 1982, his unit was pulled from Tower of London guard duty and sent to the Falklands War where he saw action at the Battle of Mount Tumbledown...


Anne Dudley & Jaz Coleman - Habibi...

On 4 September 1992, during the Troubles, two soldiers of the Scots Guards under Lieutenant Colonel Spicer's command, Guardsmen Mark Wright and James Fisher, shot a civilian in the back in Belfast, Northern Ireland. At the subsequent trial, it was heard that 18 year old Peter McBride, who died at the scene, had been unarmed and not a threat.. Immediately following the shooting, the guardsmen were interviewed by Spicer along with three other officers before they were interviewed by police.. Spicer later wrote "I thought between us we could reach a balanced judgement on what happened" Spicer maintains the same version of events as Wright and Fisher, to wit, that the soldiers believed McBride was about to throw a coffee jar bomb contained in a plastic bag he was carrying.. despite the fact that McBride had been searched moments earlier by members of the same patrol..The bag was subsequently found to contain only a t-shirt..Spicer defended his soldiers even after a jury convicted them of murder and the judge sentenced them both to life imprisonment on 10 February 1995.. Spicer argued that in the conditions applicable to the incident, Wright and Fisher had legitimately believed their lives to be in peril.. Spicer was involved in a successful lobbying campaign which contributed to the British Government's decision to free Wright and Fisher from Maghaberry Prison on 2 September 1998.. Each had served one week less than 3 years se7en months in prison for the murder. They were then flown to Catterick barracks in Yorkshire to meet their commanding officer. The following month the Army Board decided that both men could return to their unit and continue their careers in the British Army.. The pair subsequently fought in the Iraq War... In the same year that Fisher and Wright murdered McBride, Lt. Col Spicer was awarded the OBE "for operational service in Northern Ireland"...

Sandline was managed by former British Army Lt Col Tim Spicer. Sandline billed itself as a "Private Military Company" (PMC) and offered military training, "operational support" (equipment and arms procurement and limited direct military activity), intelligence gathering, and public relations services to governments and corporations. While the mass media often referred to Sandline as a mercenary company, the company's founders disputed that characterisation. A commercial adviser for Sandline once told the BBC that the firm saw themselves differently from mercenaries, stating that they were an established entity with “established sets of principles” and that they employed professional people... He reiterated that the firm would not accept contracts from groups or governments that would jeopardise its reputation..Sandline had subcontracted most of its crew for the Bougainville mission through Executive Outcomes, a South African mercenary provider. The first mercenaries arrived on an Air Niugini flight from Singapore on 7 February 1997. After a week, a total of 44 had arrived, 8 from the UK, 5 from Australia and the rest from South Africa..The weapons, including military small arms, piston engined light aircraft and helicopter gunships were taken to Australia until the government of PNG arranged for the material to be returned to Sand..Lene is a feminine given name is a feminine given name common in Denmark and Norway....


Spicer was Chief Executive of Aegis Defence Services, a PMC based in London, until replaced by Major General Graham Binns in 2010.. The chairman of the Aegis board of directors is former Defence minister, Nicholas Soames MP.. The Board of Directors include: General Sir Roger Wheeler, Chief of the General Staff; Paul Boateng, former Labour Minister and ex-High Commissioner to South Africa and Sir John Birch, former British deputy ambassador to the United Nations..

In October 2004, Aegis won a $293 million three-year contract in Iraq outsourcing, among other things, intelligence for the U.S. Army..

“ Spicer is effectively in charge of the second largest military force in Iraq – some 20,000 private soldiers. Just don't call him a mercenary. ”

— Stephen Armstrong Guardian journalist..

In 2005, following the award of this contract,5 United States Senators – Charles Schumer, Hillary Clinton, Ted Kennedy, Chris Dodd and John Kerry – wrote a joint letter calling on Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld to investigate the granting of the Aegis contract describing Spicer as “an individual with a history of supporting excessive use of force against a civilian population” and stating that he “vigorously defends [human rights abuses]”..In a December 2005 letter to his constituents, then-U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) called on the Department of Defense to withdraw its contract with Aegis. Obama wrote that “The CEO of Aegis Defense Services Tim Spicer has been implicated in a variety of human rights abuses around the globe ... given his history, I agree that the United States should consider rescinding its contract with his company”..The Rest House is a joint project completed by Tim Spicer Architects and Col Bandy Architects..It is located on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia...

