View Single Post
Old 25-04-2014, 08:57 PM   #17
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Inactive
Posts: 36,483
Likes: 237 (190 Posts)
Lightbulb LL

The 1 that Got Away' has been heavily criticized by Trooper Mike and SGT McNab,particularly in relation to its negative portrayal of Sergeant Vince Phillips, who died of hypothermia during the patrol's attempted escape..The SAS's Regimental Sergeant Major at the time the book is set,(to relieve the OC of A Squadron).. said of the book, "[It is] insensitive to hide behind pseudonyms when they named their dead colleagues in their books, in deliberate contravention of the Regiment's traditions..He subsequently led the squadron on a raid on a communication site known as "Victor 2" for which he was Awarded the DCM...After the conflict Ratcliffe was Commissioned as an Officer...

4 British Army soldiers, including 2 members of the Special Air Service, who are assassinated by a hit squad known as "The Clinic".. The murders are carried out over a 17-year period, on the orders of a Dubai sheikh whose 3 sons were killed by British forces in Oman during a battle with Communists..Fiennes claimed that he himself was targeted by the group, but was saved by a group of vigilantes calling themselves the "Feather Men".. The Twin summits of Pen y Fan and Corn Du were formerly referred to as Cadair Arthur or 'Arthur's Seat'...

Hypothermia (from Greek ὑποθερμία) is a condition in which the body's core temperature drops below that required for normal metabolism and body functions..The signs and symptoms vary depending on the degree of hypothermia, and may be divided by the three stages of severity. Infants with hypothermia may feel cold when touched, with bright red skin and unusual lack of energy..As the temperature decreases, further physiological systems falter and heart rate, respiratory rate, and blood pressure all decrease. This results in an expected heart rate in the 30s at a temperature of 28 °C (82 °F)..1 of the lowest documented body temperatures from which anyone has recovered was 13.0 °C (55.4 °F) in a near-drowning incident involving a 7-year-old girl in Sweden in Dec-ember 2010..An apparent self-protective behaviour known as terminal burrowing, or hide-and-die syndrome, occurs in the final stages of hypothermia.. is the opposite of hyperthermia which is present in heat exhaustion and heat stroke..In the UK 28,354 cases of hypothermia were treated in 2012/13 – an increase of 25% from the previous year..Rising fuel bills have increased the numbers who have difficulty paying for adequate heating in the UK..A notable example of this occurred during the sinking of the Titanic, when most people who entered the −2 °C (28 °F) water died within 15–30 minutes..Napoleon Bonaparte's retreat from Russia in the winter of 1812, many troops suffered from hypothermia..., this may only be an exercise so far as the MOD is concerned.. But for me, it is a matter O-f pride that the 000 section has been chosen for this Test...

Last edited by lightgiver; 25-04-2014 at 09:53 PM.
lightgiver is offline   Reply With Quote