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Originally posted by cody599
reply to post by IvanAstikov
When I left Britain for 10 years my sentiments were the same
Having seen some of the rest of the world in the mean time, I realise what we have
There is a reason they put Great before Britain
It may not be perfect we have our problems, but never be ashamed to be Great.
Originally posted by OtherSideOfTheCoin
Interesting comment, I don't doubt what you are saying but I think it may be exaggerated slightly, I have read quite a bit about the Specialist Operations groups of the Met. S01, which is the close protection unit are all armed and by all accounts pretty kick ass, the stuff about automatic cars doesn't shock me.
what i think might be a slight exaggeration is the second part of this quote above, UK Armed Police are all trained to shoot to stop not kill unless the protocols of Operation Kratos are in play. What you were talking about is more akin to how Special Forces are taught to shot it gets called "instinctive shooting", they have a round in the chamber and draw, safety off and aim in one smooth motion finishing with the famous "double tap". Police are not permitted to do this, they are not even aloud to have a round in the chamber unless they intend to use it and can only take the safety off at the last moment before they fire. When you actually look at the protocols that armed response units have to abide by its really quite amazing just how redistricted they can be.
sorry i know i am being very pedantic its just a area that interests me and i happen to have read a bit around this other than that i must say a very interesting post. I am guessing this relative of yours is in the met or was seconded from another force?