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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: TrueBrit
At any point in time they could have said, "We need help" and gotten it. They chose to push on and continue even after they were in trouble. There is no requirement to push yourself that far, and the unit isn't going to hold your hand to make sure you drink enough.
Mistakes were made by both sides, and you can't point at one and say it's entirely their fault.
originally posted by: astra001uk
When these deaths occurred I was told by a territorial trainer (a man that did tours of duty in Ireland) that the S.A.S. dont want part time S.A.S. personnel in their ranks and so these unfortunates were not treated well before the gruelling trek and the whole incident was not as simple as it has been made out to be The full time S.A.S. feel they need full time colleagues whom they can trust with their lives and not some part time "toy soldiers" so maybe ask not how they died but why they didnt live. Its a very harsh and political world in the battlefield right now