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.
Sure. A surfeit of said stuff, in fact.
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.Appropriate internal action?
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."
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?