http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...&postcount=103I was an equal opportunity merchant of darth.. I supplied everyone but the Salvation Army.. I sold Israeli-model UZIS to Muslims.. I sold Communist-made bullets to Fascists... I even shipped cargo to Afghanistan when they were fighting my fellow Soviets.. I never sold to Osama bin Laden.. Not on any moral grounds... http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...&postcount=634

lightgiver 23-12-2014 10:27 PM

Jonathan of Arabia

Jonathan William Patrick Aitken (born 30 August 1942) is a former Conservative Member of Parliament in the United Kingdom for 24 years, and a former British government Cabinet minister..Aitken was born in Dublin, Ireland... His grandfather Lord Rugby was in 1939 the first British representative to the newly independent Irish state, at a time when Anglo-Irish relations were strained but improving.. Aitken's baptism took place on 16 October 42 at St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, an Anglican church, at which he was named "Jonathan William Patrick Aitken"- one of the Irish papers reported "British envoy's grandson is a real Paddy".. The Taoiseach, Éamon de Valera, who knew his grandparents, asked to attend the christening and his presence at the baptism was symbolic of improving Anglo-Irish relations.. Also attending was Princess Juliana (later to become Queen Juliana of the Netherlands) as his GodMother...


Aitken contracted tuberculosis, and at 4 years of age was admitted to Cappagh Hospital, Dublin where he was an inpatient on a TB ward for more than three-and-a-half years, being cared for and educated by Catholic nuns. His father was severely injured as an RAF pilot when his Spitfire was shot down in World War II..Aitken recovered and was discharged from the hospital aged se7en.. He lived with his parents at Halesworth, Suffolk, and learnt to walk properly again within a few months...Aitken attended Eton College and read law at Christ Church, Oxford.. His career initially followed a similar path to the post-war career of his father, who became a journalist and then the Conservative Member of Parliament for Bury St Edmunds..He served as a war correspondent during the 60s in Vietnam and Biafra, and gained a reputation for risk-taking when he took LSD in 66 as an experiment for an article in The London Evening Standard and had a bad trip "..this drug needs police, the Home Office and a dictator to stamp it out"..In 93 Aitken published a favourable biography, Nixon: A Life, of former US President Richard Nixon.. Although his was not an authorised biography, Aitken was one of the few biographers from whom Nixon accepted questions and to whom he granted interviews...

Lawrence and Gen. Allenby at the Officer's Club..

He was elected as MP for Thanet East in the February 1974 General Elrection; from 1983 he sat for South Thanet. He managed to offend PM Margaret Thatcher by ending a relationship with her daughter, Carol Thatcher, and suggesting that Thatcher "probably thinks Sinai is the plural of Sinus" to an Egyptian newspaper.. He stayed on the backbenches throughout Thatcher's premiership and engaged in a number of activities, including participation in the re-launch of TV-AM, where he was involved in an incident in which broadcaster Anna Ford threw her wine at him to express her outrage at both his behaviour and the unwelcome consequent transformation of the TV station

Aitken wrote a highly confidential letter to Thatcher in early 80, dealing with allegations that the former Director-General of MI5, Sir Roger Hollis, had been a double agent also working for the Soviet Union..This information had come to Aitken from retired CIA spymaster James Angleton..Aitken became Minister of State for Defence Procurement under PM John Major in 92.. He was later accused of violating ministerial rules by allowing an Arab businessman to pay for his stay in the Paris Ritz, perjured himself and was jailed..Aitken had previously been a director of BMARC, an arms exporter, from 1988 to 1990.. In 1995 a Commons motion showed that while a Cabinet minister he had signed a controversial Public Interest Immunity Certificate (PIIC) in September 92 relating to the Matrix Churchill trial, and that the 'gagged' documents included ones relating to the supply of arms to Iraq by BMARC for a period when he was a director of the company

On 10 April 95, The Guardian carried a front-page report on Aitken's dealings with leading Saudis.. The story was the result of a long investigation carried out by journalists from the newspaper and from Granada TV's World in Action programme..He said that he would not become a vicar because he is not worthy of the office and "wouldn't like to give dog-collars a bad name"..During this time it emerged that when Aitken was being encouraged to resign, he was chairman of the secretive right wing think-tank Le Cercle, alleged by Alan Clark to be funded by the CIA...

http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...2&postcount=16I always sample a bottle of wine before I buy it.. Let's have a sip, see if you're worth taking along..The occasion seems a little lacking in enthusiasm, Henry...http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...&postcount=116

lightgiver 24-12-2014 12:45 AM

Ajela Starling
Dzonatana ajela the Ham Radio Amateur Operator...Anyone ! General Sir !..

