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Sas Who Dares Wins: New Series Started Tonight

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Dr B, Jan 5, 2020.

  1. Dr B

    Dr B Grizzly Airgunner

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    I do enjoy this series. Just watching on C4+1 now....
    I'm not ex-forces or anything, but from a civilian point of view I find it interesting.

    I'm often skeptical about how TV covers it etc, but I still find it very insightful into that world.

    I also remember the precursors to this from about 10years ago, when ex-SAS forces started working with TV. John McAleese springs to mind from that period. One of the men on the Balcony - for those old enough to remember that.

    Fook me that was amazing stuff. The SAS calling card to the world as one documentary put it....
     
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    Brilliant series I went to see a evening with ant when he was in Sheffield it was really good.
     
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    Yeah I love this series. Always fancy a go but not sure I'd be much good
     
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    Halinfax Full time tinkerer....

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    Me too gents... I love the fact that some "hard men" and "wide boys" are not as hard or smart as they think that they are...

    Most of the DS's would rip their heads off and s**t down their necks for fun....

    Excellent series..
     
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    My wife’s Father is retired SAS.
    Little chap in his mid 70’s but fit as could be... and has the look about him that you just ‘know’.

    he doesn’t talk about his experiences often but when he’s enjoying a Christmas whiskey or ten some of his recollections would make your hair curl :eek:
     
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    Halinfax Full time tinkerer....

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    Lev.. yes.. I know what you mean.. I have a mate who told me that he has a mate :finger::finger::finger: who was ex SAS... he has never spoke about it.. but you just know that you would NOT wish to mix it with him.

    Some chaps just have an aura of "please don't antagonise me.."
     
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    The books by the DS are well worth a read too.

    Kev
     
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    You could always try & join 21 or 23 Reserve Regiments??
     
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    Too old now. When I was 20 I had everything in order to go and join the paras but in one of life's twists I met a bird and never went. The bird I met I'm still with today almost 20 years later and have 3 kids.

    I'm happy with how things are now but always wondered what type of life I'd of had if I'd of joined up. I suppose I'll never know.
     
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    You should have dragged them about with you like I did, it was great like an 18-40 holiday all the time. :D
     
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    audi swift Man up & pull the bloody trigger.... HFT 101.

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    SAS \SBS etc & our 'other forces are the best of the best. They have my upmost respect.
    Mac RIP & the others are heroes, I love reading books & watching shows about them. Iranian Embassy was what started it for me, i was only young but watching them on the roofs & the balcony are still fresh in my mind.
     
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    When I first met Zoë we were chatting about our families.

    we are both ex military, She WReNS, me RAF.

    I asked about her dad as he doesn’t live near her.

    she smiled, stood up and went to her bookcase... and took out a large hardback book.
    She kept the cover shielded from view.

    then she flicked through to specific pages... and pointed to a black and white photo of a rather scruffy, hairy British desert soldier with a snipers rifle in Afghanistan... circa 1970’s

    ‘Daddy’ she said with a big grin.

    then she showed me more photos of the same soldier in the desert, some with him stood amongst local fighters with AK47’s

    she brought up a recent photo of her father on her phone and showed me that the younger guy in the book is indeed her dad.

    then she showed me the cover of the book

    ‘History of the SAS’...

    hmmmm ok.... best not hurt his little girl methinks....:eek:
     
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    Gary you don’t know what a lucky escape you had buddy I’m happy things panned out for you because you have a lovely Mrs and 3 kids I wasn’t so lucky with my first Mrs but lucky with my second one Regarding the Army You haven’t missed much pal only a pile of grief and injuries I’m hitting year 27 next week how time flies
     
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    :eek:When I first met Zoe’s dad, I held out my hand in a friendly ‘handshake’ gesture...

    I towered over him...

    he squinted at me...looked me up and down...

    then said “you were a f@@king Snowdrop weren’t you...”
    (referring to my time in the RAF police...)

    “ I’ve put a few of your lot in hospital”

    :eek::eek:

    How to make friends and influence people....:confused:

    He continued chatting to me with typical Paratrooper-special forces banter...

    Eventually he accepted me as his little girls fella....

    and as a parting comment said “ just make sure you look after her....”

    which I most certainly have :thumb:
     
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    I can only agree:D
     
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    pjgtech How many days till Xmas?

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    Me likey too, I'm sure whats in the tv show isn't a fraction of what the real lads / lassies have to go through. Interesting to see civilians go through some of the process though.... :thumb:
     
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    Hahah cheers mucker. When you put it like that it would be hard for me to believe any different as your the man living it.

    It's always been what i wanted to do as a kid though much to my mum and dads displeasure.

    Still, mustn't dwell on it too much as I believe everything happens for a reason :up:
     
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    don't know why the initial 'fails' would want to be filmed though
     

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