Colin Espiner – blithering idiot of the press reports:
BREAKING NEWS: An SAS officer who carried a severely wounded fellow soldier across open ground under heavy fire while in Afghanistan has been awarded the Victoria Cross by the Queen.
1. Cpl is an NCO rank not an officer.
2. HMTQ has NOT awarded him anything, she has approved the award. He has yet to be presented with it. It will look like a Labour party rally when it happens with all the leftie anti-war types smirking up for a photo-op. My fathers greatest concern at his last pesentation was that he might have to be nice to head witch herself but it was only a minor flunky – Mallard – who showed up amongst his betters.
In his column Espiner manages to name Clark four times and Apiatea three times and seems a little light on detail. Who the hell won the medal again?
Stuff does better and actually tells us about Apiatea and the other three (unidentified for secutrity reasons) SAS soldiers (one of whom actually IS an officer) who have also won awards.
Smells a lot like combat out there. Its almost like theres a war on or something…