Admiral Club - Dzona Kenedija is a Casino in Belgrade, Beograd, Serbia and is open daily 10am-4am...There is only a choice of 2 decent hotels in Khasab (Oman) , both Atana group.. This was a Golden Tulip before and the new owners have kept all the good features...

Atana is a raga (musical scale) in Carnatic music (South Indian classical music)..It is considered to be a very catchy raga that gives a stage flavor for a musician when everything is going dull in a concert.. It stimulates the audience by its qualities of Veeram (courage)...Beesley (Born 3 August 77 (age 37) grew up in Maidstone and Colchester and was admitted to a Bachelor of Science honours degree in human psychology in New South Wales...


Originally Posted by lightgiver (Post 1062053757)

Written by Seal, the single "Kiss from a Rose", the second taken from the Batman Forever film soundtrack, topped the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for one week in August 95..Between all the formats of the single release, bonus tracks include the non-album tracks "The Wind Cries Mary" (a Jimi Hendrix cover) and "Blues in 'E'"; remixes of "Kiss from a Rose" by Adamski (who produced the original version of "Killer"); and remixes of album track "I'm Alive" by Steve Fitzmaurice and Sasha with BT..Length 4:47 ..Released 18 July 1994 (UK) \ 6 June (U.S.) /3 July 95 (UK re-release)...

JUne 6 - U.S. astronaut Norman breaks NASA's space endurance record of 14 days, 1 hour and 16 minutes, aboard the Russian space station Mir - The Constitutional Court of South Africa abolishes capital punishment in South Africa in the case of S v Makwanyane and Another / 23 July - British forces sent to Sarajevo to help relieve the Siege of Sarajevo – David Daliberti and William Barloon, 2 Americans held as spies by Iraq, are released by Saddam Hussein after negotiations with U.S. Congressman Bill Richardson\ 18 - In Buenos Aires, a terrorist attack destroys a building housing several Jewish organizations, killing 85 and injuring many more - Rwandan Patriotic Front troops capture Gisenyi, forcing the interim government into Zaire and ending the Rwandan Geneocide...

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http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...7&postcount=15I will listen now.. After your father's abduction, you were orphaned.. You were 10 years old..You went to live with cousins on a sheep and horse ranch in Montana.. And..?..http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...&postcount=315

lightgiver 30-04-2015 07:33 PM

Mansfield, 1st Viscount Sandhurst with Campbell..

Sandhurst, of Sandhurst in the County of Berkshire, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1870 for the soldier Sir William Mansfield,Commander-in-Chief of India between 1865 and 1870 and Commander-in-Chief of Ireland between 1870 and 1875. He was the grandson of Sir James Mansfield, Solicitor-General and Chief Justice of the Common Pleas.. Lord Sandhurst's eldest son, the second Baron, was a Liberal politician and also served as Governor of Bombay..

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Don Ghandi...

Until the 18th century, Bombay consisted of se7en islands separated by shallow sea.. These se7en islands were part of a larger archipelago in the Arabian sea, off the western coast of India..During the period of the British Raj, the Commander-in-Chief, India was the supreme commander of the Indian Army...

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lightgiver 03-05-2015 04:22 PM

Lambs to the Slaughter
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The Trench ..

In this hecatomb along the minor rivers of Flanders and Picardy, the British people lost the cream of their working class and the flower of their aristocracy...

British and German wounded, Bernafay Wood..

Ruthless as they were in the killing of others, the generals were also shockingly profligate and callous when it came to their “own.” In some especially revolting passages, we find Gen. Sir Douglas Haig and his arrogant subordinate Gen. Sir Henry Rawlinson actually complaining when British casualties were too low, and exulting — presumably because enemy losses were deemed comparable — when they moved into the tens of thousands...

Perhaps bill could vaccinate the Banking Goy Cartel..

Hollywood is great at making war seem so simple and strait forward. It makes the watcher believe that people kill each other because they are told, because it is kill or be killed, the enemy is hated or whatever. Hollywood tries to make us belieb that all soldiers fire at each other, desperately attempting to hit and kill each other.. While there is some truth in the matter, it is mostly wrong..A look at history might help illustrate what I am talking about..In World War Two, it is a fact that only 15-20 percent of the soldiers fired at the enemy mine..

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Sabaton - Primo victoria (Saving Private Ryan) ..

