The Screw Guns

January 31, 2009 at 9:13 am

Screw-Guns Smokin’ my pipe on the mountings, sniffin’ the mornin’ cool,I walks in my old brown gaiters along o’ my old brown mule,With seventy gunners be’ind me, an’ never a beggar forgetsIt’s only the pick of the Army that handles the dear little pets — ‘Tss! ‘Tss! For you all […]

The case of the vanishing ships

January 28, 2009 at 1:09 pm

St. C has just returned from an interesting trip to Gibraltar, land of “The Eye”. The trip across The Bay was emotional to say the least. The drinking in the town bar was even more upsetting! The crossing was done in a venerable Type 42 frigate named after Scotland’s Capital […]

Ghurkas to be cut from ORBAT

January 15, 2009 at 4:24 pm

Oh dear, what have they done? It was always inevitable that if the Ghurkas won parity with other British troops in pay & conditions, that they would be on the slippery slope to being disbanded. Simply put, they are only cheaper than indigenous british troops if they are paid at […]

RIP – Bill Stone

January 13, 2009 at 7:00 am

British WWI veteran dies aged 108 I was sad (but not supprised) to see that one of the last surviving WW1 veterans had died. Bill Stone served his country in 2 world wars. Thank you Bill. There is a lot of commentary about saying that the youth of today would […]

Who is most deserving?

January 5, 2009 at 2:28 pm

War veterans’ clubhouse is handed to travellers. Article here. St C is fuming! I can say no more until I calm down! Hat Tip to Rum Ration for the steer. UPDATE: The recommended GrumpyOldTwat has picked up the story with a kind hat-tip to St C. (by TheEye)

Bring on the cavalry?

January 5, 2009 at 1:45 pm

St C was relaxing with the Sunday papers this weekend when he read this article in the Times on Sunday. Here is the extract that caught my eye. The offensive, which included British, Danish, Estonian and Afghan troops, began in earnest on December 7. The first clashes included an attack […]

IDF – Conscription

January 5, 2009 at 1:35 pm

If anyone was in any doubt about whether conscription is a good or bad thing, check out these pictures of IDF girls. Now we know what they are fighting for!

The Big Ticket Items

December 17, 2008 at 6:59 pm

The military budget is spattered with a myriad of projects & schemes from £100k to multi billion projects. Each of the services has a big ticket item (to coin a current business speak phrase). These are 1. Navy – Carriers (recently this project has slipped a bit, and looks rocky, […]

Thank you! Thank you!

December 17, 2008 at 6:31 pm

Well, as Julian Clary may say “thank you for that warm hand uppon my entrance!” It is I St Crispin! Yes, author of the now flagging blog (blog also seems to be suffering an SQL problem if anyone can help?). I got to know The Eye via blogging, and […]