posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 03:29 PM
a reply to: one4all
I think us Brits take some beating.....literally.
It is a national pastime, and has been for centuries.
Going back three or four hundred years ago it was common place for youths from villages to travel to neighbouring villages on holidays - Holy Days -
to have a bit of a rumble with their opposite numbers.
And all the countries mentioned are former colonies of the UK and have very close links with each other......what does that tell us?
I remember once being on the door of my mates pub and I noticed a load of squaddies entering a Weatherspoons pub over the road - my mate had a 'no
squaddies' policy for this reason - and then about ten or fifteen minutes later another largish group entered the pub.
I knew exactly what was going to happen......and sure as #, maybe half an hour later a few of them flew out of the door into the street arguing. Then
a few more followed by a LOT more and then the inevitable; around thirty or forty squaddies knocking ten bells out of each other in the middle of the
The local Old Bill turned up and cordoned off both ends of the street and just let them get on with it......until about only five minues later when
the Military Police arrived.
All the squaddies were rounded up and took back to Catterick.
They avoided an appearance in Court but I'm absolutely certain every single one of them received some sort of punishment from The Army.
A few of them used to get in one of the pubs I had. I never had any bother with them......but I would never let them in after 7pm.......I used to send
them round to my mates pub where the above occurred.
I always used to get angry phone calls off him, which amused me immensely.
edit on 1/8/20 by Freeborn because: typo