Attack using the strength of another (in a situation where using one's own strength is not favourable).. Trick an ally into attacking him, bribe an official to turn traitor, or use the enemy's own strength against him.. The idea here is to cause damage to the enemy by getting a 3rd party to do the deed...

http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...&postcount=103He was wearing my Harvard tie.. Can you believe it?. My Harvard tie. Like oh, sure he went to Harvard. .Ya got Jocks to the left of you, Micks to the right.. Thats all you need to know for now...http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...&postcount=710

madabouttown 04-05-2015 06:51 PM

Its main entrance is not in Sandhurst. So why do they insist on calling it Sandhurst military academy.

madabouttown 05-05-2015 06:03 PM

It was founded by the conservative party it mentioned somewhere when I was looking into it.

aronia 05-05-2015 06:19 PM

I was thinking about Stonyhurst College, Blackburn, (Lancashire)

lightgiver 05-05-2015 09:55 PM

Texas Radio & the BB
NATO Flag..
City of Hurst, Texas Seal..

Hurst is a city in Tarrant County, Texas, United States.. Hurst is one of the Mid-Cities between Fort Worth and Dallas.. It is the 3rd-most populous county in Texas and the 16th-most populous in the US..The county was named in honor of General Edward H. Tarrant of the Republic of Texas militia..Edward was a young veteran of the War of 1812, taking part in the Battle of New Orleans (1814-15)..He led a "go-to" fighting force to protect settlers in that locale from frequent Indian uprisings..General Tarrant died on August 2, 1858, and was initially interred in the William Fondren family cemetery near Weatherford, Texas, in Parker County..USS Hurst has been the name of more than one United States Navy ship..Hurst Street is the main street of the Birmingham Gay Village and is located along the edge of the Chinese Quarter of Birmingham, England...

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Mutant Nazi Nightmare-American Werewolf in London-...

Hurst Castle is a fort consisting of a circular stone tower strengthened by semicircular bastions of later dates..It was erected by Henry VIII to defend the approach to Southampton Water against the French..Hurst Reservoir is a disused reservoir near Glossop, north Derbyshire..Hurst Bay is a small bay on the east side of The Naze,James Ross Island, Antarctica..Hurst is a city in Williamson County, Illinois, United States and has 3 churches in its community.. It has a Christian church located on Russell Street, a Baptist church located on King Street, and a Methodist church located on Bush Avenue..It is probable that Hurst Hill (nearby Grain Pole Hill) were vantage points for the ancient communities..The Texas–Indian wars were a series of conflicts between settlers in Texas and the Southern Plains Indians...

http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...2&postcount=81You're supposed to keep a look out like soldiers.. Not talk like old women..What are your names?..He's a brave.. He is little in body, but his heart is big.. His name shall be...http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...&postcount=646

lightgiver 13-05-2015 10:04 PM

Star in the West
Born 1 September 1878 Chichester, England-Died 10 February 1966 (aged 87)..

On 20 April 1939 Fuller was an honoured guest at Adolf Hitler's 50th birthday parade and watched as "for three hours a completely mechanised and motorised army roared past the Führer." Afterwards Hitler asked, "I hope you were pleased with your children?" Fuller replied, "Your Excellency, they have grown up so quickly that I no longer recognise them...
http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...3&postcount=20Air warfare is a shot through the brain, not a hacking to pieces of the enemy's body..Hail, O Hail!.The stars are pale..Hidden the moonlight in the vale..http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...&postcount=532

lightgiver 14-05-2015 04:39 PM

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Natural Born Killers Interview..

George Iain Duncan Smith (born 9 April 1954), often referred to by his initials IDS, is a British Conservative Party politician..Duncan Smith was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1954. He is the son of W. G. G. Duncan Smith, a decorated Royal Air Force flying ace of World War II, and Pamela Summers, a ballerina. They were married in 1946. He is a descendant of Adam Duncan, the admiral who defeated the Dutch Navy at the Battle of Camperdown in 1797..Duncan Smith's maternal great-grandmother was a Japanese woman living in the then Peking, Ellen Oshey, who married Pamela's grandfather, merchant seaman Captain Samuel Lewis Shaw, from Ireland..His claim that he studied at the University of Perugia was later found to be false after an investigation by the BBC. His office subsequently admitted that he attended the Italian Università per Stranieri (founded 1921) in Perugia for a year but he did not obtain any qualifications or finish his exams..

