Getting back on the Hobby horse

I could even be one of the four hobby horsemen of the apocalypse.  If you remember I really threw my toys out of my pram when I reported the G4S jobsworth refused to allow a female naval petty officer to board a Virgin flight to the USA. while wearing her uniform.  The Naval helicopter engineer who just recently served in Afghanistan and had been in the UK to attend her grandfather’s funeral and who was on her way to America to attend a technical course when she was confronted by this “Pig’s Orphan” no doubt wearing his pseudo military G4S uniform, complete with high viz. top, told her (wrongly) that company policy, forbade military personnel to fly in uniform.  OUTRAGEOUS.

Then yesterday after the Woolwich murder of Drummer Lee Rigby the idiots at the Ministry of Offence, sorry Defence issued orders effective immediately to all military personnel, not to wear their uniform in public.  Although the safety of our servicemen and women is paramount, this craven Whitehall farce smacks of surrender to the terrorists and make our forces seem on a par with those cheese eating surrender monkeys from across the English Channel.

At least ‘Call me Dave’ found his missing tener cojones, and has immediately countermanded this desk driven ‘guidance’.  I know that I keep banging the drum when I hear of servicemen being refused service in pubs or being able to walk through UK airports in uniform in case it offends someone.  In my book if anyone is offended by seeing British Servicemen and women in uniform they can go to hell.  They should be kicked out of our country and that includes British born Mussulmen, Lascars, Shiites, Shia’s and Sunni’s

While we are at it, it might be in order to allow our troops, off duty, to bear arms.  That way they can not only protect themselves but could help out our belaboured Police Service.  I bet they wouldn’t have left those terrorists at Woolwich to live so that they can leech off the system they so despise.  A simple double tap, sorted!

It is time that we people, proud to be British who are happy to open our borders to welcome genuine immigrants, stood up to be counted.  In the USA, servicemen and women in uniform are applauded in shopping malls and ushered to the front of queues.  It is time that we encouraged our military personnel to wear their uniforms at all times in public, wherever they go.  This will give us all a chance to give them our respect and to able to show them the gratitude they deserve.

As for providing foreign terrorists food, lodgings and legal aid, thanks to European ‘Yuman Rights’ Act, don’t get me going again.  I think I’m going to lie down in a darkened room!

About Jake

Long retired travel writer, author and freelance journalist. Educated at Wolverton Grammar and Greenwich Naval College. Happily married since 1958, with a married son and daughter, a married granddaughter and an adult grandson. Hobbies rock-climbing, dinghy racing and ocean racing. Still regularly working out in the gym.

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