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01 December 2006

High On Their Horses -- The Queen's Crack-Troops ...



Sex, drugs and rock 'n roll?

Well, seeing as This Old Brit was once much younger and brasher -- and a right bit of blooming boy'o to boot -- lets talk the swinging sixties.

Sex?

Sure. A surfeit of said stuff, in fact.

Drugs?

Darned if he damned well didn't. Though only ever alcohol and tobacco. Truly.

Rock 'n roll?

Right on. Can you say Rolling Stones?

But that was then -- when the UK swung like a pendlum do.

This is now. And when we first caught sight of it @ AOL news, we cringed.

Soldiers who guarded the Queen during the State Opening of Parliament later tested positive for cocaine, it has been reported.

The soldiers lined the Mall as the Queen went past on November 15, two days after providing urine samples for a compulsory drugs test at their London barracks, according to The Sun.

A Ministry of Defence spokesman said: "Seven people from Chelsea Barracks provided positive samples following recent testing as part of the Army's drug testing programme. "Appropriate internal action is being taken against all seven soldiers."
Appropriate internal action?

One can't help but wonder what that means.

Washing their mouths out?

Some stomach pumping?

Several shootings at dawn?

Anyway, we went to the Sun - something we scarcely do - to see more for ourselves.

Maybe you should, too.

Kinda puts a complete new complexion on the term crack-troops, eh?

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7 Comments:

Blogger enigma4ever said...

well, I know I should say I am shocked- but somehow nothing shocks me anymore...nothing.....

4:29 am  
Anonymous Griffon said...

Excellent photos of the Lebanese protest in Beirut here

Slow loading for dial-ups, though

9:11 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If only you knew the half of it Richard. It's rampant - all knds of stuff. Not just these guys either.

9:33 am  
Anonymous anotheranon said...

Don't forget the shit they have forced on them when in combat - mainly the yanks. The stay awake stuff. 'Cos they're so short of men it'e even worse than usual now.

How will they be when they get back and are stopped from getting it? They'll be hooked and there'll be no help with withdrawal problems. They'll all be dumped [as usual] once they've served their purpose.

Remember the poor Nam vets?

5:27 pm  
Blogger markfromireland said...

richard some bad news from Turkey

Five Tons of C4 Explosives Stolen in Iraq

6:00 pm  
Anonymous Rex said...

Out on their arses! That's what should happen. No ifs or buts.

9:57 pm  
Blogger bootlian said...

More and more stuff is being wiped of Google all the time - even images.

11:29 am  

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