In 1975 he attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and was subsequently commissioned into the Scots Guards as a second lieutenant on 28 June 1975, with the service number 500263.. He was promoted to lieutenant on 28 June 1977, and retired from the military on 2 April 1981, moving to the Regular Army Reserve of Officers..During his service he served in Northern Ireland and the region known as Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), where he was aide-de-camp to Major-General Sir John Acland, commander of the Commonwealth Monitoring Force monitoring the ceasefire during elections..

http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...&postcount=435Attack using the strength of another (in a situation where using one's own strength is not favourable). Trick an ally into attacking him, bribe an official to turn traitor, or use the enemy's own strength against him. The idea here is to cause damage to the enemy by getting a 3rd party to do the deed...http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...postcount=1265

lightgiver 22-06-2015 06:33 PM

General Jackson Sir
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General Mike Jackson: Duty and Death ..

Despite being advised by the headmaster at Stamford to consider university, Jackson applied to join the British Army in 1961.. He was accepted, and started at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, in January 1962, graduating on 20 December 1963.. While at Sandhurst, he became increasingly interested in the Parachute Regiment, but eventually applied to, and was commissioned into, the Intelligence Corps as a second lieutenant at the age of 19. After his commissioning, Jackson took up an opportunity offered by the Intelligence Corps to undertake platoon commanders' training with a combat regiment, and opted to do so with the Parachute Regiment..Before leaving Sandhurst, he had applied to take an "in-service degree"—a degree sponsored by the Army at a civilian university—and was accepted to read Russian studies at the University of Birmingham. The course required students to reside in the USSR for several months; as the Ministry of Defence refused to allow Jackson to travel to the country, the university agreed to waive the requirement. Jackson returned to the army after graduation as a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Russian Language and Literature in 1967.. His first promotion was to lieutenant on 20 June 1965, and he served with the Parachute Regiment in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Anguilla—where he served as adjutant when his battalion relieved the force sent to restore order during the 1969 emergency—after which he was promoted to the rank of captain..Following Anguilla, his tenure with the Parachute Regiment ended and he reluctantly returned to the Intelligence Corps.. He became increasingly determined to rejoin the Parachute Regiment and, after almost a year, was eventually allowed to transfer, retaining the rank of captain in 1970..

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Off the wall-Special Edition-Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough ..

While serving as a colonel, Jackson considered resigning his commission.. He wondered if he had missed his chance for promotion to brigadier at the age of 44, and believed he might have "reached [his] ceiling" as it was unusual for older officers to be selected for promotion.. He was persuaded to try again the next year and was promoted to brigadier on 31 December 1989, after spending six months on a Service Fellowship writing a paper on the future of the Army and taking the Higher Command and Staff Course.. He went on to serve his third tour in Northern Ireland, commanding 39 Infantry Brigade—a post he held until 1992, thus missing the Gulf War.. He was promoted from Member to Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1992..

In 1994, Jackson served his first tour in the Balkans, where he commanded a multi-national division of the Implementation Force.. Following a staff job back in the UK, he was appointed commander of NATO's Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC) in 1997. He returned to the Balkans with the ARRC during the Kosovo War, during which he famously refused to obey an order from American General Wesley Clark, his immediate superior in the NATO chain of command, to block the runways of Pristina Airport and isolate the Russian contingent that was positioned there. He reportedly told Clark, "I'm not going to start the Third World War for you".. The incident attracted controversy, particularly in the United States, and earned Jackson the nickname "Macho Jacko" in the British tabloid press.. Jackson established a working relationship with the Russian general commanding the detachment at Pristina, giving him a bottle of whisky, of which Jackson is known to be fond, and providing the Russians with the protection of a squad of British soldiers, commanded by his son, Mark..

Jackson continues to speak on military matters and works as a consultant and guest lecturer, and has published an autobiography...

http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...8&postcount=45Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more; or close the wall up with our English dead!.Can any of your neighbors tell, Kate?. Do I not shrink?.Do I not dwindle?.My skin hangs upon me like an old woman's loose gown..The game's afoot: Follow your spirit, and upon this charge Cry 'God for Harry, England, and Saint George!' ..And was it worth it?. The sacrifice for a friend you don't even keep in touch with?.. http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...2&postcount=46

lightgiver 24-06-2015 07:33 PM

Three Kings
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Interrogation scene ..

In the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, 4 soldiers set out to steal gold that was stolen from Kuwait, but they discover people who desperately need their help...
http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...9&postcount=64Any questions?. Yeah, is it true to be special forces, you gotta cut off an enemy's ear?. Don't tell me what to do soldier! I give the orders around here, and you're gonna have to learn that!.You can't run from this war soldier!. Not under my command.. You're growing weak.. You should have taken your... medication...http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...&postcount=726

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