SAS, Paras & Royal Marines To Be REBRANDED By EU! | David Ellis | Bought The T-Shirt Podcast #158

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We’re losing the control and identity of our UK armed forces to the European Defence Forces and the ‘global’ agenda … and no one knows or cares!

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Chris and David

C – Hello Dave, and what have you got for me this week and is the face of the Royal Marines changing for the better or worse?

D – Very good morning Chris and a big shout out to all the fellow bootnecks and frontline units there. Well we’ve sort of rounded the revelations made yesterday at the defence committee, and we’ve had this integrated review finally being released and it’s full but of course what they’ve done over the previous months is this stuff keeps being drifted out in little snippets. Just as if it’s like a softening up exercise. So there’s several things happening in the same time frame. So let’s go with the Royal Marines and Stonehouse. We’ve got the same M.O. as drifting this stuff out in the press, so they want to shut Stonehouse, that’s the cultural centre of the Royal Marines, and we’re seeing this gambit of a Rangers force coming in but what that really actually what that is and this is where I need everybody to pay attention. The concept of this unification of our military was articulated by our permanent secretary back in 2015…

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#75 Arctic Warfare Training | AWT | Life In A Royal Marines Commando Unit | Norway | Chris Thrall

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Ever wondered what it is like to fight in the Norwegian Arctic, carrying an eighty pound bergen on a pair of skis, jumping into ice-cold water and sleeping in a snowcave? In this podcast I talk about my arctic warfare training in Norway (AWT) in the first year of a Royal Marines Commando Unit.

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Chris

C – Hello friends, I hope this finds you well. Welcome back to another in my what’s the royal marines really like series. I’ve been really looking forward to doing this for quite some time now, because I’m going to talk about Norway, which looking back at least was an experience I was so glad I went through, if maybe I wasn’t so happy at the time for reasons I’ll explain. So Norway is where the Royal Marines do their Arctic Warfare training. I first sort of came across the Norway experience as opposed to just hearing about it when I was on rear party at 42 Commando. So I left for training in February, bitterly cold when we did our commando tests and I went to 42 Commando which is at Bickley, just outside Plymouth, and I was on something called rear party which is basically guard duty. The reason being the whole unit were away on winter deployment or exercise and this was of course in Norway where 42 and 45 commando go every year, at least that’s how it was when I served…

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#141 US Special Forces In COLD War Berlin | James Stejskal | Green Beret & 82nd Airborne | BTTS Podcast

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James Stejskal was recruited from the 82nd Airborne Brigade into an elite military special forces unit, the green berets, to operate espionage and reconnaissance hundreds of miles behind the Iron Curtain in Cold War Berlin. In this podcast we discuss the role of US special ops – US Army Rangers, US Navy SEALs, Delta Force, Green Berets – and their UK equivalent – Special Air Service (SAS), Special Boat Service (SBS), the Royal Marines Commandos, etc – as well as James’s unit’s highly covert mission behind enemy lines during the Cold War.

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Chris and James

C – James, how are you brother?

J – Very well, good morning Chris, well it’s proper afternoon where you are.

C – Hey, the way my head is it could be morning, noon or night?

J – It doesn’t really matter to me at the minute with this Corona thing going on, I’m stuck in the house no matter what.

C – It kinds of bring home the importance of routine.

J – It gives me a lot of time to work on my writing.

C – Of course. I think writing and podcasting are the two disciplines the flourish under these conditions. I call it a fiasco.

J – It certainly does, I don’t have the technical skills down for this, but I’ve been participating in a lot of Zoom calls, more in this last year than in my whole entire life, which is quite a few!

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#124 USMC Drill Instructor PASSES Royal Marines Commando Course | Sgt. Robert Gabrych | SWAT Team

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Robert was a platoon sergeant in the United States Marine Corp (USMC) who was later attached to the Royal Marines at the training centre in Lympstone and passed the elite commando course. He was an elite swimmer scout who went on to become a police officer in the SWAT team.

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Chris and Robert

C – Robert, how are you brother?

R – Chris, I’m doing good mate, how are you?

C – Nice to be called a mate by an American! Do Americans know that’s like an English and Australian thing?

R –  Yeah, we’ve seen enough Guy Ritchie movies now to understand it.

C – It’s buddy in America right?

R – Brother, brother is the big one.

C -I like brother, it’s what we all should be isn’t it. I wanna say Robert, I’ve had some of the best times ever with Americans. I’m proud to have served with them, I was in Sicily with the USMC. I learnt to fly in America and I learnt to skydive in America. It’s such a kind, and wonderful hospitable country…

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