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Bayonets, ammunition… and Viagra: what's been stolen from the British MoD

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posted on Jan, 22 2014 @ 01:16 PM
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Hi folks,

Had a bit of a smirk this evening when coming back to my hotel room over here in France and reading in the Figaro magazine that the British MOD have had Viagra and other militaria equipment nicked from them since 2007...

Glad that I left the army back in the 80s...

I still have that offensive taste of Bromide on my tongue!... and I am not joking and this is not an urban legend...

Personally I never once had a stiffy when on military manouvers during basic training... see link to what Bromide does here : www.rsc.org...

Any other Ex squaddies from the british army able to say if they endured this during basic training?

Anyways... back to the original reason why I started this thread :

After reading the Figaro this evening I had a quick search around and came across this article from the Guardian (I have only included a short extract so please refer to link for the full story) :

Nearly £6,000 worth of Viagra and 100 bayonets are among millions of pounds worth of military stock stolen from the Ministry of Defence since 2007, it has been reported.

Figures released by the MoD show alleged thefts have totalled more than £7m over the past seven years.

The figures were made public by the MoD in response to a written parliamentary question from Tory MP Nick de Bois.

The Times reported that the stolen items include £5,800 worth of anti-impotence Viagra pills, also used for conditions including blood pressure, and equipment from nuclear submarines from RAF Marham in Norfolk.

Full story here : www.theguardian.com...

So come on British M.O.D. ... are you training our lads to shag our enemies to death? (Do you really think that the general public will believe that all that Viagra is for mountain sickness...?

All the lads that I worked with during my armed services times never suffered from mountain sickness or low blood pressure???... *scratches head*

As for the nicked bayonets... understandable for collectors... for the nuke sub material probably the same thing... as long as it wasn't a warhead??? (But then again of course the MOD would not say that a warhead was pinched would they!

Happy pondering and longing to read your pertinent and humerous replies folks.

Kindest respects

Rodinus

edit on 22-1-2014 by Rodinus because: Forgot the link




posted on Jan, 22 2014 @ 01:18 PM
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Rodinus
So come on British M.O.D. ... are you training our lads to shag our enemies to death? (Do you really think that the general public will believe that all that Viagra is for mountain sickness...?

I think shagging an enemy to death is less efficient than simply shooting it.

Weird find nevertheless, S&F

Maybe the viagra is to make sure sexual expression stays active inside bases. Sexual frustration can induce a bad mood, which could influence the soldier's level of obedience.

Just a wild theory.


edit on 22-1-2014 by swanne because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 22 2014 @ 01:20 PM
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Nearly £6,000 worth of Viagra and 100 bayonets are among millions of pounds worth of military stock stolen from the Ministry of Defence since 2007, it has been reported.


I'm not sure what today's army intend on "Stabbing"
.............



posted on Jan, 22 2014 @ 01:22 PM
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reply to post by TheDoctor46
 


Didn't you see Hollywood movies? Give Rambo a knife, and he becomes as dangerous as a nuclear bomb. I saw it in a movie, must be true.



posted on Jan, 22 2014 @ 01:22 PM
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swanne

Rodinus
So come on British M.O.D. ... are you training our lads to shag our enemies to death? (Do you really think that the general public will believe that all that Viagra is for mountain sickness...?

I think shagging an enemy to death is less efficient than simply shooting it.

Weird find nevertheless, S&F

Maybe the viagra is to make sure sexual expression stays active inside bases. Sexual frustration can induce a bad mood, which could influence the soldier's level of obedience.

Just a wild theory.


edit on 22-1-2014 by swanne because: (no reason given)


As the old saying goes... "Make love not war"

Kindest respects

Rodinus



posted on Jan, 22 2014 @ 01:23 PM
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*no no you don't put the condom over the Bayonet*



posted on Jan, 22 2014 @ 01:23 PM
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reply to post by TheDoctor46
 


Please Doc... we must stop reading Viz!



Kindest respects

Rodinus



posted on Jan, 22 2014 @ 01:23 PM
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reply to post by Rodinus
 


100% agree!



posted on Jan, 22 2014 @ 01:24 PM
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Ministry or Defence Detectives are looking for a priapic man, armed to the teeth who glows in the dark!



posted on Jan, 22 2014 @ 01:24 PM
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MessageforAll
*no no you don't put the condom over the Bayonet*


Nope... over the end of the rifle to stop it from getting pregnant!...

Kindest respects

Rodinus



posted on Jan, 22 2014 @ 01:26 PM
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Rodinus
Nope... over the end of the rifle to stop it from getting pregnant!...


So that's where little revolvers come from...



posted on Jan, 22 2014 @ 01:30 PM
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swanne

Rodinus
Nope... over the end of the rifle to stop it from getting pregnant!...


So that's where little revolvers come from...


So that's where the expression "He's shooting blanks" comes from *ba dum tss*
Exit stage left...

On a serious note, nice entertaining thread Rodinus star!



posted on Jan, 22 2014 @ 01:30 PM
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someones been cooking them books, no way all this lot was just simply pinched, Some but not 7 mil worth



posted on Jan, 22 2014 @ 01:32 PM
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reply to post by haven123
 


Good point. But why?



posted on Jan, 22 2014 @ 01:36 PM
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Shuftystick
Ministry or Defence Detectives are looking for a priapic man, armed to the teeth who glows in the dark!


Is that the bloke over in North Korea that has a funny haircut and cannot keep off the Mars bars?

Kindest respects

Rodinus



posted on Jan, 22 2014 @ 01:37 PM
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reply to post by swanne
 


Lol yes I saw that film
. I never noticed the "Viagra" moment though
...Im not surprised he was frustrated!



posted on Jan, 22 2014 @ 01:40 PM
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haven123
someones been cooking them books, no way all this lot was just simply pinched, Some but not 7 mil worth


You would be surprised at what a couple of underpaid quarter masters would probably do to earn an extra bob or two!

During the 1st and 2nd world wars many quarter masters made a comfortable living out of "liberating" stuff that fell of the back of a lorry!

Kindest respects

Rodinus



posted on Jan, 22 2014 @ 02:06 PM
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reply to post by Rodinus
 


Yep...our squaddies are rock hard.

Probably just used to reinforce our flagging stiff upper lips.



posted on Jan, 22 2014 @ 02:24 PM
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MysterX
reply to post by Rodinus
 


Yep...our squaddies are rock hard.

Probably just used to reinforce our flagging stiff upper lips.


Well hard...



posted on Jan, 22 2014 @ 05:38 PM
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reply to post by swanne
 


pocket the money that was allegedly used to pay for the items that are "stolen" that never existed.



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